Lunæ, 23 Februarii, 15 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his
Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a
new Writ for Election of a Burgess for the Town of
Cardigan, in the stead of Mr. James Phillips, whose
Election was made void.
Upon Information, That one Captain Scotton had, in
his Custody, several Bonds entered into by the Gentlemen
of Wiltshire, upon their Imprisonment in the late Times
for their Loyalty; and that other Persons had, in their
Custody, divers Bonds entered into by the Gentlemen of
other Counties, upon their Imprisonment for their
Ordered, That Captain Scoton, and all other Persons
who had in their Custody, any Bonds entered into by such
Persons as were imprisoned for their Loyalty, do, upon
Notice, forthwith bring in the said Bonds into this House;
or do appear, and give an Account, what is become of
A Bill for Improvement of Commonable Lands, was
this Day read the First time.
A Bill for preventing the Stealing of Plate, Jewels, and
Goldsmiths Wares; and also for the Reformation of sundry Inconveniences in the Goldsmiths Trade; was this
Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Solomon Swale, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr.
Westfaling, Colonel Reames, Colonel Edm. Windham, Sir
John Duncombe, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Tirringham, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir
Clifford Clifton, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Pepis, Sir Rich.
Francklyn, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Fane, Mr. George, Sir
Geo. Courtop, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Tho.
Littleton, Mr. Knight, Sir James Smith, Sir Robert Atkyns,
Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Whittaker, Sir
Hen. North, Mr. Henley, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr.
Street, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Rich.
Braham, Colonel Wanklyn, Sir Hum. Winch, Colonel
Birch, Mr. Morris, Mr. Jones, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr.
Jolly, Sir Hen. Worsley, Mr. Roberts, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir
John Low, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Geo. Clarke, Mr. Manwaring, Sir Tho. Wendy, Sir John Churchill, Sir Tho.
Strickland, Mr. Croke, Sir John Trot: And they are to
meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And the said Committee have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and
A Bill for Repairing and Maintaining of the Highway
called Watling-street, in the County of Bedford, was
this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on Friday next.
Act of Uniformity, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee who were appointed
to peruse the Act of Uniformity do also review the Act
for Highways, the Act against Quakers, the Act for the
Militia, the Act for regulating the Press, the Act for
Packing of Butter, and the Act concerning the Fishing
Trade of the County of Cornwall; and to hear such Objections as shall be made against any of the said Bills; and
report their Opinions to the House, whether they find
necessary to have any Amendments or Explanations made
to any of the said Bills, and wherein: And Sir John Goodrick, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir John Duncombe, Colonel Kirkby, Colonel Legg, Sir Tho. Gower,
Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Pelham, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Major General Egerton, Sir Clifford Clifton, and
all the Members of this House of the Long Robe are
added to the said Committee, as to the Execution of this
Order: And they are also to consider of the ancient
Course and Method observed in the Passing of Bills; and
report their Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed of these Persons following; viz. Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Clifford, Mr. Mountague, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert
Atkyns, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Rich. Temple,
Mr. Crouch, Sir John Holland, Mr. Street, Serjeant Charlton, or any Three of them, to peruse the Journals of this
House every Saturday in the Afternoon, and to see that
the Votes, Orders, and Proceedings of the House, be
fairly and rightly entered; and also, from time to time,
to examine and compare such Bills as shall be hereafter
ingrossed, with the Paper Copies by which they are
ingrossed; and to see that they do cohere and agree.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bennett and
Sir William Child;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Message; That, whereas divers Deeds,
Evidences, and Writings, concerning Advowsons, and
Rectories impropriate, belonging to several Peers of this
Kingdom, were taken from them, for their Loyalty in
adhering to his Majesty, in the late Troubles, and are now
in the Custody of the Clerk of the House of Commons;
the Lords desire that all such Deeds, Evidences, and
Writings, may forthwith be delivered into the Possession
of the Clerk of the House of Peers; to the end they may
be restored to the several and particular Lords to whom
they properly belong, according to an Act of Parliament
lately passed, intituled, An Act for restoring of all such
Advowsons, Rectories impropriate, Glebe Lands, and
Tythes to his Majesty's loyal Subjects, as were taken
from them; and making void certain Charges imposed
on them, upon their Composition for Delinquency by
the late usurped Powers.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker does
acquaint them, That the House had taken their Message
into Consideration; and would make Inquiry for the
Deeds and Writings which concern the Lords, and would
then send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Phil. Warwick,
Mr. Mallett, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Crouch,
Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Robert Atkyns, or any Three of them,
be appointed a Committee to make Inquiry in whose
Hands the Deeds, Evidences, and Writings, which do
relate to such Parsonages and Advowsons as are by Act
of Parliament to be restored to the Lords, or the Members
of this House, and other his Majesty's loyal Subjects, do
now remain; and to make Report thereof to this House:
And for this Purpose, they are to meet on Wednesday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And the said Committee have Power
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
And then the House adjourned till Wednesday
next, Eight of the Clock in the Morning.