Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 8 Februarii, 1670.
Employment of the Poor.
A PETITION, intituled, The humble Petition of the Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants, of the Parish of St. Leonard's, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Examination of the Committee to whom the Petition of the Inhabitants of St. Gyles', was committed; the Petitioners, who signed the said Petition, owning the same, before the said Committee.
Members in arrear of Aid.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the County of Suffolke, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the List of Accounts of Monies in Arrear, and due to his Majesty.
The Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Adam Browne, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir John Moreton, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Harrison, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Northcot, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Fowlke Lucy, Sir Charles Harbord, Col. Strode, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Crouch, Lord Ancram, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Ford, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Reames, Mr. Spry, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Francis Goodricke, Mr. Mervell, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Ernely, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Knight, Sir Edm. Windham, Col. Birch, Mr. Milward, Colonel Kirby, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Phil. Mounckton, Mr. Wood, Mr. Vernon, Sir John Rolles: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in the Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Earl of Shrewsbury's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Earl of Shrewsbury, sent down from the Lords, be read To-morrow Morning.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, that, upon Examination of the Matter between Mr. Seymour and Mr. Nosworthy, the Committee were of Opinion, That there was a Breach of Privilege in Richard Cole, Zochary Henly, Thomas Lucy, John Palmer, and Richard Nosworthy, in making an Entry upon the Possession of Mr. Seymour.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there was a Breach of Privilege in Richard Cole, in making an Entry upon the Possession of Mr. Seymour.
Ordered, That the Order for the Commitment of the said Zachary Henly, Thomas Lucy, John Palmer, and Richard Nosworthy, be discharged.
Ordered, That Richard Cole be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for his Breach of Privilege, in making an Entry upon the Possession of Mr. Henry Seymour.
Ordered, That all Committees discontinued be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Will. Lewis, Sir John Ernely, Sir Thomas Bludworth, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Mounson, be added to the Committee appointed to bring in a Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery.
Light houses in Ireland.
Sir Thom. Meeres reports from the Committee of Grievances, that upon reading the Petition of the Masters and Owners of Ships belonging to Chester, Liverpoole, and Parts adjacent to the Northwards, to them referred by the House; complaining against a Patent, under the Great Seal of Ireland, for erecting certain Light Houses in Ireland; and, hearing Counsel, and Witnesses, on the Behalf of the Petitioners; as also of the Patentees; that the Committee were of Opinion, That the Patent, under the Great Seal of Ireland, for erecting certain Light Houses in Ireland, dated the Sixteenth of July, in the Nineteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign, was a common Grievance.
Upon Debate of which Report;
Resolved, That the Patent, under the Great Seal of Ireland, for erecting certain Light Houses in Ireland, dated the Sixteenth of July, in the Nineteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign, is a common Grievance.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved, by such Members of this House as are of his Privy Council, to call in the Patent, under the Great Seal of Ireland, for erecting certain Light Houses in Ireland, dated the Sixteenth of July, in the Nineteenth Year of his Majesty's Reign.
Lords desire Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Will. Child and Sir Will. Glascocke;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a free Conference with this House, To-morrow Morning, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that this House did agree to the said Conference.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Lindsey Level Fen, appointed to be heard at the Bar of the House Tomorrow Morning, be adjourned till this Day Sevennight; nothing to intervene.
Supply Bill; Subsidies.
Resolved, &c. That the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning Nine of the Clock, upon the Bill of Subsidies.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members formerly desired to bring in some Clauses to the Bill of Subsidies, to prepare and bring in the Clause for doubly Rating the Members, Defaulters, in the Bill of Subsidies: And it is recommended to Sir Thom. Meeres and Sir Charles Harbord, to hasten the bringing in of the several Clauses.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.