Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 10 die Februarii, 1670.
Employment of the Poor.
A PETITION of the Parishioners and Inhabitants of Whitechaple was read; complaining of a Grievance, and Misemployment of Monies raised for Relief of the Poor.
The Churchwardens, and another ancient Parishioner, being called in to the Bar of the House; and owning the Petition; and that the same was preferred by the Consent of the Parishioners;
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Petitions of the Inhabitants of Saint Gyles in the Fields, Saint Paul's Covent Garden, and Stepney, was committed: And the Committee are to look into the Act, by Power of which the Monies are raised; and to see how the same has been executed; and to call the Governor of the Company, and the Treasurer, to an Account, of what Monies they have levied and received, from the several Parishes, or others, by virtue of the said Act; and how the same have been employed; and report the whole Matter, with their Opinions, to the House.
A Motion being made, for Leave to bring in a Bill for building another Bridge over the River Thames, about Putney, . . . . be adjourned till this Day Sevennight.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, the State of the Case, and Evidence, touching the Election for the Town of Seaford in the County of Sussex, and the Question thereupon arising; whether the Right of Election were in the Bailiff, Jurors, and Freemen, only; or, in the Populacy; and that the Committee were of Opinion, that the Bailiff, Jurors, and Freemen, had not only Voices in Election, but that the Election was in the Populacy; and that Mr. Morley was duly elected.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee;
The House divided.
The Noes go out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do certify the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, of the Vacancy of a Member, to serve in this House for the Borough of Seaford in the County of Sussex; desiring him, that a Writ may issue, under the Great Seal, for electing of a Member for the Borough of Seaford, to serve in this present Parliament for that Place.
Conference; Malicious Maiming.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Amendments to the Bill against malicious Maiming and Wounding, some new Amendments proposed by them, formerly made, by inserting the "Tenth of March," instead of the "Sixteenth of February;" so as this House will agree to insert, in the One-and-twentieth Line of the Second Skin, the "Eighth of March," instead of the "Fourteenth of February:" Which Amendment being twice read; and, with the Addition of another Clause, proposed to be agreed to; the said Clause was twice read; and being, upon the Question, agreed;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the new Amendments proposed, with the Addition of the Clause aforesaid, in the Thirtieth Line of the First Press, after the Word "Dominions.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the Eighth Line of their Sixth Amendment; viz. that, instead of these Words, "that special manner," it be inserted, "in any the manners before-mentioned."
To the Eighth Amendment, made by the Lords, of leaving out the Clause;
This House were, upon the Question, yet unsatisfied with the Lords Reasons for the total Omission of that Clause.
Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference, upon the Amendments to the Bill to prevent malicious Maiming and Wounding.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
Supply Bill; Subsidies.
Resolved, That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill of Subsidies.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.