Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 17 die Martii, 1672.
Judicature for Houses burnt down, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Richard Francklyn, Sir Launcelote Lake, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Palmes, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Mr. Hales, Sir John Covert, Sir John Hanmer, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Waldron, Lord Richardson, Mr. Morrice, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Talbot, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Lewis Palmer, Sir John Rolles, Sir Vere Fane, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Dennis, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Will. Strode, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Swanton, Sir John Hotham, Colonel Strode, Sir Thom. Woodcocke, Mr. Smith, and all that serve for the several Counties of Yorke, Dorset, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancaster, Derby, Nottingham, Devon, and Cornwall: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to enlarge the Bill; and make it extensive, for the Benefit of other Counties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Durham, Election of Members.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for enabling the County Palatine of Durham to send Knights and Burgesses to Parliament, was committed, some Amendments, agreed to be made by the Committee, to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read; and agreed;
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee of Elections, the Evidence and State of the Case, touching the Election and Return for the Borough of Wicombe, between Sir William Egerton, and Sir John Burlarcy; and the Votes of the Committee thereupon: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were again twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Mr. Powle reports the Proviso concerning the Covenant to be added to the Bill for Ease of Dissenters: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read;
A Bill was tendered, and delivered in by Sir Thomas Meeres, in pursuance of the Order of the House, for making Dissenters in Matters of Religion from the Church of England uncapable of being elected to serve in Parliament.