House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 31 October 1670

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 31 Octobris, 1670.



Ordered, That Aspry Guybon Gentleman, Thomas Cawdell, and Edward Miles, an Attorney at Law, be sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for their Breach of Privilege, in arresting the menial Servant of Mr. Jaye, a Member of this House; and seizing and driving away the Sheep of the said Mr. Jaye; and entering Judgment against him; and disturbing his Possession, since the last Recess of the House.


Ordered, That John Durant of Smithfield, Horsecourser, be sent for, in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for his Breach of Privilege, in affronting and abusing Mr. Bartu, a Member of this House, with reviling and provoking Language, and uttering contemptuous and abusive Words against the Honour and Justice of this House.

Hemp and Flax Planting.

A Bill for the planting of Hemp and Flax was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Knight, Lord Richardson, Sir Anthony Irby, Dr. Burwell, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Thomas Higgon, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Mountague, Sir William Coventry, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir John Pettus, Sir Charles Herbord, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Ernely, Mr. Seymour, Colonel Reymes, Mr. Pleydall, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Devereux, Mr. Morrice, Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Birch, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Weld, Sir Will. Lewis, Sir Thom. Hanmer, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Serj. Maynard: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to consider of the Debates and Proposals of the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Estimates and Accounts.

The House then, in order to his Majesty's Supply, did proceed upon the Lists of his Majesty's Debts; and the Estimate of the Charges of the Navy; both brought in, according to the Direction of former Orders:

Which were both read to the House.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Estimate, List of Debts, and Accounts, brought in from the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and the Treasurers of the Navy; and to examine the Particulars; how the Debts were contracted, and for what; and to whom the Monies are owing; and report the State of the Matter to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Garraway, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Will. Lewis, Mr. Pleydall, Col. Titus, Sir Phil. Warwicke, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Thomas Lee, Col. Windham, Sir John Lowther, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Weld, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Waller, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Robert Steward, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Knight, Sir John Brampston, Sir Hump. Winch, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Edward Seymore, Mr. Love, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Mr. Cheney, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Wright: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to proceed with all possible Speed; and hasten their Report as far as they can, by Thursday next: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Duties on foreign Commodities.

Ordered, That the Commissioners and Officers of the Customs do bring in a Particular to the House, of such foreign Commodities imported, on which there is no Imposition, and such as are low rated.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned, except the Committee appointed to inspect the Lists of Debts and Accounts.

Prettyman's Petition.

A Petition of Sir John Prettyman being tendered to the House;

Ordered, That the Petition of Sir John Prettyman be read on Thursday Morning, Nine of the Clock.

And then the House adjourned till Thursday Morning, Eight of the Clock.