Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 5 die Februarii, 1673.
Portsmouth, &c. Streets.
Dean of Canterbury and Dr. Whitchcott thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of the House be returned to the Dean of Canterbury, and to Dr. Whitchcott, for the Sermons by them preached Yesterday, before the House: And that Sir Edward Masters do return Thanks to the Dean of Canterbury; and the Lord Cornbury to Doctor Whitchcott.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for regulating Elections, and for the better Attendance of Members elected to serve in Parliament, be revived; and do sit To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir James Smith, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Obrien, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Morris, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir John Knight, Sir John Mallet, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Cheney, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Love, Mr. Jones, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Walker, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Ford, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Crouch, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Dennis, Sir Copl. Banifeild, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Child, and all that serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and to send out Summons of Notice to the Inhabitants of the City of Exon, and Persons concerned in Interest there, that they come in, and be heard, if they please: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Test against Papists.
Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill, or Bills, for a Test to distinguish between Protestants and Papists, and for the better Conviction of Papists, with other Matters to them referred; That the Committee had agreed upon a Bill for the Purposes first-mentioned: Which Bill was delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Vote respecting the Duke of Buckingham.
|Sir John Hanmer,||for the Yeas,||124.|
|Sir John Mallet,|
|Sir Nich. Carew,||for the Noes,||142.|
Ordered, That the House do attend his Majesty, with the Vote of Address, which relates to the Duke of Buckingham: And that such Members of this House, which are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to know his Pleasure, when he will be attended therewith.