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, 24 die Martii, 1672.
London Streets and Sewers.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Frederick, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Richard Everard, Lord Richardson, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Humphry Wynch, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Danicll, Sir John Brampston, Sir Charles Harbard, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir Nico. Slaning, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Wm. Strode, Mr. Lowe, Colonel Titus, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Jones, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir John Morton, Colonel Gray, Sir John Knight, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Cheney, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Love, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir John Mallet, Serjeant Seis, Sir Wm. Harbord, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir John Rolles, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Mr. Morris, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Edw. Buscowen, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Robinson, Sir Wm. Bucknall, Mr. Turges, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Hugh Buscowen, Sir Nico. Pedley, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Marvell, Colonel Strangewaies, Alderman Bence, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Vaughan; and all the Members of this House that serve for Middlesex, Westminster, and Surrey: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Wendover Return amended.
The Clerk of the Crown being called in, according to the Order of the House, in order to Amending the Return for the Borough of Wendover (the Constables absconding themselves, and being not to be found); the Clerk of the Crown, by Order of the House, did raze out the Name of Edward Backwell Esquire; and instead thereof, insert the Name of Thomas Wharton Esquire; to serve for the Borough of Wendover.
Remuneration of Officers of the House.
Ordered, That every Knight of the Shire do pay Ten Shillings; and every other Member of the House, Five Shillings: And that all that made Default in former Payments, do pay what is in Arrear, to Mr. Marsh, who is appointed to collect the same; to be distributed by Mr. Speaker, to the Clerks and Under Officers.
Message to expedite Business.
I AM commanded by His Majesty, in Pursuance of His late Message, to acquaint you, that His Majesty intendeth you shall rise before Easter; and therefore expects an Expedition of such Bills, as are of most Importance; the Bill of Popery, and that of Supply, particulary: And, for such other Bills, that concern either the Publick, or Particular; and cannot be so soon ready; that they may not receive a Disappointment, His Majesty resolveth to make this an Adjournment, till the Beginning of October; when you may continue their Prosecution: And, in the mean time, His Majesty will take such Care of the Protestant Religion, as you shall have no Occasion to complain.
Complaint of Grievances.
James Houseman, who was summoned to attend the House, to give an Account of his illegal Exacting Two Shillings and Six-pence per Horse upon Horses transported, attending; and being called in, gave an Account, that he did receive this Imposition in the Right and by Virtue of the Deputation of Francis Lightfoot, who is Surveyor to the Duke of Buckingham: And that he had collected several 2s. and 6d. and accounted for it to Mr. Lightfoot; who had given Security by Bond, to indemnify him.
Ordered, That Francis Lightfoote be summoned to attend this House, to give an Account of his illegal Exacting Two Shillings and Six-pence per Horse on Horses exported: And that James Houseman, who is by him employed to receive it, then again attend.
Message that Lords sit.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that, upon a Message they have received from his Majesty of their Adjournment very suddenly, they have resolved to sit this Afternoon; and desire this House will do the like.
General Nat. Bill.
Rebuilding Navy Office, &c.
AN ingrossed Bill for reviving the Judicature for Determination of Differences touching Houses burnt down and demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London; and for Rebuilding of the Navy Office; was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for reviving the Judicature for Determination of Differences, touching Houses burnt down and demolished, by reason of the late Fire which happened in London; and for rebuilding the Navy Office.
Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.
General Nat. Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Garaway, Mr. Jones, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Knight, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Cheney, Colonel Birch, Sir Humph. Winch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Love, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Mallet, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Thomas Osborne, Mr. Mallet, Sir John Moreton, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Robert Carr, and all that serve for Sea Port Towns: 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 Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Abuses in Elections.
The House then proceeded upon the additional Clause, brought in to be added to the Bill for regulating the Election of Members to serve in Parliament: Which was again read: And after long Debate thereupon.
Resolved, &c. That the additional Clause be recommitted to the Committee to which the Bill was formerly committed; to take the same into Consideration; and to bring in a Clause upon the Subject Matter of the Debates of the House.