Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 24 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Serjeant Maynard, Sir Roger Cave, Lord Bruce, Lord Brackley, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Cha. Holt, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Porter, Lord Falkland, Mr. Weld, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Marquis Worcester, Sir Tho. Darcey, Mr. Paston, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Price, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Parker, Sir John Mathews, Mr. Foley, Lord Digby, Mr. Christy, Lord Campden, Sir Orlan. Gee, Mr. Essex Strode, and all the Members of the Long Robe, and Doctors of the Civil Law: And they are to meet, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Earl of Powis House.
The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for rebuilding the Earl of Powis's House in Lincolne's Inn Fields, was committed, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to the same, without any Alteration.
Sir Edmund Jennings reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against the Importation of Tallow Candles, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to some Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being severally read, were agreed to.
Rochester, &c. Waterworks.
Thetford Return amended.
The Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norfolk, and the Clerk of the Crown, being called in, amended the Return for the said Borough, by taking off the Indenture, whereby Wm. Heveningham and William De Gray Esquires were returned; and by affixing, instead thereof, an Indenture formerly tendered to the said Mr. Heveningham, when he was Mayor of the said Borough, but was by him refused, whereby Sir Jos. Williamson and Mr. Heveningham were mentioned to be elected; the Deputy Mayor, at the Table, affixing the Common Seal of the said Borough to the said lastmentioned Indenture; and the Clerk of the Crown rasing the Name of Mr. Heveningham thereout, and inserting the Name of Mr. de Gray, instead thereof.
Dufay's, &c. Nat.
Sir Lionel Walden reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Naturalization of James Dufay, and others, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were agreed to.
Preservation of King's Person, &c.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.
Register of Deaths, &c.
Leave of Absence.
Duty on Linen, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for an imposition on Linen, Calicoes, Silks, and Brandies, is committed; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Ordered, That the said Committee be impowered to prepare and bring in a Clause, to be added to the Bill, to give his Majesty Credit for raising a Sum of Money not exceeding Four hundred thousand Pounds; and likewise to prepare and bring in a Clause, to be added to the said Bill, for rectifying a Mistake committed by a Clerk in ingrossing a Bill made in the present Parliament for granting to his Majesty an Imposition on Sugars and Tobacco.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for laying an Imposition on Linen, Callicoes, Silks, and Brandies, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill, and had prepared Two Clauses to be added to the Bill, pursuant to the Order of the House; and likewise had agreed upon another Clause, which they had directed him to report to the House, as fit, in the Opinion of the Committee, to be added to the Bill: Which Clauses and Amendments he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were, upon the Question severally put, and with several Amendments made at the Table, agreed to by the House.
Importing Silks, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Camelford in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Humphry Langford Esquire, deceased.