Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 26 die Martii, 1673.
Abuses in Elections.
SIR John Mallett reports from the Committee, to which the Clause to be added to the Bill for regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, was committed, some Amendments, agreed to be added to the said Clause: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being Twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed;
Exception in a Deed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Bennett, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Hanley, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Shaw, Lord Ashley, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Strode, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Fowlke Lucy, Sir John Roll, Colonel Titus, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Norton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Raph Banks, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Heath, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Elwaies, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Swanton, Sir John Hanmer, Sir John Brampston, Sir Henry Felton, Sir Fran. Clerke, Colonel Gilby, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Mr. Hobby, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Moreton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Trevor, and all that serve for the County of Dorset: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Coventry reports, that the Members of this House, of the Privy Council, had attended his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, when he would be attended with the Addresses of this House: And that his Majesty hath declared, he would be ready to receive the House, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, this Afternoon, before Three of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Matter, concerning the Election for Dartmouth, and all other Matters depending before the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be put off till after the Recess; and that all Persons concerned be discharged of their further Attendance.
Answer to Addresses.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That he had delivered the Addresses to his Majesty, according to the Commands of the House: And that his Majesty was pleased to return his Answer to the Effect following; viz.
That he observed the Address did consist of many different Parts; and therefore it could not be expected there should be a present Answer: But, for the several particular Things contained in it, he would, before the next Meeting, take such effectual Care, that no Man should have Reason to complain.
Thanks for Answer.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do present the humble Thanks of this House to his Majesty, for the often Accesses they have been admitted to his Majesty's Person; and for his most gracious Answer to the several Addresses of this House; and particularly for his last gracious Message; and for the Care he hath declared he will take of the Protestant Religion.
Address for encouraging English Manufactures.
To which the House, upon reading Twice, and inserting the Words "and Commons," agreed. And the Messengers, being called in, were acquainted, that the House had agreed with the Lords: And the Address was delivered back to them again.