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House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 May 1675

Pages 345-346

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, 27 die Maii, 1675.

Prayers.

Lindsey Level.

A BILL for draining of the Level of the Fens called Lindsey Level, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Spry, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Chetwind, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Jeoffr. Shackerley, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Morgan, Col. Gilby, Sir John Talbott, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm. Hayward, Mr. Walter Chetwind, Mr. Eyres, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Ja. Smith, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Col. Titus, Major Broxholme, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Serj. Maynard, Sir Tho. Dolman, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir John Newton, Captain Price, Mr.Greenevile, Sir John Werden, Mr. Nicholas Morrice, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir John Trever, Col. Birch, Sir Edm. Jenings, Lord Ogle, Mr. Oakley, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Wm. Bucknall, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Bramston, Sir John Heath, Mr. Clerk, and all that serve for the several Counties of Lincolne, Northampton, Huntington, and Cambridge: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to summon and hear all Persons concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege-Resistance to Mr. Speaker's Warrant.

Thomas Procter the Serjeant at Arms his Deputy being called in, and examined, as to the Matter of Misdemeanor and Misinformation, objected against him, and reported to the House, from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, concerning the Commitment of Mr. Hastings and Mr. Croke;

Ordered, That the Matter concerning the Misdemeanor and Abuse of Thomas Procter, Deputy to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to re-examine; and to summon and hear Mr. Hastings and Mr. Croke, and other Parties concerned: And the Committee are desired to hasten their Report in the other Matter depending before them, between the Serjeant at Arms now attending this House, and Michaell Crake, concerning the Right to the Place of Serjeant at Arms; and to report the whole Matter, with their Opinions, to the House.

Defaulters to Call of the House.

Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dolman, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Sackville, Mr. Thompson, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Cirill Wich, whose Excuses were allowed, be struck out of the List of Defaulters.

Serjeant at Arms to be examined.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do attend To-morrow Morning to give an Account to the House of the Behaviour of Thomas Procter his Deputy; and whether he gave him Directions to take Bail for the Appearance of Henry White and John Latham, committed for a Breach of Privilege.

Chester Election.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the State of the Case in the Election for the City of Chester, between Robert Werden Esquire, and Wm. Williams Esquire; and Two Votes of the Committee thereupon: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Williams is not duly elected to serve in this present Parliament, as a Citizen for the City of Chester.

Resolved, &c. That Robert Werden Esquire is duly elected a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Chester.

Lords reminded of Message.

A Motion being made, to remind the Lords of a Message sent to them by this House, concerning the Privileges of this House, contained in an Answer to a Message of theirs, in the Case of Mr. Onslow; the Lords having returned Answer, that they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And that a Conference be again desired with the Lords, upon the Privilege of this House, in the Case of Mr. Onslow;

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to remind the Lords of a Message sent to them by this House, concerning the Privileges of this House, contained in an Answer to a Message of theirs, in the Case of Mr. Onslow; the Lords having returned Answer, that they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And that a Conference be again desired with the Lords upon the Privileges of this House, in the Case of Mr. Onslow: And that Sir Tho. Lee do go up to the Lords.

Suppressing Popery.

The Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was read the Second time.

A Proviso was tendered to be added to the Bill; and twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debates of the House; and that the Proviso be committed, with the Bill, to Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Serjeant Seis, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Neale, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Cheney, Sir John Talbott, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Powle, Sir Samuell Barnardiston, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Ancram, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sir John Covert, Lord Hawley, Colonel Titus, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Colonel Kirkby, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Heath, Captain Price, Mr. Serj. Maynard, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir John Frederick, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Tho. Littleton, Col. Birch, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Weld, Captain Jones, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Greevell, Sir John Coventry, Mr. Newport, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Mr. Garraway, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Mr. Westfaling, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Stockdall, Sir Hen. Gooddrick, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edward Harley, Lord Allington, Sir Wm. Franckland, Sir Nicholas Slaning, Mr. Eyres, Mr. May, Colonel Strode, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Herbord, Sir John Otway, Mr. Nicholas Morrice, Mr. Gwynn, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir John Trever, Sir John Dawney, Sir Wm. Doyley, Lord Fitzwilliams, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Nicholas Pelham, Mr. Finch, Mr. Progers, Col. Werden, Lord Castleton, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Edw. Bainton, Sir John Bramston: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege-Case of Mr. Onslowe.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning, proceed in the Consideration of that Part of the Lords Answer to the Message of this House, in the Case of Mr. Onslowe, which relates to Appeals from inferior Courts.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.