Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 22 die Februarii, 1676.
Footmen not to stand on Stairs, &c.
ORDERED, That the Serjeant at Arms do take care to keep the Stairs and Passage to the House free from Lacquies and Footmen: And that no Footman or Lacquey do stand or remain idly upon the Stairs; wherein if any of them shall transgress, that then the Serjeant at Arms do take them into Custody; and give an Account thereof to the House: And the Officers belonging to the Knight Marshal are to assist him therein.
A Bill for enabling Sir Trevor Williams Baronet, and his Four Sons, to make Jointures to their respective Wives, of Lands in Monmouthshire, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Sir P. Neile's Petition.
A Petition of Sir Paul Neile Knight, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Grievances.
Bills depending last Session.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to peruse such Bills as were depending the last Session; and to report and present to the House such Bills, with Breviats to them, as they should think most fit to be proceeded in, and dispatched; That they had perused and prepared some of those Bills which the Committee thought fit to be proceeded in: The Titles whereof he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which are as followeth; viz.
A Bill for Augmentation of small Vicarages.
A Bill to revive and perpetuate a late Act, intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays.
A Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries.
A Bill to impower Commissioners to take Affidavits in the Country.
A Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience in Southwarke, and the Parishes in Surrey and Middlesex, within the weekly Bills of Mortality.
A Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience for Westminster, and the Liberties thereof.
A Bill to prevent Exportation of Wool out of England and Ireland into foreign Parts.
A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.
A further Additional Bill for the Repairing and Enlargement of Highways.
A Bill to prevent Imprisonment of the Subject in illegal and secret Prisons or Places beyond the Seas.
A Bill to prevent and suppress Pedlers, Hawkers and Petty Chapmen.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the said Committee, that the said Bills are fit to be proceeded in.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Election of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Eastlow in the County of Cornewall, in the room of Walter Langdon Esquire, deceased.
Repair of Churches.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Repair of Churches and Chancels.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Ease of the Coal Trade.
Duties on Ginger, &c.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to ascertain the Duty on Ginger imported from the English Plantations, and on rough Diamonds, Jewels, and Cocoa, and on Garments.
Subjects in French Service.
A Bill for recalling of his Majesty's Subjects in the Service of the French King was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Stockdale, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Stanhope, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Wood, Mr. Cheney, Colonel Byrch, Sir John Ernle, Sir Edward Bainton, Sir Philip Warwick, Mr. Serj. Rigby, Mr. Maynard, Colonel Whitley, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Russell, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Devoreaux, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. May, Sir Edward Bainton, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Clargis, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Pepys, Sir Eliab Harvey, Colonel Straingewayes, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Cheney, Lord O Brian, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Mr. Secretary Coventrey, Mr. Williams, Sir John Knight, Mr. Love, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Cha. Harboard, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir John Mallett, Col. Sandys, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Cotton, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Rashley, Sir Fran. Russell, Colonel Titus, Sir Fran. Winnington, Mr. Phil. Howard, Lord Ancram, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Weld, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Eyres, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Lord Digby, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Hickman: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege- Detention of a Member in Prison.
A Motion being made, That the Matter of Sir Robert Holt's Case, which was, by an Order of the Sixteenth of February instant, referred to a Committee, should be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of Sir Robert Holt's Case, being detained in Prison in the Fleet, in Execution, and thereby hindered from attending the Service of this House, be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to take the same into their Consideration, the first Business this Afternoon; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to search Precedents in the Case.
Members not to be absent without leave.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do depart from the Service thereof, without Leave first asked and obtained from the House, after Ten of the Clock.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over this Day Sevennight.
The Bill to prevent illegal Exaction of Money from the Subject was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir George Downing, Sir Hen. Puckering, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Secretary Coventrey, Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Knight, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Stringer, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Sam. Rolls, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Stockdale, Colonel Byrch, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Love, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Mallett, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Williams, Sir Nico. Pedley, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Otway, Lord Ancram, Mr. Wharton; Sir Tho. Doleman, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Thompson, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Fra. Winington, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Swanton, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Hopkins, and all the Gentlemen of this House that are of the Long Robe: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Liberty of the Subject.
Ordered, That the Bill for the better Preservation of the Liberty of the Subject, be read To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.