Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 16 die Decembris, 1678.
Absentees without Leave.
ORDERED, That Serjeant Hardres, Sir John Shaw, and Mr. Henry Bertie, having departed the Service of the House without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms: And that they shall not be admitted to take their Places in the House, until they have paid the Serjeant his Fees and Charges.
Ordered, That, if Serjeant Hardes, Sir John Shaw, and Mr. Henry Bertie, shall appear before the Rising of the House, the Warrant shall be respited.
Mr. Daniel Giles was called in to the Bar: And did own his Petition preferred to this House on Saturday last.
A Petition, in the Name of Peter Middledorp, Herman Stubbs, David Stolly, Detlef Stolly, Wickman Lastrop, and several other Hamburghers, Polanders, Dantzickers, and Polanders, Owners of the Cargo lately laden on Board the Ship Prosperous, whereof John Read was Master, was presented to be read:
And the House being informed, that Mr. Peter Bar and Mr. Michael Syvers were Agents or Factors for the said Petitioners; and were ready at the Door to own the said Petition;
And Mr. Peter Barr and Mr. Michael Syvers being called in; Mr. Barr did, on the Behalf of Wickman Lastrop, own the said Petition; and said, He was authorized thereunto by Letter, which he took to be in the Nature of a Letter of Attorney from the said Petitioner: And Mr. Syvers did, on the Behalf of the rest of the Petitioners, own the said Petition; and said, That he was likewise authorized thereunto by Letters, which he took to be in the Nature of Letters of Attorney from the said Petitioners.
And Mr. Bar and Mr. Syvers being withdrawn;
The Petition was read.
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the said Petitions be adjourned.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Williams have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
An ingrossed Bill for granting a Supply to his Majesty, for paying off and disbanding the Forces raised since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677, was read the Third time.
An Enacting Clause in Parchment, was presented; and thrice read to the House.
Resolved, That the said Clause be added to the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting a Supply to his Majesty of Two hundred and Six thousand Four hundred Sixty-two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Three-pence, for the effectual paying off and disbanding all the Forces raised, or brought over from foreign Parts into this Kingdom, since the Twenty-ninth of September 1677: And that Sir John Trevor do carry up the Bill to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.