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 Jovis, 27 Februarii, 1667.
ANDREW Jacobs, Son of Jacob Sibboles, born at Warkham in Friesland, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Dalton, and Mr. John Buller, being now present, attending the Service of the House, and not able, by reason of Sickness, sooner to attend, be discharged of their Fines of Forty Pounds apiece, for failing to attend at the Call of the House.
Ordered, That Simon Martin, John Hallett, John Nettle, Henry Stippon, and George Taprell, be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in driving and impounding the Cattle of Sir Jona. Trelawny, a Member of this House, out of a Field, called Ashen Crosse Park, and other Grounds, belonging to a Tenement, called Lower Treley, in the Parish of Pelint.
Importing Irish Cattle.
Information being given, that Wm. Townshend, Henry Parmiter, Giles Bower, and Ogle Hatfield, had by Fraud and Combination, since the passing the late Act against importing Irish Cattle, caused some Thousands of Irish Cattle to be imported, and disposed, contrary to the Act;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to which the additional Bill against importing Irish Cattle was committed, to examine the Matter of Abuse and Misdemeanour before-mentioned; and report it to the House: And the Committee is revived; and they are to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon; and the Persons before-mentioned are to be summoned to attend the Committee the 11th of March next.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Heblethwaite's Bill be read To-morrow Morning.
Monies due to the Crown.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to compel such Persons, as detain the King's Money in their Hands, to pay Interest and Damage for it.
Ordered, That Sir Cha. Harbord do make Report, for so much as he hath already collected and is ready, touching Lands alienated from the Crown, on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That Col. Birch, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Col. Sandys, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Sprye, Sir Jo. Warre, or any Three of them, to be joined to Sir Charles Harbord; to assist him in perfecting the remaining Part of his Report, touching Lands alienated from the Crown.
Theft and Robberies.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Fitz James, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Kirby, Sir Jo. Lowther, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Surry, Bucks, Essex, Berks, Hampshire, Kent, and Cambridgeshire, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill to prevent Theft and Rapine, was committed.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Lord Rosse, being now present, be discharged of the Fine of Forty Pounds, for not attending the Call of the House.
Privilege.- Reflection on Members.
A Letter of Wm. Constantine was read.
Ordered, That Mr. Constantine be summoned to attend this House, to give an Account and Answer touching his Letter now read, seeming to reflect upon some Members of this House, and Proceedings of Parliament.
Miscarriages of the War.
Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning, resume the Consideration of the Matter, concerning the Miscarriages in the late War.
Hearth Money Tax.
An additional Bill to prevent Abuses in collecting the Duty arising by Hearth Money, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on Saturday next.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
A Bill for increasing and Preservation of Timber in Deane Forest, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time, on To-morrow Morning.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion made for a Supply of the King's Majesty.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply; and humbly moved, that the House would resolve into a Committee on Saturday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.
Resolved, That this House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House on Saturday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow in the Afternoon, Two of the Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Col. Williams have the Leave of this House to go into the Country for a Fortnight, to attend a Trial concerning him at the Assizes.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.