Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 17 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
Ly. Roos' illegitimate Children.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, for the Illegitimation of the Children of the Lady Ann Roos, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock.
An ingrossed Bill for settling an Estate in Trust, for the Benefit of Mrs. Eliz. Pride, and her Children, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for settling an Estate in Trust, for the Benefit of Mrs. Eliz. Pride, and her Children.
A Bill for restoring Francis Scawen Gentleman, in Blood, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That Henry Clarke, living at the Sign of The Three Tobacco Pipes in Greene's Alley in Westminster, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege, and Misdemeanor, in beating and abusing John Goddard, menial Servant and Coachman to Sir James Thynn, a Member of this House.
Ordered, That William and Richard Gilbert, Servants to Mr. Norden, a Member of this House, being, as is informed, arrested and imprisoned at the Prosecution of one Mr. Thomas Hawles, upon a Contempt, for not obeying a Decree in Chancery, contrary to the Privilege of this House, be discharged of their Imprisonment during the Session and Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Breach of Privilege, alleged to be committed by Mr. Thomas Hawles, in causing William and Richard Gilbert, Servants to Mr. Norden, a Member of this House, to be arrested and imprisoned, upon a Contempt, for disobeying a Decree in Chancery, be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to examine the Matter; and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for uniting Parishes in the Town of Southampton, be read To-morrow Morning, the First Bill.
Ordered, That the Report of Sir John Poyntz' Bill be heard the First Report To-morrow Morning.
A Bill for ascertaining the Taxes to be imposed on Part of the Lands lying in Bedford Level was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Walden, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Williams, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Steward, Mr. Garraway, Sir Nico. Carew, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Serjeant Seis, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Robarts, Mr. Buscawen, Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Prynn, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir John Morten, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Grey, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Lord Torrington, Lord St. John, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Heath, Sir Fran. Leake, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Coleman, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Rigby, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Fran. Wenman, Sir John Lowther, and all the Members that serve for the County adjoining unto or into which the Level of the Fens, called Bedford Level, doth extend: And all the Members of this House that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Henry Howard of Northfolke, and others, being tendered to the House, and read, on Monday last; and another Petition of Samuell Sandys the elder, a Member of this House, being tendered, and read, this Day;
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the said Committee; to examine the Matter, and report it to the House: And if they shall find that the Conveyances directed by the former Act were tendered, and refused to be executed; then the Committee are to prepare and bring in a remedial Clause, to enforce Obedience to the Act, and an Execution of the Conveyances directed.
A Bill to prevent and punish the Defaults of Members of the Commons in Parliament, in neglecting their Attendance on the Service of the House.
Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill for qualifying of Persons to elect Members to serve in Parliament, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill to prevent Surprizes and Abuses in Electing of Members, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill . . read the Second time on Saturday next.
Burying in Woolen.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Estcourt and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed with this House in the Bill for Burying in Woolen only, without any Amendment.
Ordered, That the Report against Atheism and Profaneness be heard To-morrow Morning.
A Bill to prohibit the Importation of French Manufactures was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Nathaniell Hobart and Sir Thomas Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That his Majesty will be at the House of Peers To-morrow between Ten and Eleven a Clock, to pass the Poll Bill, and such other Bills as are ready to be passed.
Petition from Merchants.
A Petition of divers Merchants, whose Names were subscribed to the Petition, on the Behalf of themselves, and other English Merchants, being tendered;
The Question being put, That the Petition be read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Petition being read, and debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Petition be committed to Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Garraway, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jones, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Millward, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Edw. Wallpoole, Mr. Morice, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Palmer, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Thom. Allen, Colonel Millward, Mr. Mallet, Mr. St. John, Mr. Ford, Mr. Hender Robarts, Sir Thomas Lee, Colonel Windham, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Robert Holt, Serjeant Mainard, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Steward, Lord Mandevile, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Mainard, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Cofferer, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Hen. Capell, Colonel Gilby, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Sandys, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Denny Ashburnham, Sir Richard Oateley, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Heath: And all the Members that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to examine, Whether the Petitioners Goods are the Proceed of English Commodities; and to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report it, with their Opinion therein, to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records. And they are also to take the Case of Richard Blashford and Christopher Williams into Consideration; and report the Matter to the House.