House of Commons Journal Volume 9
6 December 1667

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 December 1667', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 32-33. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27044 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 6 Decembris, 1667.

Maidstone Writ.

UPON Information given, that the Town of Maidstone in Kent is now free from the Contagion of the Plague;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Election of a Member to serve for the Town of Maidstone in the County of Kent, instead of Sir Edmund Pearse, deceased.

Publick Bills.

Ordered, That the Clerk make out a List of all publick Bills under Commitment, against To-morrow Morning.

Bishop of Durham's Leasing.

The Bill for enabling the Lord Bishop of Durham to make Leases of certain Lead Mines, with the Amendments thereto, sent from the Lords, and inserted in the Bill, was read the Third time.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Gower do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Yarmouth Pier.

A Bill for the Repair of the Haven and Pier of Great Yarmouth and Norfolk was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

State of Trade.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Matter concerning Balance of Trade.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair

Conference with Lords.

Sir Robert Howard went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, according to the Vote made Yesterday: And, upon Return, makes Report, that the Lords had agreed to a present Conference.

Ordered, That the Paper of the Earl of Clarendon, and Votes of this House relating thereto, be delivered to the Lords at the Conference.

Exporting Leather.

Ordered, That a Committee concerning exporting tanned Leather be revived; and do sit this Afternoon: And Mr. Mallett, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Jay, Mr. Culliford, and Sir Henry Puckering, are added to the Committee.

Escapes from London Sheriffs.

Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill for indemnifying the Sheriff of London was committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, at the Time and Place formerly appointed.

State of Trade.

The House then again resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Matter concerning the Balance of Trade.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Trade with Scotland.

Sir Robert Atkins reports it as the Opinion of the Committee, that a Bill be brought in for constituting Commissioners of this Kingdom, to treat and conclude with Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, sufficiently authorized thereto, for the Freedom of Trade between both Kingdoms by suspending the Impositions laid, since the Year 1660, upon any Commodities of the Growth and Manufacture of either Kingdom: And what shall be so concluded, being approved of by his Majesty, to have Continuance for One whole Year, or until the End of the next Session of Parliament, which shall first happen.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Bill be brought in for constituting Commissioners of this Kingdom of treat and conclude with Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, sufficiently authorized thereunto, for the Freedom of Trade between both Kingdoms, by suspending the Impositions laid, since the Year 1660, upon any Commodities of the Growth or Manufacture of either Kingdom: And what shall be so concluded, being approved of by his Majesty, to have Continuance for One whole Year, or until the End of the next Session of Parliament, which shall first happen. And it is referred to Sir Robert Atkins, Col. Birch, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir George Downing, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Comptroller; or any Three of them; to prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned till Five of the Clock this Afternoon.