Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 3 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.
Address for Suppressing Conventicles.
RESOLVED, &c. That the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to the King's Majesty, for issuing his Proclamation for putting the Laws in Execution against Non-conformists, and for suppressing Conventicles; with the humble Desire of this House, for his Majesty's Continuance of the same Care for suppressing of them for the future: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired to this Vote.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Tomkins do go up to the Lords to desire their Concurrence.
Information being given, that Sir Ralph Bovey had procured a Return of an Election to serve for the Borough of Agmondesham, from one that is not the proper Officer to make such Return;
Ordered, That the Matter touching the false Return of Sir Ralph Bovey, to serve for the Borough of Agmondesham, be referred to the Committee of Elections; to examine, and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon for that Purpose: And both Sir Ralph Bovey, and Sir William Drake are to forbear sitting, till the Matter be determined.
Dean of St. Paul's House.
A Bill for the enabling Dr. Sandcroft, Dean of St. Paule's, to build a Mansion-house for himself and Successors, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Charles Wheeler, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Spry, Sir Jo. Birkinhead, Mr. King, Colonel Phillips, Sir Jo. Knight, Lord Allington, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Jo. Newton, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Pleydall, Sir Jo. Frederick, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Thom. Wendy, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Nico. Slaning, Sir Solom. Swale, Dr. Burrell, Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Jo. Coryton, Mr. Morice, and all the Members that serve for the City: And they are to meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for Continuance of the former Act against Conventicles, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for electing a Member to serve for the City of Bath, in the County of Somersett, in the room of William Pryn Esquire, deceased.
An additional Bill for the better collecting the Duty of Hearth-money, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Crouch, Mr. Mallet, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir John Ernley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thom. Clifford, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Seymour, Sir James Thynn, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir John Fitz James, Col. Birch, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Walter Young, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Duncomb, Sir Jo. Morton, Lord Allington, Sir Nico. Cary, Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Jo. Trevor, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Spry, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Jo. Fagg, Sir Jo. Brampston, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Seymour, Sir Jo. Frederick, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Mr. Newport, Mr. Grey, Col. Reames, Mr. Morice, Sir Nico. Cary, Mr. Hoby, Sir Ralph Verney, Lord Richardson, Sir Jo. Morley, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Mr. Rigby, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Thom. Smith, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Dr. Arras, Sir Jo. Dawney, Sir Jo. Pelham, Sir Jo. Heath, Mr. Garraway: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to summon the Farmers and Sub-farmers, to give an Account of what Returns they have made into the Exchequer; and why they have not made annual Returns, as they are enjoined by the Act.
Old Sarum Election.
A Petition of Sir Wm. Salkeild was read; complaining of an undue Return made for the Borough of Old Sarum.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Election; to examine the Matter therein complained of, touching the Return made for Old Sarum; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Persons following be added to the Committee of Privileges; viz. Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. James Herbert, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Ash.
A Petition of James Rushout, complaining of an undue Return made of Sir John Hanmor to serve for the Borough of Evesham, was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections; to examine the Matter therein complained of, touching the undue Return of the Borough of Evesham; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
The King's Speech considered.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech.
A Motion being made for a Supply of the King's Majesty;
Resolved, &c. That the House will on Tuesday next resolve into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration thereof.
The Commissioners of Accounts, attending at the Door; and being called in; in Obedience to the Order of the House, of the Thirtieth of October last, did, by the Hands of Sir James Langham, deliver in attested Copies of such Papers they had received, by way of Answer, from several Accomptants; as also the State of an Account of what Monies was received for the Maintenance of the War, and what disbursed for the same, with the Balance thereupon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.