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, 2 Aprilis, 1668.
ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Proposals for bringing down the Rates of Timber were committed; viz. Sir Richard Ford, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Win, Mr. Milward, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir John Knight, Col. Birch, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Maurice Berkley.
Preserving Timber in Deane Forest.
Mr. Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Improvement and Preservation of Timber in the Forest of Deane was committed, several Amendments to be made, and Clauses and Provisoes to be added, to the Bill: Which he read; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the several Amendments, precedent to the Amendment to the Eleventh Line of the Eleventh Folio, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
That Amendment being read the Second time, and debated;
Resolved, That this Amendment be re-committed to the former Committee; to consider of the Debates of the House upon this Amendment: And, for that Purpose, the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber; and to expedite their Report; and bring in a Clause pursuant to the Debate in the House To-morrow Morning, if they can.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for raising a Hundred thousand Pounds at least upon Wines and Brandy, towards his Majesty's Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee had made some further Progress in the King's Supply; and came to some Resolution, in order to the better Progress upon the said Bill.
Motion being made, that the House would declare their Intention as to the charging of Wine twice;
Resolved, &c. That it is not intended by this Bill, that Wine shall be charged twice. And it is referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Nico. Carey, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Jo. Vaughan, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Musgrave, Sir. Thom. Meres, Col. Birch, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Millward, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Clause accordingly: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That Sir Nicholas Carey be added to the Members appointed to attend upon the Commissioners of Accounts.
The House adjourned till Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Edmund Bowyer have Leave to go into the Country for Four Days.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for Highways was committed, be revived; and do sit Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee to which Sir John Cutts Bill was committed, be revived; and do sit on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Talbot, and Sir Gilbert Talbott, have the Leave of this House to attend the Lord Shrewsbury's Corpse.
Resolved, That the Committee, as to Offices in the Bill for the Royal Aid, be revived; and do sit on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for continuing the Act against Conventicles, be read the First Bill To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.
The House then proceeded to the Hearing of the Cause upon the Petition of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse:
And the Parties and their Counsel attending; and several Witnesses being called in; and examined, and crossexamined, on both Sides; and divers Deeds, Writings, and Acquittances, being produced and read: And, upon the whole Matter, nothing of the Complaint of the Petition in Point of Fraud, Force, or unjust Dealing, in the least, being made out, either against the Earl of Clarendon, or the Lord Cornbury. But it appearing, that the Lands and Estate in Question were, upon the Desire and Seeking of Mr. John Lenthall, who married the Mother of the Petitioners, being the Relief of Sir James Stonehouse, fairly purchased for a full Consideration of the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds in Money actually paid to Mr. Lenthall, and his Use, whose Estate was but the Remainder of a Term in a Lease, purchased of Mr. Brice, for about Two Years and half, then in Being; and for the Consideration of Thirteen hundred Pounds satisfied to Mr. Brice, who was the ancient Tenant; and Four hundred and Fifty Pounds to one Mr. Granger, who had an Interest to some Part of the Premises under Mr. Brice; besides Two thousand Two hundred Pounds paid to the then Bishop of Winchester: And the House, finding the Truth of the Case to be, that the Petitioners are in Danger to be defeated of their Portion intended to them by their Father, by the Endeavour of Mr. Lenthall to fix the Security for the same upon an Estate which could not make it good, and in Exchange for which could not make it good, Estate to himself; upon Debate and due Consideration of the whole Matter;
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse, be dismissed.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on the Behalf of John, Mary, and Dorothy Stonehouse, for their Relief.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Wm. Portman, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Edw. Seymour, or any Two of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly.