Die Mercurii, 18 Decembris, 1667.
ORDERED, That these Members following be
added to the Committee, to which the Petition of
Mr. Fitton is committed; viz. Sir Robert Long, Sir Tho.
Gower, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Wynne, Mr. Phillip
Musgrave, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Allen: And all the
Gentlemen of the Long Robe; and all that serve for the
Counties of Cheshire and Lancashire; are likewise added
to the said Committee.
Prices of Coals, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, the Justices of Peace of London, Middlesex, and
Surrey, and others concerned, do forthwith put the Laws
for settling Prices on Coals in Execution; and give an
Account of it to the House, at their First Meeting after
Christmas: And, for their better effecting of it, to inquire what Lightermen, or others, have Stores of Coals
in their Hands.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, at their Meeting
after Christmas, in the First Place, take into Consideration the Act concerning the Militia, and the Defects
therein: And that no private Business be entertained,
till the publick Business be dispatched.
A Proviso, to be added to the Bill of Accompts, was
tendered; and Twice read.-
Trade with Scotland.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee, to
which the Bill for settling of Trade between England and
Scotland, was committed, several Amendments agreed by
the Committee to be made to the Bill; and that the
Committee had left it to the House to fill up the Blank
relating to Commissioners.
And the Amendments being twice read; and some
Alterations and Additions, on the Question, agreed, and
made at the Table; and it being proposed, and, on the
Question, agreed, That the Number of Commissioners
be Twelve, the Quorum Five, and the King to name the
Commissioners; and the Bill, being so amended;
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed
to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon: And
that Sir Thomas Gower do acquaint the Lords with it;
and desire the Lords would also please to sit.-
A Proviso, touching buying and selling of Tickets, was
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be agreed to, and made
Part of the Bill of Accompts.
Another Proviso was tendered, and Thrice read.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and that the
Title be, An Act for taking the Accompts of the several
Sums of Money therein mentioned.
An ingrossed Bill for making Prize Ships free for
Trade, was read the Third time.
A Proviso for making Two Ships at Boston free, was
read Thrice; and agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and that the Title
be, An Act for making Prize Ships free for Trade.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Harbord do carry up this
Bill, and the Bill of Accompts, to the Lords, for their
And then the House adjourned till Three of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
Trade with Scotland.
THE ingrossed Bill for settling Freedom and Intercourse of Trade between England and Scotland, was
read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that
the Title be, An Act for settling Freedom and Intercourse of Trade between England and Scotland.
The ingrossed Bill for the Relief of poor Prisoners for
Debt, was read the Third time.
A Proviso for setting a Penalty upon the Sheriffs,
Gaoler, or Keeper of Prisons, if they shall hinder the
Prisoners Relief according to the Act, was Thrice read;
and resolved to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Proviso
added thereunto, do pass: And that the Title be, An
Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.
Col. Birch reports from the Committee, to whom the
Petition of the Silk Throwsters, was committed, that it is
the Opinion of the Committee, that the House be desired
to annul and make void the By Law, restraining the Number of Spindles, complained of by the Petitioners, so as
the same may not be put in Execution for the future.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, that a Bill be brought in for making void the
said By Law; and that Mr. Love, Mr. Jolly, Col. Birch,
Mr. Buscowen, and the Members that serve for the City
of London, have Leave to bring in a Bill accordingly.
Banishing Earl of Clarendon.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee, to which
the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Banishing and Disenabling the Earl of Clarendon, was committed, several
Amendments and Additions, agreed by the Committee
to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place;
and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which
were Twice read; and, upon the Question, severally
The Question being put, That, after the Word "Misdemeanours," in the Preamble, these Words be inserted,
viz. "and not being committed or secured, at their Desire, for the same;"
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That in the First Line, and Line the
Fifth, after the Word "himself," these Words, "and
is fled," be inserted.
The Bill, with the Amendments, was read the Third
The Question being put, That the Time, in the Bill,
be enlarged till the Tenth of February;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Amendments in the
Bill do pass;
The House divided:
The Yeas went out.
||for the Yeas,
|Sir John Talbott,
Sir Robert Carr,
||for the Noes,
|Sir Nicho. Carew,
And so it was Resolved in the Affirmative, That the
said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass: And that the
Title be, An Act for Banishing and Disenabling the Earl