Sabbati, 14 die Decembris, 13° Car. Regis.
ORDERED, That the several Persons hereafter
named be added as Commissioners for the County
of Brecon, in the Bill for the Levying of the Eighteen
Months Assessment; viz. Thomas Bowen Esquire,
Edward Games, Esquire, William Lloyd of Llangamaick,
Jeffery Jefferies of Lliwell, Henry William of Llangatteek,
William Bowen, junior, John Morgan of Widnalt, Howell
An ingrossed Bill for confirming an Act for restoring
the Marquis of Hertford to the Dukedom of Somersett,
was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill do
pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for restoring
of the Marquis of Hertford to the Dukedom of
Ordered, That the Lord Herbert do carry the Bills for
confirming an Act for restoring the Earl of Arundell to
the Dukedom of Norfolke; the Bill for confirming an
Act for restoring the Marquis of Hertford to the Dukedom of Somersett; and the Bill to enable Mr. Anthony
Eltricke to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts; up to
the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Conference with Lords.
Ordered, That the Lord Herbert do also carry up the
Message to the Lords, for a Conference, upon the Second Amendment, sent down, to the Bill for confirming
certain private Acts.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling certain drained
Grounds within the Level of Hartfeild Chace, and Parts
adjacent, within the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, and
Nottingham, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second
time, on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That a Petition brought in by Sir Charles
Hussy be read on Monday Morning.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling certain Fen
Lands, drained by Sir Anthony Thomas, was this Day read
the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read again, when Mr. Speaker
shall be pleased to appoint.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Report of Serjeant Charleton, from
the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be heard on
Monday Morning next.
The House then resumed the Debate upon the rest of
the Amendments to the Bill for confirming the Act for
And the Fourteenth Proviso being twice read:
And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee in that Proviso;
It passed in the Negative: And
Resolved, That the same be laid aside.
The Fifteenth Proviso was also twice read:
And an Addition was tendered to be added to the said
Proviso: Which was also twice read: And
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be laid
Message delivered to Lords.
Lord Herbert reports from the Lords, That, according
to the Order of this House, he had delivered the Three
Bills to the Lords: And had also acquainted the Lords,
that this House desired a Conference upon the Second
Amendment to the Bill for Confirming of private Acts:
And that the Lords had agreed to a present Conference
in the Painted Chamber.
Whereupon the Persons appointed, accompanied with
several other Members of this House, did attend the said
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Conference, That they
had acquainted the Lords, that this House had agreed to
the First and Third Amendment; and that the Second (being an Addition), coming in Paper, was not regular: And
that the Lords had agreed to take it into Consideration.
The House did again resume the Debate upon the Bill
for confirming the Act for Ministers.
And a Proviso touching Mr. Honywood, was twice
read: and, upon the Question, agreed to.
A Proviso on the Behalf of the Universities of Oxford
and Cambridge was twice read.
And some Debate arising upon the Precedency of the
University of Oxford before Cambridge:
And the Proviso being put to the Question;
The House was divided.
The Ayes went out.
And the Noes, that staid in, finding themselves apparently much out-numbered, yielded:
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative; That the
Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.
And several other Provisoes being tendered to be
added to the Bill;
Resolved, That no more Provisoes be received, but
what are already brought in: And that the House do
sit on Monday in the Afternoon, to take the Provisoes,
brought in, into Consideration.
Leave to attend Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Solicitor
General and Mr. Goodrick have the Leave of this House
to attend the Lords; and to be of Counsel with the Earl
of Derby, in the Case depending before them, wherein
the said Earl is concerned.
Ordered, That Sir John Prettyman have the Leave of
this House to attend, and give his Testimony in the
House of Lords, on the Behalf of Sir Henry Frederick
Privilege- a Person discharged.
Mr. John Cressett (who, upon Information of a Breach
of Privilege against Sir Soloman Swale, a Member of this
House, was, by Order of the House, committed, and
taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms) being this
Day brought to the Bar of this House;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Mr. Cresselt be discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeant at
Arms; paying his Fees.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.