Martis, 27 die Aprilis, 1675.
A BILL for settling the Duty of Hearth Money, was
read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Edward
Masters, Colonel Sands, Sir William Strode, Mr. Tho.
Meeres, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir John
Covert, Sir John Knight, Mr. Bennett, Sir George Reeve,
Mr. Roll, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Richard Everrard,
Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir John Heath, Mr. Aliffe, Mr.
Vaughan, Sir Rich. Ford, Colonel Birch, Colonel Strode,
Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Nich. Morris, Mr. Buller, Mr. Spry,
Sir John Bennett, Mr. Wood, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Wm. Francklyn, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Culliford,
Sir John Robinson, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. May, Sir Hen.
Ford, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Cicill Bishopp, Lord Ashley:
And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they
are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, in the Duchy Chamber: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to
which the Bill to enable Sir Francis Compton, and others,
to make Sale of the Manor of Hamerton in the County of
Huntington, was committed, some Amendments, agreed
by the Committee, to be made to the Bill: Which he read
in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and,
upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Delays of Suits.
A Bill to revive and perpetuate an Act for avoiding
unnecessary Suits and Delays, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Cha. Harbord, Mr. Spry, Sir Richard Everrard, Mr.
Dalmahoy, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Head, Colonel Birch,
Mr. Nich. Morris, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Talbott, Sir
Tho. Peyton, Colonel Kirby, Sir Adam. Browne, Colonel
Sands, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Serjeant Pedley, Mr. Sawyer, Sir John Heath, Mr. Tho.
Morris, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Brampston, Mr.
Chetwin, Mr. Wood, Mr. Walter Chetwin, and all the
Members of the Long Robe: 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.
Trial of Peers.
An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for the
better Trial of the Peers of England, was read the First
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time in
a full House.
Russells, &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalization of Theodore Russell, James
Frontin, and others, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had attended his Majesty
with the Address of the House concerning the Duke of
Lawderdale; and that his Majesty had returned Answer,
That it was long, and of great Importance, and therefore he could not return a present Answer: But He would
consider of it, and, in a short time, return an Answer.
Temporary, &c. Laws.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to
peruse such temporary Acts as were confirmed, and
made perpetual by the Statute of 17° Car. I; and to
consider which of them are fit to be made temporary,
and which perpetual; and to report the Matter, with
their Opinions herein, to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Cheney, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir
Tho. Williams, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Onslow,
Colonel Birch, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Richard Franklyn, Mr.
Palmes, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Wm. Bucknall, Sir Cicill
Bishopp, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Sacheverall; or any Three of
them: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Three
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Rates on Jewels, &c.
Ordered, That Leave be given to Sir George Downing,
to bring in a Bill for ascertaining the Rates as to rough
Jewels, Ginger, and Corn ground, which shall be imported; and also of setting a Rate on Piamento, or Jamaica Pepper, and Cocoa-nuts.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse
the Acts concerning Measures; and to bring in a Bill to
remedy the Defects therein; and to ascertain the Measures for the future, as they shall see Cause.
And it is referred to Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Edward
Deering, Mr. Hampden, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John
Covert, Sir John Knight, Sir John Bramston, Sir Wm.
Lewis, Mr. Garraway, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Lee,
Mr. Powle, Mr. Newport, or any Three of them.
Earl of Danby's Impeachment.
The House then proceeded in the further Consideration of the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord
High Treasurer of England.
And the first Article being read; and the Patent
granted to Mr. Mountney, dated the Twelfth of November
last, being also read;
And Mr. Mountney being called in, and heard to
several Questions, touching the Method of Payment of
Monies arising upon the Customs;
And several Members of the House having also given
an Account touching the same; and of the Method of
issuing publick Monies;
And the Matter being debated;
The Question being put, Whether it appears by this
Patent, that there is fit Matter in the First Article for an
It passed in the Negative.
Another Patent being read, bearing Date the 31th of
March last, relating to the Farming of the Excise;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Matter,
upon the Patent last read, be adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Ten of the Clock: And the Chancellor of the
Exchequer is desired to be present, if he be in a Condition of Health: And that the Debate, touching the
Navy, be put off till Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to whom it is appointed to inspect the
Laws for Repairing and Maintaining of Highways, and
consider wherein they are defective; and to prepare and
bring in a Bill for the effectual Repairing and Maintaining
thereof; viz. Colonel Norton, Mr. Foote, Mr. George
Clerk, Sir Wm. Windham, Sir Wm. Portman, Sir John
Coventry, Sir Tho. Dolman, Mr. Neale, Sir Wm. Lewis,
Sir John Norton.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.