Veneris, 19 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Atkins Knight of the
Bath, one of the Members of this House, have the
Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir John Covert Knight and Baronet, one
of the Members of this House, have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Scudamor's Losses at Play.
A Bill for the making void of divers Judgments and
Conveyances obtained from James Scudamor Esquire, by
George Colt and Thomas Colt, and their Trustees, was this
Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read again, the Second time,
Ordered, That Sir Robert Atkins do bring in a Bill
for the discharging and making void of all Monies and
Securities for Money won at Play.
An ingrossed Bill for Confirmation of the Office of the
Register of Sales and Pawns made to retailing Brokers
in London and Westminster, and the Places adjacent, was
this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That this Bill do pass: And that the Title
shall be, as it is indorsed: And Captain Jones is to carry
it up to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
A Bill for preventing the Mischiefs and Dangers that
may arise by certain Persons called Quakers, and others,
refusing to take lawful Oaths, being ingrossed, was this
Day read the Third time.
A Petition being tendered, on the Behalf of certain
Persons called Quakers, by some at the Door, who go
under that Notion, and desired to be heard before the
said Bill do pass;
Resolved, That the Persons at the Door be called in.
And the said Four Persons, namely, Edward Burroughs,
Richard Hubblethorn, George Whitehead, and Edward
Pyot, being thereupon permitted to come to the Bar of
this House, did severally offer what they had to say
against the Passing of the said Bill; and tendered a
printed Paper, which they desired might be read.
After which, they being caused to withdraw;
And the House resuming the Debate of the said Bill;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill do
pass: And that the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for
preventing the Mischiefs and Dangers that may arise by
certain Persons called Quakers, and others, refusing to
take lawful Oaths.
And Mr. Crouch is to carry up the said Bill to the
Lords, for their Concurrence.
The House being this Day informed, that Colonel
Melburne Williams, attending as a Witness for Sir Henry
Williams at the Committee of Privileges and Elections,
touching the Election of Brecknock, was, in his Return,
arrested at the Suit of one . . . . Page, by George Watson,
one of the Bailiffs of the Liberty of Westminster, upon
a Capias ad respondendum.
Ordered, That the said Milburne Williams have his
Privilege; and be discharged of his Imprisonment without paying any Fees.
A Bill for the further suppressing of Perjury, and Subornation of Perjury, being ingrossed, was this Day read
the Third time.
Ordered, That this Bill be, at present, laid aside, till
it be further considered of this Afternoon.
Brackley Return amended.
The Mayor of Brackley, and the Deputy to the Clerk
of the Crown, being called in to amend the Return for
that Town; the Name of Sir William Farmer was razed
out; and the Name of Sir Thomas Crew Knight was inserted, by Order, at the Clerk's Table.
Pains and Penalties on Regicides.
A Bill declaring the Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures,
imposed upon the Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders excepted out of the Act of free and general
Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion, being ingrossed, was
this Day read the Third time.
And there being a Proviso tendered, in the Behalf of
Angell Grey Esquire, to be added to the Bill:
The Question was put, Whether the said Proviso
should be read;
Resolved, in the Affirmative.
And the Proviso being Three times read;
The Question was then put, That the Proviso be made
Part of the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Tho. Fanshaw jun.
Tellers for the Noes:
With the Noes,
Tellers for the Yeas:
With the Yeas,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Another Proviso was tendered to be added to the Bill,
on the Behalf of * * * *.
And another Proviso, being tendered to be made Part
of the said Bill, was, upon the Question, laid aside.
And it was then resolved, That the 27th of January
be inserted to fill up the Blank in the Bill.
Which was done, accordingly, at the Clerk's Table.
And the Question was then put for the passing the Bill:
Which was resolved in the Affirmative, Nemine contradicente.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act
declaring the Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, imposed
upon the Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders, excepted out of the Act of free and general
Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion.
And the Lord Ancram is to carry up the said Bill Tomorrow, with the Petition on the Behalf of Sir Arthur
Haslerig's Children, to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.