House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 8 March 1673

Pages 265-266

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Sabbati, 8 die Martii, 1672.


COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege committed against Mr. James Herbert, a Member of this House, by Wm. Rugg and John Tomlyn, in causing Mr. Jennings and Mr. Frosby, the menial Servants of Mr. James Herbert, to be arrested by Thomas Upton, and Nicholas Bennet, during the Time of Privilege.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges to examine the Matter; and certify it, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And the Persons concerned are to be summoned to attend the Committee.

Earl of Salisbury's Estate.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable James Earl of Salisbury, to let Leases of certain Lands and Tenements, for any Term not exceeding Forty Years, was read the Second time.

A Proviso was tendered, on the Behalf of Sir Thomas Lee; and twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill and Proviso be committed to Sir John Munson, Sir George Reeves, Sir Anthony Irby, Lord Richardson, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Mallet, Colonel Strode, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Morice, Mr. Progers, Sir Row. Berkeley, Sir John Covert, Sir Thom. Doleman, Sir John Talbot, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Barnaby, Colonel Birch, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Ancram, Mr. Crouch, Lord St. John, Lord Castleton, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Russell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Tanner, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Wright, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Goreing, Sir Henry Herbert, Lord Cavendish, Lord Clifford, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Thyn, Sir John Lowther, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Ralph Banks, Mr. Dolmahoy, Mr. Noseworthy, Sir John Austen, Sir Rich. Ford: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Durham, Election of Members.

A Bill to enable the County Palatine of Durham to send Knights and Burgesses to Parliament, was read the Second time.

Message to attend the King.

A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

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.

Answer to Address against Popery, and suspending Penal Laws.

The House being returned; Mr. Speaker reports, That, his Majesty having delivered a very gracious Speech; and that the same being put into Writing, to prevent Mistakes, he had obtained the Favour of his Majesty to have it from Him: Which he having read twice to the House, to their great Content and Satisfaction; and is as followeth; viz.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

Yesterday you presented Me an Address, as the best Means for the Satisfying and Composing the Minds of My Subjects: To which I freely and readily agreed: and shall take Care to see it performed accordingly.

I hope, on the other Side, You Gentlemen of the House of Commons will do Your Part: For I must put you in mind, it is near five Weeks since I demanded a Supply: And what you voted unanimously upon it, did both give Life to My Affairs at Home, and disheartened My Enemies Abroad: But the seeming Delay it hath met with since, has made them take new Courage; and they are now preparing for this next Summer a greater Fleet, as they say, than ever they had yet: So that, if the Supply be not speedily dispatched, it will be altogether ineffectual; and the Safety, Honour, and Interest, of England must of Necessity be exposed. Pray lay this to Heart, and let not the Fears and Jealousies of Some draw an inevitable Ruin upon us All.

My Lords and Gentlemen,

If there be any Scruple remain yet with you, concerning the Suspension of Penal Laws; I here faithfully promise you, That what hath been done in That Particular, shall not for the future be drawn into Consequence or Example. And as I daily expect from you a Bill for My Supply; so I assure you, I shall as willingly receive, and pass, any other you shall offer Me, that may tend to the giving you Satisfaction in all your just Grievances.

Thanks for Answer.

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious, full, and satisfactory Answer, this Day given to their humble Petitions and Addresses.

Ordered, That Colonel Gyles Strangewayes do go up to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence.

Colonel Strangewayes reports from the Lords, That their Lordships had fully concurred with this House, in the Vote for Thanks, to be presented to his Majesty: And that they had sent to know his Pleasure, when He would be attended therewith: Who was pleased to appoint both Houses to attend him, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.

Supply Bill.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.

Mr. Attorney General reports from the said Committee, That they had made a considerable Progress in the said Bill; and had almost perfected and finished the same: And humbly moved, that the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday Morning next, to proceed to the Perfecting and Finishing thereof.

Resolved, &c. That the House do agree with the Committee, that the House do resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday Morning next, to proceed to the Perfecting and Finishing the Bill for his Majesty's Supply.


Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, to sit in the Places formerly appointed, except the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Popery is committed.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Answer to Vote of Thanks.

THE House being met, went in a Body to attend his Majesty, to present the Vote of Thanks to his Majesty: And being returned, Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, that the Vote being read, and presented by the Lord Chancellor, his Majesty was pleased to return this Answer:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

I hope there will never be any more Difference amongst Us: I assure you, there shall never be any Oceasion on My Part.

And then the House adjourned till Nine of the Clock, on Monday Morning.