House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 29 November 1670

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

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Martis, 29 die Novembris, 1670.


London Ministers.

A BILL for settling the Maintenance for the Ministers of the City of London, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Duke of Albemarle's Estate.

The ingrossed Bill, sent from Lords, on the Behalf of the Duke of Albemarle, with the Amendment and Proviso agreed by the House, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed, be sent to the Lords, by Sir Thomas Clergis.


Resolved, &c. That the House do again resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of any further Means or Propositions which shall be offered, towards the raising of his Majesty's Supply.


Ordered, That the Report of the Matter concerning Lord Newburgh be heard on Thursday Morning.


Serjeant Charlton reports the Case concerning the Breach of Privilege objected to be committed against Mr. Jay, a Member of this House, by Clipsey Guibon Gentleman, Thomas Cawdell, and Edward Miles; and that the Committee, upon the Examination of the Matter, were of Opinion, that in this Case there was no Breach of Privilege committed.

But the Matter being again debated in the House;

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That there was no Breach of Privilege in the Case of Mr. Jay;

The House divided.

The Noes go out.


Lord Richardson, for the Noes, 87.
Sir John Pettus,
Sir Robert Carr, for the Yeas, 66.
Mr. Bennet,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Matter be recommitted to the Committee of Privilege, to take the Matter into further Consideration; and report it to the House;

The House divided:

The Yeas go out.


Sir Nich. Carew, for the Yeas, 60.
Mr. Mervell,
Sir Thom. Higgons, for the Noes, 65.
Colonel Windham,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Opinion of the House being, That there was a Breach of Privilege, in the Case of Mr. Jay, by the Persons offending, and committed;

Clipsey Guibon, Thom. Cadwell, and Edward Miles, being called in; and kneeling at the Bar of the House; and having a Reprimand given them by Mr. Speaker; were acquainted, that it was the Pleasure of the House, that, upon their Submission, they should be discharged, paying their Fees: But that they were to deliver the Possession, of the Sheep Walk only, in Question, to Mr. Jay.


The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.

Resolved, &c. That the House proceed on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next, to the making up of his Majesty's Supply: And that, after Saturday, no new Head for raising of Money be received.

Resolved, &c. That for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, no other Business be entertained, but the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.

Duty on French Goods.

Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Love, Colonel Birch, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Char. Harbord, or any Three of them, to consider and bring in an enacting Clause, to be added to some Bill, for laying such an Imposition on French and other foreign Goods and Commodities, as may discourage the bringing them in.

Fitz James' Estate.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Lady Fitz James was committed, be revived; to sit on Thursday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.


Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Thursday, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; to sit in the Places formerly appointed; except the Committee to whom the Petition of William Bulkley, Robert Breton, and Edward Wigg, on Behalf of themselves and other Merchants, was committed.

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