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.
Mr. Speaker, in pursuance of the Order of the House having sent his Warrant for opening the Door and Passage from the Middle of the Gallery into the Speaker's Chamber, in these Words following; viz.
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.
Edward Seymour, Speaker.
To my loving Friend the Surveyor and other the Officers of his Majesty's Works, to whom it may appertain.
In Obedience to which Warrant, the Door and Passage were accordingly again laid open, before the Meeting of the House this Day.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
A Bill for settling certain Lands and Tenements to Charitable and Publick Uses, for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall, in the County of Suffolke, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent Moor-burning in several of the Northern Counties, was read the Second time.
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.
A Bill for the Regulating and Ascertaining the Duty upon Hearth-money, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Advice on the King's Speech.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the Vote of Advice to his Majesty, sent from the Lords.
The Question being put, To agree with the Lords Vote of Advice to his Majesty, with the Omission of these Words, "of the whole Matter now before us;"
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
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.
Ordered, That the Lord St. John do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Vote of Advice to his Majesty.
The Lord St. John reports, that the Lords had agreed to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber.
And the Members appointed to draw up Reasons were directed, and did go up to manage the Conference.
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.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the State of the Case, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Conference; on Vote of Advice.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Andrew Hacket and Sir Will. Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
The Messengers being again called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, that the House had agreed to a present Conference.
Ordered, That the former Managers do attend the Conference.
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.
Which Vote is as followeth; viz.
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.
Ordered, That Sir John Coventry, Sir Ed. Hungerford, and Sir Will. Francklin be added to the Committee concerning the Lord 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;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
And then the House adjourned till Thursday Morning, Nine of the Clock.