Mercurii, 6 die Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.
PETER Lawrence and Isaac Delamare did, this Day,
take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in
order to their being naturalized.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee
of Elections, in the Day by them appointed for the Hearing of the Cause between Sir John Bernard and Sir Henry
Yelverton, touching the Election for the Town of Northampton;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Harbord and Sir Philip Warwicke, be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning the Forest of Deane was committed: And that
Committee have, (notwithstanding the Adjournment of
the House) . . . . to meet this Afternoon, in order to the
Sending of Summons, and adjourning the Committee to
a further Day.
St. James Parish.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Bailiwick of St.
James, in the Parish of St. Martin . . the Fields, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill
for dividing the Bailiwick of St. James, and other Parcels of the Parish of St. Martins in the Fields, from the
said Parish; and constituting the same into a distinct Parish of itself; and erecting a Church for the Inhabitants:
And that Mr. Waller have Leave to bring in the Bill.
Ordered, That Leave be given for the bringing in a
General Bill for dividing Parishes, and erecting new
Churches or Chapels, where the Parish Churches are
not of Capacity to receive the Inhabitants: But that
Care be taken that Encouragement be not thereby given
for further new Buildings.
Sale of Lands.
A Bill to prevent Frauds in the Sale of Lands, was this
Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second
time the First Day of the Meeting after the Recess.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for vacating certain Deeds, made by Sir John Packington, to Christopher Henn, and others, of certain Lands
in or near Aylesbury in the County of Bucks, That the
Committee had agreed, several Amendments to be made
to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his
Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: And the Amendments were twice read; and,
on the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Mersey, &c. Navigation.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
making navigable the Rivers of Mersey and Weaver, in
the Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, was committed, do meet on This-day-three-weeks, in the Exchequer Chamber: And that this Order of Summons be
sent from the House, for the Parties concerned to appear,
and attend the Committee on that Day.
State of Trade.
Mr. Clifford reports from the Committee appointed
to consider, How the Trade of the Nation may be improved and advanced, That the Committee had agreed
upon Two several Votes to be reported to the House:
Which, being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, were
Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly moved, to appoint Commissioners of both Kingdoms of England and
Scotland, to consider of the Impositions that are fit to be
laid or continued upon the Goods and Merchandizes of
Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly moved, to appoint some of his honourable Privy Council, or others,
to consider of Expedients to redress the Grievances by Impositions upon the Trade of this Kingdom with Ireland;
and so to settle the same between the Two Kingdoms, as
that the one may not obstruct the other.
Ordered, That Mr. Secretary Bennett do attend his
Majesty with these Votes of the House.
The House did then resolve into a Committee of the
whole House, to take the Bill for the better Collecting
and Levying of the additional Revenue established on
his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, for the better Support of his and their Crown and Dignity.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair.
Mr. Speaker again took . . . Chair.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee, That
the Committee had sat, and made some further Progress
in the Bill; and desired, That the House would, the Second Day next after the Meeting of the House, again
resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed
in the further Consideration of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee; and that they will, on the Second Day next
after the Meeting of the House, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Matthew Appleyard have the Leave
of this House to go into Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for
the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Clifton
Dartmouth Hardness, in the County of Devon, in the
room of Thomas Southcote Esquire, deceased.
Hide Park Water.
Ordered, That the Members that serve for Middlesex,
London, Westminster, Southwarke; and the Members of
this House that are Inhabitants in the City of London;
be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the Continuance and Enjoyment of certain Waters brought from
and about Hide Park, to the City of Westminster, and
Places adjacent, was committed.
Resolved, That Mr. Solicitor General, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Henry Worseley, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr.
Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Mountague, and Mr.
Pryn, do prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills to prevent
Profaneness, Licentiousness, and Impiety; and to restrain
excessive Expences: And it is specially recommended
to Sir Charles Harbord to take care thereof.
Mersey, &c. Navigation.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Meseley be added to the
Committee to whom the Bill for making navigable the
Rivers of Mersey and Weaver, in the Counties Palatine
of Lancaster and Chester, is committed.
And then the House adjourned till Monday the
Eighteenth of April instant, at Eight of the
Clock in the Morning.