Veneris, 21 Martii, 14° Car.
A PETITION of the Freeholders and Commoners
of the Forest of Deane, being this Day tendered,
and opened to the House;
Ordered, That the said Petition be annexed to, and
filled with, the Report returned, in Writing, from the
Right Honourable the Lord High Treasurer, to this
House, touching the Title of Sir John Wintour; and the
Increasing his Majesty's Revenue, and Preservation of
Wood and Timber in the Forest of Deane: And that the
said Report and Petition be both taken into Consideration
A Bill for cleansing, keeping, and preserving navigable
the River Wey in the County of Surrey, was this Day
read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Rich.
Onslow, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Sir Clifford Clifton,
Mr. Onslow, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Anth. Irby,
Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Clifford, Sir Lancelot Lake, Lord
Angier, Sir Rich. Braham, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Crouch,
Colonel Reames, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Sir Robert Holt, Mr.
Wm. Sandis, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Colonel Sandys, Colonel Robinson, Lord Herbert, Mr. Smith, Sir Edm. Peirse,
Mr. Knight, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir Wm.
Tompkins, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Birch, Colonel
Kirkby, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Jones, Sir Phil. Warwick,
Sir Tho. Woodcock, Lord Richardson, Lord Brereton,
Sir Nich. Crispe, Mr. Scawen, and all the Members of
this House that serve for the Counties of Sussex and
Surrey: And to meet in the Exchequer Chamber Tomorrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Relief of Loyalists.
A Bill for the Distribution of the Threescore thousand
Pounds, Part of the Eighteen Months Assessment,
amongst such suffering Officers as have faithfully served
his Majesty, or his Royal Father, was this Day read the
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the same
Committee that was formerly appointed to receive Proposals for the further Supply of such suffering Persons as
had faithfully and constantly served his Majesty's Royal
Father, or his now Majesty: And, for that purpose, the
said Committee is revived; and to meet this Afternoon,
at Two of the Clock, at the Place formerly appointed:
And Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Mountague, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Pryn, Sir John Brampston,
are added to the Committee: And they are to expedite
their Report with what Speed they can.
Lady Wentworth's Nat.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for naturalizing
Philadelphia Wife of the Right honourable the Lord
Wentworth, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be agreed to: And that
the Title, being, An Act for naturalizing Philadelphia
Wife of the Right honourable the Lord Wentworth, be
also agreed to.
And Colonel Sam. Sandis is to carry up this Bill to the
D. of Albemarle's Patent.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made
and to be made to the Right Noble Lord George Duke of
Albemarle, of several Honours, Manors, and Hereditaments, granted to him by his Majesty, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, did deliver the same in at
the Clerk's Table.
And the said Amendments being twice read; and some
Additions being, upon the Question, agreed to; and the
said Amendments being, upon the Question, severally
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Frauds in Customs.
The House then resumed the Debate upon the ingrossed
Bill for preventing Frauds and Abuses, and regulating
the Receipts of his Majesty's Customs.
Resolved, That these Words, "or connive at any false
Entry," be inserted into the Bill.
Resolved, That these Words, "open Sea," be inserted
into the Bill.
The Question being put, That the Words "and forfeited" be inserted into the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Words, "give out" be inserted into
A Proviso, tendered to be added to the Bill, to restrain
Ships of War from taking in Freight, was once read.
The Question being put, That the said Proviso be read
the Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in his Majesty's Customs.
And Mr. Clifford is to carry up this Bill to the Lords.
Frauds in Excise.
A Bill for supplying Defects, and regulating Frauds
and Abuses, in collecting the Duty of Excise, was this
Day read the Second time.
An additional Clause was tendered to be made Part of
The Question being put, That the said Bill be committed;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Wm. Doyley,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|fSir Roger Bradshaigh,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Robert Brooke,
||With the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Phil. Warwick,
Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Birch, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Rich.
Temple, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Pryn,
Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Knight, Sir Tho. Meres,
Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Wm. Compton, or
any Five of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill for regulating Abuses in the Payments or Receipts of the Duty
of Excise: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two
of the Clock: And it is recommended to Sir Thomas
Meres, to take care, that the Bill be prepared and brought
in, with all the Speed it may.
Ordered, That the Committee for Bedford Level do
sit this Afternoon, if the Grand Committee for Trade
do not sit.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Highways be
taken into Consideration To-morrow, after Nine of the
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Toby Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned to you Two
Bills: One, intituled, An Act for repairing of Dover Harbour; the other, intituled, An Act against importing of
Foreign Wool Cards, Card Wire, or Iron Wire, with
some Amendments: And they have sent you an Act,
intituled, An Act for confirming, explaining, and enlarging an Act, intituled, An Act for the levying of
certain Monies due upon the Collection for the Protestants of Piedmont: To all which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.