House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 February 1671

Pages 209-210

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, 28 die Februarii, 1670.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Tregonwell have Leave to go into the Country, to follow his Occasions.

Defaulter to Call of the House.

Mr. Robert Thomas, a Member, Defaulter in Attendance, rendering himself to the Serjeant at Arms; and being at the Door of the House;

And being called in, and standing at the Bar of the House; and Mr. Speaker there informing him of the Orders of the House, and the Displeasure the House had conceived against him, for Neglect of his Duty and Attendance; and being demanded what he had to offer in Excuse of himself: And having made his Excuse, of being disabled, by reason of a Quartan Ague, which held him till about Christmas; and since, by a Hurt received in his Hand, and the Danger of a Gangrene, and the Loss of his Hand thereupon likely to ensue;

And the Matter being debated, and his Excuse allowed;

And being again called in, Mr. Speaker did inform him, That the House had considered of his Excuse, which they did, upon his Word, believe, without any other Evidence, and judged it sufficient; and that therefore it was the Pleasure of the House to Excuse his Default, paying his Fees.

Thomas' Petition.

The Petition of Sir Edward Thomas Baronet, Father of Mr. Robert Thomas, a Member of this House, complaining of Miscarriages, Frauds and Abuses, committed by his said Son, was read:

And he being heard in his Place;

Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Wyn, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Reames, Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Jo. Earnley, or any Five of them, to examine the Matter of the Petition: And they are to meet on Friday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Preventing Growth of Popery.

Ordered, That the Bill, tendered, to prevent the Growth of Popery, be read To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.

Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the additional Bill of Excise upon Beer and Ale, and other Liquors, towards his Majesty's Supply, was committed, several Amendments, Additions, and Alterations agreed to by the said Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto, with some Amendments, agreed and made at the Table.

The Question being propounded, That there be an enacting Clause brought in to this Bill, for applying the Moneys thereupon to be raised, towards the Payment of his Majesty's Debts, at Interest;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The main Question being put;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.


Mr. Whorwood, For the Yeas, 62.
Sir Robert Holt,
Lord Hawley, For the Noes, 71.
Sir Fretzvile Hollis,

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the aforesaid Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Supply Bill; Subsidy.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Will. Child and Sir Thom. Estcourt;

Mr. Speaker, The House of Lords have returned you a Bill, intituled, An Act for granting a Subsidy to his Majesty, for Supply of his extraordinary Occasions; with some Amendments, and a Proviso; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Amendments and Proviso were read.

Ordered, That the Debate of the said Amendments and Proviso be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredinham have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.

Ordered, That Sir William Hickman have Leave to go into the Country, for his Health's Sake.

Ordered, That Sir John Mounson have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Sir Trevor Williams have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Lee have Leave to go into the Country, for Four Days.

Committee of Trade.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Trade have Leave to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.


Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

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