Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 9 Maii, 14 Car.
Le Pla's, &c. Nat.
THE Lord Gorge reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Naturalizing of Marke Le Ple, and others, was committed, That the Committee had carefully examined the Certificates concerning the several Persons; and found, that there was no Clause of Exception against any of them, why they should not be naturalized: And that the Committee found no Defect in the Bill, but only the Omission of the Word "the;" which, by Amendment, was to be inserted after the Word "and," and before the Word "Commons," in the Third Line of the Third Sheet of the Bill.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Wales, and for the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, and Derby, be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Royal Mines is committed.
Upon Information, That Richard Shuttleworth Esquire had stopped up the Lane's Ends in his Lordship of Barton, on purpose to hinder Mr. Rigby, one of the Members of this House, from carrying the Tythe Corn of the said Township (whereof he the said Mr. Rigby is Inheritor) to his own House: And that the said Mr. Shuttleworth had, by Thomas Cowpe his Attorney, caused several vexatious Actions of Trespass to be commenced against Henry Bannester, George Kighley, James Topping, and John Topping, being menial Servants unto, and Persons employed by, the said Mr. Rigby, in the carrying of the said Corn; and had several times sued them to the Exigent, they having done nothing but by the Direction of the said Mr. Rigby, whose Interest is only concerned: Which is in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Shuttleworth and Thomas Cowpe his Attorney, do, upon Summons, attend this House upon Monday the Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant May, to answer the Breach of Privilege objected against them.
Relief of Loyalists.
The House then proceeded to the Reading of the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill of Distribution of the Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal and indigent Commission Officers, and for assessing Offices for their further Supply.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Proviso, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom, touching the assessing of Peers, some Amendments and Additions to the said Proviso: Which were twice read:
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to the former Committee appointed to consider of, and bring in Amendments to the Lords Proviso, or any Three of them, to peruse the Bill, and the Amendments and Provisoes, sent from the Lords; and to compare them with the Amendments and Alterations made thereto by this House; and to see that the same do cohere and agree; and to report their Opinion thereupon; and also to insert the Words "when they are not absent," according to the former Vote, in such Places as it is proper; and to peruse the Clause, as to the Month's Pay; and, if they find any Doubt arising thereupon, to report it to the House; and to instruct themselves with Reasons against the Conference.
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Two Bills: One, for restoring of Advowsons to his Majesty's loyal Subjects; and the other, for preventing of Theft upon the Northern Borders; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Interposition to prevent a Quarrel.
Mr. Speaker reports, That, in pursuance of the Order of the House, the Serjeant had seized the Lord Ossory: And that he had engaged to confine himself to Warwick House; and had observed his Engagement: But Mr. Phillip Howard did absent himself, and could not be met with.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the remaining Part of the Evidence of Sir Charles Hussey, as to Lyndsey Level; and the Report of the Committee to which the Bill was committed; be afterwards heard To-morrow Morning.
Relief of Loyalists.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruce do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the loyal Officers; with the Amendment of this House to the Lords Amendments; and desire their Concurrence.