House of Commons Journal Volume 9
30 March 1668

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 March 1668', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 71-72. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27092 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 30 Martii, 1668.

Prayers.

THE Lady Barbara Bret, the Wife of Sir Edward Bret, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to her Naturalization.

Suppressing Conventicles.

A Bill for Continuance of a former Act, to prevent and suppress seditious Conventicles, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning after Ten of the Clock.

Lyndsey Level.

Ordered, That such Papers and Records in any Courts or Offices, which concern Lyndsey Level, as shall be necessary, be brought in and produced, to be made use of, at the Hearing of that Cause, on either Side, as there shall be Occasion, on Tuesday Sevennight: And such Offices and Persons as are concerned, are to take notice hereof, and cause the same to be brought in accordingly.

Justices of Peace.

Ordered, That the Knights of the several Shires do attend the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England; and desire his Lordship, that he would inspect the Roll of the Justices of Peace: And that such Persons as shall be found unfit for that Trust, or do refuse or neglect to put the Laws in Execution, be left out of Commission.

Importting Foreign Cattle.

The Clauses and Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the additional Bill against importing foreign Cattle, were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That Sir Robert Carr do carry up the Bill, with the Clauses agreed to back to the Lords: And do put the Lords in Mind of the Bill concerning poor Prisoners; and the Bill touching Writs of Certiorari: And desire their Lordships to take these Bills into their Consideration.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee appointed, by the Order of the Fourth of November, and the Seventeenth of February, to consider of the Clothiers Petition, and the Matter touching the Exportation of Wool, and report their Opinions; that the Committee had agreed a Resolve to be presented to the House: Which he read; and delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being again read, is as followeth: viz.

That the House be moved to give Order for a Bill to be brought in, to repeal so much of the Act of 14° Car. as maketh the Transportation of Wools to be Felony; and to provide, that no Wool may be laid up or kept in a House or Barn, &c. within Miles of the Sea, in Rumney Marsh, or the Parts adjacent, extending from thence Eastwards unto Dover, and South-westwards unto Rye; being about Thirty Miles in Length, of the Sea Coast; with such other Clauses and Provisions, as may be needful to prevent the Exportation thereof.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee; and that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Purposes aforesaid: And the Committee are impowered to consider of a Way to prevent Exportation of Wool from Ireland into foreign Parts; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And all the Members of the Long Robe are added to the Committee.

Encouraging Tillage, &c.

A Bill to encourage Tillage, the Breed of Horses and Cattle, and Navigation, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the Committee from whom the Bill was brought in: And that these Persons following be added to the Committee; viz. Sir Robert Carr, Sir Walter Young, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Fowell, Sir Thom. Strickland, Sir Wm. Coventry, Lord Richardson, Sir Wm. Windham, Mr. Tufton, Lord Fitzwilliams, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Theo. Biddolph, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Love, Sir Thom. Clifford, Mr. Barnaby, Sir John Fitzjames, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr. Morice, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Jo. Dawney, Mr. King: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

King appoints to be attended.

Mr. Secretary Morice delivers a Message from his Majesty, that it was his Majesty's Pleasure and Command, that Mr. Speaker, with the House, do attend his Majesty at Three of the Clock, at the Banqueting-house at Whitehall, this Afternoon.

Committee of Grievances.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit on Wednesday next.

Hearthmoney Tax.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill concerning Hearthmoney, be read To-morrow at Ten of the Clock.

Clothing Trade.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate the Clothing Trade in Brecknocksheere.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply, by a Poll.

Mr. Speaker leaves the Chair.

Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.

Mr. Steward reports from the said Committee, that they had made some further Progress in the Matter of his Majesty's Supply; and had resolved upon some Heads in order to a Poll Bill; viz.

That every Person, to be charged by the Poll Bill, shall pay, for his or her single Poll, Twelve Pence.

That all Aliens, according to their Quality, be doubly charged.

That all Persons, Subjects of this Realm, being now beyond the Seas, shall be liable to be charged by this Bill.

That all Persons who have not received the Sacrament, according to the Liturgy of the Church of England, within one Year last past, shall pay double.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, that every Person to be charged by the Poll Bill shall pay, for his or her single Poll, Twelve Pence.

That all Aliens, according to their Quality, be doubly charged.

That all Persons, Subjects of this Realm, having Estates or Pensions in England, and residing in the Kingdoms of any foreign Prince, shall be liable to be charged by this Bill.

That all Persons who have not received the Sacrament, according to the Liturgy of the Church of England, within one Year last past, shall pay double.

Resolved, &c. That all Children under the Age of Sixteen Years, they nor their Parents being not worth a Hundred Pounds, shall not be liable to be charged by this Bill.

Lady Savile's Portion.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewin and Sir John Coell.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the better securing of a Portion of Five thousand Pounds, to and for the Lady Frances Savile, an Infant, Daughter of Thomas late Earl of Sussex, out of Part of the Estate of James Earl of Sussex, also an Infant, in pursuance of the Will of the said Thomas Earl of Sussex: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

The House adjourned till Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

The House attends the King.

THE House being met, Mr. Speaker and the Members in a Body went and attended his Majesty at Whitehall, according to his Majesty's Command for that Purpose. Being returned;

Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, that his Majesty expressed himself to this Effect; viz.

That the Season of the Year was far spent; and that it was high Time for the Setting out of a Fleet; and therefore conjured the House to finish his Supply; and to make Haste to dispatch the Businesses depending, in order to a Recess by Whitsuntide.

Sir H. Vaughan's Outlawry.

Ordered, That the Clerk, in whose Custody the original Record of the Outlawry against Sir Henry Vaughan, remaineth, do attend the Committee of Privileges, with the said Record, To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Fees on Orders, &c.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, that there is no Fee due for Orders, or Writ of Elections, upon the Admission of Members into the House.

Miscarriages of the War.

Sir Robert Brookes reports from the Committee to inquire into the Miscarriages of the late War, that it was the Opinion of the Committee, that the House would appoint some of their Members to attend upon his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke; and to desire him to renew his Commands to Sir John Harman to hasten home: And also, to appoint some of their Members to attend the Commissioners of Accounts; and inquire what Progress they have made in the Discovery of the Imbezlement of the East India and other Prize Goods; and to desire them to transmit Copies of their Proceeding therein to the House.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that some of the Members be appointed to attend upon his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke; and desire him to renew his Commands to Sir John Harmans to hasten home: And Sir Robert Brookes and Sir Robert Carr are appointed to attend his Royal Highness accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, that some of the Members be appointed to attend the Commissioners of Accounts; and inquire, what Progress they have made in the Discovery of the Imbezlement of the East India, and other Prize Goods; and to desire them to transmit Copies of their Proceedings therein to the House: And Sir Thomas Meres and Sir Thomas Lee are appointed to attend the Commissioners of Accounts accordingly.

Supply.

The Question being propounded, That the House, every other Day at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, take into Consideration the Matter of his Majesty's Supply;

And the Question being put, That the Word "other" stand in the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers,

Sir Thomas Meres, for the Yeas, 39.
Sir Robert Brookes,
Colonel Birch, for the Noes, 58.
Sir Clifford Clifton,

And so it passed in the Negative.

And the main Question being put;

It was Resolved, That the House, every Day at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, take into Consideration the Matter of his Majesty's Supply.

Stonehouse's Petition

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause, upon the Petition of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse, appointed for Wednesday next, be adjourned till Thursday next in the Afternoon; and the House then to sit for that Purpose.

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