Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 10 die Februarii, 1673.
A BILL for settling of certain Lands and Tenements, for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall in the County of Suffolke, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Pettus, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Russell, Sir Humph. Winch, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Knight, Lord Ancram, Mr. Culliford, Sir Charl. Wheeler, Mr. Streete, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Cory, Mr. Linfeild, Lord Richardson, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir John Coriton, Colonel Strangwaies, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Barnham, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Wyn, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Wright, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Whittaker, Colonel Sandys, Alderman Bence, and all that serve for the County of Suffolke: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for the Preservation of the Piscary in the Rivers of Severne, Avon, and Teame, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel Sandys, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Covert, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir John Covert, Mr. Russell, Sir Rowl. Berkley, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Finch, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Morrice, Colonel Strode, Sir Henry Newton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Streete, Mr. Hobby, Sir Fran. Clarke, Mr. Garaway, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Powle, Sir John Birkenhead, Colonel Birch, Lord O Brien, Mr. Dyot, Sir Thom. Mompessen, and all that serve for the Counties of Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Duty on Law Proceedings.
A Bill for the better ascertaining the Duty upon Proceedings at Law, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Powle, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Pettus, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Morris, Sir John Bennet, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Sprye, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Culliford, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Trevor Williams, Lord O Brien, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Sir Nich. Pedley, Sir John Knight, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Garaway, Sir John Heath, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Sir Robert Barneham, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Cheney, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Morris, Sir John Newton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Hobart, Sir John Covert, Colonel Strode: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Pressing of Men.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Matter which relates to the Pressing of Men, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
The House then proceeding upon the adjourned Debate, touching the Election for the Town of Castleriseing, between Mr. Pepis and Mr. Offley, did, in the first place, take into Consideration, what related to Mr. Pepis, in Person.
Information of a Member being a Papist.
Information being given to the House, by some Members, that they had received an Account from a Person of Quality, That he saw an Altar, with a Crucifix upon it, in the House of Mr. Pepis;
And Mr. Pepis, standing up in his Place, did heartily and flatly deny, that he ever had any Altar, or Crucifix, or the Image or Picture of any Saint whatsoever in his House, from the Top to the Bottom of it.
And the Members being called upon by the House, to name the Person that gave them the Information; but being unwilling to do it without the Order of the House.
Ordered, That such Members of this House as have given in the Information against Mr. Pepis, do name the Persons that informed them of the Matter thereof.
And the Lord Shaftsbury being named to be the Person, that informed them; and the House being also informed, that one Sir John Bankes did likewise see the Altar;
Committee to attend Lord Shaftsbury for Information.
Ordered, That Sir William Coventry, Sir Thom. Meeres, and Mr. Garaway, do attend the Lord Shaftsbury, to be informed, whether his Lordship has at any time seen an Altar and a Crucifix in the House of Mr. Pepis; when, and in what manner it was; and to receive what Information his Lordship can give upon the whole Matter.
Sir T. Bankes to attend.
Ordered, That Sir John Bankes do attend at the Bar of this House, to inform the House what he knows of this Matter, relating to Mr. Pepis.
Irish Troops in England.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, at the Attendance of this House this Afternoon, upon his Majesty, with the Address for disbanding the Army, do further make it the humble Petition of this House to his Majesty, that the Forces that came out of Ireland, may not longer be continued in Arms here in England.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.