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 PETITION of the Inhabitants of the Town and Parish of Croyden in the County of Surrey, was tendered, and read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for settling a Maintenance for the Vicar of the Town and Parish of Croydon, in Lieu of his Tythes: And that Sir Adam Browne have Leave to bring it in.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Gray and Mr. Papillon be added to the Committee appointed to inspect the 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.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill concerning the City of London be tendered to be read on Wednesday Morning, Ten of the Clock.
The ingrossed Bill to prevent the illegal Imprisonment of the Subject, was read; and the last Provisoe in the Bill, upon the Question, ordered to be omitted:
Which being cut off from the Bill;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent the illegal Imprisonment of the Subject: And Sir Thomas Lee is to carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Grievances of the Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
Resolved, &c. That such Members of this House, as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do attend his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, when he will be pleased to admit this House into his Royal Presence.
Answer to Vote respecting Duke of Buckingham.
Mr. Speaker reports, That, in Obedience to the Commands of the House, he had attended his Majesty with the Vote relating to the Duke of Buckingham: And that his Majesty had returned this Answer;
That He would take it into His Consideration.
Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, to sit in the Places formerly appointed.
Ordered, That this House will again resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Wednesday next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the Consideration of the Grievances of this Nation.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine of the Clock.