Martis, 4 die Februarii, 14 Car. Regis.
UPON Complaint made, That Mr. Robert Rawlinson had intruded upon the Office of Vice Chamberlain, and Deputy of the County Palatine of Chester,
granted by Patent from the Earl of Derby to Edward
Rigby Esquire, one of the Members of this House, during
the joint Lives of the Earl, and the said Mr. Rigby, in
Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Resolved, That the said Mr. Rawlinson be forthwith
summoned to appear before the Committee of Privileges
and Elections; to answer the said Breach of Privilege:
And, upon Report made from the said Committee, this
House will give further Order herein.
Privilege-Libelling a Member.
This House being informed, that one Thomas Radcliffe had printed a scandalous Pamphlet against Mr.
Rigby, one of the Members of this House, in Breach of
the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, or his Deputy, do apprehend the said Radcliffe,
and bring him in Custody before the Committee to
whom this Matter is specially committed; to be examined
before them touching the same: Upon whose Report
this House will give their further Order herein.
Ordered, That the Persons hereunder named be appointed a Committee to examine the said Radcliffe, touching the said Pamphlet; and to made Inquiry concerning
the Authors and Publishers thereof; and to make Report
what they shall find therein: Mr. Milward, Sir Tho.
Leigh, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Roger
Bradshaigh, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Dyke, Mr. Jay, Sir
Lancelott Lake, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Newton, Sir Chichester
Wray, Sir Clifford Clifton, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Dalston,
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Hen. Widdrington, Sir Antho.
Irby, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Smith, Sir Wm. Stroud, Mr.
Robinson, Mr. Knight, Mr. Clerke, Sir William Lowther,
Mr. Coryton, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Chetwind, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Edward Moseley: And they, or any Five of
them, are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow
at Two of the Clock: And to send for any Persons or
Papers, as they shall think fit.
Gold and Silver Lace.
A Bill for preventing of Frauds and Deceits in making
of Gold and Silver Lace, and other Manufactures usually
made of Gold, Silver, and Copper Ingots, to be disgrossed for that Purpose; and for setting up and erecting
an Office, whereunto all Gold, Silver, and Copper Ingots, to be disgrossed for making of the said Manufactures, are to be brought; was this Day read the Second
Resolved, That the same be committed to Sir Anth.
Irby, Mr. Churchill, Mr. * Clerke, Mr. Whorwood, Sir
Wm. Doyley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Oatley, Sir
Tho. Allen, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Roger Bradshaigh,
Mr. Mompesson, Mr. Jay, Sir Benjamin Ayloffe, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Smith, Sir Thomas Gore, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Bullen Rheames, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Gawdy, Mr. Smith, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir
Thomas Leigh, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Whitley, Colonel Phillips, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Newton, Mr.
Westphaling, Sir Robert Howard, Sir George Ryve, Colonel Windham, Mr. Oateley, Dr. Birkenhead, Mr. Robinson,
Sir John Brampston, Mr. Dalston, Mr. Corryton, Mr.
Windham, Sir Tho. Dikes, Mr. Knight, Sir Lancelott Lake,
Sir Richard Everard, Sir Gilbert Gerrard: And all the
Members that serve for Westminster, London, and Southwerke, are to be of the said Committee; And they are
to meet in the Exchequer Chamber To-morrow, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons
Papers, and Records.
Mr. Cory made Report from the Committee to whom
the Bill for Regulating the Making of Stuffs in Norfolke
and Norwich, was committed, several Amendments to the
said Bill; and a Proviso to be added to the said Bill:
Which Amendments he read, with the Coherence, in his
Place; and after, delivered in the said Amendments, and
Proviso, at the Clerk's Table.
Which said Amendments being severally twice read;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree to the said Amendments.
And the said Proviso, being also twice read, was
amended at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the said Bill, so amended, with the said
Proviso added thereunto, be ingrossed.
Privilege-Subpænaing a Member.
Upon Complaint made by Mr. Lowther, one of the
Members of this House, That he was served with a
Subpæna, at the Suit of Mr. Bellingham, in Breach of
Ordered, That the same be referred to the Committee
of Privileges and Elections, to call before them the said
Mr. Bellingham, and to examine, and certify, how they
find the same.
Serjeant Charleton makes Report from the Committee
of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the
Borough of Clithero, That the Committee had examined
the Matter upon the Petition of Mr. Pudsey, against the
Election of Sir Ralph Ashton: And that the Question was
upon the Right of Election; Whether such Freeholders,
as had Estates for Life, or in Fee; or Freemen at large,
had the Right of Election; and the Opinion of the Committee, That, according to the Judgment given in the
last Parliament, such Freeholders only as had Estates for
Life, or in Fee, had the Right of Election: And that
Mr. Pudsey had the Majority of such Voices; and that
Sir Ralph Ashton's Election was void; and that Mr.
Pudsey ought to sit in this House, as Burgess for the said
Town of Clithero.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the Committee, That, according to the Judgment in the last Assembly, such Freeholders only as had
Estates for Life, or in Fee, had the Right of Election;
and that Mr. Pudsey had the Majority of such Voices;
and that Sir Ralph Ashton's Election was void; and that
Mr. Pudsey ought to sit in this House, as Burgess for the
said Town of Clithero.
Wrotham, &c. Parishes.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
dividing Wrotham from Stanstead and Plextoll was committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon in the Star Chamber: And that Mr. Fane be added
to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill for the
Highways in general, be taken into Debate on Thursday
Morning next: And that the Bill for repairing the Streets
and Highways, in and about London and Westminster, be
Scarcity of Corn, &c.
Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament,
That, in respect of the great Dearth of Corn, and Sickness
of the People, his Majesty be humbly moved to remit
the Rigour of the Law for the strict Observation of this
Lent ensuing: And that his Majesty be humbly acquainted, That this House hath received Information,
that there is Plenty of Corn in Ireland, and that great
Quantities thereof are bought up for Foreign Parts: And
humbly, therefore, to beseech his Majesty to give special
Order to his Justices and Council of Ireland, to take
such an effectual Course, that no sort of Grain may be
transported out of Ireland, but upon good Security, to
bring and vend the same in England.
And the Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, and Sir Richard Ford, are desired
to attend his Majesty with this Order.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Toby Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference
with this House, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the
Bill, sent up to the Lords from this House, intituled, An
Act for confirming Three Acts therein particularly mentioned, with Additions and Alterations in the last of them.
And the Messengers being commanded to withdraw;
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said
And the Messengers, being withdrawn, were acquainted
Ordered, That the Persons under named do attend the
said Conference: Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Clifford, Sir John
Brampston, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Churchill, Sir Thomas
Meres, Dr. Birkenhead, Mr. Vaughan.
Chambers' &c. Estate.
Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for enabling Henry
Chambers, Executor of John Chambers, William Wharton,
who married the Executrix of William Barrett, and John
Clay, Executor of Hercules Clay, to raise and levy the
Sum of Two thousand Six hundred and Ninety Pounds,
out of the Manors, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments,
and Possessions, of Colonel John Hutchinson, be read
on Monday next.
Conference with Lords.
Serjeant Charleton made Report of what had passed
at the Conference, upon the Bill for confirming Three
Acts therein particularly mentioned, with Additions and
Alterations to the last of them: And delivered in at the
Clerk's Table, the said Bill, with the Amendments, sent
from the Lords.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the said Amendments
be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.