Die Sabbati, 13 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
of Trade, to consider whether it be necessary to
bring in a Bill for providing of Pitch, Tar, Tackle, and
other Necessaries, for his Majesty's Navy.
Skelton's &c. Nat.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Naturalization be
read on Monday Morning the first Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill for repairing of Highways be
read on Monday Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate from the Committee of the Bill for Hearth Money.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred back to the Committee, to make Provision in the Bill for impowering the
Justices of the Peace to send a Summons to the several
Parishes, Townships, and Places, concerned, to make
a Return to them of the Names of Three or more responsible Persons, Inhabitants, at their Quarter Sessions or
Meetings; and, out of them, the Justices to choose and
appoint one or more, as they find necessary, to be Collectors of the Hearth Money. And the Committee are
to consider of the other Debates of the House, and the
former Acts; and to make the best Provision they can,
for collecting and securing the Duty: And to sit on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the several
Petitions concerning the Duty of Brandy is committed,
do sit on Wednesday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; when all Parties and Witnesses are to attend.
Sir Toomas Meeres delivers in a Report in Writing,
giving an Account, from Mr. Attorney General, of the
Information in the King's Bench against Mr. Brunckard,
Mr. Attorney General returns this Answer, concerning
the Information in the King's Bench, by Sir John Moreton, against Mr. Brunckard:
That it had no Stop from him: That he had called
upon Sir John Moreton, and his Father, Serjeant Fountaine, to prosecute; and that he was, and will be always,
ready and willing to own it, and to prosecute it, unless
he be prohibited by his Majesty.
Mr. Attorney sent for Mr. Waterhouse, Secondary to
the Clerk of the Crown in the King's Bench; who, upon
this Occasion, affirmed, that an Information against
Mr. Brunckard was drawn by the said Mr. Waterhouse,
which he delivered to Sir John Moreton to carry to his
Counsel; and that it was never after brought back to him,
or filed, or exhibited: But he asking Sir John's Servant
of it, the Servant answered, It should not be prosecuted.
The Question being proposed, That Sir Robert Carr
and Sir Thomas Meres do again repair to Mr. Attorney
General, to know of him, whether he received any Letter
from Mr. Secretary Trevor, to stop the Proceedings in
the King's Bench against Mr. Brunckard;
And the Question being put, That this Question be
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
Sir Thom. Tomkins,
||for the Yeas,
||for the Noes,
And it passed in the Negative.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the
Report from the Commissioners of Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That the Cause of Election for the
Town of Bridgwater be heard by the Committee of
Elections this Day Fortnight.
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the House be called over on Monday Sevennight.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the Motion
for the King's Supply be adjourned till Friday next.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the
Report of the Commissioners of Accounts be adjourned
till Wednesday next: And the Commissioners are desired
to be then present.
Committee of Privileges.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections have Leave to sit this Afternoon, and on Tuesday in the Afternoon: And these Members following to
be added to the Committee; viz. Sir Wm. Bowyer, Sir
Jo. Stapeley, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir
Charles Harbord, Mr. Noell, Mr. Alderman Bence, Mr.
Arthur Onslow, Mr. Wm. Morgan, Mr. Price, Sir Wm.
Windham, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr.
Thomas Coventry, Mr. Thom. Harlackenton, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Thom. Monpesson, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Robert
Cordwell, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Jo. Kerle, Mr. Marmaduke Darcy, Col. Fran. Windham, Sir Hen. North, Sir
Wm. Lewis, Lord Cavendish, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Mr.
Mainard, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Buller, Lord Rosse, Mr.
Wm. Harbord, Mr. Sidney Godolphin, Sir Jo. Pelham, Mr.
Marvel, Mr. Arthur Owen, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Lewis.
Ordered, That all other Committees have Leave to sit
between this and Wednesday.
Ordered, That Sir John Covet, and Sir Denny Ashburnham, be added to the Committee to which the Bill
for the better collecting the Duty arising by Hearth
Money was committed.
And then the House adjourned till Wednesday
Morning Eight of the Clock.