Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 19 Aprilis, 14 Car.
ORDERED, That William Shoodall and Hugh Gamblyne his Attorney, who delivered a Declaration in an Ejectment to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be summoned to appear on Monday next come Sevennight; to answer their Breach of Privilege therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for the issuing of a new Writ for Election of a Knight for the County of Stafford, in the room of Sir Thomas Leigh Knight, deceased.
Mr. Milward made Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of Sir Baynham Throckmorton and Mr. Howe, Knights of the Shire for the County of Gloucester, That the Committee was of Opinion, That they had the Majority of Voices, and were duly elected; and ought to sit in this House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the said Sir Baynham Throckmorton and Mr. Howe, had the Majority of Voices, and were duly elected; and ought to sit in this House as Knights of the Shire for the County of Gloucester.
Navy and Ordnance Carriages.
Mr. Knight reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of several Clothiers was committed, That they had considered of the Petition; and had heard the Parties, who could not propose any Expedient to remedy the Decay of Trade: And the Opinion of the Committee, That the principal Way to set the Poor on Work was, by Promotion of the Linen Manufacture; and, in order thereunto, proposed a Third Part of the Fen Grounds might be sowed with Hemp and Flax.
Lord Campden's Estate.
Sir Solomon Swale reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for settling a Capital Messuage or Mansion House, with the Appurtenances, in Kensington in the County of Middlesex, upon Baptist Viscount Campden, and his Heirs, was committed, That they had fully considered thereof; and found no Cause to make any Alteration therein.
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in his Majesty's Customs: And the other intituled, An Act for the Regulation of the Pilchard Fishing in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That the Persons formerly appointed to rectify the Bill, do consider of such Clauses therein as have Dependence upon the said Vote; and report what is fit to be left out or altered upon the present Debate.
Uniformity of Worship.
The Amendments to the Addition in Parchment, sent from the Lords to the Act of Uniformity, N° 1, being brought in by the Members of this House directed to prepare the same, were this Day read the First time.
And the First Amendment, being 1 Skin, Line 22, after the Word, "aforesaid," leave out all the Words unto the Word "subscribe," in the Twenty-ninth Line; and, instead thereof, insert these Words following; "That every Deane, Canon, and Prebendary, of every Cathedral or Collegiate Church, and all Masters and other Heads, Fellows, Chaplains, and Tutors, of or in any College, Hall, House of Learning, or Hospital; and every publick Professor and Reader, in either of the Universities, and in every College elsewhere; and every Parson, Vicar, Curate, Lecturer, and every other Person in Holy Orders; and every Schoolmaster, keeping any publick or private School, and every Person instructing or teaching any Youth in any House or private Family, as a Tutor or Schoolmaster, who, upon the First Day of May, which shall be in the Year of Our Lord God One thousand Six hundred and Sixty-two; or, at any time thereafter, shall be incumbent, or have Possession, of any Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Mastership, Headship, Fellowship, Professor's Place, or Reader's Place, Parsonage, Vicarage, or any other Ecclesiastical Dignity or Promotion; or of any Curate's Place, Lecture, or School; or shall instruct or teach any Youth; or Tutor, or Schoolmaster; shall, before the Feast Day of St. Bartholomew, which shall be in the Year of our Lord, One thousand Six hundred and Sixty-two, at or before his or their respective Admission to be Incumbent, or to have Possession aforesaid;"
Ordered, That the Persons formerly appointed to prepare the Amendments upon the former Debate, do now prepare and bring in a Clause, by way of Proviso, or otherwise, that none of the Persons enjoined to make the Declaration and Acknowledgment now under Debate, be obliged to that Part which concerns the Covenant, after Twenty Years.
And then were read the Words in the said Parchment, hereafter following, Line 29, viz. "subscribe the Declaration and Acknowledgment following; scilicet; I A. B. do declare, that it is not lawful, upon any Pretence whatsoever, to take Arms against the King; and that I do abhor that traiterous Position of taking Arms, by his Authority, against his Person, or against those who are commissionated by him; and that I will conform to the Liturgy of the Church of England, as it is now by Law established: And I do declare, that I do hold there lies no Obligation upon me, or on any other Person, from the Oath commonly called The solemn League and Covenant: And that the same was in itself an unlawful Oath; and imposed upon the Subject of this Realm, against the known Laws and Liberties of this Kingdom."
And the Second Amendment, being in the Fortieth Line, after the Word "Kingdom," leave out all the Words to the First Word in the Forty-fifth Line; and, instead thereof, insert the Words, "particularly mentioned in the said Amendment."
The First Paragraph thereof being in these Words, "which said Declaration and Acknowledgment shall be subscribed, by every of the said Masters, and other Heads, Fellows, Chaplains, and Tutors, of or in any College, Hall, or House of Learning, and every publick Professor and Reader in either of the Universities, before the Vice Chancellor of the respective Universities for the Time being, or his Deputy: And the said Declaration or Acknowledgment shall be subscribed before the respective Bishop, or Ordinary of the Diocese, by every other Person hereby enjoined to subscribe the same, upon Pain, that all and every of the Persons failing in such Subscription, shall lose and forfeit such respective Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Mastership, Headship, Fellowship, Professor's Place, Reader's Place, Parsonage, Vicarage, Ecclesiastical Dignity or Promotion, Curate's Place, Lecture and School; and shall be utterly disabled, and ipso facto be deprived of the same: And that every such respective Deanry, Canonry, Prebend, Mastership, Headship, Fellowship, Professor's Place, Reader's Place, Parsonage, Vicarage, Ecclesiastical Dignity or Promotion, Curate's Place, Lecture, and School, shall be void; as if such Person, so failing, were naturally dead."