House of Commons Journal Volume 9
31 March 1671

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 31 March 1671', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 228. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27320 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Veneris, 31 die Martii, 1671.

Prayers.

Privilege.

SIR Robert Howard reports from the Committee to which the Matter upon the Petition of Sir John Prettyman was committed, That the Committee had examined and heard all Parties concerned; and examined the Matter complained of in the Petition; and did find, that the Petitioner could not make good any of the Matters therein suggested, either against Sir Edward Hungerford, or Mr. Clayton, "that they had sold or disposed the Lands mentioned in the Petition at under Value, or otherwise injured, or broken their Agreement with the Petitioner in the least:" And that the Committees had commanded Report thereof to be made to the House, for the Vindication of the said Sir Edward Hungerford, and Mr. Clayton.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee in the Report abovementioned.

House to sit.

Resolved, &c. That the House do sit this Afternoon.

Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.

Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for laying Impositions on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Robert Atkins reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further therein To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the House will resolve into a Committee To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill, for (fn. [a]) laying Impositions on Proceedings in Law, and other Courts; nothing to intervene.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Matter concerning Mr. Thomas was referred, be made To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That the House do sit on Saturday and Monday, both Forenoon and Afternoon, upon the Bill for laying Impositions in Courts of Law, and other Courts; and that, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, whatever Business be then in Debate, be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned for Three of the Clock, Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Workhouses.

SIR John Birkenhead reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Workhouses, and setting the Poor on Work, was committed, several Clauses, by way of Amendment, agreed to be made Part of the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the Three first Clauses were twice read; and, with some Alterations upon the Question, agreed, and made at the Table.

The Clause of Amendment, for such as are Justices not to be Members of the Corporation, was twice read: And some Amendments agreed thereto, upon the Question.

The Question being put, That the Clause be agreed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers,

Sir Winston Churchill, For the Yeas, 30.
Sir John Brampston,
Sir Thomas Meeres, For the Noes, 26.
Mr. Onslow,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The last Clause was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

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

Intestates Estates.

The Question being put, That the Bill sent from the Lords for better settling Intestates Estates, be read;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers,

Sir John Brampston, For the Yeas, 28.
Mr. Neale,
Mr. Powle, For the Noes, 13.
Sir Thomas Lee,

The Bill was read a Second time; and committed to Sir Robert Car, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Sir John Knight, Mr. Maynard, Lord Obrian, Sir Francis Clerke, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Henley, Mr. Powle, Sir Thom. Smith, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Nosworthy, Col. Kirby, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Charles Harbord, Nr. Neale, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Thomas, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Thom. Allen, Lord Richardson, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Ford, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Copleston Bampfield, Colonel Titus, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, and all that serve for Cornwall and Devon: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, in order to send Summons for such Persons as they shall think fit; but not to proceed upon the Bill till Tuesday next, and to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Seaford Election.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges, concerning the Election for Seaford, be made To-morrow Morning, the First Business.

Preventing Export of Wool.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for preventing the Exportation of Wool, was committed, be heard To-morrow Morning.

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

Footnotes

[a] All from the Word "for," to the Paragraph beginning with these Words, "The Clause of Amendment," is crossed with a Pen, as if intended to be struck out; but for what Reason cannot be guessed at, it appearing manisestly necessary the Matter should stand.