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;
Ordered, That the said Stephen Wayne be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer his Breach of Privilege, in stopping and diverting the said Watercourse.
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;
The Question being put, That Colonel Norton, a Member, Defaulter, be admitted to give his Answer in his Place;
The House divided.
The Yeas go out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That such Members, Defaulters in Attendance, as shall be taken into Custody, or render themselves to the Serjeant, shall be admitted to give their Answers in their Places in the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Answers or Excuses of such as are Defaulters in Attendance be not admitted, till after Ten of the Clock.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Tirrell and Mr. Baron Turner;
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.
The Amendments were twice read; and agreed, except the Second Amendment, which, upon the Question, was disagreed unto.
The Proviso, upon the Second Reading, was, upon the Question, disagreed unto.
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 Robert Howard reports Reasons to be offered at the Conference to be had with the Lords: Which he opened, and read to the House: And the same were agreed.
Sir Robert Carr reports, That the Lords agree to a present Conference.
Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Lords Reasons, and of the Bill touching Popery, be heard on Thursday Morning next, before Nine of the Clock.
The Question being put, That the Bill for settling the Assizes for the County of Cornwall, be now read;
The House divided.
The Yeas go out.
And so it passed in the Negative.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Nath. Hobart and Sir Wm. Glascocke;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that the House had agreed to a present Conference.
Ordered, That the former Members, who prepared the Reasons, do manage the 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 Edward Deering, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Berks and Bucks, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for Preservation of Timber, is committed.
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.
Ordered, That all the Members of the Long Robe be added to the Committee appointed to examine, what Monies are in Arrear to his Majesty; and how the same may be recovered.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Edgecombe, and Mr. How, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Accounts of Monies raised for Repair of Dover Pier.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more easy collecting the Toll, payable for Repair of Maydenhead Bridge.
Message to attend the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Carteret Usher of the Black Rod.
The King does command this honourable House to attend him forthwith in the House of Peers.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.
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.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.