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, 7 die Junii, 1678.
JOHN van Daatselaar, and Sarah Ward, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.
Dean of St. Paul's.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for encreasing the Revenue of the Dean of St. Paul's, and assuring the Estates of his Tenants in Shadwell in the County of Middlesex, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Knight, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Spry, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Brampston, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Clerges, Colonel Titus, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Wright, Sir Nich. Pedley, Sir Rich. Corbett, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Mallet, Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Browne, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Noell, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Court. Poole, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Mainard, Sir Robert Howard, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Ric. Everard, Sir John Norton, Colonel Phillips, Sir John Covert, Sir Rob. Barnham, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Moreton, Major Linfeild, Sir Rob. Cann, Sir Wm. Haward, Sir John. Coryton: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Tanfeild Mulso Esquire, deceased, was committed; That the Committee had perused the Bill; and compared the Bill with the Settlement of Marriage; and found the same to be as in the Bill is set forth; and that all the Parties concerned therein, were consenting thereto; and that the Committee had agreed upon several Amendments to be made, and a Schedule of the Debts to be annexed to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed upon, be ingrossed.
A Bill for the draining Lyndsey Level, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwyn and Sir Edw. Low;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act for Preservation of Fishing in the River of Seaverne; the other intituled, An Act to supply an Omission in the Settlement of the Estate of Sir Trevor Williams Baronet, made upon the Marriage of his eldest Son, to make a Jointure to a Second Wife: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Burying in Woolen.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuell Clerke and Sir Lacon William Childe;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for Burying in Woolen: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
St. Martin's in the Fields Church.
Sir Tho. Clergis reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting a new Parochial Church, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
A Motion being made, that the Bill be re-committed; for that there was no Summons sent forth to the Parties concerned therein;
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee: And that the Committee do sit the First time on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; to hear such of the Inhabitants of St. Martin's, and the Owners and Occupiers of the Lands and Houses in the Bounds of the newintended Parish, as shall then attend the said Committee: And, to that End,
Ordered, That Notice be affixed at the Church Door of the Parish of St. Martin's, and read in the Church on Sunday next, That the Committee, to whom a Bill for erecting a new Parochial Church, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, is committed, does sit in the Inner Court of Wards on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon: And that such of the Owners or Occupiers of Lands and Houses in the Bounds of the new-intended Parish, or any other of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, think themselves concerned, may then and there attend; and be heard to the said Bill.
Message respecting disbanding the Forces.
Mr. Secretary Coventry acquaints the House, That he had a Message to deliver to this House from his Majesty: And the same, being in Writing, was delivered to Mr. Speaker; and by him read to the House: And is as followeth;
HIS Majesty in His Speech to both Houses, on the Three-and-twentieth of May last, told you, That, if He were able, He would keep up His Army, and Navy at Sea, for some time, till a Peace were concluded, if That must be: But, because That would depend upon your Supplies, He left it to you to consider, whether to provide for their Subsistence, or to disband them sooner. His Majesty hath often since had His Thoughts employed upon the same Subject; and is every Day, more and more, confirmed in his first Opinion; viz. That the saving a few Days Expence can no way countervail the Prejudice that would arise from the Parting with His Fleet and Army, if, after That, a Peace should not follow. And though it should, yet the hazarding so much, upon a bare Presumption of the Issue of a Thing in itself altogether uncertain, and quite out of His own Power, is hardly to be countenanced by any Precedent: His Majesty therefore again recommendeth, to the Consideration of this House, His Advice of the Three-and-twentieth of May last; That they would see the Effects of the Cessation in Flanders, before his Majesty be necessitated to disarm Himself; but more especially, That you would consider of That Part of the Army which is in Flanders; which if He should recall before the Peace, it would be liable to a very bad Construction, viz. That, having taken several of the King of Spain's Towns into his Protection, He had, without any reasonable Warning, in order to their Regarisoning, withdrawn his Forces, and abandoned those Towns to the Discretion of the Enemy.
Supply Bill; Disbanding the Forces.
A Bill for raising Two hundred thousand Pounds, for paying and disbanding the Forces raised since the Twentyninth of September last, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Message to be considered.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, take into Consideration his Majesty's Message.
Supply Bill; Disbanding the Forces.
The Question being put, That the House do now resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for raising Two hundred thousand Pounds, for paying and disbanding the Forces raised since the Twenty-ninth of September last;
The House divide.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir John Newton,||for the Yeas,||131.|
|Tellers,||Sir John Hanmer,||for the Noes,||151.|
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Tuesday Morning next at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for raising Two hundred thousand Pounds, for paying and disbanding the Forces raised since the Twentyninth of September last.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Election for Grantham, be heard on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.