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, 26 die Octobris, 1675.
Earl of Warwick's Estate.
A BILL to enable a Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts and Performance of the Trusts of Charles late Earl of Warwick, deceased, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time.
Ordered, That Leave be given to Sir William Killegrew to bring in a Bill for settling the Draining of Lindsey Level.
A Petition of Sir Ralph Ashton was read; complaining of an undue Return for the Borough of Clitheroe in the County of Lancaster, of Sir Thomas Stringer, to serve for that Place, in Injury of the Petitioner, who was duly elected.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to take the Petition into their Examination; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
A Bill to establish and confirm a Sale of Lands, made by the Coheirs and Trustees of Leonard Robinson of Kirkby Hill in the County of Yorke, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Coal and Wood Measures.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate Abuses in the Measures of Coal and Wood.
Delays of Suits.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent unnecessary Suits and Delays.
Hawkers, Pedlars, &c.
A Bill against Hawkers, Pedlars, and petty Chapmen, was tendered and accepted.
A Bill for continuing and reviving of a former Act, for the Exportation of Leather, was read the Second time.
Two Petitions; one of the Curriers, and another of the Shoemakers; were tendered, and accepted.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Knight, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Phill. Harcourt, Sir John Coriton, Sir Edward Masters, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir John Holman, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir John Brampston, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Samuell Bernerdiston, Sir John Otway, Col. Sands, Colonel Birch, Sir John Holland, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Elwayes, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Alderman Bence, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Price, Mr. Spry, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir Wm. Francklyn, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Williams, Sir Wm. Bucknall: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and to take the said Petitions into Consideration; and to summon and hear such Persons as are concerned in the Manufactory of Leather: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to prevent the Abuses committed by Collectors of the Duty of Hearth Money, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Friday Morning next, after Ten of the Clock.
Preservation of Fishing.
A Bill to preserve the Fishing in the several Rivers of this Kingdom, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Coriton, Sir Hen. Capell, Captain Jones, Mr. Bennett, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Gray, Mr. Williams, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Major General Egerton, Sir John Heath, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Price, Sir John Holland, Mr. Streete, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir John Mallett, Sir Hen. Ford, Colonel Sands, Sir John Robinson, Sir John Covert, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Knight, Sir John Pettus, Sir Fr. Lawley, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Mallett, Sir John Trever, Sir Robert Barnham, Mr. Morgan, Sir Wm. Francklyn, Mr. Strangwayes, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Elyab Harvy, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Eyres, Colonel Stroud, Mr. Hopkins, Lord Digby, Mr. Whittacker, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Russell, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Ralph Bancks, Colonel Grey, Alderman Bence, and all that serve for Gloucester, Worcester, and Hereford: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Theft and Rapine in the Northern Borders.
Duties on Exports.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to bring in a Bill to explain and ascertain the Duties on Iron and Brass Ordnance, Iron Shot, Copper as exported, Ginger of the Plantations imported, Jewels imported, Cocoa imported, Meal and Flour, or Corn ground, Duffles imported, worsted and woollen Womens Stockings exported, Thread and Cotton Gloves, Stockings, and Socks, exported, Gun-powder exported, Fish Oil of Greenland, and the Plantations, exported, and Whale Fins of Greeneland's Plantations, exported, Soap exported, Jamaica Pepper imported, Thread imported; and to take Consideration of regulating Officers Fees belonging to the Customs: And it is referred to Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Streete, Mr. Wright, Mr. Child, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Holmes, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Sam. Bernerdiston, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Papillon, Sir Robert Carr, Captain Jones, Sir John Knight, Mr. Jolliffe, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Bill.
Privilege- Libellous Paper.
Mr. Howard, in Obedience to the Order of the House, attending at the Door of the House; and being called in; and standing at the Bar; but, because of the Infirmity upon him, being allowed to sit down in a Chair, placed without the Bar; Mr. Speaker did acquaint him, That the Cause of his being sent for, was a Paper subscribed T. Howard of Richmond and Carlisle; which being offered in the House, and read, was adjudged by the House to be a scandalous Paper, and a Breach of the Privilege of this House.
And the Paper being shewed to him; and he being asked, Whether he was the Author, Promoter, or Disperser, of that Paper; he desired to be excused from giving any Answer; and that he might know who would charge him with the Writing of it; or that it might be proved against him; and refused to give any other Account of it; saying, That, by some Reflections on his Brother, he might be provoked to Passion; and if the House had received a Displeasure against him, he was willing, and did submit, to undergo what should be imposed on him.
And he being withdrawn, and the Matter debated;
Resolved, That it is the Judgment of this House, That Mr. Howard is the Author, Promoter, and Disperser, of that Paper which was read in the House on the Tenth of this Instant October, signed T. Howard of Richmond and Carlisle; and then voted by this House to be a scandalous Paper, and a Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Howard be committed to the Tower, for being the Author, Promoter, and Disperser, of that Paper which was read in the House the Nineteenth of this Instant October, signed T. Howard of Richmond and Carlisle; and then voted by this House to be a scandalous Paper, and a Breach of the Privilege of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Constable of the Tower, or his Deputy, to take Mr. Howard into Custody in the Tower.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to convey Mr. Howard in Custody to the Tower.
Supply for building Ships.
The Question being propounded, That the Money that shall be given shall be appropriated and applied to the Building of Ships only, and be lodged in the Chamber of London;
The Question being put, That the Words, "and be lodged in the Chamber of London," do stand in the Question;
The House divided.
The Noes go out.
|Tellers,||Lord Cavendish,||for the Yeas,||160.|
|Tellers,||Sir Robert Howard,||for the Noes,||171.|
|Sir Richard Temple,|
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Money that shall be given, shall be appropriated and applied to the Building Ships only.
The Question being put, That this House will Tomorrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of that Part of his Majesty's Speech relating to a Supply for the Building more Ships;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir John Hanmer,||for the Yeas,||126.|
|Sir Hen. Ford,|
|Tellers,||Mr. Wharton,||for the Noes,||125.|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House will To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of that Part of his Majesty's Speech relating to a Supply for building more Ships.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.