House of Commons Journal Volume 9
14 December 1667

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 14 December 1667', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 37-39. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27051 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 14 Decembris, 1667.

Prettyman's Petition.

A PETITION, intituled, The humble Petition of Sir John Prettyman Knight, Burgess for the Borough of Leicester, now Prisoner in the King's Bench, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. George, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Knight, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Sandys, and all the Members that serve for the County of Leicester; or any Three of them: And they are to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Attendance of Members.

Resolved, &c. That the Sheriffs of the respective Counties do give Notice or Summons to the Members of this House, in the several Counties and Boroughs for which they serve, that they attend the Service of this House at the next Meeting after the Recess, according to their Duty: And that the House be called over on the next Thursday after their First Meeting.

Weymondsold's Estate.

A Bill on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondsold Esquire, for settling of sundry customary Lands, Parcel of the Manor of Wimbleton, being tendered;

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read on the First Friday next after the Meeting of the Recess.

Prices of Wines, &c.

The ingrossed Bill sent down from the Lords, for the better Execution of the Laws concerning the Prices of Wines, and for Prevention of the Sophistication of them, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.

Exporting Leather.

The ingrossed Bill, for giving Liberty to buy Leather, and export it, and Skins tanned or dressed, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass; and that the Title be, An Act for giving Liberty to buy and export Leather, and Skins tanned or dressed: And that Colonel Birch do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Wearing English Manufactures.

Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved from this House, by the Members of this House of his Majesty's Privy Council, that he will be pleased to encourage the Wearing of the English Manufactures.

Prize Ships.

The Bill for encouraging of Trade, by making Prize Ships free Ships of Trade, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Humfry Winch, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Coventry, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Walter Young, Sir Jo. Knight, Mr. Love, Mr. Steward, Col. Reames, Sir Jo. Berkenhead, Sir Jo. Fredericke, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Edm. Walpoole, Mr. Morrice, Sir Fretchvile Hollis, Sir Tho. Littleton, Col. Sandys, Lord Richardson, Sir John Shaw, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Henry Capell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Edm. Wyndham, Sir Jo. Denham, Col. Birch, Sir George Downing, Mr. Jones, and all the Members that serve for the Out-ports: And they have Power to receive and consider of Proposals for bringing down the Prices of Timber; and for regulating the making of Brick for the rebuilding the City of London: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards; and to have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Message from Lords of intention to sit.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Dr. Crofts;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint this House, that their Lordships intend to sit this Afternoon at Four of the Clock.

Vote delivered to Lords.

The Lord Cavendish reports, that he had delivered the Vote of this House to the Lords, for his Majesty's issuing a Proclamation for the summoning and apprehending the Earl of Clarendon; and that the Lords will return Answer by Messengers of their own.

Publick Accounts.

Ordered, That the Bill for taking the publick Accounts, be proceeded in at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Leventhorpe's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill for settling certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of Sir John Leventhorpe Baronet, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford, was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of Sir John Leventhorpe Baronet, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford.

Woodmongers and Inn-holders.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to which the Matter concerning Wood and Coal, was referred, be made on Monday Morning next.

Lord Mordant's Impeachment.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Petition of Mr. Taylor was committed, concerning the Lord Mordant, do hear and examine Witnesses, on Behalf of the Lord Mordant, and all others concerned, before they make their Report in that Matter.

Silk-throwers Petition.

A Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of James Bowles and others, Silk-throwers, on the Behalf of themselves and others, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Mr. Love, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Coventry, Col. Birch, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Jones, Sir Jo. Fredericke, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rich. Browne, Col. Phillips, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Morrice, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Progers, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Foord, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Henley, Mr. Weld, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Walter Young, and all that serve for the City of London, Borough of Southwarke, and County of Surrey: And they are to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

A Person to attend.

Ordered, That Mr. Holland, Servant to Sir Clifford Clifton, do attend this House on Monday Morning next.

Land Revenue of Ireland.

