House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 March 1671

Pages 216-217

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 Martii, 1670.



ORDERED, That the Select Committee to which the Matter for the Improvement and Encouragement of Fishery, was transmitted, from the Committee of Trade, and referred, be revived: And all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, Wilts, and Kent; and all that serve for the Port Towns; be added to the Committee: And the Committee are to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Encouragement and Improvement of Fishery, according to the former Order of the Twenty-eighth of February last.

Defaulters to Call of the House.

Mr. Thomas Coventry, and Mr. Roger Talbot, Defaulters in Attendance, did this Day, in their Places, give their Answers, and Excuses, for their Default in Attendance: Which, upon the Question, were allowed: And they were both excused, paying their Fees.


Ordered, That, during the Time the House does sit, Forenoon and Afternoon, upon the Bill of his Majesty's Supply, being limited to be To-day and Saturday, all Committees be adjourned; and do forbear to sit.

Indigent Officers.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, be heard To-morrow Morning.

Tobacco, &c.

The House resumed the adjourned Debate of the Bill to prevent the planting Tobacco in England and Ireland, and for Encouragement of the English Plantations.

Which being debated;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill to prevent the planting of Tobacco in England, and for regulating the Plantation Trade, be committed to Mr. Hobby, Sir John Talbot, Sir Robert Howard, Lord St. John, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Finch, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Earnely, Sir Humph. Winch, Sir Trevor Williams, Col. Kirby, Sir John Newton, Sir Will. Bucknall, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Rouse, Col. Williams, Mr. Love, Mr. Garraway, Dr. Burwell, Sir John Coriton, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Seymour, Sir Anthony Irby, Col. Strode, Sir John Cotton, Lord Allington, Col. Reames, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Ford, Sir Philip Mounckton: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to consider of the Debates of the House; and to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

A Clause to discourage and prohibit several foreign Commodities to be imported into England, was twice read; and debated.

Resolved, &c. That the said Clause be committed to the Committee of the whole House, to which the Bill for an Imposition on foreign Commodities, is committed; to consider thereof, and make the said Clause Part of the Bill.

Booth's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Andrew Hacket and Sir Wm. Beversham;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill to enable Henry Booth Esquire to levy Fines; and suffer Recoveries: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.


The Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Henry Booth Esquire to levy Fines, and suffer Recoveries, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.


Resolved, &c. That the Bill concerning the Workhouses be read To-morrow Morning.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

Resolved, &c. That the House do resolve into a Committee of the whole House, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill of foreign Excise.

Post Meridiem.

Address on Growth of Popery.

A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Mond. Brampston and Sir Andr. Hacket;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with you in your Address to be presented to his Majesty, to prevent the Growth of Popery; and would appoint some Members of that House, to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he will be attended; and give Notice thereof to this House.

Cornwall Assizes.

A Bill for settling the Assizes in the County of Cornwall, being read the First time;

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Duty on foreign Salt.

Ordered, The Committee of the whole House be impowered to bring in a Clause, for an Imposition upon foreign Salt, at the Custom-house.

Houses burnt in London.

Ordered, That the Bill for settling Differences touching Houses burnt, be read To-morrow Morning.

Privilege-Petition from a person in custody.

A Petition being tendered, on the Behalf of Stephen Wayne, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter of the Petition, and Breach of Privilege; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And in the mean time he is to have his Liberty, upon Security.

Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill of additional Impositions on foreign Commodities.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration thereof.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration of the additional Bill of Excise on foreign Commodities.

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