House of Commons Journal Volume 9
12 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 12 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 733-734. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27885 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Veneris, 12 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

JOHN Gasper Keeling, and several others, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, this Day, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Woollen Manufacture.

Sir Richard Temple reports from the Committee appointed to consider of such Remedies as they should think fit, and offer to the House, to keep up the Price of Wool and Corn, That the Committee, having taken the Matters to them referred into their Consideration, had agreed upon a Report to be made, and presented to the House, in Writing: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, is as follows; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to give Leave, That a Bill be brought in, to supply the Defects in an Act 22 Car. II. intituled, An Act for Improvement of Tillage, and Breed of Cattle, to ascertain the Price upon Oath, before the Two next Justices of the County, to the Port, or Place of Importation; and the said Prices to be according to the general Price of such Corn or Grain in the next Market Town adjoining to the said Port, the last Market Day, before such Importation.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to give Leave, That a Bill be brought in for confining all Persons to wear the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom Six Months in every Year.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the East India Company, by importing raw and unwrought Silks, is prejudicial to the Woollen Manufacture of England, as to its Vent in Turkey.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Callicoes brought from East India are prejudicial to the Consumption of . . . Woollen Manufacture both at Home and abroad.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the East India wrought Silks are likewise prejudicial to the Woollen Manufacture, as to their Vent in Italy and France.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Clause be inserted in the Bill for Woollen Manufacture, to enforce Women, under the Degree of Gentlewomen, to wear Hats made of Wool, as formerly.

Resolved, That all Shrouds, hereafter to be used in the Burying of any Person, shall weigh no less than Six Pounds; and that all Bodies hereafter to be buried shall be wrapped in Wool, or Woollen Stuff, weighing Six Pounds, or above.

Resolved, That the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in to that Purpose.

Resolved, That the House be moved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better regulating the Manufacture of Wool.

Resolved, That the present Standard for the Making of Cloth, as also for Making of Stuffs, as to Length, Breadth, and Weight, being subject to many Abuses, be better ascertained.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, for the better Consumption of Wool for the future, all Coaches shall be lined with Woollen Manufacture only: And that the House be moved for a Bill to be brought in accordingly.

To which Report and Resolves the House, upon the Question, severally agreed.

Ordered, That the same Committee be impowered to prepare and bring in several Bills, according to the said Report.

Dufay's, &c. Nat.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir James Astry and Dr. Edgebury;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill for the Naturalization of James Dufay, and others; to which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

Expiring Laws.

A Bill to revive and continue several Acts of Parliament therein mentioned, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Bedford Level.

Sir Thomas Higgins reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for repealing a Clause in an Act for Draining of Bedford Level, was committed, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the said Amendments were again read; and, upon the Question severally put, were agreed to by the House.

The Clause being likewise twice read, was, with an Amendment made at the Table, . . . .

Ordered, That the Bill, with the said Amendments and Clause, be ingrossed.

Army Accounts.

Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That Sir Gilbert Gerrard was with him this Morning; and assured him, That he would forthwith attend the Committee, appointed to inspect his Accounts of the disbanding the late Forces.

Supply Bill; Duty on Tobacco, &c.

A Bill for an Imposition on Sugars and Tobacco, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the said Bill.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

A Petition of the Merchant Adventurers of Bristoll was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee of the whole House: And that the Parties be called in, and heard by the Committee thereupon.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill for an Imposition on Sugars and Tobacco, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to the same: Which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, and an Amendment made at the Table, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Brecon, &c Writs.

The Right honourable Charles Marquis of Worcester standing up in his Place; and acquainting the House, That he, being chose to serve in this present Parliament for several Places, did wave his Election for the County of Brecon, Town of Brecon, and Borough of Monmouth;

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrants to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out new Writs for the Election of a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Brecon, and of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the said Town of Brecon, and Borough of Monmouth, in the room of the said Marquis of Worcester.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.