Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 9 Martii, 1667.
Electing Members for Durham.
SIR Thomas Strickland reports from the Committee to which the Bill for constituting Knights and Burgesses to serve for the County Palatine of Durham, was committed, that the Committee had carefully examined the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alterations or Amendments thereto.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be ingrossed.
Lady Routh's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill of Dame Eliz. Routh be read To-morrow Morning the First Bill.
Silk Throwsters Trade.
A Bill for regulating the Silk Throwsters Trade was read the Second time.
A Petition of the Company of Silk Throwsters was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill and the Petition be committed to Col. Birch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Morice, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Walter Young, Sir Clifford Clifton, Lord Vaughan, Lord Castleton, Mr. Marvell, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Jones, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Grey, Sir Thom. Clergis, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Crouch, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Gilb. Talbott, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Brampston, and all the Members that serve for the City of London: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Howard of Devonshire have Leave to go into the Country.
The Question being put, That the Bill concerning the Post Office be now read;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Post Office be read To-morrow Morning.
Privilege- Libellous Publication.
Information being given, that Robert Clavell, who writ the Letter to Throp the Bookseller at Chester, was an Officer in the Post Office; and was attending at the Door; the said Clavell was called in to the Bar of this House: Was examined, and asked some Questions, by Mr. Speaker, concerning that Matter.
Ordered, That the Committees relating to his Majesty's Supply do make their Report to the Committee of the whole House.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion made for a Supply for the King.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, a Vote of the Committee formerly passed; viz. That, towards the Raising a Supply for his Majesty, an additional Duty be laid on some foreign Commodities at the Custom house; and not by way of Excise: And that it was the Desire of the Committee, that the House would take up the Debate of the same in a full House.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Report be taken up To-morrow Morning Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the further Hearing, upon the Petition of John, Dorothy, and Mary Stonehouse, appointed for To-morrow, be adjourned till Saturday Morning next.
Jurisdiction of Lords.
Ordered, That the further Debate concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, appointed for To-morrow, be re-assumed on Monday next.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow in the Afternoon, except the Committees relating to his Majesty's Supply; the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Hearthmoney, is committed; and the Committee to whom the Matter concerning the Jurisdiction of the House of Lords, is referred.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.