Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 28 die Februarii, 1670.
Leave of Absence.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
And being called in, and standing at the Bar of the House; and Mr. Speaker there informing him of the Orders of the House, and the Displeasure the House had conceived against him, for Neglect of his Duty and Attendance; and being demanded what he had to offer in Excuse of himself: And having made his Excuse, of being disabled, by reason of a Quartan Ague, which held him till about Christmas; and since, by a Hurt received in his Hand, and the Danger of a Gangrene, and the Loss of his Hand thereupon likely to ensue;
And being again called in, Mr. Speaker did inform him, That the House had considered of his Excuse, which they did, upon his Word, believe, without any other Evidence, and judged it sufficient; and that therefore it was the Pleasure of the House to Excuse his Default, paying his Fees.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Wyn, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Reames, Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Jo. Earnley, or any Five of them, to examine the Matter of the Petition: And they are to meet on Friday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the additional Bill of Excise upon Beer and Ale, and other Liquors, towards his Majesty's Supply, was committed, several Amendments, Additions, and Alterations agreed to by the said Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto, with some Amendments, agreed and made at the Table.
|Mr. Whorwood,||For the Yeas,||62.|
|Sir Robert Holt,|
|Lord Hawley,||For the Noes,||71.|
|Sir Fretzvile Hollis,|
Supply Bill; Subsidy.
Mr. Speaker, The House of Lords have returned you a Bill, intituled, An Act for granting a Subsidy to his Majesty, for Supply of his extraordinary Occasions; with some Amendments, and a Proviso; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.