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, 30 die Martii, 1677.
ORDERED, That the rest of that Afternoon, in which the House shall be appointed to attend his Majesty with their further Address, be set apart for Dispatch of private Bills.
A Bill for Continuance of Two former Acts for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders of England, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time: And that the former Acts be then brought in, and read, if it be found necessary.
Duties on Diamonds, &c.
A Bill for laying an Imposition on rough Diamonds, and other Commodities, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Love, Mr. Morris, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Pettus, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Robert Wright, Mr. Spry, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Linfeild, Col. Byrch, Sir John Bramston, Lord O Brian, Sir Wm. Doyley, Col. Sandys, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Edward Hungerford, Capt. Price, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Jolliffe, Captain Jones, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Harrison, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Knight, and all that serve for the Port Towns: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock: And it is referred to the same Committee, to consider of an Imposition on these Goods and Merchandizes imported; viz. Pimento, or Jamaica Pepper, Meal, Flour, and Biscuit, and all Sorts of Woollen Manufacture not particularly rated in the Book of Rates of the Customs; and Copper ready for Battery, and Cotton Yarn; and also of an Imposition upon the Commodities following exported; viz. Brass and Iron Ordnance, Iron Shot, and Copperas: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill to enable Herbert Awbrey, and his Trustees, to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable Herbert Awbrey, and his Trustees, to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts: And that Mr. Wright do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Preservation of Fishing.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to preserve the Fishing in several Rivers of this Kingdom, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath to make Leases for Years of Hungerford House in the Strand, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex; and of certain Houses and Tenements thereunto adjoining; was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill for settling a Maintenance for the Vicar of Allhallows in the Town of Northampton, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling a Maintenance for the Vicar of Allhallowes in the Town of Northampton: And that the Lord O Brien do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the said Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again twice read, were, with an Amendment made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Writ for burning Heretics.
An ingrossed Bill for taking away the Writ De hæretieo comburendo, was read the Third time.
And an Amendment being, upon the Question, agreed to; and made at the Table;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to take away the Writ De hæretico comburendo: And that Sir Trevor Williams do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Beversham and Sir Edward Lowe;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to supply the Defects in a Deed of Settlement made by John Coke Esquire, deceased; and for altering a Trust in Part of the Estate of Robert Coke Esquire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Supply Bill, building Ships.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply to build Ships.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the said Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, That the House would resolve again into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, to proceed upon the said Bill for his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply for Building of Ships.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That his Majesty had appointed this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, to be attended by this House with their further Address, at the Banqueting-house in Whitehall.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Kempe have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the postponed Clauses in the Bill for his Majesty's Supply was referred, be revived; and do sit To-morrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that all other Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.