Mercurii, primo die Julii, 15° Car. IIdi.
AN additional Bill for the better regulating and
collecting the Duty of Excise was read the Second
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Thomas Gowre, Mr. Knight, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir
Edw. Masters, Sir Edm. Pye, Mr. Buller, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Heath, Mr. Finch, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Lanc. Lake,
Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Reames, Mr.
Pepis, Mr. Collins, Mr. Jolley, Mr. Kent, Sir Wm.
Doyley, Sir Rowland Berkley, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir
Wm. Thompson, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Morrice,
Colonel Windham, Mr. Jay, Sir John Newton, Mr. Knollys,
Sir George How, Mr. Chetiwyn, Mr. Garaway, Sir Rich.
Onslow, Sir George Downing, Sir John Nicholas, Sir John
Norton, Sir Charles Cottrell, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. George, Mr. Wandesford, Sir
Bayn. Throckmorion, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Nicholas
Steward, Sir John Fredericke, Sir Antho. Irby, Dr. Burwell, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Hen. Bennett, Mr. Jones,
Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Moore, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir
Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Littleton, Colonel Strangwayes,
Sir John Shaw, Sir Jeoffrey Shackerly, Colonel Kirkby,
Sir Tho. Peyton, Lord Ancram, Sir John Holland, Sir Cha.
Harbord, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Phillips, Colonel Fretchvile, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir John Gaudy, Sir Rich. Braham,
Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Clement Throckmorton, Mr. Grey,
Mr. Weld, Colonel Egerton, Sir John Duncombe, Mr.
Fox, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Phillip Warwicke, Mr.
Boscawen, Mr. Strangwayes, Sir Rich. Mauleverer, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Windham, Sir George Reve, Mr.
Whitley, Mr. Chowne: And they are to meet To-morrow
at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber, in
the Afternoon: And to receive Proposals for regulating
Abuses, and better ordering the Duty of Excise: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Offices in London.
Ordered, That all Members that come to the Committee to which the Bill concerning the Grants of Offices
in London is committed, shall have Voices thereat.
A Bill to confirm an Act made by the Convention, for
naturalizing Peter de la Peire alias Petere, and John de
la Peire alias Peters, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time
Privilege.-Charge against Sir R. Temple.
The House having received Information, That the
Earl of Bristoll was at the Door; and did pray Admittance into the House, to give an Account, in Person, of
the Matter concerning Sir Richard Temple, according to
the Vote of the House passed, upon his Lordship's Desire
in that Behalf, on the Twenty-seventh of June last;
E. of Bristoll heard.
His Lordship was, by Direction of the House, placed
in a Chair, set for him, on Purpose, on the left Side
of the House, within the Bar: And Mr. Speaker did
open unto him his Majesty's Message, and the Votes
and Proceedings of the House thereupon, concerning
Sir Richard Temple.
And his Lordship having delivered his Answer thereto
in the House;
And being withdrawn;
The House proceeded in the Debate of the Matter.
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, That Sir
Richard Temple hath not broke any Privilege of this
House, in the Matter in Question concerning him.
Resolved, That this Return be made from the House,
to the Answer of the Earl of Bristoll: Viz. "That the
Earl of Bristoll, in the Account which he hath given this
House, in the Matter concerning Sir Richard Temple,
hath carried himself with all Duthulness towards his Majesty; hath cleared the Member of this House; and that
the House is well satisfied with his Respects to them.
His Lordship was again called in: And Mr. Speaker
did acquaint him with the Return of the House.
Ordered, That such Members of this House, as are of
his Majesty's Privy Council, do acquaint his Majesty with
the Vote of the House, concerning Sir Richard Temple.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Temple have the Leave of
this House, to petition his Majesty for his Favour; and
to give him Satisfaction, as to the other Informations
mentioned in his Majesty's Message.
The House adjourns till To-morrow Morning, at
Eight of the Clock.