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 Mercurii, 29 Aprilis, 1668.
HENRY Regnier did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization: And a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament was produced, and allowed: And he was ordered to be inserted into the Bill.
Sir Maurice Berkley reports from the Committee to which the Bill sent from the Lords, for Confirmation of a Settlement of the Estate of Sir Kingsmill Lucy was committed, that the Committee had carefully perused the Bill; and heard what could be offered on the Behalf of the Lord Sandys; and had returned the Bill without any Amendment.
The Bill was read a Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to; and the Bill returned to the Lords.
Ashdowne Forest, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Ashdowne Forest be read the First Monday Sevennight after the Meeting of the House after the Recess.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, for Dispatch of private Bills; and that Deeping Fen Bill be the first read.
Privilege- dispersing a Paper at the Door.
The indigent loyal Officers having put in their Petition and Submission, for their Paper, dispersed at the Door: Which being read; the House did remit their Offence: But the Committee are to proceed in Examination of the Matter, how the Paper came to be printed, and by whom it was printed.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House then received the Report, from Colonel Birch, of the Amendments and Clauses agreed by the Committee to be further made to the Bill for his Majesty's Supply:
And the first Paper of Amendment was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
A second Paper concerning the Oath to be taken, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
The third Paper of Amendment, relating to Searches, was twice read:
The Question being put, That this Amendment be agreed to;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The fourth Paper of Amendments, brought in from the Committee, for making Provision in the rest of the Matters directed by Order of the House, was Twice read.
The first Paragraph of the Paper, for making the Commissioners for levying of Money upon the Bill, to be accountable to the Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts, was read the Third time: And a Question being upon the Charges of collecting the Duty, and an Allowance to be made for That;
Resolved, &c. That wheresoever the Sum of Three hundred Thousand Pounds is mentioned in the Bill, it be made Three hundred and Ten thousand Pound throughout the Bill.
Ordered, That it be inserted after "Interest" in the several Places of the Bill "at the Rate of Six Pound per Centum."
Ordered, That these Words, "in reference to the Accounts in the said Act mentioned" be inserted.
The second Paragraph, for declaring and certifying the Account, was read the Third time:
Resolved, &c. That this Paragraph be agreed to.
The third Paragraph was read the Third time:
Resolved, &c. That these Words "with such Allowances" be inserted in this Paragraph: Which was done: And some other Amendments were made to this Paragraph at the Table.
The fifth Paragraph was read; and the Word "Farmer" omitted; and the Words "Customs or such other Persons" inserted.
The last Paragraph was read the Third time:
Resolved, &c. That this Paragraph be agreed to-
Sir Wm. Penn's Impeachment.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Walter Littleton and Sir John Coell;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Copy of Sir Wm. Penn's Answer to the Impeachment sent up by this House against him.-
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Matter upon the Clause in the twelfth Sheet of the Bill, as to so much as did relate to Searches in the Houses of private Persons: And the House being of Opinion, that private Mens Houses should not be searched, without Leave; and yet that a Course should be taken, that they should not conceal Retailers Wines in their Cellars or Rooms, to defeat the King of this Duty;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee appointed to bring in the former Clauses, to bring in a Clause, for Penalties on such Retailers as do not make true and full Entries of all such Wines as are in their own Hands, or in the Hands of any other Persons to their Use: And also on all such private Persons as shall harbour or conceal the Wines of any Retailers; and of a Reward to such as shall make the Discovery of it: And Sir Robert Brookes is added to this Committee.
Ordered, That Henry Truelock, Joseph Truelock, and William Turly, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, for a Breach of Privilege committed by them, in arresting John Butler, Bailiff and menial Servant to Mr. Herbert, a Member of this House; and that the said Butler be released from his Imprisonment.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
AN ingrossed Bill for the better draining of Deeping Fen, in the County of Lincolne, was read the Third time.
A Proviso on the Behalf of Millicent Ogle, Widow, was thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Provisoes agreed to, do pass: And the Title shall be, An additional Act for the better draining of Deeping Fen, in the County of Lincolne.
A Bill for enabling Trustees to make Leases for Payment of the Debts, and providing for the Children, of Sir Charles Stanley, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Col. Kirkby, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Morice, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Mompesson, Mr. Chetwin, Lord Cranborn, Lord Ancram, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Henley, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Mountague, Lord Angier, Mr. Thom. Morice, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Lincolne, York, Nottingham, and Lancashire: And they are to meet on Friday next at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
Colonel Birch reports from the Committee to which it was referred to prepare and bring in a Clause for Penalties on such private Persons as should conceal the Wines of Retailers, to defraud his Majesty, a Clause agreed by the Committee for that Purpose: And, having read it, did deliver the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Another Proviso, for abating the Tenth Part to the Retailers, for Lees, Leakage, and other Losses, was twice read; and, on the Question, agreed to.
A Debate being for preparing a Clause, for issuing the Monies to the Uses for which it is intended;
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Clause, for keeping these Monies in the Exchequer distinct from all other Monies; and that the Money shall be issued for setting out of a Fleet this Summer; and in paying of Seamen in this Expedition; and to no other Use and Purpose whatsoever: And that it be referred to Mr. Vaughan, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thom. Littleton, Col. Birch, Mr. Milward, Mr. Seymour, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Thomas Clifford, Mr. Wren, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Nico. Carew, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Weld, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Musgrave, or any Three of them, to prepare a Clause against Friday Morning.
Some other Provisoes being tendered;
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill concerning the King's Supply, the first Business on Friday Morning.
Irish Land Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Business touching the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, be heard next after the Bill for the King's Supply is dispatched, on Friday next, if Time will serve.
And then the House adjourned till Friday Morning, Eight of the Clock.