Martis, 28 die Februarii, 1670.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Tregonwell have Leave to
go into the Country, to follow his Occasions.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Mr. Robert Thomas, a Member, Defaulter in Attendance, rendering himself to the Serjeant at Arms; and
being at the Door of the House;
And being called in, and standing at the Bar of the
House; and Mr. Speaker there informing him of the
Orders of the House, and the Displeasure the House had
conceived against him, for Neglect of his Duty and Attendance; and being demanded what he had to offer in
Excuse of himself: And having made his Excuse, of being disabled, by reason of a Quartan Ague, which held
him till about Christmas; and since, by a Hurt received
in his Hand, and the Danger of a Gangrene, and the
Loss of his Hand thereupon likely to ensue;
And the Matter being debated, and his Excuse allowed;
And being again called in, Mr. Speaker did inform him,
That the House had considered of his Excuse, which they
did, upon his Word, believe, without any other Evidence,
and judged it sufficient; and that therefore it was the Pleasure of the House to Excuse his Default, paying his Fees.
The Petition of Sir Edward Thomas Baronet, Father
of Mr. Robert Thomas, a Member of this House, complaining of Miscarriages, Frauds and Abuses, committed
by his said Son, was read:
And he being heard in his Place;
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Sir
Trevor Williams, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Littleton,
Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Wyn, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead,
Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Will. Lowther,
Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Reames, Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Rolls,
Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Jo. Earnley, or any
Five of them, to examine the Matter of the Petition:
And they are to meet on Friday at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards; and report
it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That the Bill, tendered, to prevent the
Growth of Popery, be read To-morrow Morning, at
Nine of the Clock.
Supply Bill; Beer and Ale.
Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee of the whole
House, to whom the additional Bill of Excise upon Beer
and Ale, and other Liquors, towards his Majesty's Supply, was committed, several Amendments, Additions,
and Alterations agreed to by the said Committee: Which
he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Which being twice read, were,
upon the Question, severally agreed unto, with some
Amendments, agreed and made at the Table.
The Question being propounded, That there be an
enacting Clause brought in to this Bill, for applying the
Moneys thereupon to be raised, towards the Payment
of his Majesty's Debts, at Interest;
And the Question being put, That that Question be
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The main Question being put;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Robert Holt,
||For the Noes,
|Sir Fretzvile Hollis,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the aforesaid Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Supply Bill; Subsidy.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Will. Child and
Sir Thom. Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The House of Lords have returned you
a Bill, intituled, An Act for granting a Subsidy to his
Majesty, for Supply of his extraordinary Occasions; with
some Amendments, and a Proviso; to which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
The said Amendments and Proviso were read.
Ordered, That the Debate of the said Amendments
and Proviso be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredinham have Leave to go
into the Country, for Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Sir William Hickman have Leave to go
into the Country, for his Health's Sake.
Ordered, That Sir John Mounson have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Trevor Williams have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Lee have Leave to go into
the Country, for Four Days.
Committee of Trade.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Trade have
Leave to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.