House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 May 1678

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 May 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802), pp. 484-485. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/pp484-485 [accessed 15 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 May 1678", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) 484-485. British History Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/pp484-485.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 30 May 1678", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802). 484-485. British History Online. Web. 15 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/pp484-485.

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Jovis, 30 die Maii, 1678.

Prayers.

Forth's Mortgage.

A BILL for making good a Mortgage made by Alderman John Forth, deceased, and for making Provision for his Son, was read the First time.

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

Thompson's &c. Estates.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for better Discovery of the Estate of Thompson, Nelthrop, and others, Bankrupts.

Vale Navigation.

A Bill for making navigable the River Vale in the County of Cornwall, was read the First time.

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

Keels, &c. carrying Coals.

A Bill for admeasuring Keels and Boats carrying Coals, was read the First time.

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

Woolen Manufactures.

A Bill for wearing the Woolen Manufactures, and regulating the making thereof, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed.

A Petition of several Clothiers of the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, and Suffolk, in Behalf of themselves and divers others who are the principal Manufacturers of English Wool; was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the same Committee.

Two Petitions; the one on the Behalf of the Merchants trading to the Levant Sea; the other on the Behalf of the Weavers and other Manufacturers of Mohair Yarn, were presented to the House.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petitions be likewise referred to the Consideration of the same Committee.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to take the said Bill and Petitions into Consideration, of these Members following; viz. Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Birch, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Spry, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Coryton, Colonel Rolles, Sir John Elwes, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Trevor, Sir Rob. Can, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Robinson, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Buscawen, Alderman Bence, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir John Rolles, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Love, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Fr. Rolles, Sir John Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Wm. Hartop, Mr. Jo. Wright, Mr. Daniell, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Weld, Mr. Powle, Sir John Mallet, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir John Frederick, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Foote, Mr. Noseworthy, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Jones; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon, Dorset, Wilts, Gloucester, Suffolk, Somerset, and Kent; and all the Merchants of the House: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Forces to be disbanded.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of his Majesty's Message.

Which was by Mr. Speaker read to the House.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That all the Forces that have been raised since the Twenty-ninth of September last, except those which have been sent to the Plantations, be forthwith paid, and disbanded.

Supply.

A Motion being made, for a Supply to be given to his Majesty, for disbanding the said Forces;

Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Motion.

Arrears to Forces.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to examine, what does now remain due to the Forces that are to be disbanded; and report the same to the House.

And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Sir John Talbot, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Garraway, Sir Eliab Harvy, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Ernle, Sir John Warrden, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Spry, Mr. Sachaverell, Mr. Powle, Lord O Brien, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Fenwick, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Hotham, Sir Robert Holmes, Col. Legg, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Pepys, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Tho. Chichely, Sir John Holmes, Sir John Mallett: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

State of the Fleet.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee, last appointed, do consider of the best Way and Means of lessening the present Charge of the Fleet.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, take into Consideration the State of the Fleet.

Aldborough Election.

A Petition of several of the Burghers of the Borough of Aldborough in the County of York, setting forth, That Sir John Reresby had procured himself to be returned to serve for the said Borough, although he was not duly elected, was presented to the House.

Exception being taken to the said Petition; for that there was an Affidavit upon the same Paper with the Petition;

The Question being put. That the Petition be read;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Wm. Wentworth, for the Yeas, 139.
Mr. Harbord,
Tellers, Sir Edm. Jenings, for the Noes, 115.
Mr. Walker,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Petition being read;

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do blot out the said Affidavit.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter, and report the same to the House, with their Opinions therein.

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