Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 27 die Octobris, 1675.
Lord Kilmurrey's Estate.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir George Downeing, Sir Edmond Jenings, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir John Covert, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Knight, Col. Gilby, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edmond Wyndham, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Titus, Mr. Windham, Mr. Palmes, Mr. General Egerton, Mr. Eyres, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Shawe, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Thomas Woodcock, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Whittacre, Sir John Talbott, Sir Jeoff. Shakerly, Sir Theo. Biddolph, and all that serve for Cheshire and Lancashire: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
A Petition of Harry Bridges Esquire was read; complaining of an undue Return of Sir George Speake, to serve for the City of Bath in the County of Somersett, in Wrong of the Petitioner, who was duly elected by the Freemen of the said City, who have the Right of Election.
Fines and Recoveries.
Trade with France.
Sir George Downeing reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade between England and France, several Votes; and a Scheme, relating to the Trade, agreed by the Committee to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the Votes being again read, are as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That a Paper, intituled, A Scheme of the Trade between England and France, brought in to them by Mr. Alderman Ward, Mr. George Turiano, and many other English Merchants, Traders between England and France, be reported to the House.
That if a Treaty of Commerce, between his Majesty and the French King, be not concluded and published before the First of May next, by which the Impositions in France upon all English Manufactures shall be reduced, at least to the same Proportion and Rate they were at the Time of his Majesty's happy Restauration; then, from that Time, all French Commodities to be by the said Bill prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom, until the Making and Publication of such a Treaty.
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House be called over on Tuesday next: and as to such as shall be Defaulters, whose Excuses are not allowed, the like Letters be sent to compel their Attendance, as were sent the last Sessions.
Bribery of Members.
The House having received Information of Reports abroad, of Monies dispersed, and Rewards given, amongst the Members of this House, for giving their Votes, and promoting Bills; and a Debate arising in the House, for a Test for purging the Members, in vindicating the Honour of the House in this Matter;
Resolved, &c. That the Paper tendered, and read, containing a Test, be committed to Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Williams, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert, Holt, Lord Cavendish, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Puckerring, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Crouch, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir John Knight, Sir John Newton, Mr. King, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Barnaby, Dr. Arras, Sir Joseph Williamson, Mr. Garraway, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Coventry, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Hen. Capell, Colonel Titus, Sir John Covert, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Copleston Bampfeild, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Elyab Harvey, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Eyres, to consider of and amend the same, upon the Debates of the House, as they shall think fit; and report the same to the House: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Irregular summoning Members.
Solemnizing 5 Nov.
Dr. Sandcroft to preach on 5th Nov.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Sandcroft, Dean of St. Paul's, be desired to preach before the House, on the Fifth Day of November next, at St. Margarett's Westminster: And Sir Thomas Meres, and Sir Charles Wheeler are desired to give him Notice hereof.
|Tellers,||Mr. Williams,||for the Yeas,||103.|
|Tellers,||Sir Edm. Jenings,||for the Noes,||74.|
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Tuesday Morning next, 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, which relates to a Supply for the Building more Ships.
A Petition of Sir John Gower being tendered to the House, directed to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And it being moved, that he may not be precluded of his Right, by reason of the Committee's not sitting Yesterday, to receive his Petition;