Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 21 die Februarii, 1677.
A PETITION of William Trenchard Esquire, complaining of an undue Return for the Borough of Westbury in the County of Wilts, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Scoppens', &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of John Scoppens, and others, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill, to enable Sir John Cotton Baronet to dispose of a Messuage called St. Jerman's, and Lands therewith used, near St. Alban's in the County of Hertford, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable Sir John Cotton Baronet to dispose of a Messuage called St. Jerman's, and Lands therewith used, near St. Alban's in the County of Hertford; and to settle other Lands in lieu thereof: And that Sir George Downing do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Exporting Coal, &c.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for encouraging the Exportation of Coal and Cyder; that the Committee had agreed upon a Bill to be reported to the House: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on Monday Morning next, after Ten of the Clock.
Register for Lands.
Ordered, That the Bill of Registers be read on Monday Morning next, after the Bill for encouraging the Exportation of Coal and Cyder.
Ordered, That the Report of the Election for the Borough of Weobly be made on Saturday Morning next.
Ways and Means.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Manner of raising the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, for enabling his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edw. Deering took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Edw. Deering reports from the said Committee, That the Committee had taken the same into their Consideration; and had made a considerable Progress therein: And humbly moved from the said Committee, That they may have Leave to sit again To-morrow.
Resolved, &c. That this House will To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Manner of raising the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, for enabling his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King.
A Committee to sit.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred to consider of the Estimate of the One-half of the full yearly Value of the Houses which have been built upon new Foundations, without the City of London, and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, since the Year 1656, do sit this Afternoon.
The Question being put, That the Committee, to whom the Bill of Lindsey Level stands committed, do sit this Afternoon;
The House divide.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers,||Mr. Berty,||for the Yeas,||94.|
|Tellers,||Sir Wm. Hickman,||for the Noes,||73.|
|Sir Eliab Harvy,|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That all other Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.