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 Mercurii, 18 Decembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee, to which the Petition of Mr. Fitton is committed; viz. Sir Robert Long, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Phillip Musgrave, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Allen: And all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe; and all that serve for the Counties of Cheshire and Lancashire; are likewise added to the said Committee.
Prices of Coals, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, the Justices of Peace of London, Middlesex, and Surrey, and others concerned, do forthwith put the Laws for settling Prices on Coals in Execution; and give an Account of it to the House, at their First Meeting after Christmas: And, for their better effecting of it, to inquire what Lightermen, or others, have Stores of Coals in their Hands.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, at their Meeting after Christmas, in the First Place, take into Consideration the Act concerning the Militia, and the Defects therein: And that no private Business be entertained, till the publick Business be dispatched.
A Proviso, to be added to the Bill of Accompts, was tendered; and Twice read.-
Trade with Scotland.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for settling of Trade between England and Scotland, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill; and that the Committee had left it to the House to fill up the Blank relating to Commissioners.
And the Amendments being twice read; and some Alterations and Additions, on the Question, agreed, and made at the Table; and it being proposed, and, on the Question, agreed, That the Number of Commissioners be Twelve, the Quorum Five, and the King to name the Commissioners; and the Bill, being so amended;
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon: And that Sir Thomas Gower do acquaint the Lords with it; and desire the Lords would also please to sit.-
A Proviso, touching buying and selling of Tickets, was Thrice read.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill of Accompts.
Another Proviso was tendered, and Thrice read.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and that the Title be, An Act for taking the Accompts of the several Sums of Money therein mentioned.
An ingrossed Bill for making Prize Ships free for Trade, was read the Third time.
A Proviso for making Two Ships at Boston free, was read Thrice; and agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and that the Title be, An Act for making Prize Ships free for Trade.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Harbord do carry up this Bill, and the Bill of Accompts, to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Trade with Scotland.
THE ingrossed Bill for settling Freedom and Intercourse of Trade between England and Scotland, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling Freedom and Intercourse of Trade between England and Scotland.
The ingrossed Bill for the Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, was read the Third time.
A Proviso for setting a Penalty upon the Sheriffs, Gaoler, or Keeper of Prisons, if they shall hinder the Prisoners Relief according to the Act, was Thrice read; and resolved to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Proviso added thereunto, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.
Col. Birch reports from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Silk Throwsters, was committed, that it is the Opinion of the Committee, that the House be desired to annul and make void the By Law, restraining the Number of Spindles, complained of by the Petitioners, so as the same may not be put in Execution for the future.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Bill be brought in for making void the said By Law; and that Mr. Love, Mr. Jolly, Col. Birch, Mr. Buscowen, and the Members that serve for the City of London, have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.
Banishing Earl of Clarendon.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee, to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Banishing and Disenabling the Earl of Clarendon, was committed, several Amendments and Additions, agreed by the Committee to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which were Twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed unto.
The Question being put, That, after the Word "Misdemeanours," in the Preamble, these Words be inserted, viz. "and not being committed or secured, at their Desire, for the same;"
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That in the First Line, and Line the Fifth, after the Word "himself," these Words, "and is fled," be inserted.
The Bill, with the Amendments, was read the Third time.
The Question being put, That the Time, in the Bill, be enlarged till the Tenth of February;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Amendments in the Bill do pass;
The House divided:
The Yeas went out.
|Mr. Trevor,||for the Yeas,||65.|
|Sir John Talbott,|
|Sir Robert Carr,||for the Noes,||42.|
|Sir Nicho. Carew,|
And so it was Resolved in the Affirmative, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Banishing and Disenabling the Earl of Clarendon.