Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 28 die Martii, 1673.
Exception in a Deed.
The humble Petition of the poor Prisoners in the King's Bench, on the Behalf of themselves, and other Prisoners in the several Prisons in the City of London, County of Middlesex, and other Prisons within this Realm, who have taken, or are capable of taking, the Oath mentioned in the late gracious Act of Parliament, for the Relief and Release of poor distressed Prisoners for Debt, was twice read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in an explanatory Bill for the further Relief of Prisoners; and more particularly of such as are poor Prisoners, upon mesne Process and Outlawries: And it is referred to Sir John Birkenhead, to take care, that a Bill be prepared accordingly; and brought in the next Meeting after the Recess.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill for Ease of his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters from the Church of England; with some Provisoes and Alterations; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
|Sir Thomas Higgons,||the Yeas,||104|
|Colonel Strangwaies,||the Noes,||109|
The Question being put, To agree with their Lordships in the Third Amendment: viz. To let go that which concerns the Articles; and take the Subscription touching Transubstantiation; and retain the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you, That his Majesty hath been graciously pleased to send them an Act, intituled, An Act for the King's Majesty's most General and Free Pardon: Which they have accepted of; and have sent it to you.
Lords intend to sit.
Mr. Speaker, By Command of the House of Lords, we are to acquaint this House, That the Lords do intend to sit this Afternoon, for Dispatch of the weighty Affairs that are before them: And desire this House would also sit.
|Lord Arron,||the Yeas,||114.|
|Lord St. Johns,||For the Noes,||102.|
"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, for any Misdemeanor by Colour of this Act, may, by his Proclamation under the Great Seal, take off the Liberty granted by this Act, to any Person or Persons whatsoever, as to him or them shall appear meet or convenient."
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Amendments of this House, to the Amendments and Provisoes, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for Ease to his Majesty's Protestant Subjects Dissenters in Matters of Religion; and that these Persons following do draw up Reasons to be used at the said Conference; viz. Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Milward, Mr. Garraway, Col. Birch, Colonel Strangewaies, Serjeant Seys, Sir Nicholas Pedley, Mr. Powle, Colonel Titus, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Thomas Lee; or any Three of them: And that Mr. Powle do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference.