Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, August 3d, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. John Farrington, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
A Bill for Maintenance of the Vicar of Royston, and his Successors, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom the Bill for Harwich is committed: And that Mr. Pryn, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Crowtch, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Mallet, Sir Walter Earle, Sir John Northcot, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Chafe, and the Knights and Burgesses of Hertfordshire and Cambridgshire, be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Persons who have bought Offices, be read To-morrow Morning.
Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee for Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Election for the Borough of Camilford in the County of Cornwall; that upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that the Freemen and Inhabitants have the Right of Election; and that, comparing the Number of Votes given to Henry Nicholas Esquire, who is returned by one Indenture, and to Wm. Cotton Esquire, who is returned by another Indenture, the Committee found Mr. Nicholls had a greater Number of the Votes of Freemen than Mr. Cotton; but it was objected, on Mr. Cotton's Part, that divers of the Voices given to Mr. Nicholls were such as paid not Scot and Lot, and therefore had not Right to vote; and, upon hearing of Testimony given in that Behalf, were of Opinion that Mr. Cotton had a greater Number of Votes of such as paid Scot and Lot than Mr. Nicholls, after Deduction of such Votes for him as paid not Scot and Lot; and that therefore Mr. Cotton was duly elected, and ought to sit in this House.
The Question being propounded, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Cotton is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Camilford in the County of Cornwall, and do sit in this House;
The House was divided.
And the Noes went forth.
|Mr. Herbert,||Tellers for the Noes:||98.|
|Mr. Annesley,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Angier,||Tellers for the Yeas:||103.|
|Sir Richard Temple,||With the Yeas,|
And so it was
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Cotton is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Camilsford, in the County of Cornwall, and do sit in this House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges and Elections, to examine the Fact as to the Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Helston, in the County of Cornwall; and to report the same to this Committee.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Birch reports that he did, according to the Command of this House, carry the Two Orders to the Lords; the one touching paying Forty thousand Pounds for the Army upon Assignation.
To that the Lords do agree:
To the other, touching Sir George Booth, the Lords returned Answer, that they would speedily take it into Consideration:
That he did put the Lords in mind of the Order touching Mr. Peck and the Marshal; to which the Lords answer, they will send Answer, in convenient Time, by Messengers of their own.
Colonel Birch reports a Bill for Excise; which was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards be resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business, nothing to intervene.
Grant to Booth.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and * *, Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have considered of a Vote of this House, concerning the conferring of Ten thousand Pounds upon Sir George Booth: And they do concur with you therein: And desire, that it may be entered on the Excise, and paid to him.
Marquis of Winchester's Estate.
The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act towards the Reparation and Satisfaction to be made unto John Lord St. John of Basing, Earl of Wiltshire, and Marquis of Winchester, out of the Manors and Lands of Robert Wallop Esquire, and Sir Thomas Jervoies Knight, deceased, for the Sum of Nineteen thousand Pounds, and Damages for the same, given unto them by the late pretended Parliament, out of the said Marquis of Winchester's Estate: To which the Lords desire your Concurrence.
Petition from the City- Naturalization.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen of the City of London were at the Door, they were called in; and Sheriff Bateman, addressing himself to Mr. Speaker, said;
I am commanded by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to present a Petition to this honourable House:
And, having made some Apology for the Length of it, delivered the Petition:
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition and Remonstrance of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of London, in Common Council assembled.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Naturalization is committed; and that Sir Wm. Wild, Sir John Frederick, Sir George Downing, Mr. Allen, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. Ellison, Sir Capell Luckin, Mr. Proby, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Allen Broadrick, Mr. Richbell, Mr. Pryn, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Dallison, Sir George How, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, be added to that Committee.
The Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath read your Petition; and referred it to a Committee: And, upon their Report, will determine thereupon what shall be fitting.