Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 7 die Februarii, 1673.
A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, was read the Second time: And several Debates arising thereupon, relating to Matters not contained in this Bill; viz. To provide to set poor Prisoners on Work; and to prevent Frauds in such as are able to pay, in making over their Estates in Trust, to defraud Creditors; and other Matters;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Pettus, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Otway, Sir John Heath, Sir William Doyley, Sir Robert Barneham, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Garaway, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Will. Tirringham, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Streete, Mr. Rigby, Sir John Mounson, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Newport, Colonel Strangwaies, Colonel Strode, Mr. Culliford, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Trevor Williams, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Buscowen, Colonel Birch, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Rowland Berkley, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Knight, Sir John Bennet, Sir Philip Warwick, Sir John Covert, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Holland, Mr. Morrice, and all that serve for London, Middlesex, and Surrey; and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And to consider the several Debates of the House; and to bring in a Bill or Bills thereupon: And it is recommended to Sir Thomas Clergis and Sir Rich. Temple, to take care thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for electing a new Member to serve for the Borough of Woodstock in the County of Oxon, in the room of Sir Will. Fleetewood, deceased.
Committee for Journals.
Sir Thomas Clerges reports, that the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better Paving and Cleansing the Streets of the City of London, that the Committee had agreed ... a Bill to be presented to the House.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of the whole House, a Vote and Resolve of the Committee, to be presented to the House: Which was delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and is as followeth; viz.
That the Continuing of any Standing Forces in this Nation, other than the Militia, is a great Grievance and Vexation to the People: And that it is the humble Petition of this House to his Majesty, that he will immediately cause to be disbanded that Part of them, that were raised since the First of January 1663.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the continuing of any Standing Forces in this Nation, other than the Militia, is a great Grievance and Vexation to the People: And that it is the humble Petition of this House to his Majesty, that he will immediately cause to be disbanded that Part of them, that were raised since the First of January 1663.