Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 14 Decembris, 1667.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. George, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Knight, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Sandys, and all the Members that serve for the County of Leicester; or any Three of them: And they are to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Attendance of Members.
Resolved, &c. That the Sheriffs of the respective Counties do give Notice or Summons to the Members of this House, in the several Counties and Boroughs for which they serve, that they attend the Service of this House at the next Meeting after the Recess, according to their Duty: And that the House be called over on the next Thursday after their First Meeting.
Prices of Wines, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass; and that the Title be, An Act for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather, and Skins tanned or dressed: And that Colonel Birch do carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Wearing English Manufactures.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved from this House, by the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council, that he will be pleased to encourage the Wearing of the English Manufactures.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Humfry Winch, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Coventry, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Walter Young, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Love, Mr. Steward, Col. Reames, Sir Jo. Berkenhead, Sir Jo. Fredericke, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Edm. Walpoole, Mr. Morrice, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Tho. Littleton, Col. Sandys, Lord Richardson, Sir John Shaw, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Edm. Wyndham, Sir Jo. Denham, Col. Birch, Sir George Downing, Mr. Jones, and all the Members that serve for the Out-ports: And they have Power to receive and consider of Proposals for bringing down the Prices of Timber; and for regulating the making of Brick for the rebuilding the City of London: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards; and to have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Message from Lords of intention to sit.
Vote delivered to Lords.
The Lord Cavendish reports, that he had delivered the Vote of this House to the Lords, for his Majesty's issuing a Proclamation for the summoning and apprehending the Earl of Clarendon; and that the Lords will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Woodmongers and Inn-holders.
Lord Mordant's Impeachment.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Petition of Mr. Taylor was committed, concerning the Lord Mordant, do hear and examine Witnesses, on Behalf of the Lord Mordant, and all others concerned, before they make their Report in that Matter.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Mr. Love, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Coventry, Col. Birch, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Jones, Sir Jo. Fredericke, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rich. Browne, Col. Phillips, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Morrice, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Progers, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Foord, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Henley, Mr. Weld, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Walter Young, and all that serve for the City of London, Borough of Southwarke, and County of Surrey: And they are to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Person to attend.
Land Revenue of Ireland.
Whereas this House, by their Vote, 12th Instant, resolved, &c. That the Surveyor General of his Majesty's Lands, in England and Ireland, do, at the first Meeting next after the Recess, bring into this House an Account of what Part of his Majesty's Lands, Revenues, Rents, Fee Farm Rents, and forfeited Lands, have been alienated or granted since the 25th of March 1640; and to whom; and for what Consideration; with the respective annual Values thereof: For the better Explanation of the said Vote and Execution thereof, in relation to Ireland; it is now Ordered, That the said Vote extend to the ancient Crown Lands in Ireland; and of those Lands, Rents, and Revenues, reserved for the Use of the Crown by the Act of Settlement, and Explanation of Ireland; and which were not to be alienated by the said Acts of Parliament, and Explanation. And that the Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Auditor General, for Ireland, do take care to see this Order executed accordingly.
Trade between England and Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That these Words; viz. "One thousand Pounds by the Year, for Diet of the Commissioners; and also," be inserted into the Bill, between the Words "paid" and "such," in the 24th Line in the 5th Folio.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was committed, several Amendments, Additions, agreed to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards brought up to the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Earl of Clare's Estate.
Sir Thomas Gower reports from the Committee to which the ingrossed Bill concerning the Earl of Clare was committed, that they had considered of the Bill, and examined all Parties concerned; and found no Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment thereto.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling Part of the Possessions of John late Earl of Clare, deceased, and enabling Gilbert Earl of Clare, his Son and Heir, to dispose of other Part thereof, for Payment of Debts and Portions.
|Sir Tho. Tompkins||for the Yeas,||34.|
|Sir Lanc. Lake||for the Noes,||40.|
|Sir Bainham Throckmorton|
The Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of Philadelphia Lady Wentworth, in the Behalf of the Lady Henrietta Maria her Daughter; who is Daughter and Heir of Thomas Lord Wentworth, and Grandchild and Heir of Thomas Earl of Cleveland; was also read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Weld, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Mountague, Sir Baynham Throckmorton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Denham, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Progers, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Ralph Banks, Col. Williams, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Culliford, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir James Smith, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Gillbert Gerrard, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Pitt, Lord Cornbury, Sir Hugh Wyndham, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Geo. How, Mr. John Bennett: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Conference with Lords - Apprehending Earl Clarendon.
2. That what the House of Commons hath proposed, and do propose, at present, is intended in order to a judicial Way of Proceeding: But, since the Earl of Clarendon's Flight, their Lordships, upon Consideration of the whole State of Affairs, and of the Kingdom, have, upon Grounds of Prudence and Justice, thought fit, for the Security of King and Kingdom, to proceed in a legislative Way against the said Earl; and have, to that End, passed, and sent down unto them, a Bill of Banishment and Incapacity against him; with which this Vote is inconsistent.