Martis, 29 Aprilis, 14° Car.
UPON Information, That there was a Day appointed
by the Committee of Elections, to hear the Cause
touching the Election for the Town of Newport in Cornwall; and that Mr. Edgcomb, who is concerned, being
at a great Distance, and depending upon the Adjournment of the House, could not attend, or bring up his
Witnesses, by the Day appointed;
Ordered, That the Matter touching the Election for
the said Town of Newport be adjourned till the next
Meeting of the House, after the Recess.
Ordered, That the Committee of Elections have Liberty to proceed to the Hearing of all such Matters touching Elections, where the Parties can be ready, and attend
on both Sides, with their Witnesses: But that Mr. Edgcomb's Case, and such other Cases where the Parties cannot be ready, they do adjourn such Matters unto the next
Meeting of the House, after the intended Recess.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for confirming Agreements made between Thomas
Bushell Esquire, and the Miners of Row Pitts in Somersetshire, for recovering their drowned and deserted Works,
was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill:
Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and
after, did deliver in the same at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon
the Question, severally agreed to.
And the said Bill, with the Amendments, was read
the Third time.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments,
be agreed to.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill, being, An
Act * * * *, be agreed to: And that the Bill, with
the Amendments, be sent up to the Lords, for their
Flax and Hemp.
Mr. Birch reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for sowing Flax and Hemp was committed, several
Amendments to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and then delivered in the same
at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to.
The Question being propounded, That the Bill, with
the Amendments, be ingrossed;
And some Debate arising, as to that Clause in the Bill,
which does exempt the Land sown with Flax or Hemp
from paying Tythe;
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former
Committee: And all the Members of this House, that
shall come, are to have Voices at the Committee.
Records of King's Bench, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Charles Harbord,
Sir John Denham, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, and Dr. Birkinhead, or any Three
of them, to view the Room over the House of Commons; and make Report to the House, whether the Records of the King's Bench and Common Pleas may, with
Conveniency, and without Danger, be brought back,
and lodged in the said Room; and to inquire, and report, where the said Records were anciently kept: And
they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in
The House then resumed the Matter upon the Amendments reported to the Bill concerning the Great Level
of the Fens called Bedford Level.
And the several Amendments, until the Amendment
in the Second Line of the Eighth Folio, were read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
The Amendment to the Second Line in that Folio
being read the Second time;
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Richard
Onslowe's Name be inserted into the said Amendment,
instead of Sir William Playter's.
Which was done accordingly; and That Amendment,
with that Alteration, agreed unto.
The next Amendment, to the Fourth Line of the
Eighth Folio, was read the Second time;
Ordered, That the Name of Arthur Onslow Esquire,
be inserted into that Amendment.
Which was done accordingly; and That Amendment,
so altered, upon the Question, agreed unto.
The rest of the Amendments, to the Amendment in
the Second Line of the Twelfth Folio, were read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
And That Amendment, to the Second Line, being read
the Second time;
Resolved, That the Words "of Right," which, by the
Amendment, were to be expunged, do stand in the Bill:
And that the Word, "or" be inserted, before the Words
"by Virtue and Provision of this Act," which, by this
Amendment, are to be inserted: And, with these
Alterations which were made at the Table, That Amendment was agreed to.
The next Amendment, to the Third Line, in the same
Folio, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
The next Amendment, to the Seventh Line in the
same Folio, was read the Second time; and the Word
"and," in That Amendment, ordered to be made "or."
Which was accordingly done at the Clerk's Table:
And this Amendment, so altered, was, upon the Question,
The next Amendment, to the Sixth Line of the
Seventeenth Folio, was read; and, upon the Question,
The next Amendment, to the Fourteenth Line of the
Seventeenth Folio, was read the Second time: And, being read the Third time, with the Coherence in the Bill;
Resolved, That, at the End of the Seventh Line, in the
Seventeenth Sheet of the Bill, after the Word "thereof,"
the Words following be inserted, "being duly acknowledged before the Governor, or any Two of the Bailiffs,
or any Two of the Conservators before-mentioned, and
Which was done accordingly at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Amendment to the Fourteenth
Line of the Seventeenth Folio be agreed to.
The rest of the Amendments to the last Amendment
were read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
The last Amendment, being, after the Word "accordingly," in the Seventh Line of the Two-and-twentieth
Folio, to leave out all the rest of the Bill, was read the
That Part of the Bill, which, by the said Amendment,
was to be left out, was read; and agreed to be omitted.
The First Paragraph, to be added instead of the Paragraph in the Bill, to intitle his Majesty to the Shares of
such as are attainted, was read the Second time; and,
upon the Question, agreed to.
The next Paragraph was read.
Resolved, That That Paragraph be postponed, till after
that Part of the Addition, which concerns the Judicature,
be read, and considered.
Then that Part of the Addition which concerns the
Erecting of a Judicature, as to the Old and New Adventurers, was read the Second time.
Lords agree to Amendments, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bennett
and Sir Thomas Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to tell
you, that they have agreed with you in that wherein you
did formerly differ in, concerning the Amendments to the
Bill for repairing the Streets and Highways in and near
London and Westminster.
They have also returned you Two Bills: One, intituled, An Act for confirming the Copyhold Estates of
his Majesty's Copyhold Tenants, within the Honour of
Clithero, &c.: And another, intituled, An Act for Confirmation of the Estates of several Tenants and Copyholders of the Manors of Rannes, Irchester, Rushden,
&c. with some Amendments and Alterations: To which
they desire your Concurrence.
Uniformity of Worship.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee upon
the Bill of Uniformity be heard To-morrow Morning.
The Question being put, To proceed in the Debate of
the rest of the Additions, reported to be added to the
Bill concerning Bedford Level, by Paragraphs;
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
Sir Tho. Lee,
Tellers for the Yeas:
Sir Tho. Littleton,
With the Yeas,
Sir Robert Holt,
Tellers for the Noes:
Sir Edw. Moseley,
With the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, To re-commit the Bill, as to
the Particulars not before agreed to;
It was resolved in the Affirmative, That the same be
re-committed to the former Committee, upon the former
Votes, and the present Debates: And that the Committee
be revived; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
the Place formerly appointed.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned; and do meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon, at the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.