House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 13 December 1670

Pages 182-183

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, 13 die Decembris, 1670.


Clifton's Estate.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, for the better Payment of the Debts of Sir Clifford Clifton Knight, deceased, and raising of Portions for his Daughters, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel Sandys, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Arris, Mr. Maynard, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Brampston, Sir Thom. Higgons, Lord Richardson, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Ford, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Rowl. Berkley, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Winn, Sir Denzill Hollis, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Bennett, Mr. Morrice, Mr. Hobby, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Knight, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Sprie, Sir John Moreton, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Ancram, Mr. Eyres, Sir Will. Hickman, Sir Edward Harley, Sir Francis Clarke, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Seymoure, and all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Yorke and Nottingham: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


A Petition of John Digby Esquire was read: Wherein Charles Cornwallis Esquire, a Member of this House, being concerned;

Ordered, That a Copy of the said Petition be sent to Mr. Cornwallis, to the end he may give or send his Answer thereto, on Thursday next.

Servants Wages, &c.

A Bill for regulating of Labourers, Servants, and Artificers, Apprentices, and for settling the Rates of Wages, was read:

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, &c. That Leave be given, to bring in a Bill, upon the Debates of the House, for regulating Servants Wages, setting the Poor on Work, and remedying other Inconveniences: And that it be referred to the former Committee, to whom the Matter was formerly committed, to inspect the Laws concerning the Poor: And that the Committee be revived; and do sit To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Brampston, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Cheney, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Thom. Lee, Col. Birch, Mr. Coleman, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Waller, Mr. Garraway, be added to the Committee: And it is referred to them, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill.

Members in Arrear of Aid.

Sir George Downing reports a List of the Names of such Members of this House, in whose Hands are any Arrears of Monies, of the former Aids given to his Majesty: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which was again read.

The Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts, at Brooke-house, being called in to the Bar of the House, did there read, and deliver in, an Account and List of Monies owing to his Majesty: Which was again read; and the Matter debated:

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to inspect the Accounts, delivered in, of Monies in Arrear to his Majesty; and to consider of the Debates of the House thereupon; and what Monies are in Arrear from the several Counties; and how they may be recovered; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions what they think fit to be done therein:

And it is referred to Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Williamson, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom: Meeres, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Will. Morley, Mr. Maynard, Col. Reames, Lord Castleton, Col. Williams, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Phil. Howard, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thom. Dolman, Mr. Clarke, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir John Birkenhead, Colonel Kirkby, Sir John Norton, Mr. King, Mr. Smith, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Coventry: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Phil. Mounckton, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Will. Thomas, and Sir John Pelham, be added to the Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do sit this Afternoon; and appoint a Time for hearing the Matter, touching the Breach of Privilege, between Mr. Seymour and Mr. Nosworthy.


Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; to sit in the Place formerly appointed.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.