Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 14 die Martii, 1677.
A BILL for making navigable the River Vale in the County of Cornwall, was read the First time.
And the Bill being to lay an Imposition upon Vessels that shall pass the said River; and no Leave being first had of the House for bringing in the same;
Ordered, That the Bill be withdrawn: And that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for making the River Vale in the County of Cornewall navigable; and laying an Imposition upon Vessels passing the said River.
Ordered, That Leave be given for settling a Publick Register for the Pawnbrokers.
A Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Francis Thorisby Esquire, was read the Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir John Holland,||For the Yeas,||63.|
|Sir Robert Kemp,|
|Tellers,||Sir Hen. Ford,||For the Noes,||55.|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Holland, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Mallet, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Wright, Mr. Gray, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Love, Mr. Price, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir Robert Kemp, Sir John Hobart, Sir Ch. Harbord, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Robert Sawyer, Sir Robert Can, Lord O Brien, Mr. Mainard, Mr. Linfeild, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Newport, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Knight, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Tho. Crew, Sir Arthur Harris, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke: And they are to summon and hear all Parties concerned; and are to consider of a Clause, to oblige the Trustees to see the Trust performed, or to be liable to the Performance thereof out of their own Estates: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Poll Tax, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron Mountague, and Mr. Baron Thurland;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill sent from this House, intituled, An Act for raising Money by a Poll, and otherwise, to enable his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King; and for prohibiting several French Commodities; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
The Amendments to the said Bill were thrice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Deering do go up to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Amendments by them made to the Bill, intituled, An Act for raising Money by a Poll, and otherwise, to enable his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King; and for prohibiting several French Commodities.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, &c. That the House do resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State of the Nation: And have Power to present Remedies to prevent the Dangers thereof.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuell Clerke and Sir Lacon Wm. Childe;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill sent from this House, intituled, An Act to enable Francis Brend Esquire, the surviving Son and Issue Male of Sir Matthew Brend Knight, deceased, to sell certain Lands for the Raising of Three thousand Pounds, for the Portions of Frances and Elizabeth Brend, the Daughters of Thomas Brend Esquire, deceased, late elder Brother of the said Francis Brend; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
State of the Nation.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State of the Nation; and to present Remedies to prevent the Dangers thereof.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee, That they had taken the Matter into their Consideration; and had agreed to a Vote: Which he read in his Place: And humbly moved from the said Committee, that they may have Leave to sit again To morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And the Vote being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and twice read; was, upon the Question, agreed: And is as followeth; viz.
Address for War with France,
Resolved, &c. That an Address be presented to the King, humbly to advise his Majesty, That his Majesty, to quiet the Minds of his loyal Subjects, and to encourage the Princes and States confederated against the French King, will be graciously pleased, immediately to declare, proclaim, and enter into an actual War against the French King; and to give his Majesty Assurance, that this House will constantly stand by, and aid his Majesty in the Prosecution thereof, with plentiful Supplies and Assistances: And that his Majesty be graciously pleased to recall his Ambassadors from France and Nimegen; and to send Home the French King's Ambassador.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Powle, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Hen. Capell, Col. Birch, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir George Downing, Mr. Harbord, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Meeres, Lord Cavendish, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Palmes, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, or any Five of them, to prepare and draw up the said Address: And they are to meet presently in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That all Committees, except the Committee to prepare and draw up the Address, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.