Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 17 die Maii, 1679.
Returns of Members.
ORDERED, That the Chairman of the Committee of Privileges and Elections do make a Special Report of the Miscarriages of Sheriffs, and other Officers, concerned in the Return of Members to serve in Parliament, as well in the Elections that have been already examined by the said Committee, as such as hereafter shall come before them.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament, for the Borough of Lymington, in the County of Southampton, in the room of Bartholomew Bulkeley Esquire, deceased.
Exporting Cloth to Turkey.
A Bill for exporting of Cloth to Turkey, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Papillon, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Love, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Reynall, Sir John Cloberry, Sir John Hewley, Sir John Wynn, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Boscawen, Colonel Birch, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Foley, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Browne, Sir Franc. Winnington, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Gould, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Upton, Mr. Lewis, Sir James Long, Sir George Downing, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Treby, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Wright, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Henley, and all the Members of this House that are Merchants: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mons', &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Isaac de Mons, and others, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Papillon, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Tempest, Mr. Foley, Mr. Munson, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Kynaston, Serjeant Seys, Sir John Coryton, Sir William Hickman, Alderman Backwell, Mr. Rushworth, Mr. White, Sir John Mallet, Sir Patience Ward, Sir Godfrey Copley, Sir Ralph Delavall, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Cloberry, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Duboyes, Sir John Knight, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Colt, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Gray, Sir Samul Bernardiston, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Nath. Herne, Sir John Hartop, Mr. Henley, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Love, Mr. Rich, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to enable Joseph Cragge Esquire to sell a certain Messuage in Lincoln's Inn Fields, for the Payment of Legacies charged upon the same, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Hewley, Sir James Long, Mr. Foley, Colonel Tempest, Mr. Love, Sir John Knight, Sir Robert Eden, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Richard Mason, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Lambert, Mr. Wright, Mr. Woogan, Sir John Coryton, Sir Wm. Moor, Sir Humphrey Forrester, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Trevor Williams, Alderman Blackwell, Mr. Oast, Mr. Foot, Mr. Price, Mr. Coryton, Serjeant Seys, Mr. Harboard, Mr. Colt, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. Beake, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Nath. Herne, Sir Wm. Pulteny, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Wm. Robarts, Sir Wm. Franklyn, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Gresham, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Wm. Frankland, Mr. Colt, Mr. Williams, Colonel Jeffreys, Mr. May, Sir Peter Tyrrell, Mr. Munson: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons. Papers, and Records.
Miscarriages of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine concerning the Miscarriages in his Majesty's Navy, do likewise inquire into the Miscarriages of the African Company; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that Mr. Pine and Mr. Glide, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, be added to the said Committee.
Irish Cattle, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Rigby reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Continuance of the Act against the Importing of Cattle from Ireland, and other Parts beyond the Seas; and Fish taken by Foreigners; was committed; several Amendments, and a Clause agreed upon by the Committee to be added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Two Clauses were presented to the House, to be made Part of the Bill; the one for prohibiting the Importation of Mutton, the other for prohibiting the Importation of Butter from Ireland: Which were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Clerk's Table, were, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.
King appoints to be attended.
The Lord Cavendish acquaints the House, That his Majesty, having been attended to know his Pleasure, When this . . . . . may wait upon him with the Address of this House, agreed to on Wednesday last, had appointed Monday next at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the several Reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections be made on Wednesday Morning next.
Trials of the impeached Lords.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee appointed to join with the Committee of Lords, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances relating to the Tryal of the Lords in the Tower, That the Lords had communicated to the Committee certain Proceedings of the House of Lords: Which he read in his Place, in hac verba;
"16 Maii 1679."
Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That Thursday next be appointed to begin the Tryal of the Five Lords in the Tower; viz. the Earl of Powys, Lord Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre, Lord Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Bellasis."
After which Resolution passed;
The Lords Spiritual asked the Leave of the House, That they might withdraw themselves from the Tryals of the said Lords; with the Liberty of entering their usual Protestation.
And that the Committee of this House did desire the Direction of the House how they should proceed therein.
A Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That it be given as an Instruction to the said Committee, to insist upon the former Vote of this House, That the Lords Spiritual ought not to have any Vote in any Proceedings against the Lords in the Tower: And, when that Matter shall be settled, and the Methods of Proceedings adjusted, this House shall then be ready to proceed upon the Tryal of the Pardon of the Earl of Danby, against whom this House hath already demanded Judgment; and afterwards to the Tryal of the other Five Lords in the Tower.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Seven of the Clock.