House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 8 April 1671

Pages 481-482

Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.

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DIE Sabbati, 8 die Aprilis.


Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Cant.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Carlile.
Epus. Oxon.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Richmond.
Marq. Worcester.
Marq. Dorchester.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Clare.
Comes Berks.
Comes Dover.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Cardigan.
Comes Anglesey.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylisbury.
Comes Burlington.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Vicecomes Hallyfax.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Willoughby.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Coventry.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Powis.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Bellasis.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Ashley.


Messages from H. C. with Bills.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Howard and others; who presented these Bills, to which they desired their Lordships Concurrence:

1. "An Act for the better and more certain Recovery of Fines and Forfeitures due to His Majesty."

2. "An additional Act for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool."

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clargis and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Determination of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished within Four Years since the late dreadful Fire in London;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.

The Lord Viscount Mountagu is added to the Committee for Privileges.

ORDERED, That Sir William Clarke's Bill be reported on Monday Morning next.

ORDERED, That the Report concerning Proceedings at Law upon Bills of Middlesex, and Latitats and Ac etiams, shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.

Additional Imposition on Foreign Commodities Bill.

The Lord Ashley reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for an additional Imposition on several Foreign Commodities, and for the Encouragement of several Commodities and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and, having heard Merchants and other Persons therein concerned, have made some Amendments and Alterations therein, which are offered to the Consideration of this House."

Address to the King, to encourage the wearing of English Manufactures.

His Lordship further reported, "That the Lords Committees were of Opinion, that an humble Address might be made unto His Majesty, that He would be graciously pleased, by His own Example, to encourage the constant wearing of the Manufactures of His own Kingdoms and Dominions, and discountenance such Persons (Men or Women in Court) as shall wear any Manufactures made by Foreign Countries."

ORDERED, That this House agrees with the Opinion of the Committee, for such an humble Address to be presented to His Majesty; and that the House of Commons be desired to join therein.

Additional Imposition on Foreign Commodities Bill.

Then the House proceeded, and read the Amendments and Provisos Twice; and afterwards considered the several Amendments, and gave particular Resolves, as follows:

The Question being put, "Whether to agree with the Committee for abating a Half-penny per Pound on Tobacco?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

After Debate upon the Amendments concerning Sugars:

The Question being put, "Whether this House agrees with the Committee in the Amendments that concern Sugars?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

To the Amendment for prohibiting Woollen Stuffs, this House Agreed.

The Clause concerning Turkish Silk was Agreed to.

The Clause concerning Salt, reduced from Four Hundred to Three Hundred Weys for Berwick, was Agreed to.

The Clause concerning Brandy, was Agreed to be left out.

The Clause concerning Goods prohibited, with a Proviso on the Behalf of the Mercers and Silkmen, Agreed to.

The Amendment concerning Corn, was Agreed to.

The Amendment concerning Coals, was Agreed to.

In the 15 Skin, 17th Line, the Month of May is changed into June.

ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Third Time, with these Amendments, on Monday Morning.

Poor of London, for Discovery of Frauds, Bill.

The Committee for the Bill concerning the Money collected for the Poor upon the Occasion of the late Plague and Fire in London are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Mercer versus Mercer.

ORDERED, That Mercer's Answer be read on Tuesday Morning next.

ORDERED, That all Committees as were appointed for this Day do meet on Monday next.


Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, decimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.