Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 9 April. 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
ORDERED, That Mr. Milward, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Walden, Sir John Terrill, and Sir Clement Fisher, be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Mr. Wadeson is committed.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Mr. Wadeson is committed, have Leave to meet this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of the other publick Committees; in order only to adjourn to a further Day.
Willoughby's, &c. Nat.
A Bill for naturalizing of George Willoughby Gentleman, and several other Persons, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to which the former Bill for Naturalizing was committed: And the said Committee is, for that Purpose, revived: And these Persons following are added to the Committee; viz. Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Newton, Mr. Newport, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Sir Fra. Anderson, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Rich. Oatley, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Sprye, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir John Brampston, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr. Tulse, and the Members which serve for the Cities of London and Westminster: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for Preservation of the Spawn of Fish, and Fishing in fresh Waters, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Gaudy, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Edm. Peirce, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Wm. Tirringham, Sir John Holland, Sir Rich. Browne, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Yorke, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Knight, Sir Robert Brooke, Colonel Gray, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Kent, Sir John Tirrell, Sir Jeoffrey Shakerley, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Reames, Mr. Croke, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Daniell, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Hen. Capell, Dr. Burwell, Mr. Harbord, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Oakley, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Yorke, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Lowther, Sir Patricius Curwen, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Mountague, Sir Hen. Wright: And all the Members of this House, that shall come to the Committee, are to have Votes: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to send for such Water Bailiffs, as they shall find Cause; and examine their Patents; and report the Matter, in relation to such Water Bailiffs, to the House: And also to peruse the Laws now in Force concerning Fishing; and to consider wherein the same are defective; and provide such further Remedies and Additions by this Bill, as they shall find necessary.
Upon Consideration had of a Petition presented on the Behalf of George Wither, now Prisoner in the Tower;
Ordered, That Elizabeth, the Wife of George Withers, have Leave to have Access to her Husband in the Tower, in order to bring from him his Recantation and Submission, for his Misdemeanor and Offence for which he was committed.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, in the Case between Sir William Dudley and Mr. Christopher Hatton, touching the Election for the Town of Northampton, That the Question was Whether the Mayor, Aldermen, and Forty-eight, had the sole Power of Election: And that the Committee was of Opinion, That the Voices in Election do not belong to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Forty-eight only: And that Sir Wm. Dudley was not duly elected, but Mr. Hatton was duly elected.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Christopher Hatton was duly elected for the Town of Northampton, and ought to sit.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown, or his Deputy, do attend with the Indenture, by which Sir William Dudley was returned; to the end the same may be amended.
And the Clerk of the Crown's Deputy, attending at the Door with the Indenture, was called in: And, at the Clerk's Table, the Indenture was amended; and the Name of Sir William Dudley razed out, and the Name of Mr. Christopher Hatton inserted into the Indenture.
The additional Bill for the better settling the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House; and that the Committee have Power to receive any Proposals which shall be made for the more effectual Settling the Militia; and to report to the House such Amendments and Additions as they shall find necessary for that Purpose.
And then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed on the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Milward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Mr. Milward reports, That the Committee had made some Progress in the said Bill; and the Opinion of the Committee, That the House, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, would again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the said Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the House, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, would again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the said Bill.
Marq. of Winchester's Award.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir George Coney be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Marquis of Winchester and Lord St. John is committed.
Ordered, That Colonel Whitley and Sir Chichester Wray, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Henry Vaughan Esquire is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.