Die Sabbati, 9 Maii, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
Defaulters to Call of the House.
ORDERED, That Colonel Popham, Sir Edward
Hungerford, and Mr. Seymour, be excused for not
attending the House on Monday last.
The Question being put, That the Order made for
the Commitment of Mr. Appleyard to the Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms, do stand;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege,
objected by Mr. Cooke against Mr. Appleyard, be referred
to the Committee of Privileges; to take the same into
Examination at their next Sitting; and to make Report
of it to the House.
A Petition of Samuell Northcot, and others, concerning
the Post Office, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the
Committee appointed to inspect that Branch of the Revenue which does arise by the Post Office, to consider the
Matter of the Petition; and report it to the House: And
they are hereby impowered to make a Sub Committee,
to examine the Matter of the Petition, if they think fit.
Preventing Popery, &c.
Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was
formerly committed, and unto whom it was referred to
bring in a Clause to supply the Paragraph for making
the Refusal of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy
a Conviction, which was formerly rejected; That the
Committee had agreed of a Clause, instead of the said
Paragraph: Which he read in his Place; and after
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the First Paragraph of the Clause being twice read;
Resolved, &c. That this First Part of the Clause be
Resolved, &c. That the Blank be filled up with "Ten
Resolved, &c. That the Blank in the next Part of the
Clause be filled up with "Five Pounds:" And that this
Part of the Clause be agreed to.
The next Part of the Clause was twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed to.
The Proviso in the Close of the Clause was twice read;
and, on the Question, agreed to.
The House then proceeded to the reading the Residue
of the Five Sheets, formerly reported from the Committee
by way of Amendment.
The Paragraph next ensuing was twice read.
Ordered, That the Blank for the Time be filled up
with "Three Months."
Ordered, That the Penalty be inserted, "Twenty
Pounds for each Month;" and that the Words "after
the said Three Months" be inserted; and the Words
Which was done accordingly.
Ordered, That the Paragraph, so amended, be agreed
The Proviso following, in the Five Sheets, was twice
Resolved, &c. That the Clause concerning the receiving the Sacrament, and the Minister's Certificate, be
omitted out of the Proviso.
The Proviso, as amended, being read, and debated,
was, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That a Proviso or Provisoes be brought
in, upon the present Debates of the House: And that it
be referred to Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Keeling, Sir Job
Charlton, Sir Hum. Wynch, Sir John Maynard, Sir Robert
Atkyns, Serjeant Seys, or any Two of them, to prepare
and bring in the same: And it is recommended to Mr.
Serjeant Maynard, and Mr. Vaughan, to take especial
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Act
for the Chimney Monies is committed, have Power to
inspect that Act, as to the Defects; and also to consider
of the Improvement of that Revenue.
Marq. of Winchester's Award.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Henry Pawlett,
and Charles Pawlet, Son and Heir of the Lord Charles
Pawlet, deceased, be referred to the Committee to which
the Bill for the Lord Marquis of Winchester, and the
Lord St. John, is committed.
Resolved, &c. That the House, on Wednesday next, at
Ten of the Clock in the Morning, will resolve itself into
a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Bill
for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in
Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning next, Eight of the Clock.