Die Martis, 12 Maii, 15 Regis Car. IIdi.
UPON Information given to the House, That
William George, an Officer of the Excise, had
counterfeited the Hand of John George Esquire, a Member
of this House, to a Protection, in Breach of the Privilege
of this House.
Ordered, That the said William George be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
or his Deputy; to answer his Misdemeanor, and Breach
of Privilege, in counterfeiting the Name of John George
Esquire, a Member of this House, to a Protection.
Ordered, That William Vernon Esquire be sent for in
the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House
or his Deputy, for his Breach of Privilege, in causing
Actions of Ejectment to be brought against Edward
Watson, Tenant to William Thompson Esquire, a Member
of this House; and a Declaration, to be delivered to
Mr. Thomson, to try the Title of certain Lands in the
Possession of the said Mr. Thomson.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for vesting
certain Lands of John Coppleston in Sir Francis Vincent,
and others, for Payment of his Debts, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Waldgrave, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Milward, Sir Lanc.
Lake, Mr. Gaudy, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Crouch, Lord
Richardson, Mr. Powlett, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Jones,
Sir Edm. Peirse, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Trelawney, Sir
John Birkinhead, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir
Job Charlton, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Strode, Mr. Pepis,
Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Warton, Sir Rich.
Everard, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Whorwood, Mr.
Pryn, Mr. Hollis, Sir John Rouse, Sir John Duncombe,
Sir John Coriton, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Edw. Phillips jun.
Mr. Kent, Mr. Culleford, and all the Members that serve
for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are
to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Courts of Justice.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed, by Order of
the Thirteenth of April last, to inspect the Act for the
Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings, be revived; and
do sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon
in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That these Members following be added
to the Committee to which the Bill concerning the
Confirmation of College Leases was committed; viz.
Mr. Culleford, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Gaudy, Dr. Burwell,
Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Oakley, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr.
Gold, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Owen, Colonel
Robinson, Sir Rich. Oatley.
Advancement of Trade.
A Bill for the Advancement of Trade, was read the
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Sir Geo.
Downing, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho.
Meres, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Jones, Mr.
Knight, Mr. Cory, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Tho. Strickland,
Mr. Clifford, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Hen.
Coventry, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Strickland, Sir Lanc. Lake,
Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Coventry, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Cha.
Harbord, Lord Richardson, Mr. Sprye, Sir Wm. Tompson,
Sir John Duncombe, Mr. John Vaughan, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Pryn, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr.
Harbord, Sir Edw. Moseley, Mr. Jolly, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr.
Culleford, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Mr. Heath, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Mr. Wren, Colonel Edm. Windham, Colonel Edw.
Phillips, Colonel Fra. Windham, Mr. Jones, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Daniell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Tho. Coventry,
Sir John Cotton, Mr. Geo. Mountague, Col. Gilby, Mr.
Garway, Mr. Kent, Lord Newburgh, Mr. Talbot, Sir
Rich. Temple, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr.
Jay, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Glascock, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir John
Rouse, Mr. Harvey, Colonel Birch, Mr. Waller: And
all the Members of this House, that shall come to the
Committee, are to have Votes: And they are to meet in
the Speaker's Chamber at Two of the Clock To-morrow
in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and
Records: And the Committee are hereby impowered to
sever the Matters in the Bill; and to bring in distinct
Bills upon such several Matters of the Bill as they shall
find necessary; and also to consider of a Clause to be
inserted in this Bill; or else to prepare and bring in a Bill
to inhibit Butchers from selling of live fat Cattle.
Registry of Deeds, &c.
A Bill being tendered for constituting a Registry for
registering Deeds and Conveyances;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for constituting a Registry
be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Bills from Lords, &c.
A Message from the Lords by Sir William Child and
Sir Toby Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you back a Bill,
to impower Sir John Drake, and others, to make Sale
of Lands, for Payment of the Portion of Ellen Briscoe
Widow, with some Amendments: To which they desire
the Concurrence of this House. And they have also commanded us to let you know, that they do concur with
this House, to the Amendments made to the Bill to enable Edward Marquis of Worcester to receive the Benefit
and Profit of a Water-commanding Engine, by him invented, one Tenth Part whereof is appropriated for the
Benefit of the King's Majesty, his Heirs and Successors:
And that they have agreed to these Bills sent up from this
House: viz. The Bill for the Punishment of unlawful
Cutting or Stealing, or Spoiling of Wood and Underwood, and Destroyers of young Timber Trees: The Bill
for settling the charitable Gift of John Guest: And the
Bill to enable Edward Challoner Esquire to make Provision for Anne his Wife, and his younger Children.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of
his Majesty's Revenue, the Opinion of the Committee,
That the House be moved to desire his Majesty, that no
Grant be passed, or Contract made, of, or touching, the
Post Office, until the Committee shall have inspected the
same, and made Report thereof to the House, as well
for the Improvement of the Revenue thereof, as for the
better Management of that Office.
He also further reports, the Opinion of the Committee, That the House be moved to declare, that all
such as shall offer most for the Improvement of any
Branch of his Majesty's Revenue, they being duly qualified, shall be, by the House, recommended to the King,
for the Farming of such respective Branch.
Which Votes he delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And
being twice read;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, in the Particulars by them reported.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Bennet, Sir William Compton, Mr. Treasurer, and Mr. Vice Chamberlain, being of
his Majesty's Privy Council, and Members of this House,
do attend his Majesty; and acquaint him with the Votes
before-mentioned; as also with the Votes of this House,
for Messages to his Majesty, formerly passed; viz.
"That the King's Majesty be humbly moved, from the
House, to take care for the Encouraging of the Vent of
Woolen and other Manufactures of England into Scotland and Ireland: And that no Impositions be laid, or
continued, in those Kingdoms, that may discourage the
Vent of them."
"That the King's Majesty be humbly moved, from
the House, to give Leave, that there be a constant free
Exportation of Geldings: And that he would be pleased
to recall his Proclamation that restrains their Exportation."
"That his Majesty be humbly desired, by the House,
that no Consulship be continued, or hereafter granted, in
any Place, but at the Desire of the respective Merchants
trading to that Place; and at such Allowances and Charges
only as the Merchants shall consent to give them."
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Goodrick have the Leave of
this House to go into the Country.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.