House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 November 1669

Pages 103-104

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 Lunæ, 8 Novembris, 1669. 21 Car. II.


Improving Navigation.

A BILL to improve the Art of Navigation, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight at Ten of the Clock.

Lady Lee's Estate.

A Bill for settling the Differences between the Lady Eliz. Lee, and the Daughters and Coheirs of Sir Thomas Pope, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow Sevennight, at Ten of the Clock.

Regulating Elections.

A Bill to prevent Abuses and Extravagancies; and for regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.

Agmondesham Return amended.

The Clerk of the Crown, and the Under Sheriff of the County of Bucks, attending; and being called in to the Table of the House; the Writ and Return of the Indenture of Sir Ralph Beovey to serve for the Borough of Agmondisham, being produced; the Indenture was taken off; and the Indenture of the Return of Sir Wm. Drake affixed.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Speaker reports, that, being with the House to attend his Majesty on Saturday, when his Majesty was pleased to speak to both Houses; he had, to prevent Mistakes, taken the Boldness to desire from his Majesty in Writing, what he was then pleased to deliver: Which he read to the House, and is as follows;

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I Thank you for this Mark of your Affection to Me: I doubt not of the Continuance and Concurrence of it, in other Things, as well as in this of My Proclamation. I recommend to you, that you would weigh well what I say and desire in it, towards the Welfare and Peace of the Nation: In order to which, as I shall be always ready to contribute My utmost Endeavours, so I hope you will never be failing in yours, to enable Me to do it.

Publick Accounts.

The House then resumed the Consideration of the Report of the Commissioners of Accounts; and proceeded to the Reading of the rest of the Copies of the Answers and Papers by them delivered in.

Resolved, &c. That the House will on Wednesday next proceed upon the Observations reported by the Commissioners of Accounts, in Order, as they are laid in the Report: And the Commissioners are desired then to attend.

Dean of St. Paul's House.

Ordered, That Sir Humfry Winch, and Sir Thomas Meres, be added to the Dean of St. Paul's Committee.

Committee of Privileges.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; Sir Rowland Berkley, Dr. Arris, Mr. Steward, Mr. Geo. Weld, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Onslow.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.