Sabbati, 4 die Martii, 1670.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Wyn have the Leave of
this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Mompesson have the Leave
of this House to go into the Country.
Bangor and St. Asaph Lead Mines.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to
which the Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of the
Lord Bishop of Bangor, and St. Asaph, was committed,
one Amendment: Which, upon the Reading, being found
a Mistake in the Committee;
Resolved, That the Bill, as it came from the Lords,
be read a Third time on Monday Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate of the ingrossed
Bill on the Behalf of Mr. Houghton.
And several other Trustees, being tendered to be added
to the Bill; the House, upon the Question, having agreed
Sir Nevill Cattlyn and Sir Thomas Rant to be added
Trustees; and their Names being accordingly inserted
in the Bill, and thrice read and agreed;
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton
Esquire, and others, to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts,
according to a Decree: And that the Lord Richardson
do carry it up to the Lords.
Supply Bill; Fishery.
Resolved, That the Matter for Encouragement and
Improvement of the Fishery be referred to a select Committee; viz. Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Mr. Strode, Sir Will. Lowther, Colonel Birch, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Seymour, Sir
Anthony Irby, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John
Northcott, Mr. Price, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir
Courtney Poole, Mr. Gould, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John
Frederick, Mr. Love, Mr. Jay, Mr. Crooke, Sir Robert Cordell, Sir Edm. Poley, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Rouse,
Mr. Smith, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Sprye, Lord Richardson, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Pettus, Sir John Knight,
Sir John Coriton, Colonel Reemes, Sir Hugh Windham,
Sir Job Charleton, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Buscowen, Mr.
Roberts, Mr. Ford, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Meeres,
Sir Will. Thompson, Mr. Jones, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir
Justin. Isham, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Talbot,
Sir Robert Paston, Mr. Herle, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir
Thomas Allen, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Will.
Smith, Mr. Buller: And that all that shall come are to
have Voices: 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.
Grocers Company's Creditors.
Ordered, That the Bill for Satisfaction of Debts owing
by the Grocers Company, be read a Second time on
Wednesday Morning, nothing to intervene.
General Nat. Bill.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bills of Naturalization be assumed on Wednesday next.
Conference on Pirates Bill.
Ordered, That the Report of the Reasons to be offered
at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the
Bill for preventing the Delivery up of Ships, be heard on
Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.
The House then re-assumed the Debate of the Bill for
an Excise on foreign Commodities.
And a Petition being tendered, on the Behalf of the
Refiners of Sugar in England, and read;
Another Petition of divers Persons concerned in his
Majesty's Sugar Plantations, on the Behalf of themselves
and their Brother Planters, was read:
Resolved, &c. That the Petitions of the Refiners and
Planters be referred to the Committee of the whole
House, to take the Matter of the Petitions into Consideration; and to hear the Petitioners, or some on their
Behalf, and on the Behalf of other Persons concerned,
if they find Cause.
Resolved, &c. That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill for
laying an additional Imposition on several foreign Commodities, That the Duties arising thereby, be collected
at the Custom-house.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, upon the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Seymour took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Seymour reports from the said Committee, That
they had proceeded in the Consideration of the said Bill;
and, for that the House had appointed it an Instruction to
the Committee, that the Duties arising thereby, should be
paid at the Custom-house, humbly moved, from the said
Committee, That the House would appoint a Committee
to consider of those Clauses in the Bill, fit to be left out,
pursuant to the said Instruction; and to prepare and bring
in such a Clause, as they should think fit, in lieu thereof.
Resolved, That it be referred to Mr. Treasurer, Mr.
Spry, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Mallett, Sir Job Charleton,
Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Edw. Deering,
Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Guy, or any Three of them, to
consider of the Clauses in the Bill, to be left out of the
Bill for laying an additional Imposition on several foreign
Commodities, pursuant to the Vote of the House, for
charging the Duty arising thereby, to be paid at the
Custom-house; and to bring in such Clause and Clauses
as they should think fit, for the Supply of the same.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Calling over the House, appointed
for Monday Morning next, be adjourned till Thursday
A Bill for preventing the planting of Tobacco in England, and regulating the Plantations, was read the First
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Eight of the Clock.