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, 20 die Martii, 1670.
Houses burnt in London.
A BILL for determining Differences concerning Houses burned, was read the First time.
Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Matter concerning the Fishery is committed, have Power to send for and hear the Fishmongers, or any other Persons that may give them Information in that Matter.
Ordered, That the Bill for settling the charitable Use of Mr. Sams, be read To-morrow Morning.
Fines and Forfeitures.
A Bill for the better collecting and answering of Fines and Forfeitures, payable to his Majesty, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Solomon Swale, Colonel Reames, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir John Talbot, Lord St. John, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Maynard, Lord Aungier, Sir John Knight, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Will. Bucknall, Col. Whitley, Sir John Lowther, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sprye, Sir John Earnely, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Ralph Hare, Colonel Sandys, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Jones, Sir Edw. Deering, Lord St. John, Dr. Burwell, Sir Phil. Howard, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Mr. Phil. Howard, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Newport, Sir John Brampston, Lord Richardson, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Crouch, Lord Orrery, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Milward, Sir John Northcott, Sir Robert Steward, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Finch: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to consider of the Debates of the House; and to hear some on the Behalf of the City of London.
Ordered, That the Clause on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill against Conventicles, be heard on Wednesday Morning, at Ten of the Clock, punctually.
Ordered, That the Bill on Behalf of Sir William Clarke be read To-morrow Morning.
Supply Bill: foreign Commodities.
The House then proceeded on the Clauses to be added to the Bill for an Imposition on foreign Commodities.
The Clause for Exportation of Coal, being read the Second time;
A Petition of the Farmers of the Customs of Coals exported, was read; and debated.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, that this Clause be made Part of the Bill;
The House divided:
The Yeas go out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
The House then proceeded to the postponed Debate of the prohibiting the Importation of all Sorts of Aqua Vitæ, Brandy, Wine or Spirits, or Strong Waters.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
A Clause for making Search for prohibited Goods, and turning the Proof on the Importer or Vender of them, was twice read.
The Question being put, Whether these Words, "or where the same are suspected to be concealed or kept," do stand in the Question;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this Clause be made Part of the Bill.
A Clause relating to the other Clause, touching the Exportation of Corn, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to be added to the former Clause, and made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause, touching Corn imported out of Scotland, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, Provisoes, and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That the Amendments to the Bill for prohibiting the importing Brandy, be taken into Consideration the first Business To-morrow Morning, notwithstanding any former Order.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.