Die Lunæ, 9 Martii, 1667.
Electing Members for Durham.
SIR Thomas Strickland reports from the Committee
to which the Bill for constituting Knights and Burgesses to serve for the County Palatine of Durham, was
committed, that the Committee had carefully examined
the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alterations
or Amendments thereto.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be ingrossed.
Lady Routh's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill of Dame Eliz. Routh be read
To-morrow Morning the First Bill.
Silk Throwsters Trade.
A Bill for regulating the Silk Throwsters Trade was
read the Second time.
A Petition of the Company of Silk Throwsters was
Resolved, &c. That the Bill and the Petition be committed to Col. Birch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake,
Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Morice, Sir
Robert Atkins, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir
Walter Young, Sir Clifford Clifton, Lord Vaughan, Lord
Castleton, Mr. Marvell, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Charles
Harbord, Mr. Jones, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Roger Bradshaigh,
Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Grey, Sir Thom. Clergis,
Dr. Burwell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Gilb.
Talbott, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thomas
Gower, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Sir John Brampston, and all the Members
that serve for the City of London: And all that come
are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon
at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Howard of Devonshire have Leave
to go into the Country.
The Question being put, That the Bill concerning the
Post Office be now read;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Post Office be
read To-morrow Morning.
Privilege- Libellous Publication.
Information being given, that Robert Clavell, who writ
the Letter to Throp the Bookseller at Chester, was an Officer in the Post Office; and was attending at the Door;
the said Clavell was called in to the Bar of this House:
Was examined, and asked some Questions, by Mr.
Speaker, concerning that Matter.
Ordered, That the Committees relating to his Majesty's Supply do make their Report to the Committee
of the whole House.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion made
for a Supply for the King.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, a Vote
of the Committee formerly passed; viz. That, towards the
Raising a Supply for his Majesty, an additional Duty be
laid on some foreign Commodities at the Custom house;
and not by way of Excise: And that it was the Desire
of the Committee, that the House would take up the
Debate of the same in a full House.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Report be taken
up To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the further Hearing, upon the Petition
of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse, appointed for
To-morrow, be adjourned till Saturday Morning next.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
Ordered, That the further Debate concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, appointed for To-morrow, be re-assumed on Monday next.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow in the Afternoon,
except the Committees relating to his Majesty's Supply;
the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Hearthmoney, is committed; and the Committee to whom the
Matter concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords,
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.