House of Commons Journal Volume 8
31 January 1662

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 31 January 1662', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 354-355. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26447 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Veneris, 31 Jan. 14 Car.

Prayers.

Rivers' Estate.

THE Lord Richardson reports Amendments to the Bill to enable Mrs. Clemence Rivers, and Mrs. Rose Ryvers, to sell certain Lands and Houses for Payment of the Debts of Edward Rivers Esquire, deceased, and Provision for his younger Children: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table.

Which said Amendments being severally twice read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments.

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments so agreed unto, be ingrossed.

Preachers thanked.

Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be returned to Mr. Dean Hardy, and Mr. Alsop, for the Sermons by them preached Yesterday before this House: And that they be desired to print their Sermons: And Sir Thomas Meres is to return the Thanks of this House to Dean Hardy; and the Lord Richardson to Mr. Alsop.

Yorkshire Cloth Trade.

Sir William Lowther reports Amendments to the Bill for the better Regulating of the Manufacture of broad mixed Woolen Cloth, within the West Riding of the County of Yorke: Which he read with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table.

Which said Amendments were severally twice read:

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments.

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments so agreed unto, be ingrossed.

Hackney Coaches.

Ordered, That the Report of the Amendments to the Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches, be read To-morrow Morning.

Brecon Election.

Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of Brecon, That, upon the Petition of Mr. Progers, complaining of the undue Election of Mr. Jeoffries, as Knight for the said County of Brecon, the Committee had fully heard the Witnesses on both Sides; and were fully satisfied, that the Writ was long detained; and the Election not made in the usual Place: That many who were for Mr. Progers, were refused, discouraged, or delayed; and the Poll adjourned to his Prejudice; and divers indirect Means used, to advance the Number of Election for Mr. Jeoffries, and to diminish the Number of those that were for Mr. Progers, who would have had the Majority of Voices, if the Election had been fairly carried: And the Opinion of the Committee, that the Election of the said Mr. Jeoffries was void.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Opinion of the Committee, that the said Mr. Jeoffreyes his Election is void.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do make a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for to issue a new Writ, for the Election of a Knight for the said County of Brecon.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Oglander have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Privilege-a Person discharged.

William Holmes the Constable, that was committed for a Breach of Privilege, in seizing and detaining Mr. Whorwood, and using of him very rudely, was this Day called in to the Bar of this House: And having, upon his Knees, acknowledged his Offence, and humbly begged Pardon of the House: After a grave Reprehension given him by Mr. Speaker,

It was Resolved, That the said William Holmes be discharged of his Commitment to the Serjeant at Arms, paying his Fees.

Militia.

The House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to resume the Debate of the Bill for the Militia.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.

And Mr. Solicitor General made Report, from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and desired the House might again resolve itself into a Committee, on Thursday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

Resolved, That the House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Southcott have the Leave of this House to go into the Country, his Son being lately dead.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.