House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 24 March 1677

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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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Sabbati, 24 Martii, 1676.

Children of English Subjects Nat.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Naturalization of the Children of his Majesty's English Subjects born in foreign Countries during the late Troubles, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Wynne, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Mallett, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Richard Everard, Mr. Williams, Sir Richard Graham, Col. Sandys, Captain Price, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir Lionel Walden, Mr. Sackvile, Mr. Cholmley, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir John Bramston, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Mallett, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel Gilby, Sir John Knight, Captain Sandys, Sir Edward Hungerford, Major Broxholme, Mr. John Wright, Sir Baynham Throgmorton, Mr. Pepys, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Tho. Bloodworth, Mr. Culliford, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Talbott, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Maynard, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Linfeild, Mr. Westphaling: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Regulating Attorneys.

A Bill to prevent vexatious Suits; and to regulate Abuses; and limit the Number of Attorneys, was read.

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

Supply Bill; Excise.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, pursuant to the Vote of this House, for Continuance of the additional Duty upon the Excise; And it is recommended to Mr. Solicitor General to prepare and bring in the Bill.

Hamburgh Company.

A Petition of Benjamin Dennis, Thomas Rolfe, Edward Lloyd, John Newton, Amos Ford; and Francis Hooper, on the Behalf of themselves, and others, Creditors of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of England, commonly called the Hamburgh Company, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition be committed to Sir John Holman, Colonel Byrch, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Tho. Lee, Alderman Love, Sir Edward Baynton, Col. Sandys, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Maynard, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir John Bramston, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Wright, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir James Smith, Mr. Foote, Mr. Mallock, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Treby, Sir Cop. Bamfield, Col. Edward Phelipps, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Richard Ford, Sir John Holmes, Mr. Finch, Sir John Gore, Mr. Powle, Mr. Crowch, Sir John Frederick, Sir John Knight, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Morrice, Sir Fran. Lawley, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Col. Titus, Sir Baynham Throgmorton, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Walker, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Stowell, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Mr. Spry, Sir John Rolls, Col. Phillipps, Mr. Okely, Mr. Papillon, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir John Elwayes, Lord Morpeth, Sir John Holland, Sir Tho. Hatton, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Trevor Williams, Lord Gorge, Mr.Weld, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Lord Pepis, Lord Cavendish, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Apprees, Sir Fran. Clarke, Lord Hawley, Mr. Neale, Sir Richard Grahme, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Lord Allington, Mr. Mountague, Col. Palmer, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Lord Longford, Mr. Wright, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Gwynne, Mr. Thynne, Mr. Grahme, Sir John Sydenham: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and to consider of the Petition; and receive Propositions for Payment of the Creditors of the Hamburgh Company; and to admit none that shall charge the Manufacturers of the King's Dominions; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That the Lord Burleigh have the Leave of the House to go into the Country.

Passes for Ships.

Mr. Wright reports from the Committee to whom the Matter concerning the Granting of Passes for Ships, was referred, That the Committee had taken the same into their Consideration; and had agreed upon several Votes or Particulars concerning the same: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again read.

And, a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, &c. That it be recommended from this House to the Lords of the Admiralty, by such Members of this House as are in the Commission of the Admiralty, that the Granting of Passes may be easy for the Merchant; and to remove the Obstructions to Trade.

Exporting Leather.

An ingrossed Bill to revive and continue a late Act, giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins, tanned or dressed, was read the Third time.

The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Lee, for the Yeas, 134.
Colonel Byrch,
Tellers, Lord O Brian, for the Noes, 85.
Sir Hen. Ford,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to revive and continue a late Act giving Liberty to buy and export Leather and Skins tanned or dressed: And that Sir William Lowther do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

Yarmouth Pier.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning repairing Yarmouth Pier be read on Wednesday next.

Liberty of the Subject.

An ingrossed Bill for better securing the Liberty of the Subject, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject: And that Sir John Knight do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.


Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight a Clock.