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 Lunæ, 16 Decembris, 1667.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir John Goodricke, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Steward, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Hobby, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir John Covert, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Essex: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Bill of Sir John Weld, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to him from the Earl of Cleaveland, was committed; to take the Matter of the Petition into Consideration; and report it, with their Opinion, to the House.
Upon Information given to the House, that one * Wormwell, John and Fran. Wrenham, and Francis Johnson, having recovered a Verdict against one * Deacone, a Tenant of the Lord Newborough, a Member of this House; and have since that Time, viz. about a Fortnight since, without Judgment obtained, which the Judges of the King's Bench refused to permit, by Force and Practice turned the said Deacon out of Possession of a Tenement in Sutton Marsh, which he holds of the Lord Newborough; contrary to the Privileges of Parliament;
Woodmongers and Inn-holders.
Sir Thomas Higgons reports from the Committee to which it was referred to examine Abuses and Extortions in inhancing the Prices of Wood, Coal, and Fewelling, and Abuses in ballasting of Ships, was committed; several Votes and Resolves agreed by the Committee: Which he opened in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which are as followeth; viz.
Woodmongers and Innholders.
That the selling of Billets by Notches, by the Woodmongers and Retailers of Wood, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof, is an uncertain and deceitful Way, and not fit to be continued.
That whatever Woodmonger, or Retailer of Wood, within the Liberties of London and Westminster, shall sell Billets otherwise than is hereby directed, being convicted thereof by Two Witnesses, before a Justice of the Peace, or by the View of a Justice of the Peace, shall, for the First Offence, forfeit to the Informer; for the Second Offence, shall forfeit his Wood so offered to Sale, and Five Pounds; and, for every other Offence, shall forfeit his Wood so offered to Sale, and Ten Pounds; the said Penalty to be levied by Warrant under the Hand of the said Justice, before whom such Conviction is had.
"Being desired by the House of Commons to let them know what Orders I gave for the fortifying of Sheernesse; and to whom, and when; I am very ready to give them what Satisfaction I can; though it be but little I am able to say to them on this Subject."
"I waited on his Majesty, when he went to Sheernesse, at the latter End of February last; and I . . . present, when his Majesty caused the Fort to be marked out; and, also, when he gave Order to the Commissioners of the Ordnance to go in hand with the Building of it: But, it not being in my Province to give Orders on Shore, neither the Commissioners of the Ordnance, nor any body else, did ever receive Orders from me for doing that Work. It's very true, that knowing the Importance of that Place for the securing of his Majesty's Navy, I did presently after his Majesty's Return from thence to London, recommend to the Commissioners of the Ordnance, the going in hand with the Battery upon the Point at Sheernesse."
Apprehending Earl of Clarendon.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Reasons from the Lords, delivered at the last Conference, for their dissenting from the Vote of this House, for desiring his Majesty to issue a Proclamation for summoning the Earl of Clarendon by a Day, and apprehending him, in order to a Trial, be taken up this Afternoon at Three of the Clock.
|Sir Nicholas Carew||for the Yeas,||65.|
|Sir Robert Carr|
|Lord St. John||for the Noes,||101.|
|Sir Robert Howard|
Banishing Earl of Clarendon.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed, upon the whole Debate, to Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Garraway, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Jo. Heath, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Antho. Cope, Col. Birch, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Brunckard, Lord Fitzharding, Lord St. John, Sir Fran. Goodricke, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Pryn, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Trevor, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Marvin, Serjeant Charleton, Sir Phill. Warwicke, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Hugh Wyndham, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Nicho. Carew, Col. Kirby, Sir Jo. Talbott: 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 Speaker's Chamber: And to have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.