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, 27 die Maii, 1679.
A PETITION of the Royal Affrican Company was read; setting forth, That whereas the Committee, appointed to examine into the Miscarriages of the Navy, have received some Complaints against the Petitioners; and this House has referred the Examination thereof to the said Committee: And forasmuch as the Matter of Complaint is of great Concern to the Publick; and the Justification of the Petitioners depends much upon the Construction and Validity of their Charter; the Petitioners therefore pray, That the whole Matter may be heard at the Bar of the House.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, the State of the Case concerning the Election for Bewdley in the County of Worcester: And that the main Question was, Whether all the Inhabitants, paying Scot and Lot in the said Borough, or only the capital and particular Burgesses of the said Borough, who had Right to vote in Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough: And that the Committee had examined the Charter of the said Borough in 3° Jacobi, whereby the said Borough was incorporated, and divers Returns of Members to serve in Parliament for that Borough: And that thereupon the Committee had agreed upon Two Votes or Resolves, to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place: and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again read; and are as followeth; viz.
Resolved, &c. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all the Inhabitants of the Borough of Bewdley in the County of Worcester have not Right to vote in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough.
|Tellers,||Sir Herbert Croft,||for the Noes,||92.|
|Sir John Guyes,|
|Tellers,||Sir Francis Drake,||for the Yeas,||199.|
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all the Inhabitants of the Borough of Bewdley in the County of Worcester have not Right to vote in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament for the said Borough.
Leave of Absence.
Conference desired with Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Conference with Lords.
House to continue sitting.
Conference; Liberty of the Subject.
The Members that were appointed to manage the free Conference with the Lords concerning the Bill for the better Securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for Prevention of Imprisonments beyond the Seas, did attend, and manage the said free Conference; and left the Bill with the Lords.