Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 16 die Maii, 1679.
Shipping of Artillery.
ORDERED, That Sir Nic. Carew, Mr. Trefusis, Sir Wm. Bastard, Sir John Knight, Mr. Colt, Sir Vyell Vyvyan, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Matter touching the Train of Artillery and Ammunition shipped for Portsmouth.
Alborough Return amended.
The Clerk of the Crown being called in, did, according to the Order of the House, amend the Return for the Borough of Alborough in the County of Yorke; by taking off the Indenture whereby Sir John Reresby is returned, and affixing the Indenture whereby Sir Godfrey Copley is returned, to the said Return.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws concerning the Excise; and to examine and consider of the Abuses and Exorbitances of the Farmers and Collectors of the said Duty; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Thomas Player, Sir John Cloberry, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Reynall, Mr. Colt, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Serjeant Strode, Sir Robert Markham, Serjeant Rigby, Sir James Long, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Treby, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Foley, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Vyell Vyoyan, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Duboyes, Alderman Backwell, Mr. Henley, Sir Richard Head, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Wm. Robarts, Mr. Wright, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Rich, Mr. Trefusis, Mr. Williams, Sir Robert Coryton, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Bennet, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. St. John, Sir John Knight, Mr. Love, Mr. Bremen, Sir Ralph Delavall, Sir Robert Southwell, Sir Thomas Stringer; and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Member discharged from custody.
Liberty of the Subject.
Ordered, That the Members that managed the last Conference had with the Lords, about their Lordships Amendments to the Bill for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for Preventing of Imprisonments beyond the Seas, do withdraw, and prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, Why this House doth not agree with their Lordships in several of the said Amendments.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Papillon, Mr. Duboyes, Mr. Love, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Mompesson, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Francis Winnington, Sir Nathanael Herne, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Buller, Mr. White, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Colt, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Parker, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Thyn, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Swinfen, Serjeant Seys, Sir John Knight, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Partheridge, Sir Wm. Franckland, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Thompson, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Nosworthy, Colonel Legge, Mr. Bennet, Sir Roger Norwich, Sir Nic. Carew, Sir Anth. Deane, Sir John Banks, Mr. Bremen, Alderman Backwell, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Guyes, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir John Hotham, Sir Richard Graham, Mr. Tulse, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Tempest, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Gower, Sir John Cope, Mr. Newland, Sir Rich. Haddock, Mr. Woogan, Sir Wm. Francklyn; and all the Members of this House, that are Merchants; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Colt, Mr. Palmes, Sir Henry Thompson, Mr. Thompson, Sir Charles Harboard, Mr. Sterne, Mr. Newland, Mr. Mildmay, Mr. Patheridge, Sir John Dawes, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Harford, Mr. Ramsden, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Abuses and Exorbitances in the Post Office.