Die Mercurii, 6 Maii, 1668.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for enabling
of Sir Wm. Juxon, Executor of the last Will of
the late Archbishop of Canterbury, to recover Part of his
Estate, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass; and the Title be
agreed to: And Sir John Birkenhead is to carry back
the Bill to the Lords.
Privilege- Reflection on a Member.
The House being acquainted of a great Abuse, Scandal,
and Aspersion, cast upon Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a Member
of this House, by one Wm Carr, charging him with
Tampering with one Captain Awbry, and others, pretended Witnesses in a Cause depending between the
said Carr, and the Lord Gerrard; and endeavouring
to take off their Testimony; it being averred, that
Captain Awberry, upon Discourse, had utterly denied
it: And the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, that the
Information given out against Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a
Member of this House, for endeavouring to take off one
Mr. Awberry, a pretended Witness in a Cause depending
before this House, between Wm. Carr and the Lord
Gerrard, is scandalous and untrue.
Ordered, That after the Matter of Jurisdiction and
Privilege, now depending between the Lords and this
House, is ended, the Report in the Case of the Lord
Gerrard be assumed; and that Awberry, and the other
Persons concerned, do attend.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do sit this
Afternoon, for Dispatch of the several Cases of the Lord
Newbourgh, Sir Geo. Probert, and Sir Wm. Smith.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to draw up
Articles of Impeachment against Mr. Brunckard be revived; and do sit this Afternoon: And that Mr. Wright,
and Sir Jonathan Trelawny be added to the Committee.
A Petition of Mrs. Jane Whorwood, and a Copy of a
Certificate of the Court of Chancery thereunto annexed,
were read: And Mrs. Whorwood, being called in to the
Bar of this House, did own the Petition.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Bill of Mr. Whorwood, and the Petition of Mrs. Whorwood, be heard at
the Bar of this House, the First Thursday of the Meeting
of the House, after the Recess.
Ordered, That the Order of the House, made in the
Case of Mr. James Herbert, a Member of this House,
for a Breach of Privilege, be enlarged; and that the
Sheriff of the County of Kent be required to deliver
John Butler Bailiff and Servant to Mr. Herbert, out of
Execution, and set him at Liberty.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mundeford
Brampston, and Mr. Procter;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to
acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House in
the Bill for raising of Three hundred and Ten thousand
Pounds, on Wines, Brandy, and other Liquors.
Spirits and Wine Trade.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Petition of the
Merchants trading in Spirits made of Wine, commonly
called Brandy; setting forth, that the Farmers of the
Excise demand Eight Pence the Gallon for the Excise
thereof, whereas there is but Four Pence the Gallon due,
and do sue and prosecute the Petitioners before the
Commissioners of Excise, thereby to deprive the Petitioners of the Benefit of Juries; be heard at the Bar of
this House, the First Monday of the Meeting of the
House after the Recess.
Privilege- A Person discharged from Custody.
Ordered, That Charles Durdant, now in Custody of
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for a Breach
of Privilege committed against Sir Fretchvile Hollis, be
discharged of his Commitment, and released, paying
The ingrossed Bill for the better Rebuilding of the
City of London was read; and some Amendments and
Alterations agreed and made thereto at the Table.
The Question being put, To omit the Clause in the
Bill, for Confirmation of the Allotments already made
by Staking out the Street next the Thames;
The House divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Lanc. Lake,
||For the Yeas,
Sir Thom. Lee,
||For the Noes,
|Sir Charles Wheeler,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Sir Charles Harbord delivered Two Accounts; one,
of Grants in Fee, or by long Leases from the Crown,
since the Twenty-fifth of March 1640: Another, of an
Account of Leases granted by the Crown since the
Twenty-fifth of March 1640.
A Proviso for registering Deeds and Leases, relating
to the City of London, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be read the Second
Which was accordingly read; and laid aside.
A Proviso for opening a Passage down to Old Swan
Alley, from Thames-street, to the Wharf, was read the
First and Second time; and laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That the Clause in the Thirty-third
Skin of the Bill, for making the Fleet, and other Places,
publick Store Yards, be omitted.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And the
Title shall be, An additional Act for the better Rebuilding of the City of London: And Mr. Steward do carry
up the Bill to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.