House of Commons Journal Volume 8
3 December 1666

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 3 December 1666', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 656-657. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26816 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 3 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Bishop of Duresme's Estate.

SIR Francis Goodrick reports from the Committee to which the Bill for granting a Lease for Three Lives, of the Lord Bishop of Duresme's Lead Mines, to Humfry Wharton Esquire, was committed, That the Committee had made an Amendment to the Bill: Which Amendment being twice read; and agreed;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with . . . Amendment, be ingrossed.

Preventing Fire.

A Bill for providing Utensils for the speedy Quenching of Fire was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Pryn, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Edw. Masters, Colonel Reames, Sir John Goodrick, Lord Ancram, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Hungerford, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Windham, Sir Hen. Bellasis, Sir Richard Browne, Sir John Talbott, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Denham, Sir Thom. Bloudworth, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Crouch: And all the Members of this House that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Intercession for a Member's Pardon.

A Motion being made on the Behalf of the Lord Saint John, for the House to intercede for him with his Majesty, to pardon his Offence in striking Sir Andrew Henley in Westminster Hall, when the Courts were sitting;

Which the House resented as a very high Crime: But the Lord Saint John standing up in his Place, and acknowledging his Offence; and that he did it in Passion, and by Mistake, not knowing the Penalty of the Law; and craved the Pardon of the House; desiring their Mediation, also, upon his Submission, and Petition to his Majesty, for his gracious Pardon under the Great Seal of England:

And the House considering the Loyalty, Merit and Suffering, of his Person and Family; upon Debate of the Matter;

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the Lord Saint John, having acknowledged his Offence, and begged the Pardon of this House for striking Sir Andrew Henley in Westminster Hall; this House will intercede for him; and make it their humble Request to his Majesty, to pardon his Offence, and remit the Penalty.

Resolved, &c. That the Lord Saint John do, To-morrow Morning, bring in his Petition to the House, to be presented to his Majesty, for his gracious Pardon under the Great Seal of England: Which, being allowed by the House, Mr. Speaker, with the House, will attend his Majesty, at such Time and Place as he shall please to appoint, to intercede and beg Pardon of him for the Offence committed by the Lord Saint John.

Poll Bill.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Poll Bill for 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 a great Progress in the Poll Bill: And, in order to the Perfecting thereof, humbly moved, That the House would refer it to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of some Clauses in the Bill, to bring in a Clause that may cohere with the Bill, for the Commissioners nominating and appointing a head Collector, and sufficient and responsible Person: And that it be referred to the Commissioners to take such Security from the head Collector, as they shall think fit: And that some Provision be made to restrain the respective Collectors and Receivers to pay in the Money in a short time after the Receipt thereof: And that every Person, upon the Receipt of any Money, give Notice of such his Receipt to the Person to whom he is to pay it: And that they also bring in a Clause to imprison, where there is no Distress to be had: And that the House would resolve into a Committee again To-morrow Morning, to proceed to the Finishing of the said Bill.

Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock, to proceed in the Perfecting of the Poll Bill.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of some Clauses in the Poll Bill, to bring in a Clause, that may cohere with the Bill, for the Commissioners nominating and appointing a head Collector, a sufficient and responsible Person: And that it be referred to the Commissioners to take such Security from the head Collector, as they shall think fit: And that some Provision be made to restrain the respective Collectors and Receivers to pay in the Money in a short time after their Receipt thereof: And that every Person, upon the Receipt of any Money, give Notice of such his Receipt to the Person to whom he is to pay it: And that they also bring in a Clause to imprison, where there is no Distress to be had: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Information from the King-Scotch Rebels.

Sir Thomas Clifford informs the House, That his Majesty had been graciously pleased to command the Lord of Bath to deliver him the Letter from the Lord Drummond in Scotland, concerning the Routing and Dispersing of the Rebels there: to be communicated to the House: Which he read.

Thanks thereon.

Resolved, &c. That the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty for his great Favour, in imparting to this House the good News out of Scotland: And that the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council do return the Thanks of this House to his Majesty, accordingly.

Regulating the Press.

Ordered, That the Committee concerning Printing be revived; and do meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.

Committees.

The Question being put, That all Committees, except the Committee concerning the Poll Bill, be adjourned till To-morrow, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers,

Mr. Brunkar, With the Yeas, 43.
Sir Jonathan Trelawny,
Colonel Strangwaies, For the Noes,50.
Sir Robert Holt,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Leigh's Estate.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which Mr. Leigh's Bill is committed, be revived; and do sit Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And Mr. Buller and Mr. Morice is added to the said Committee.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.