Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 14 Martii, 1667.
I Sabella Beovey, Wife of James Beovey, the Daughter of William de Vischer, born at Amsterdam, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to her Naturalization.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Gawdy have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Matter concerning Toby Humfrys, and others employed under him in collecting the Duty of Hearth Money, was committed, to examine the Business and Misdemeanour objected against him; that they had examined the Matter, and found the Abuse: And that Mr. Humfrys and the rest had acknowledged their Miscarriage, and did submit themselves to the House.
Ordered, That the Report from Sir Robert Brookes, concerning Miscarriages, be heard on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Tobias Humfrys, Richard Pritchard, Wm. Moody, Thomas Driver, and Wm. Robinson, being the Four Persons employed by Mr. Humfrys, upon their Submission, and acknowledging their Offence at the Bar, be discharged of their Commitment.
Ordered, That Tobias Humfrys, upon his Submission, and acknowledging his Offence at the Bar, be discharged of his Commitment.
Ordered, That it be recommended to Sir Wm. Francklyn, Baronet, and John Gibson Esquire, Two Justices of Peace in the Country, to inquire into the Abuse committed by Mr. Humfrys and the rest; and to cause Satisfaction to be made to the Constables, and other Persons injured and damnified.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to enquire how the Matter stands as to the Account of the said Humfrys, and Monies by him received for his Majesty; and, when Satisfaction is given in that, to give order, as far as it is in their Power, to discharge him of his Employment.
A Debate being, concerning Inconveniencies by Farming the Duty of Hearth Money;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to which the additional Bill concerning Hearth Money is committed; to consider of the Debate, and report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir George Stonehouse have the Leave of this House to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Privilege-Persons reprimanded and discharged.
Tobias Humfrys, and the rest, being called in; and submitting themselves, on their Knees, at the Bar of the House; and having received a Reprehension from Mr. Speaker, who acquainted them what the House had directed, and they were discharged, paying Fees.
Irish Land Adventurers.
A Petition, in the Name of the Adventurers for Lands in the Kingdom of Ireland, was presented to the House:
And those who did subscribe the Petition; viz. Wm. Ridges, Edw. Smith, Nathaniell Micklethwaite, Eliab Palmer, Thomas Lenthall, Richard Clottlebroke, Sam. Eames, Thomas Gower, Hugh Radcliffe, Robert Hammon, being called in, and owning the Petition;
The Question being put, That the Petition be now read;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of the Irish Adventurers be read on Monday Morning.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee appointed to consider in what Time a Hundred thousand Pound, at least, may be raised, according to the Rate of Four-pence per Quart on French Wine, Six-pence per Quart on Spanish Wine, and Six-pence per Quart on all other Wines, and Twelve-pence a Quart on Brandy, a Report agreed by the Committee: Which he opened; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Ordered, That the Report delivered in by Sir Thomas Meres be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House.
Commissioners of Accounts.
The Commissioners appointed, by Act of Parliament, for taking the Account of publick Monies, attending, and being called in; and received in the Two Seats by the Bar of this House; the Serjeant there attending with his Mace, but the Bar not put down; Sir Wm. Turner declared, that, according to the Desire of this House, expressed in an Order of the Second of March last, the Commissioners had drawn up an Account and Narrative of their Proceedings, and the State of the Matter, as it now stood before them: Which, being delivered in to the Clerk, and the Commissioners withdrawn, was read.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned to the Commissioners; and that Mr. Speaker do acquaint them, that the House doth very well approve their Proceedings; and desire they would continue their Progress therein.
The Commissioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, that the House was very sensible of the great Pains they had taken; and commanded him to return them their Thanks: And that the House had considered of, and did very well approve, the Method of their Proceedings; and desired they would continue their Progress therein; and they should have any Assistance the House could give them.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion made for a Supply of the King's Majesty.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports from the said Committee, that they had made some further Progress in Consideration of his Majesty's Supply; and came to this Resolution; viz.
That the additional Duty to be laid upon Wine and Brandy shall be continued for the Space of Eighteen Months, unless the Sum of a Hundred thousand Pounds, with Interest, for advancing the same, shall be sooner raised.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the additional Duty to be laid upon Wine and Brandy shall be continued for the Space of Eighteen Months, unless the Sum of a Hundred thousand Pound, with Interest for advancing thereof, shall be sooner raised.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Solicitor do prepare and bring in a Bill upon the Votes passed this House, in order to his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House on Monday Morning next, to proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Edm. Pooley, and Sir Thomas Crew, have Leave to go into the Country, for their Healths sake.
Ordered, That Mr. Spry have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon be adjourned till Monday, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.