House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 March 1668

Pages 70-71

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

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Sabbati, 28 Die Martii, 1668.



ORDERED, That Ralph Smith the elder, and Adam Bayly, the menial Servants of Colonel Wancklyn a Member of this House, being arrested, and detained in Prison, in breach of Privilege, be forthwith released, and set at Liberty.

Complaint against Sir Peter Pindar.

Complaint being made against Sir Peter Pindar, Collector of the Customs in Chester, for misbehaving himself in that Employment; and in taking and exacting Rates and Duties contrary to the Law; to the Grievance of the Subject;

Ordered, That Sir Peter Pindar do, upon Summons from Mr. Speaker, attend this House, to give an Account concerning the Matters of Misdemeanors objected against him: Which the House will put into a Way of Examination.

Milford Haven Light-house.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit on Monday next; and to proceed in the further Examination of the Grievance complained of by the Light-house at Milford Haven.

Encouraging Tillage, &c.

A Bill being tendered, by Sir George Downeing, from the Committee appointed for that Purpose, for encouraging Tillage, Navigation, and the Breed of Cattle, in this Kingdom; which was read the First time;

Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time on Monday next.

Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.

Mr. Solicitor, in pursuance of the Direction of the House, did tender and deliver in a Bill for raising One hundred thousand Pounds at least, upon Wines and Brandies, towards his Majesty's Supply.

The Bill for raising One hundred thousand Pounds at least, upon Wines and Brandies, towards his Majesty's Supply, was read.

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

Lindsey. Level.

Resolved, &c. That the Hearing of the Cause concerning Lindsey Level be on Tuesday Sevennight next.


Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.


Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Continuance and Enlargement of the Act for able and sufficient Jurors.

Expiring Laws.

Ordered, That the Committee to consider what Bills fit to be continued, and what not, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon; and expedite their Report.

New Motions.

Ordered, That no new Motion be made in the House after Twelve of the Clock.

Restraints on Juries.

Ordered, That Sir Nico. Carew, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Mr. Morice, Sir Walter Young, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Weld; and all of the Long Robe; and all that serve for Somerset, Devon, Cornewall, Yorke, and Dorset; be added to the Committee to which the Bill touching Restraints on Juries, was committed.

Importing Irish Cattle.

Ordered, That the Bill, returned from the Lords, against importing Irish Cattle, be read on Monday Morning.

Bret's Nat.

Ordered, That Barbara the Wife of Sir Edward Bret be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.