House of Commons Journal Volume 9
24 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 24 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 746-748. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27895 Date accessed: 28 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 24 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

Simony.

A BILL for Suppression of Simony was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Serjeant Maynard, Sir Roger Cave, Lord Bruce, Lord Brackley, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Cha. Holt, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Porter, Lord Falkland, Mr. Weld, Sir Rich. Lloyd, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Marquis Worcester, Sir Tho. Darcey, Mr. Paston, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Price, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Parker, Sir John Mathews, Mr. Foley, Lord Digby, Mr. Christy, Lord Campden, Sir Orlan. Gee, Mr. Essex Strode, and all the Members of the Long Robe, and Doctors of the Civil Law: And they are to meet, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Earl of Powis House.

The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for rebuilding the Earl of Powis's House in Lincolne's Inn Fields, was committed, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to the same, without any Alteration.

The said Bill being read a Third time;

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed.

Ordered, That the Lord Bruce do carry up the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House thereto.

Importing Candles.

Sir Edmund Jennings reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against the Importation of Tallow Candles, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to some Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being severally read, were agreed to.

The Proviso, being read a Second time, was likewise agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the Bill.

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

Rochester, &c. Waterworks.

An ingrossed Bill for Conveying of fresh Water to Rochester, was read a Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Conveying of fresh Water, through several Grounds, to Rochester.

Ordered, That Mr. Bickerstaffe do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Thetford Return amended.

The Deputy Mayor of the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norfolk, and the Clerk of the Crown, being called in, amended the Return for the said Borough, by taking off the Indenture, whereby Wm. Heveningham and William De Gray Esquires were returned; and by affixing, instead thereof, an Indenture formerly tendered to the said Mr. Heveningham, when he was Mayor of the said Borough, but was by him refused, whereby Sir Jos. Williamson and Mr. Heveningham were mentioned to be elected; the Deputy Mayor, at the Table, affixing the Common Seal of the said Borough to the said lastmentioned Indenture; and the Clerk of the Crown rasing the Name of Mr. Heveningham thereout, and inserting the Name of Mr. de Gray, instead thereof.

Coinage.

An ingrossed Bill for reviving Two former Acts, for Encouragement of Coinage, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Reviving and Continuance of Two former Acts for the Encouragement of Coinage.

Ordered, That Sir Christopher Musgrave do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Dufay's, &c. Nat.

Sir Lionel Walden reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Naturalization of James Dufay, and others, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were agreed to.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be read a Third time.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Preservation of his Majesty's Person and Government.

Register of Deaths, &c.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regestering the Death, Burial, Marriages, and Issue, of the Nobility and Gentry of England.

London Orphans.

A Bill for Relief of Widows and Orphans of the City of London, was presented to the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read To-morrow Morning.

Insolvent Debtors.

Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt be read To-morrow Morning.

French Commodities.

A Bill for repealing a Clause in an Act made 29 Car. II. for prohibiting French Commodities, was read a Second time.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Godolphin, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Ship-building.

A Bill to encourage the Building of Ships in England, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Duty on Linen, &c.

A Bill for an Imposition on Linen, Calicoes, Silks, and Brandies, was read a Second time.

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

A Petition of the Silk Weavers of London, Norwich, and Canterbury, was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for an imposition on Linen, Calicoes, Silks, and Brandies, is committed; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ordered, That the said Committee be impowered to prepare and bring in a Clause, to be added to the Bill, to give his Majesty Credit for raising a Sum of Money not exceeding Four hundred thousand Pounds; and likewise to prepare and bring in a Clause, to be added to the said Bill, for rectifying a Mistake committed by a Clerk in ingrossing a Bill made in the present Parliament for granting to his Majesty an Imposition on Sugars and Tobacco.

Resolved, That this House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying an Imposition on Linen, Callicoes, Silks, and Brandy.

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 laying an Imposition on Linen, Callicoes, Silks, and Brandies, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill, and had prepared Two Clauses to be added to the Bill, pursuant to the Order of the House; and likewise had agreed upon another Clause, which they had directed him to report to the House, as fit, in the Opinion of the Committee, to be added to the Bill: Which Clauses and Amendments he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice read, were, upon the Question severally put, and with several Amendments made at the Table, agreed to by the House.

Resolved, That the said several Clauses be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, and several Clauses, be ingrossed.

Importing Silks, &c.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Frauds in the Importation of Silks and Stuffs.

Camelford Writ.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Camelford in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Humphry Langford Esquire, deceased.

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