House of Commons Journal Volume 9
16 May 1679

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 16 May 1679', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 623-624. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27778 Date accessed: 22 November 2014.


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Veneris, 16 die Maii, 1679.

Prayers.

Shipping of Artillery.

ORDERED, That Sir Nic. Carew, Mr. Trefusis, Sir Wm. Bastard, Sir John Knight, Mr. Colt, Sir Vyell Vyvyan, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Matter touching the Train of Artillery and Ammunition shipped for Portsmouth.

Alborough Return amended.

The Clerk of the Crown being called in, did, according to the Order of the House, amend the Return for the Borough of Alborough in the County of Yorke; by taking off the Indenture whereby Sir John Reresby is returned, and affixing the Indenture whereby Sir Godfrey Copley is returned, to the said Return.

Excise Laws.

A Petition of Charles Bambridge, a Distiller, on the Behalf of Himself, and many others; complaining of several Exactions of the Farmers and Collectors of the Duty of Excise; was read.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws concerning the Excise; and to examine and consider of the Abuses and Exorbitances of the Farmers and Collectors of the said Duty; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Sir Thomas Player, Sir John Cloberry, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Reynall, Mr. Colt, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Serjeant Strode, Sir Robert Markham, Serjeant Rigby, Sir James Long, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Treby, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Foley, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Vyell Vyoyan, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Duboyes, Alderman Backwell, Mr. Henley, Sir Richard Head, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Wm. Robarts, Mr. Wright, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Rich, Mr. Trefusis, Mr. Williams, Sir Robert Coryton, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Bennet, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. St. John, Sir John Knight, Mr. Love, Mr. Bremen, Sir Ralph Delavall, Sir Robert Southwell, Sir Thomas Stringer; and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

A Member discharged from custody.

Ordered, That Mr. Tregagle be discharged from the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, paying the Messenger's Fees: And that he have Leave to stay in the Country for Three Weeks.

Liberty of the Subject.

The House then took into Consideration, the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill for the better Securing the Liberty of the Subject; and for Preventing of Imprisonments beyond the Seas.

The Amendment in the Fourth Press, and the Third Line being read:

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment in the Eleventh Line, in the same Press, being read;

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment in the Three-and-thirtieth Line, in the Fifth Press, being read;

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment in the Ninth Press, in the Twentyfourth Line, being for Waving of the former Amendment made by the Lords, on Condition that the Proviso for the Peers may be admitted; which was read:

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

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

Ordered, That the Members that managed the last Conference had with the Lords, about their Lordships Amendments to the Bill for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for Preventing of Imprisonments beyond the Seas, do withdraw, and prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, Why this House doth not agree with their Lordships in several of the said Amendments.

Bankrupts.

A Bill for preventing it being in the Power of any particular Creditor, or smaller Number of Creditors of a Bankrupt, to obstruct the Compositions of the greater Number, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Papillon, Mr. Duboyes, Mr. Love, Sir Robert Peyton, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Pilkington, Mr. Mompesson, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Francis Winnington, Sir Nathanael Herne, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Buller, Mr. White, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Colt, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Parker, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Thyn, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Swinfen, Serjeant Seys, Sir John Knight, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Partheridge, Sir Wm. Franckland, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Thompson, Sir Thomas Player, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Nosworthy, Colonel Legge, Mr. Bennet, Sir Roger Norwich, Sir Nic. Carew, Sir Anth. Deane, Sir John Banks, Mr. Bremen, Alderman Backwell, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Guyes, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir John Hotham, Sir Richard Graham, Mr. Tulse, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Tempest, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Gower, Sir John Cope, Mr. Newland, Sir Rich. Haddock, Mr. Woogan, Sir Wm. Francklyn; and all the Members of this House, that are Merchants; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Post Office.

Ordered, That Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Colt, Mr. Palmes, Sir Henry Thompson, Mr. Thompson, Sir Charles Harboard, Mr. Sterne, Mr. Newland, Mr. Mildmay, Mr. Patheridge, Sir John Dawes, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Harford, Mr. Ramsden, be added to the Committee appointed to examine the Abuses and Exorbitances in the Post Office.

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