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, 26 die Maii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
SIR Christopher Musgrave reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges to whom the Matter of the Return of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade in the County of Wilts, was referred, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon a Resolve, 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 being read, is as follows; viz.
Resolved, That Charles Fox and Thomas Freake, Esquires, are returned by the proper Officer.
The said Resolve being read a Second time;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Charles Fox and Thomas Freake, Esquires are returned by the proper Officer.
A Bill for reviving an Act for Exporting of Leather, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect and inquire into what Laws are expired, or near expiring; and to report the same to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Montague, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. Paston, Lord Camden, Mr. Browne, Mr. Aubry, Sir Fra. Russell, Mr. Walden, Sir Geo. Winneve, Sir William Gulston, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Tho. Byde, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Robert Cornwall, Sir James Butler, Mr. Common Serjeant, Sir Ben. Newland, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir John Talbot, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Freman, Lord Willoughby, Sir Hum. Winch, Mr. Foley, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Sir Fra. Butler, Mr. Done, Mr. Pomeroy, Mr. Parker, Sir Peter Rich, Mr. Harrington, Sir John Ernle, Sir Christo. Wren, Mr. Rainsford, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir Tho. Hussey, Sir Wm. Twisden, Dr. Davenant, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Cha. Holt, Mr. Tipping, Sir John Hoskins, Mr. Done, Sir John Wynn, Lord Falkland, Sir Hugh Chomley, Mr. Gwyn, Lord Digby, Mr. Pepys, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir John Reresby, and all the Members of the Long Robe; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Committee for Journals.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to inspect the Journals of the House, and consider of the Proceedings therein; and to report their Opinions to the House, what they think fit should be expunged:
And it is referred to Lord Middleton, Sir Christo. Musgrave, Mr. Ethrick, Mr. Seymour, Sir Edw. Phillips, Lord Campden, Mr. Harrington, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Pepys, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Browne, Mr. Jones, Mr. Walden, Sir Cha. Litleton, Sir John Packington, Mr. Aubry, Sir Hen. Beaumont, Sir John Talbot, Lord Ranelagh, Dr. Brady, Sir John Ernle, Sir Edw. Nevill, Mr. Sackvile Tufton, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. Hewer, Mr. Essex Strode, Lord Ancram, Lord Brackley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Richard Bertie, Mr. Pope, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Recorder, Lord Preston, Sir Cha. Holt, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir Christ. Wren, Mr. Fitzwilliams, Sir John Norton, Mr. Cornwall, Mr. Done; or any Seven of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of several Freemen and Inhabitants of Scarborough in the County of York, touching the Election for the said Town, being tendered to the House;
And the said Parties being called in, to own the said Petition; and they doing the same;
The Petition was read.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
An ingrossed Bill for settling the Revenue on his Majesty for his Life, which was settled on his late Majesty for his Life, was read a Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling the Revenue on his Majesty for his Life, which was settled on his late Majesty for his Life.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Leave be given to the Members of Great Yarmouth to bring in a Bill for Repair of the Pier there.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for continuing an Act for rebuilding the Town of Northampton.
Duchy of Cornwall.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable his Majesty to make Leases, from Three Years to Three Years, of Lands in the Duchy of Cornwall.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill against wandering Scotch Pedlers.
Hawkers and Pedlers.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill against Hawkers, Pedlers, and Petty Chapmen.
Carriages for the King.
A Bill for necessary Carriages, to be provided for his Majesty in his Royal Progress and Removals, was read.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Sir John Stapely, Knight and Baronet, touching the Election for Lewis in Sussex, was read.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
A Bill for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance, made by Roger Price Esquire, of the Manor of Westbury in the County of Bucks, being tendered to the House;
Ordered, That the Bill do lie upon the Clerk's Table.
Ordered, That, for the future, no private Bill be brought into this House, but upon a Petition first presented, truly stating the Case, at the Peril of the Parties preferring the same: And that such Petition shall be signed by the Parties who are Suitors for such Bill.
Preserving the Church.
A Motion being made for preserving the Church of England, as now by Law established;
Ordered, That the same be referred to the Grand Committee for Religion.
And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.