Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 3 die Februarii, 1673.
A Member takes Oaths.
MR. Gilbert Linfeild, bringing a Certificate from the Clerk of the Crown, of his being chosen Burgess for the Borough of Ipswich, in the room of Mr. Bloise, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, at the Clerk's Table.
Warrant for opening a Passage in the House.
IN pursuance of an Order of the Members of the Commons House of Parliament, made this Day, it is required, on Behalf of the said House, that the Officers of his Majesty's Works do cause the Door and Passage from the Middle of the Gallery into the Speaker's Chamber, to be again laid open, for the freer Passage and Accommodation of the Members of this House: And this shall be your Warrant. Given under my Hand, this One-and-thirtieth Day of January, 1673.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Palmes, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Oakely, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Maynard, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Charles Harbord, Lord Cornbury, Lord St. John, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Sir Fran. Compton, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Edmund Jenings, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Thom. Littleton, and all that serve for the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, Lancashire, Hereford, Monmouth, Cheshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland, Northumberland, and Westmerland: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Advice on the King's Speech.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords upon the Vote of Advice: And that Sir Robert Howard, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel Strangwaies Sir John, Coventry, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Garaway, Sir Thom. Clergis, Lord St. John, Mr. Mervell, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Knight, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Walker, or any Three of them, do withdraw, and prepare Reasons to be used at the Conference with the Lords.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Coventry acquaints the House, that his Majesty had appointed Thursday next, Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, to be attended with the Vote concerning the Lord Lauderdale, in the Banquetting-house at Whitehall.
Conference on Vote of Advice.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee, appointed to draw up Reasons to be offered at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Vote of Advice, and the Amendments proposed by this House, the Reasons by them agreed: Which were read and allowed by the House.
A Petition of Gerrard Russell Esquire, was read; complaining of an undue Return made of Sir Thomas Hatton Baronet, as Knight of the Shire for the County of Cambridge, in Prejudice of the Petitioner, who was duly elected for that County, and ought to have been returned.
Conference; on Vote of Advice.
Lord St. John reports, that they had attended the Conference with the Lords: And that the Lord Keeper did acquaint them, that the Lords had wholly agreed with this House in the Amendment to the Vote of Advice; and had sent to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he would be attended: And that his Majesty had appointed to be attended therewith on Thursday next, in the Banqueting-house, at Whitehall, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, upon Consideration of his Majesty's gracious Speech, are of Opinion, that his Majesty be humbly advised to proceed in a Treaty with the States General of the United Provinces, in order to a speedy Peace.
Impeachment of Earl of Arlington.
Detaining Sir T. Bide.
The House having proceeded to the Consideration of the Matter between Sir Thomas Bide and the Officers of the Green Cloth, concerning the Commitment of Sir Thomas Bide, and his Servants: and the Matter being debated; and other Debates arising in reference to the Goldsmiths and others;
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matter between Sir Thomas Bide, and the Officers of the Green Cloth, touching the Commitment, and detaining Sir Thomas, and his Servants; and also to consider of the other Debates of the House, and particularly that concerning the Goldsmiths; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Sir John Mounson, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Henley, Sir Will. Hayward, Sir Edw. Seymour, Lord Castleton, Mr. Hall, Mr. Maynard, Sir Will. Portman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Nich. Carew, Colonel Birch, Sir Trev. Williams, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Packington, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Whitacre, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir John Knight, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Coventry, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thom. Littleton, Lord St. Johns, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Thinne, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Jones, Lord Obrian, Mr. Goring; or any Five of them: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir John Mallett reports from the Committee, to which the Bill to prevent Imprisonment of the Subjects in illegal and secret Prisons or Places beyond the Seas, was committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in, at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed;