House of Commons Journal Volume 8
22 January 1667

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 22 January 1667', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 680-682. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26851 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 22 Jan. 18 Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Prisoners Relief.

ORDERED, That the Committee to which the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners was committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.

Russell's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill for Sale of a Messuage in Cheeswicke, for Payment of the Debts of Edw. Russell Esquire, deceased, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for Sale of a Messuage in Cheeswick, for Payment of the Debts of Edw. Russell Esquire, deceased.

And Mr. Russell is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Seamen and Naval Stores.

A Bill to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen and others, and to preserve the Stores of his Majesty's Navy, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Batten, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Walden, Mr. George, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Rigby, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Mr. Hen. Whittaker, Mr. Sandys, Sir Thom. Allen, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Russell, Sir Robert Atkins, Colonel Williams, Colonel Windham, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Daniell, Lord Ancram, Lord Herbert, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Mallett, Sir John Earnley, Mr. Millward, Mr. Coleman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edw. Wallpoole: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And that they have Leave to accept of a Proviso for such as are poor to take Administration gratis.

French Merchants.

The Question being put, That the Report from the Committee to which the Petition of the Merchants trading to France was committed, be now heard;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers,

Lord Ancram, For the Yeas, 45.
Mr. Coventry,
Sir John Talbott, For the Noes, 37.
Mr. Rigby,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Petition of the Merchants trading to France, on the Behalf of themselves, and other English Merchants, was committed, That the Committee had fully examined the Matter; and heard the Evidence offered on their Behalf: and had agreed upon several Resolves: Which he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Resolves, being twice read, were as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That the Goods claimed by the Petitioners, now in the Ships, are the proper Goods of Englishmen; and that no Part of them belong either to French, Dutch, or any of his Majesty's Enemies.

Resolved, &c. That the said Goods are the Products and Effects of English Commodities; and . . . no Money sent out of England for them.

Resolved, &c. That all the said Goods were laden in October, and early in November, except one Parcel, which was laden in November the Thirtieth.

And that the Committee is of Judgment, That the Persons concerned in these Goods are fit Objects for his Majesty's gracious Favour, and your Charity: And that you should be requested to present their sad Condition to his Majesty, and be Intercessors for their Relief.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee; and is of Opinion, That the Goods claimed by the Petitioners, now in the Ships in Question, are the proper Goods of Englishmen; and that no Part of them belong either to French, Dutch, or any of his Majesty's Enemies.

Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, That the said Goods are the Products and Effects of English Commodities; and that there was no Money sent out of England for them.

Resolved, &c. That it did appear to this House, That all the said Goods were laden in October, and early in November last; saving only one Parcel, which was laden the Thirtieth of November.

Resolved, &c. That this House is of Opinion, That the Persons concerned in these Goods are fit Objects of his Majesty's gracious Favour: And that an Address be made, to present their sad Condition to his Majesty; and to intercede for their Relief.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Wadlow and Mr. Edward Warner, having made out their Case to be the same with the other Petitioners, be also included in the Address to be made to his Majesty.

The Question being propounded, That, if there be any other Cases under the same Qualifications, his Majesty be desired to extend the same Favour towards the Persons concerned;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Tellers,

Lord Cornbury, For the Noes, 70.
Sir Allen Apsley,
Mr. Brunckard, For the Yeas, 84.
Sir Jo. Trelawney,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The main Question being put, That, if there be any other Cases under the same Qualification, his Majesty be desired to extend the same Favour to the Persons concerned;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Tellers,

Lord Cornbury, For the Noes, 84.
Sir Robert Howard,
Mr. Hyde, For the Yeas, 81.
Lord Ancram,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired to these Votes of this House: And that Mr. Ashburnham be desired to go up to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Impeachment of Lord Mordant.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Nathaniell Hobart, and Sir John Cole;

Mr. Speaker, That the House of Peers being acquainted, on the Behalf of the Lord Viscount Mordant, That some material Witnesses his Lordship hath Occasion to make use of in his Defence to the Impeachment brought up by the House of Commons, are Members of that House; viz. Sir George Carteret, Vice Chamberlain of his Majesty's Houshold; Sir John Denham, Knight of the Bath; Sir Richard Braham, and Sir Thomas Woodcoke, Knights; the Lords have thought fit to give Notice thereof to the House of Commons, that they may give Directions for their Attendance at the Hearing.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Members of this House, desired by their Lordships, have Leave to attend the Hearing of the Clause upon the Articles of Impeachment sent up against the Lord Mordant.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords by Mr. Edw. Seymour, with the Names of such Witnesses as are to be examined to make out the Impeachment against the Lord Mordant: And that the Lords be desired to make forth a Summons for their Attendance at the Hearing; and to acquaint the Lords, That this House had given Leave to their Members to attend them at the Hearing against the Lord Mordant.

Ordered, That Serjeant Mainard, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Seis, Mr. Coleman, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Seymour, Sir Francis Goodrick, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Swynfen, be appointed to manage the Evidence, at the Hearing, upon the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Mordant.

Stanley's Estate.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning Sir Charles Stanley be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Fire of London.

Sir Robert Brookes reports from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Causes of the late Fire, the Examination of several Persons concerning the same: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the said Report be had To-morrow Morning: And that the Report concerning Popery be then also heard.

Bedford Level.

Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Bill concerning Bedford Level be heard To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Bill concerning Bedford Level was committed, be revived: And that Serjeant Fountaine be summoned, and heard this Afternoon, What he hath to offer against the said Bill: And for that Purpose they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Atheism, &c.

Ordered, That the Report concerning Atheism and Profaneness be made To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.

French Manufactures.

A Bill against Importing of French Manufactures and Commodities was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir George Downing, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Heath, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Brunckard, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Colonel Birch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Edw. Wallpoole, Sir Edm. Pearse, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Comptroller, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Jones, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jolly. Mr. Pepis, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Coventry: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And it is referred to the same Committee, to consider of a Recompence to be made to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke; and report their Opinions therein to the House.

Privilege.

Ordered, That the Suit brought by Loope against Mr. Finch be staid during the Session and Privilege of Parliament.

Lord Norris' Estate.

Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning the Lord Norris be made To-morrow Morning.

Regulating the Press.

Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning Printing be made before the Report concerning the Lord Norris.

Prisoner to be kept in Custody.

Resolved, &c. That the Keeper of the Gatehouse be enjoined to detain de Leur in safe Custody: And the Committee is to examine the Matter. How he came out of the Serjeant's Custody; and report it to the House: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon.

Grosvenor's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, to enable Leicester Grosvenor, and his Trustees, to sell certain Lands, for Payment of Debts, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

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