Jovis, 6 Junii, 13° Car. Regis.
LOUISA Sclater, being one of the Persons named
in the Bill for Naturalizing, did this Day, at the
Clerk's Table, take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance before the Speaker of this House.
Sir Robert Atkins made Report from the Committee
of Grievances, that a Petition, with Articles annexed,
had been presented to the said Committee, by Richard
Nunnelly, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, against James
Norfolke, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, and
George Brag, John Clifton, Thomas Hughes, and *
Cousins, Servants to the said Serjeant; complaining
against them for several great Misdemeanors; and that
another Petition, of the same Nature, had been likewise presented to the said Committee, by one John
Smith, against the said Serjeant Norfolke; upon the
reading whereof Sir Solomon Swale affirmed to the said
Committee, that he had a Petition from the said Nunnelly
to the same Effect, the First Day of this Parliament;
which not being so soon presented and moved as was
desired, the Petitioner (as Sir Solomon was informed) was,
upon the Friday after, arrested at Serjeant Norfolk's Suit,
in Westminster Hall, when he attended the Prosecution
of his Petition; and that he had been charged with several
other Actions at the Suit of the said Serjeant Norfolke's
Servants; and the Opinion of the Committee, that the
Serjeant should be required to give an Account to the
House, of his Cause or Suit against the said Nunnelly
and Smith; to the end, that, if the Suits have been occasioned by the Complaint here made, and the Prosecution
of that Petition, that the House would be pleased to
order, that they be set at Liberty upon common Bail,
to the end they may the better attend the Prosecution
of their Petitions depending before the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Business between the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, and Nunnelly and Smith, be
left to the further Examination of the Committee of
Grievances: And the said Nunnelly and Smith, by
Consent of the Serjeant at Arms, are forthwith to be set
at Liberty upon common Bail, that they may attend and
prosecute their Petition at the next Sitting of the Committee.
Securing the King's Person, &c.
Mr. Solicitor General made Report of what had passed
at the free Conference with the Lords, touching the Sixth
Amendment in the Bill for securing and preserving his
Majesty's Person; and the Proviso therewith sent down
by the Lords, to be added to the said Bill; and their
Lordships Adherence to the said Amendment and Proviso; and the Reasons thereof.
Whereupon the House assumed the Debate of the said
Amendment and Proviso: And, as an Expedient, this
Alteration was propounded; That in the said Proviso,
after the Words, "against this Act," instead of the
Words, "or any thing therein contained, but by his
Peers, and not otherwise," there be inserted these Words
following, "and, after such Conviction, shall not be privileged, during his Life, to sit in Parliament, unless his
Majesty shall be graciously pleased to pardon him; and
if his Majesty shall grant his Pardon to any Peer of this
Realm, or Commoner, convicted of any Offence against
this Act, after such Pardon granted, the Peer or Commoner so pardoned shall be restored, to all Intents and
Purposes, as if he had never been convicted; any thing
in this Law to the contrary notwithstanding."
And, after much Debate, it was Resolved, upon the
Question, That this House doth agree to the Sixth
Amendment, sent down by the Lords, with the Qualification expressed in the said Proviso so altered and
amended, and not otherwise.
And the said Proviso, so amended and altered, being
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Proviso, sent down by the Lords, as it was so amended,
altered, and now read, and not otherwise.
Ordered, That a free Conference be desired with the
Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the last free Conference: And Sir Thomas Meres is to go up to the Lords
To-morrow Morning, to desire the said free Conference:
And the same Members who managed the former free
Conference, are to manage this free Conference.
And this House having taken into Debate some other
Matters relating to the said Bill;
The Question was put, That it be referred to a Committee, to bring in a Proviso as to the rest of the Matter
of this Debate:
Which passed in the Negative.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and
Sir Justinian Lewyn;
Mr. Speaker, In Answer to a Message sent by this
House to the Lords, to move his Majesty for a Day of
Humiliation, his Majesty doth intend to send out a Proclamation to command the Observation thereof on Wednesday next in London, and the Parts adjacent; and on
Wednesday next come Sevennight throughout all the
Parts of the Nation.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.