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 Sabbati, 15 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Frazer's, &c. Nat.
Mr. Packer reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Naturalization of Dame Mary Frazer, and others, was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made, and Two to be struck out of the Bill: Which Amendments be read. And the same being delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed;
The Question being put, That the Name of Doctor Basire and Sir Wm. Throckmorton be inserted into the Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Lord Norris' Estate.
A Bill for investing the Estate of James Lord Norris in certain Trustees, for Preservation thereof, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Thom. Osborne, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Talbott, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Progers, Mr. Coventry, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Crouch, Lord Hawley, Sir Hen. Yelverton, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Allen Broadrick, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Colonel Phillips, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Newport, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Bartu, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Phill. Warwick, Mr. Brunkard, Mr. Herbert, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. How, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Pepis, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Palmer, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Robert Paston, Mr. Robert Robarts, Sir John Brampston, Sir Richard Edgcombe, Mr. Buller, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Lincolne and Oxford: And they are to meet on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Message from the King- Expediting Business.
Mr. Secretary Morice delivers a Message, in Writing, from his Majesty to Mr. Speaker: Which was twice read; and is as followeth;
HIS Majesty is sorry, that the Difficulty his House of Commons hath met with, hath detained them so long, without perfecting his Supply. His Majesty could wish, That the Posture of His Affairs would permit the giving His Two Houses a short Recess at Christmas: But the Season of the Year being considered, and how much the necessary Preparations against the Spring depend upon the Dispatch of the Supply He assures Himself is preparing for Him, He cannot think it consistent with His Service, and the publick Safety, to permit any Adjournment (except for the chief Festival Days), until That, and the other most publick Bills, be perfected; which he desires may be hastened; and which his Majesty should be glad, if possible, might be finished by Christmas, as well for their Ease, as for his own Service. Given at the Court at Whitehall, the 15 Day of December, 1666.
Defaulters at Call of the House.
The House then proceeded to Call over the Names of such Members as were Defaulters in attending the Service of the House, according to former Order.
Resolved, &c. That these Persons following be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for their Default in not attending the Service of the House; viz. Sir Edmond Pye, Sir John Roll, Sir Geo. S. Sonds, Mr. Hen. Williams, Mr. Wm. Stanley, Mr. Robert Pierpoint, Mr. Hen. Wallop, Mr. John Elliot, Mr. John Harris, Sir Thomas Hele, Mr. John George, Mr. Jeffery Rishton, Sir Wm. Fenwicke, Sir Wm. Oglander, Sir Edw. Littleton, Mr. Wm. Blois, Mr. Richard Cooke, Sir John Lewknor, Mr. Edw. Blaker, Mr. Henry Goreing, Mr. Henry Baynton, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Roger Talbott, Lord Herbert of Cardiffe, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Charles Cornwallis, Sir John Stapeley, Sir Cecill Bishopp, Sir Clement Fisher, Mr. Wm. Thompson, Mr. John Vaughan, Mr. Wm. Griffith, Mr. Edgcome.
Resolved, &c. That the Serjeant shall not go, or send, to take any of the Persons Defaulters into Custody, till Tuesday next.
Resolved, &c. That such as are sent for in Custody be not admitted to sit, till they have paid their Fees.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for an effectual Course to be taken against such Members as are, or shall be, elected to serve, and shall refuse or neglect to attend the Service of the House: And that it be referred to Mr. Pryn, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Serjeant Charlton, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Richard Temple, or any Two of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Second Day of January next be appointed to call the House: And that all such Members as shall then fail to give their Attendance, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.
Ordered, That the Committee for the indigent loyal Officers be revived: And they are to sit on Monday next, in the Star Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And all that shall come shall have Voices: And that Mr. Grills be discharged from the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, paying his Fees; but be ordered not to depart into the Country, but to attend the Committee, as often as he shall be summoned: And that the Committee do examine the Matter of the Accompt which concerns him; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Election of Winchelsea be heard the Third Day of January next.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Monday Morning next, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed on the Bill for the monthly Assessment: And that they do fill up the Blanks in that Bill for raising so much of the whole One million Eight hundred thousand Pounds Supply for his Majesty, which shall be found wanting on the Estimate of the Poll Bill.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.