Martis, 8 Aprilis, 14 Car.
Covent Garden Parish.
A BILL for making St. Paul, Covent Garden, a
Parish, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Sir Phillip Musgrave reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for Preventing of Theft and Rapine upon
the Northern Borders of England, was committed, several
Amendments to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and delivered them in at the
And the same being twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for Regulation of
the Pilchard Fishing in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords,
for explaining an Act touching the Protestants of Piedmont, be read To-morrow.
Relief of Loyalists.
The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for the distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds,
and for assessing Offices, for Supply of the suffering Persons that had faithfully served his Majesty, or his Royal
Father, was committed, several Amendments and Additions to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in
his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Resolved, That the Debate of the Matter upon the said
Amendments be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, the
first publick Business.
Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for repairing and maintaining the Highways in general, was committed; and, by Order of the
Fifth of this Month, re-committed, to prepare and bring
in Paragraphs and Amendments, according to the Votes
and Instructions therein expressed; several Amendments,
by Paragraphs and Provisoes: Which he read, with the
Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered them in at
the Clerk's Table: And the same, being twice read,
were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The House did then proceed in the Reading of the
rest of the Amendments, formerly reported: And, upon
the Second Reading thereof;
Resolved, That these Words, "not otherwise by this
Act disposed of," be inserted into the * Amendment,
after the Word "*."
Resolved, That these Words, "or where the Right of
repairing, or Title of any Person, shall come in question,"
be inserted into the * Amendment, after the Word
Ordered, That another Clause, in relation to Certioraris to be allowed, be added to the * Amendment,
after the Word "*."
Which was done accordingly.
A Proviso, on the Behalf of Mr. Windmondsall and
Mr. Portman, was twice read.
The Question being put, To agree to the said Proviso;
It passed in the Negative.
Another Proviso, on the Behalf of such as shall be
sued for executing the Act, was twice read.
Resolved, That these Words, "or if, upon Demurrer,
Judgment be given against the Plaintiff; or if, upon
Tryal, a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant;" be inserted in the Proviso, after the Word "appeared."
Which was done accordingly; and the Proviso, upon
the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That these Words, "after Notice given of
their being chosen, and Twenty Days after Publication
of this Act," be inserted, in the * Amendment, after the
Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Proviso on the Behalf of the Inhabitants within Five Miles
of the City of Oxford, after the Bill for the Highways
Ordered, That, before the Bill be ingrossed, Mr. Pryn,
Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Smith, Mr.
Solicitor General, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Crouch, Sir
Solomon Swale, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir John Talbot, or
any Three of them, do peruse the Bill; and the several
Amendments, Paragraphs, and Provisoes; and place and
rank them in such Method and Order, that they may
cohere and agree: And that the Bill be new writ, as
they shall direct.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Persons, to
prepare and bring in a Clause for all Judges of Assize,
Oyer and Terminer, and Justices of the Peace, within
their several Circuits and Precincts, to enable them to
act as Commissioners for the charitable Uses given for
repairing the Highways, Bridges, and Causeways; and
to consider of the Fords and Bridges; and report their
Ordered, That Sir John Duncombe, Sir John Denham,
Serjeant Charlton, Sir Robert Atkins, and Sir Robert
Howard, do prepare and draw up Reasons, to be insisted
on at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the
Points of the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the
Bill concerning the Streets and Highways in and near
London and Westminster, as to such Part of them wherein
this House doth differ from the Lords.
Solemn League and Covenant.
Ordered, That several Parchments, produced this Day,
wherein that illegal Oath, called, "The solemn League
and Covenant," was written, and subscribed with several
Names; and one of them subscribed with the Names of
the Speaker, and many other Members, of the then
Commons House, of their own Hand-writing; be burned
by the Hand of the Common Hangman, To-morrow
Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Palace Yard: And
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to see this
performed: And the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex
are to assist him.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Thomas Bird, Two of the Masters of the
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill for
confirming a Decree made on the Behalf of Thomas
Derham Esquire, and the Improvements, Exchanges,
and Allotments, therein mentioned, with a small
And they have sent you Four Bills: One, for the Impowering of Sir Courtney Poole and Sir John Drake,
Baronets, and others, to make Payment of the Portion of
Elisabeth Brisco Widow, one of the Daughters of Sir
John Drake Knight, by Sale of the Manor of Lymington
in the County of Somersett; or by granting Estates out
of the same, or otherwise: One other Act, for Confirmation of Agreements, made between Thomas Bushell
Esquire, and the Miners of Row Pitts in Somersetshire,
for recovering their drowned and deserted Works: One
other Act, for Naturalizing of Charlottee Hessen Wife of
Thomas Killigrew Esquire, Groom of his Majesty's Bedchamber, and his Three Sons; and Katherine Hessen Wife
of Sir John Sayers, and his Three Sons: And one other
Act, for Confirming of Two Acts therein mentioned:
Wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The House resuming the further Debate of the Matter
upon the Report made from the Grand Committee of
Trade, touching Woolen Manufactures;
Some Proposals were tendered, for reconciling the Difference between the Free Merchant Traders, and the
Company of Merchant Adventurers.
The Question being put, That the Paper, containing
the Proposals, be read;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the Grand Committee of Trade, in their Vote,
That Liberty be given to all Merchants to transport, and
carry out of this Kingdom, any of the English Manufactures made of Wool, to any Part or Place beyond
the Seas, lying within the Limits and Bounds of the
Merchant Adventurers Patent of the Hamborough Company, until the Five-and-twentieth Day of December next.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Comptroller,
Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Talbot, Sir James
Smith, and Mr. Fowell, do attend his Majesty, and acquaint him with the Vote of this House; and desire, that
his Majesty will be pleased to issue his Proclamation for
putting it in Execution.
Ordered, That the Petition of several Clothiers of
divers Counties, now resident in London, in Behalf of
themselves, and all others of the same Trade, and of the
numerous People of this Kingdom, be referred to the
Grand Committee of Trade; to take the same into
Lord Campden's Estate.
Ordered, That Sir John Newton and Mr. Taylor be
added to the Committee to whom the Lord Viscount
Campden's Bill is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight, of the Clock.