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, 4 die Novembris, 1680.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Secretary Jenkins acquaints the House, That his Majesty having been attended with the Address of this House, relating to Mr. Dangerfield, Mr. Dugdale, Mr. Prance, and Signor Francisco Ferria, his Majesty was pleased to return this Answer;
That, for Mr. Dangerfield's Pardon, he had given Order in Council, to his Attorney General, to draw up, and cause to pass, a Pardon to Mr. Dangerfield, for all Treasons and Misprisions of Treason in concealing the same, till he discovered the same to this House, according to the Intent of his Majesty's late Proclamation: That, as for an Allowance to Mr. Dangerfield, his Majesty will, at the Request of this House, consider of a reasonable Allowance for him for some time: That, as to an Allowance to Mr. Dugdale, he hath already some Allowance made him, which his Majesty will continue: That, as to Mr. Prance, his Majesty will have some Consideration of him: And, as to Signor Francisco, he hath an Allowance already granted him, at the Request of the House of Lords.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Act for Encouragement of Trade, made in the Fifteenth Year of his now Majesty's Reign; and to bring in a Bill for Prohibiting of Scotch Cattle at certain Seasons.
And it is referred to Sir George Downing, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir John Fenwick, Mr. Wandesford, Mr. Boscawen, Sir William Francklyn, Mr. Foley, Mr. Fetherston, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Pilkington, Sir John Trevor, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Lord Morpeth, Mr. Palmes, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Richard Graham, Mr. Harbord, Sir Henry Ford, or any Three of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir George Downing, Sir Eliab Harvey, Serjeant Rigby, Sir Charles Haughton, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel Birch, Sir William Ellis, Mr. Love, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Freake, Mr. Thistlethwayte, Lord Brandon, Lord Sherrard, Sir Richard Cust, Sir John Guyes, Mr. Banks, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Banks, Sir John Moreton, Sir Roger Hill, Sir John Newton, Mr. Tho. Foley, Lord Coleraine, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Onslow, Sir Wm. Bastard, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Buckland, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Upton, Mr. Colt, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Papillon: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
New Windsor Election.
Mr. Treby reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the said Committee having taken into Consideration the Matter to them referred, touching the Election and Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of New Windsor in the County of Berks, That the Committee had agreed upon Three Resolves to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And are as followeth; viz.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That, in the Borough of New Windsor, those Inhabitants only, who pay Scot and Lot, have Right to give Voices in the Election of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the said Borough.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend this House, on Saturday Morning next, with the Return for the Borough of New Windsor: And that the Mayor of the said Borough do then likewise attend, and amend the said Return.
The House taking notice that a Petition on the Behalf of the City of Rochester, touching the Election of a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the said City, was Yesterday read, and referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; and that the House had, before That, ordered Mr. Speaker to issue out his Warrant for a new Writ for the Electing of a Member to serve for the said City, in the room of Serjeant Barrell, deceased, who was returned One of the Citizens to serve for the said City in this present Parliament;
Examination of Anderson.
Ordered, That the said Committee do make a further Examination of the whole Matter debated in the House, relating to the said Report: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records, touching the same Matter.
Disabling the Duke of Yorke.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws that are in Being concerning the Maintenance of the Poor; and to bring in a Bill or Bills for regulating and preventing the Increase of the Poor in this Kingdom.
And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Sir Edward Harley, Serjeant Rigby, Sir John Banks, Sir Roger Hill, Sir John Fagg, Sir Wm. Bastard, Sir Matthew Andrews, Sir Gervas Elwayes, Mr. Papillon, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Arthur Onslow, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Colt, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Stroud, Sir John Otway, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Bond, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Vernon, Sir Francis Rolls, Sir Hen. Calverly; or any Three of them: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to be heard at the same time that Sir William Waller's Petition is to be heard, at the Committee of Elections and Privileges; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.