Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 19 die Februarii, 1673.
A BILL to enable Mr. George Gray, and his Brothers, to raise Money for Payment of Debts, and Children's Portions, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Whitchurch, in the room of Henry Wallop, Esquire, lately deceased.
Ease of Sheriffs, &c.
Sir Allen Broderick reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for Ease of Sheriffs, and for the better passing of their Accounts, was committed, several Alterations and Amendments agreed to be made 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 being twice read, and several Amendments being made, and Provisoes added, to the said Bill, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, and Provisoes agreed, be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill concerning Lindsey Level be read on Saturday Morning next, Nine of the Clock.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the State of the Case, and Evidence on both Sides, in the Matter of the Election for the County of Suffolke; and the several Votes of the Committee: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and are as followeth; viz.
That Sir Samuell Barnardiston is well elected a Member in this present Parliament for the County of Suffolke.
That the Sheriff of Suffolke do withdraw, and take off the File, the Return of the Lord Huntingtower.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, That Sir Samuell Barnardiston is well elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Suffolke;
The House divided.
The Noes go out.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Sheriff of Suffolke do withdraw, and take off the File, the Return of the Lord Huntingtower.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Soames, the late High Sheriff for the County of Suffolke, do attend this House To-morrow Morning, to withdraw, and take off the File, the Return of the Lord Huntingtower: And that the Clerk of the Crown do then also attend with the said Return, in order thereunto.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.