Die Lunæ, 6 April. 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
JOHN Van Wachtendonck did this Day take the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr.
Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his being
A Bill to preserve the Spawn of Fish, and Fishing in
fresh Rivers, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read again the Second
time, on Wednesday next.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which
the Bill to make void a Fine whereby the Title of Mr.
Newport to certain Lands and Houses is barred, was
committed, That the Committee had summoned all
Persons concerned: And that one Nuthall, who pretends
Title to the Lands and Houses, as also Mr. Newport,
were, by Counsel, several times heard what they could
offer on either Side, in relation to their respective Claims:
And did state the whole Matter of Fact, as it did appear to the Committee; and their Opinion, That Mr.
Newport had made out a good Title, if the Fine were
not set up to bar him: But that the Desire of the Committee was, in Respect the Matter did relate to a Fine,
to have the Opinion of the House therein, whether they
should proceed upon the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee do proceed to
report the Bill to the House.
Preventing Popery, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill to
prevent the Growth of Popery was committed, have
Leave to sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Order
for the Sitting of the Committee of Trade.
The House then resolved itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed in the Matter of his
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Atkyns took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee, That
they had made some further Progress in his Majesty's
Revenue: And that the Committee are of Opinion, That
the House would impower the Sub Committee appointed
to inspect That Branch of his Majesty's Revenue, arising
by Hearths and Chimnies, to peruse the Act for raising
the same; and to consider wherein it may be defective;
and how it may be supplied; and to report the same.
Resolved, &c. That the Sub Committee appointed to
inspect That Branch of his Majesty's Revenue arising by
Hearths and Chimnies, be a Committee of the House:
Who have Power to peruse the Act for raising of a Revenue by Hearths and Chimnies; and to consider of the
Defects therein; and how they may be supplied; and
to report the same to the House: And all Members that
come to the said Committee, are to have Voices thereat.
The Names of the Committee are as followeth; viz.
Sir Cha. Berkley, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Progers, Mr. King,
Sir John Duncomb, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Anth. Cope,
Colonel Robinson, Sir John Covet, Sir John Talbot, Lord
Richardson, Sir John Goodrick, Sir John Brampston, Sir
Tho. Meres, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Higgons, Sir Hen. Lee, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Clarke, Colonel
Strangwayes, Mr. Clifford, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm.
Lewis, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. North, Sir Tho.
Strickland, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Daniel, Sir Allen
Apsley, Sir Edm. Peirce, Lord Herbert, Mr. Milward,
Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Geo.
Downing, Sir Tho. Middleton, Sir Hum. Winch, Mr. Jay,
Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Pryn, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir John Frederick, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Sprye, Sir Phil. Musgrave,
Mr. Culleford, Mr. Garraway, Colonel Sandis, Baron of
Kinderton, Sir John Birkinghead, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Glascock,
Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Coventry.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to
acquaint you, That they received a Message from his
Majesty, That he may be attended by the Members of
both Houses, this Afternoon at Six of the Clock: And
that the Lord Chamberlain would be then ready in the
Gallery, at Whitehall, to bring them to his Majesty.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to whom it is
referred to examine the Excise, be impowered to receive
Petitions and Proposals for the Improvement or Regulation of that Revenue.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.