Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 19 die Novembris, 1675.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
ORDERED, That Sir Leoline Jenkins, Sir John Bramston, Mr. King, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Mr. Eyres, and Mr. Weld, being Defaulters Yesterday in Calling over the House, be struck out of the List of Defaulters.
Lord Maynard's Estate.
Sutton and Meapoll Manors.
A Petition of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Ely, Lords of the Manors of Sutton and Meapoll in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, and the Freehold and Copyhold Tenants of the said Manors; praying, That an Act might pass for Confirmation of a Decree made between the said Dean and Chapter, and the Tenants of the said Manors, was read.
A Bill for the Confirmation of the said Decree, made in the High Court of Chancery, between the said Dean and Chapter of Ely, and the Tenants of the Manors of Sutton and Meapoll, being tendered and read;
Augmenting small Vicarages, &c.
Sir Edward Deering reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Augmentation of small Rectories and Vicarages, was referred, several Amendments agreed by the said Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Lord Killmurrey's Estate.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmurrey; and for raising Portions for Byron Nedham and Charles Nedham, Two of his younger Sons.
Privilege-Lords Jurisdiction; Sherley v. Fagg.
Sir Wm. Coventrey reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare and draw up Reasons to be offered at the Conference to be desired of the Lords, for avoiding the Occasions of reviving the Differences between the Two Houses, a Paper of Reasons, agreed by the said Committee to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where it was again read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; and is as followeth; viz.
His Majesty having recommended to us, at the Opening of this Session of Parliament, the Avoiding this Difference, if possible; and, if it could not be prevented, that we should defer those Debates till we had brought such publick Bills to Perfection, as may conduce to the Good and Safety of Kingdom; the Commons esteem it a great Misfortune, that, contrary to that most excellent Advice, the Proceedings in the Appeal brought the last Sessions against Sir John Fagg, by Mr. Sherley, have been renewed, and a Day set for hearing the Cause: And therefore the Commons have judged it the best way, before they enter into the Argument for Defence of their Rights in this Matter, to propose to your Lordships the putting off the Proceedings in that Matter for some short Time; that so they may, according to his Majesty's Advice, give a Dispatch to some Bills now before them, of great Importance to the King and Kingdom: Which being finished, the Commons will be ready to give your Lordships such Reasons against those Proceedings, and in Defence of their Rights, as we hope may satisfy your Lordships, that no such Proceedings ought to have been.
Conference desired with Lords.
Conference with Lords.
Sir William Coventrey reports from the Lords, That he had attended their Lordships with the Message to desire a Conference; and that their Lordships had agreed to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That an Address be presented to his Majesty, humbly to desire his Majesty to encourage the Wearing of English Manufactures, not only by his own Example, but by discountenancing the Wearing of foreign Manufactures by others.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare and draw up the said Address to his Majesty: And it is referred to Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Col. Byrch, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Wins, Sir Nico. Carew, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up the same Address.
Resolutions against Appeals to Lords from Courts of Equity.
Whereas this House hath been informed of several Appeals depending in the House of Lords, from Courts of Equity, to the great Violation of the Rights and Liberties of the Commons of England; it is this Day.
Resolved and Declared, That whosoever shall solicit, plead, or prosecute any Appeal against any Commoner of England, from any Court of Equity, before the House of Lords, shall be deemed and taken a Betrayer of the Rights and Liberties of the Commons of England; and shall be proceeded against accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Copies of this Resolution and Declaration be forthwith publickly affixed upon the Door of the Lobby of this House, and Westminster Hall Gate, and upon the Gates of the Two Serjeants Inns, and the Four Inns of Court, and the several Inns of Chancery; to the end all Persons concerned may take Notice thereof: And that the Serjeant at Arms now attending this House do cause the same to be so affixed accordingly.