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, 22 die Februarii, 1677.
Rodes' Decree, &c.
SIR Joseph Tredenham reports from the Committee to whom the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Confirmation of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, the Twenty-fourth Day of February, Anno Regni Regis Caroli Secundi vicesimo septimo, in a Cause between Francis Rodes Baronet, since deceased, and Dame Martha his Wife, Plaintiffs; and William Thornton an Infant, by Ciprian Thornton his Guardian, and John Thornton, and Ciprian Thornton, Defendants; and of several Conveyances and Assurances, made by the said Sir Francis Rodes in pursuance thereof, as well for Payment of his Debts, as for Provision for his Wife and Children; was committed: That the Committee had perused the Bill, and the Decree and Conveyances therein mentioned; and had summoned and heard all Parties concerned therein: And had returned the Bill without any Amendment.
Sir John Mallet reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Thomas Thynn Esquire to settle a Jointure upon a Wife, . . . ., That the Committee had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table. And the same being there twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir Miles Cooke;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to confirm such Sale as hereafter shall be made of the Manor Allwoodley in the County of Yorke; by Sarah Clifton, the Widow of Robert Clifton, deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
House reminded of a Bill.
And have commanded us to put this House in mind of the Bill sent down to this House, intituled, An Act to prevent clandestine and irregular Marriages; which they desire this House to expedite.
Mr. Palmes reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for regulating Abuses in collecting the Duty of Hearth Money, several Amendments agreed by the 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 were once read.
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till Monday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill concerning the Stannary Laws is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed.
Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Robert Beach Gentleman, now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was read; whereby he acknowledgeth his Offence, and begs the Favour and Pardon of the House.
The House being informed, That he is sick, and not fit to be brought to the Bar;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do bring the said Robert Beach to the Bar of this House, so soon as he shall be in a fitting Condition to be brought.
Ways and Means.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Manner of raising the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, for enabling his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edw. Deering took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Edward Deering reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress therein; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, That they may have Leave to sit again To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Manner of raising the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, for enabling his Majesty to enter into an actual War against the French King.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Tho. Byde, and Sir John Robinson, be added to the Committee, touching the new Buildings.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrants to the Ministers, Churchwardens, and Collectors for the Poor, of the several Parishes without the City of London, and within the Weekly Bills of Mortality; to require them, and every of them, speedily to meet together; and with the Help of such Persons as they shall think fit to call to their Assistance, and by their Parish Books, and Rolls of Assessments, or otherwise, to draw up, and speedily transmit to Mr. Speaker, a List of all such Houses erected within their respective Parishes; with the Names of such Streets wherein they are upon new Foundations, since the Year 1656; and also of such Foundations as are now laid, and not perfected; and to use their utmost Diligence therein, so that there may be a speedy Account thereof.
And then the House adjourned, till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.