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 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.
Coal and Wood Measures.
Delays of Suits.
Hawkers, Pedlars, &c.
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.
Preservation of Fishing.
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.
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.
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.
Supply for building Ships.
|Tellers,||Lord Cavendish,||for the Yeas,||160.|
|Tellers,||Sir Robert Howard,||for the Noes,||171.|
|Sir Richard Temple,|
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;
|Tellers,||Sir John Hanmer,||for the Yeas,||126.|
|Sir Hen. Ford,|
|Tellers,||Mr. Wharton,||for the Noes,||125.|
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.