Whereas this House, by their Vote, 12th Instant, resolved, &c. That the Surveyor General of his Majesty's Lands, in England and Ireland, do, at the first Meeting next after the Recess, bring into this House an Account of what Part of his Majesty's Lands, Revenues, Rents, Fee Farm Rents, and forfeited Lands, have been alienated or granted since the 25th of March 1640; and to whom; and for what Consideration; with the respective annual Values thereof: For the better Explanation of the said Vote and Execution thereof, in relation to Ireland; it is now Ordered, That the said Vote extend to the ancient Crown Lands in Ireland; and of those Lands, Rents, and Revenues, reserved for the Use of the Crown by the Act of Settlement, and Explanation of Ireland; and which were not to be alienated by the said Acts of Parliament, and Explanation. And that the Vice Treasurer, and Receiver General, and Auditor General, for Ireland, do take care to see this Order executed accordingly.

Trade between England and Ireland.

Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to which it was referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for balancing a Trade between England and Ireland,

A Bill for that Purpose; which was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time on Monday Morning next.

Publick Accounts.

The House then resumed the Debate of the Bill for taking and examining the publick Accounts.

Resolved, &c. That these Words; viz. "One thousand Pounds by the Year, for Diet of the Commissioners; and also," be inserted into the Bill, between the Words "paid" and "such," in the 24th Line in the 5th Folio.

Resolved, &c. That the Words "House Rent" be inserted before the Word "Clerks," in the 28th Line of the said 5th Folio.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Debtors Relief.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was committed, several Amendments, Additions, agreed to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards brought up to the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Earl of Clare's Estate.

Sir Thomas Gower reports from the Committee to which the ingrossed Bill concerning the Earl of Clare was committed, that they had considered of the Bill, and examined all Parties concerned; and found no Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment thereto.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be now read the Third time:

Which was read accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling Part of the Possessions of John late Earl of Clare, deceased, and enabling Gilbert Earl of Clare, his Son and Heir, to dispose of other Part thereof, for Payment of Debts and Portions.

Adjournment.

The Question being put, That the House do now adjourn;

The House was divided:

The Noes went forth.

Tellers.

Sir Tho. Tompkinsfor the Yeas, 34.
Mr. Pepys
Sir Lanc. Lakefor the Noes, 40.
Sir Bainham Throckmorton

So it passed in the Negative.

Weld's Debt.

The Bill on the Behalf of Sir John Weld, was read the Second time.

The Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of Philadelphia Lady Wentworth, in the Behalf of the Lady Henrietta Maria her Daughter; who is Daughter and Heir of Thomas Lord Wentworth, and Grandchild and Heir of Thomas Earl of Cleveland; was also read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Weld, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Mountague, Sir Baynham Throckmorton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Denham, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Progers, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Ralph Banks, Col. Williams, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Culliford, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Jo. Bennett, Sir James Smith, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Soloman Swale, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Gillbert Gerrard, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Pitt, Lord Cornbury, Sir Hugh Wyndham, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Geo. How, Mr. John Bennett: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Conference with Lords - Apprehending Earl Clarendon.

A Message from the Lords, by * * * *

Mr. Speaker, The House of Lords have sent us to acquaint this House, that the Lords desire a present Conference in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Message sent to them.

The House agreed to a present Conference.

Ordered, That the Lord St. John, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Tho. Osborne, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edm. Wallpoole, Mr. Trevor, do attend the Conference with the Lords.

The Lord St. John reports, that they had attended the Conference; at which the Lords gave them Two Reasons for their dissenting from the Vote of the House of Commons; viz.

1. For that they conceive a Proclamation, in the Way proposed, would be ineffectual; since it is not sub pæna convictionis; which cannot be, till Particulars, in order to a Trial, be declared.

2. That what the House of Commons hath proposed, and do propose, at present, is intended in order to a judicial Way of Proceeding: But, since the Earl of Clarendon's Flight, their Lordships, upon Consideration of the whole State of Affairs, and of the Kingdom, have, upon Grounds of Prudence and Justice, thought fit, for the Security of King and Kingdom, to proceed in a legislative Way against the said Earl; and have, to that End, passed, and sent down unto them, a Bill of Banishment and Incapacity against him; with which this Vote is inconsistent.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Conference be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning, Ten of the Clock.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Clothing Trade.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Petition of the Clothiers in the West Riding of Yorkshire is committed, be revived; and do sit on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.