Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 6 die Martii, 1670.
A COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege, committed against the Lord Ancram, by one Stephen Wayne, in diverting and stopping a Watercourse which did heretofore constantly serve the said Lord Ancram's House with Water, the Want of which is a great Damage to him;
Defaulter to Call of the House.
A Debate arising, whether Colonel Norton, a Defaulter in Attendance, shall be admitted to make his Excuse, in his Place, without being brought to the Bar of this House, notwithstanding the former Orders of the House;
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill, intituled, An Act for an additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors; with some Amendments and a Proviso, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer, Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Birch, Sir Will. Bucknall, Mr. Coleman, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Robert Carr, be appointed to draw up Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, for their not agreeing with their Lordships: And Sir Robert Carr is to desire a Conference with the Lords.
Sir John Talbot reports the Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill to prevent the Delivery of English Ships to Pirates: Which were allowed by the House.
Lords desire a Conference.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference, That the Lords had agreed with this House in the last Paper of Amendments, with the Addition of these Words, "during the Continuance of this Act," after the Word "hereafter," in the 2d Line of the 7th Skin: Which being twice read, was, upon the Question, agreed; and inserted in the Bill; and the Bill returned to the Lords, by Sir Robert Howard.
Increase of Timber.
Ordered, That Sir Jon. Trelawny, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Trenchard, Lord Ancram, Mr. Love, Sir Thomas Dolman, Mr. Ottway, Sir Fretzvile Hollis, Sir John Northcot, be added to the Committee, to which the Petition of Sir Edw. Thomas Baronet, was committed.
Members in arrear of Aid.
Message to attend the King.
Mr. Speaker reports, that, according to the Command of this House, he had presented the King with the Two Bills of Subsidy, and Excise: Which his Majesty was pleased graciously to receive; and did desire, that the other Bills may be expedited, that there might be a Recess towards the End of this Month.
Resolved, &c. That the House will every Day, after Wednesday, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, punctually proceed on the publick Business of the King's Supply; and rise at Twelve of the Clock; and sit again in the Afternoon, at Three.
Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.
Resolved, &c. That the House will To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed on the Bill of Excise on foreign Commodities; and rise punctually at Twelve of the Clock.