House of Commons Journal Volume 9
16 March 1670

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 16 March 1670', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 140-141. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27190 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 16 Martii, 1669.

Prayers.

BEvill Skelton, Francis Hamon, and Oliver Dumont, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before the Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Childstealing.

Mr. Serjeant Mainard reports from the Committee to which the Bill against stealing and transporting Children, was committed, some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

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

Heath's Petition.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which Sir John Heath's Petition, is committed; Sir Wm. Windham, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Tanner, Sir Robert Car, Sir Nicho. Slaning, Sir John Newton, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Spry, Sir Bainham Throckmorton, Sir Richard Malaverer, Sir John Coryton, Sir Adam Browne, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Seymor, Major Clarke, Mr. Herbert, Sir Thom. Hanmer.

Leigh's Estate.

Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee to which the Bill to enable Mr. Leigh to sell Lands, to pay Debts, . . . that the Committee had perused the Bill, and found no Defect in it; and had returned it without Amendment.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be ingrossed.

Stockman's &c. Nat.

Sir Wm. Coventry reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Naturalizing Isaac Stockman, and others, was committed, that the Committee had perused the Bill, and the Certificates of the several Persons; and had returned the Bill to the House without Amendment.

Resolved, &c. That the Names of Belvill Skelton, Francis Hammond, and Oliver Dumont; who were sworn, and their Certificates produced in the House; be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be ingrossed.

Privilege.

Information being given, that a Judgment being had at Law against Anthony Scarlett, the menial Servant of Mr. Wright, a Member of this House, during the Session of Parliament, at the Suit of Thomas Cocks, Doctor in Physick, who threatens to take him in Execution;

Ordered, That all further Proceedings at Law, against the said Anthony Scarlett, be stayed during this Session of Parliament.

Repairing Highways.

Sir Thomas Clargis reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Repair of Highways, was committed, several Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes, agreed to be made to the Bill: Which were twice read.

Upon Debate of the Clause concerning the Number and Manner of Horses to be used in Carriages;

The Question being put, That Liberty be given to draw with Five Horses at Length;

The House divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Tellers,

Sir Thomas Gower, for the Yeas, 113.
Sir Roger Bradsheigh,
Sir John Coryton, for the Noes, 67.
* Poole,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

A Proviso for continuing some Clauses in the former Bill, being twice read, was, upon the Question, laid aside.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Clause, upon the Debate, for the raising of Money where there is a Necessity; not to be continued for above three Years.

The Clause concerning the Repair of Bridges, in the County of Lancaster and Chester, being twice read, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

Ordered, That Leave be given for the bringing in of a Clause for Repair of Bridges in Monmouthshire.

A Clause concerning the Choice of Surveyors of the Highways was twice read; and debated.

Resolved, &c. That an ingrossed Clause . . brought in, upon the Debate, in lieu thereof.

The rest of the Amendments were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

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

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; Sir Robert Holt, Sir Rich. Maleverar, Colonel Milward, Mr. Phillipp Howard, Sir Thomas Bloudworth.

Supply Bill; Wine Duties.

The Bill for his Majesty's Supply was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for his Majesty's Supply: And that Sir Robert Atkins do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned, except the Committee to whom the City Bill is committed.

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