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, 15 die Martii, 1676.
Lord Maynard's Estate.
SIR John Brampston reports from the Committee to which the Bill for rectifying a Mistake in a General Settlement of the Lord Maynard's upon the Marriage of his Son, was referred, That the Committee had carefully perused and considered of the Bill; and had returned the same without any Amendment.
A Bill for settling several Lands in Kelshall in the County of Suffolke * * * *
Hawkers, Pedlars, &c.
A Bill to suppress Pedlars, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. May, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Williams, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Herbert, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Adam Browne, Alderman Love, Sir Edward Masters, Mr. Crowch, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Knight, Mr. Gray, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Morrice, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Frederick, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Boreman, Lord Digby, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Culliford, Lord Ashley, Colonel Sandys, Sir GilbertGerard, Mr. King, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Wright, Sir John Hobert, Colonel Norton, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Marvell, Lord Ancram, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Powle, Capt. Jones, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Daniel, Sir Baynam Throgmorton, Sir Denny Ashburnham, Sir John Salisbury, Lord Angier, Mr. Thynne, Sir John. Elwayes, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Moreton, Col. Byrch, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Hambden, Sir John Holland, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Westfaling, Lord Obrian, Mr. Neal, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Edward Baynton, Mr. Gwynne, Mr. Foote, Mr. Mounson: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee, having examined the Matter of the Case, and the Evidence thereupon, touching the Election and Return for the City of Yorke, had agreed upon a Vote or Resolve, Nemine contradicente, to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, was, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That Sir Henry Thompson is duly elected to serve in this present Parliament, as Citizen for the City of Yorke.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be heard on Tuesday Morning next.
Conference on Address against Danger from French Power.
Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons upon the Debate of the House, to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, the Reasons agreed by the Committee: Which, with some Alterations made at the Table, were, upon the Question, agreed to; and are as followeth, viz.
The Commons conceive, that the Nature of the Address, sent up to your Lordships, is such (being for the Preservation of his Majesty, and his People), That it can leave no Room for his Majesty to doubt of such Assistance, as the Safety of the Kingdom shall require.
Reasons for the Commons not agreeing with the Lords in their Amendment, of adding these Words, "and in Sicily."
1. The Address, mentioning the Danger from the Growth and Power of the French King, the Commons conceive, doth, in those general Words, comprehend, not only Sicily, but any other Part, though not particularly named, where His Majesty's Prudence shall think fit, that dangerous Growth should be restrained.
2. The special Mention of Sicily would seem to put less Weight upon the Preservation of the Spanish Netherlands, the Conservation of which the Commons conceive to be of much more Moment to His Majesty's Kingdoms than that of Sicily: For, though it may be of great Importance to our Trade, that Sicily be not in the Hands of the French King; yet the Safety of His Majesty's Kingdoms is not so immediately endangered thereby, and therefore ought not to be equally insisted upon.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Capell do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Sir Henry Capell reports, That the Lords had agreed to a present Conference with the House, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That the Managers formerly appointed do attend, and manage the Conference.
Mr. Powle reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That they had given in the Reasons of this House for their disagreeing with the Lords in their Amendments to the Address sent up from this House.
Lords agree thereto.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Baron Bertie and Mr. Justice Scroggs;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you That they do agree to the Address, as it was first sent up; and will send some Lords do attend his Majesty, to know his Pleasure when both Houses shall wait on him, to present it: Which as soon as their Lordships know, they will acquaint the House of Commons with it.
Educating Children of Royal Family.
Another Message from the Lords, by the same Messengers;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for securing the Protestant Religion, by educating the Children of the Royal Family therein; and Continuance of a Protestant Clergy: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. And to acquaint you, That his Majesty has been pleased to appoint both Houses to attend him, to present their Address, To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Banqueting House, at Whitehall.
Duke of Norfolke.
The House having, according to their Order, proceeded to the Hearing of the Case of the Duke of Norfolke, at the Bar of this House;
And the Counsel and Witnesses being called in; and the Counsel and Testimonies of the Witnesses, and such other Evidence as was offered on either Side, being fully heard;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an humble Address be made to His Majesty, That the Duke of Norfolke may be brought home into England, from his Confinement beyond Sea.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.