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.
Ordered, That the Merits of the said Petition be heard at the Bar of the House, on Thursday next come Sevennight.
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.
Resolved, &c. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Mr. Philip Foley is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bewdley in the County of Worcester.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the said Votes.
The House divide.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir Herbert Croft,||for the Noes,||92.|
|Sir John Guyes,|
|Tellers,||Sir Francis Drake,||for the Yeas,||199.|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
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.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Philip Foley is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bewdley in the County of Worcester.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Lord Annesley have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Hunt and Mr. Ayliffe have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Franckland have Leave to go into the Country.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges do go up to the Lords, to desire a free Conference with their Lordships, Yesterday resolved upon.
Ordered, That all the Members that are in the Hall be immediately sent for, to attend the Service of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Scroope How have Leave to go into the Country.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Thomas Clerges reports, That the Lords had agreed to meet this House at the free Conference; and had appointed it presently, in the Painted Chamber.
House to continue sitting.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Sir John Hoskins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire That this House will sit for some time: For they have received Information, That his Majesty is coming in his Royal Robes, to say something to both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That this House will sit for some time.
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.
Message to attend the King.
A Message from the King, by Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend Him immediately in the House of Lords.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty: Who was pleased to prorogue this Parliament until the Fourteenth Day of August next.