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, 14 die Martii, 1670.
A BILL for settling the Workhouses for setting the Poor on Work, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debates of the House, to Lord St. John, Sir Robert Howard, Lord Richardson, Colonel Reames, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Coriton, Sir Anthony Irby, Colonel Strode, Sir John Knight, Mr. Hobby, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Ansley, Sir John Mallet, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir George Downing, Lord Ancram, Colonel Grey, Mr. Collinwood, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Cheney, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thomas Allen, Colonel Phillipps, Mr. Maynard, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Moreton, Sir Edm. Pye, Colonel Kirtby, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Chalmondley, Colonel Birch, Mr. Wood, Sir John Earnely, Mr. Jones, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Ford, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Progers, Mr. Turner, Mr. Newport, Mr. Trenchard, Sir John Northcot, Sir Fowlke Lucy, Sir Thomas Dolman, Sir Robert Steward, Mr. Culliford, Sir Francis Clarke, Mr. Herne, Sir Humph. Winch, Mr. Bartu, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Will. Fleetwood, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Thomas, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Otway, Mr. Head: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Corporation for Poor.
A Petition of some of the Governors of the Corporation for the Poor was read.
And a Debate arising thereupon, as to the transferring and changing the Government of the Corporation into other Hands; and paying such Monies, as are owing, to the present Governors;
Resolved, &c. That the Matter, upon the said Petition, be heard at the Bar of this House, on Thursday next in the Afternoon: And the Petitioners have Notice then to attend.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Thom. Meeres, to take care of the expediting the Bill for regulating the Collection of the Duty of Hearth Money.
Privilege-Petition from a Person in custody.
A Petition of John Knight Esquire, Mayor of the City of Bristoll, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms for a supposed Breach of Privilege, was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to take the same into Consideration on this Day Sevennight; and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And Mr. Knight, upon his Security to appear, is discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.
Buying and selling Cattle.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, to proceed on the Bill to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle; and upon the adjourned Debate of the Report of the Bill concerning the indigent loyal Officers.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Estcourt and Sir Andrew Hacket;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House in the Amendments to the Bill to prevent the Delivery up of Ships; and the Bill concerning the Navigation between Boston and the River Trent.
Committee of whole House.
Resolved, &c. That the House resolve into a Committee of the whole House, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock, Afternoon.
Buying and selling Cattle.
A BILL to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle, was read the Second time: And being debated,
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debates of the House, to Mr. Cheney, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Cholmeley, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Humph. Winch, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir John Earnely, Sir James Smith, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Fox, Mr. Pleydall, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Bence, Lord Richardson, Mr. Hampden, Sir Edm. Poley, Mr. Corye, Sir Henry Felton, Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir John Talbot, Sir Job Charleton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thomas Peyton, Colonel Birch, Mr. Jones, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edm. Windham, Colonel Grey, Sir John Northcott, Sir Will. Windham, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Love, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edw. Pooley, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Jay, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Mervill, Sir Richard Wiseman, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Thurbarne, Mr. Churchill, Sir Fowlke Lucy, Mr. Smith, Mr. Darcy, Sir Geo. Sands, Sir John Fredericke, Sir Edw. Deering: And all that come are to have Voices: 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.
The House then proceeded to the Second Reading of the remaining Amendments, reported, to the Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers; some of which were, upon the Question, agreed: And, as to the Amendments postponed, for filling up the Blanks in the Bill with Commissioners Names, and how many shall be of the Quorum, the Blanks were, upon the Question, agreed to be filled with the Commissioners appointed to take the Accounts of publick Monies at Brooke-house: And the Quorum to be Three of them: And it was referred to Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Philip Mounckton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Coriton, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, or any Three of them, to see the Blanks filled up accordingly; and to provide a Clause for their giving discharges upon the Accounts, as they see Cause.
A Bill for settling the Assizes in the County of Cornwall, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Will. Farmer, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Edm. Windham, Serjeant Maynard, Colonel Williams, Mr. Morris, Sir John Earnely, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Crouch, Lord Hawley, Colonel Sands, Mr. Price, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Sprye, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Colonel Reames, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Bennet, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Grenville, Sir Thom. Lee, Lord Gorge, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Richard Edgecombe, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Chalmondley, and all that serve for Cornwall, and Devon: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to summon and hear all Persons concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Henry Booth Esquire to levy Fines and suffer Recoveries, was read the Third time; and, upon the Question, agreed: And Mr. Gray ordered to carry back the Bill to the Lords.
Ordered, That an Address be made to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, that his Majesty would be pleased to give Order, that such Monies belonging to the loyal indigent Officers, as have been paid in to the Exchequer, may be repaid from thence for the Use of the said loyal Officers.
Ordered, That the Committees to which the Matter against the Exportation of Wool; and the Committee to which the Bill on the Behalf of Sir Thomas Ogle; and the Committee concerning Dover Pier; be revived; and do sit To-morrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock in the Morning.
Preservation of Game.
A Bill to prevent the Destruction of Coneys, and other Game, was read the First time.
Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill to prevent the planting Tobacco in England, . . . ., be revived; and do sit To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Doctor Burwell reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling a charitable Use, intended by John Sams, was committed, one single Amendment to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table; Which being twice read, and agreed;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendment, be ingrossed.
And the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.