Mercurii, 27 die Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.
LIBERT Basseng did this Day take the Oaths of
Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being
Ordered, That the said Libert Basseng be inserted
into the Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect
the Act concerning Customs; and to hear such Complaints
as shall be offered to them, on Behalf of the Merchants,
and others; and to consider of Expedients for settling
the Table of Fees between the Customer and Merchants,
in such Places where the Fees are not already settled; and
to report their Opinions therein to the House: And that
it be referred to Mr. Musgrave, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir
Courtney Poole, Mr. Milward, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir
Solo. Swale, Mr. Jones, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Meres,
Sir John Knight, Mr. Jay, Sir John Corryton, Colonel
Fretchvile, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Tho.
Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Windham,
Mr. Crouch, Mr. Kent, Colonel Gray, Mr. Morgan, Mr.
Cory, Sir John Marloe, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir John
Norton, Mr. Dalston, Mr. Pepis, Colonel Kirkby, Mr.
Garraway, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir Fran. Anderson, Sir Rich.
Francklyn, Mr. Jollife, and all the Members of this
House that serve for the Cinque Ports, or any Port
Towns; and all the Merchants of the House: And they
are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are
impowered to name a Sub Committee, to examine and
prepare such Matters as they shall find necessary.
A Petition of Colonel Miles Man, Lieutenant Colonel
Michaell Richardson, Captain Thomas Reynolds, on the
Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Officers and
Soldiers of his Majesty's Forces in Scotland, lately under
the Command of Major General Sir Tho. Morgan, was
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the same
Committee to which the Petition of the Victuallers and
Creditors for Supply of the Navy was committed; to
examine the Matter of the Petition; and to report it, with
their Opinions, to the House: And Mr. Pryn, Sir Wm.
Doyley, and Mr. Birch, are added to the Committee.
A Bill to enable Charles Cotton to make Leases of
Lands to raise Money, to pay Debts, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Milward, Lord Newburgh, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir John
Goodrick, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Chetwyn,
Sir Charles Berkley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Edw. Moseley,
Colonel Fretchvile, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Morrice, Sir Rich. Oateley, Mr. Stanhop, Sir
Anth. Irby, Sir William Doyley, Sir Tho. Strickland, and
all the Members of this House, that serve for the several
Counties of Stafford, Nottingham, and Derby: And they
are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which Mr.
Cottington's Bill was referred, That the Committee had
perused the Bill; and summoned and heard the Parties
concerned in the said Bill; and found no Cause to make
any Alteration to the said Bill.
But, it being moved, on the Behalf of Mr. Clutterbrooke, a Trustee for the Estate of the late Lord Cottington,
That he had not any Notice to attend the Committee;
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to
the former Committee, to the end Mr. Clutterbrooke,
or some on his Behalf, may be heard before them: And
for that Purpose, the Committee are revived: And do
meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Dawney have the Leave of
this House to go into the Country.
A Bill for settling the Estate lately belonging to Sir
William Poole was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Vaughan, Colonel Sandys, Sir Solo. Swale, Lord Richardson, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Rich. Powle, Sir Tho. Higgons,
Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Lord Cornebury, Mr. Graham,
Sir Allan Apsley, Lord Gorge, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Pryn,
Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Baynton, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir
Edw. Moseley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr.
Chicheley, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Earnely, Sir
Hen. Lee, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Whorwood, Sir
Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Fran.
Goodrick, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir Edm.
Pooley, Sir Hen Capell, Mr. George, Mr. Hide, Sir Rich.
Onslow, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Budteele, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. John Ashburneham, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Hen. Herbert, and all the
Members of this House that serve for the Counties of
Wilts and Glocester; and all the Members that are of the
Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And they are to examine, Upon what real Consideration
Sir Walter Walker, and Mr. Beck, are Purchasers; and to
take Care of the Interest of the Lord Newburgh; and that
there be sufficient Provisoes to secure his Estate; or else
that the Lands wherein he is concerned, be expunged
out of the Bill: And the Committee are to summon and
hear all Parties concerned in the Entail, or otherwise:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Lord Strangford's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling the Lord Strangford to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, be read the first
Bill To-morrow Morning.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Childe and
Sir Justinian Lewin;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you,
That they have sent to his Majesty: And that his Majesty
hath appointed to receive both Houses, in the Banqueting
House at Whitehall, this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker
did acquaint them, That the House had agreed with the
Lords, to wait on his Majesty in the Banqueting House,
at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
An ingrossed Bill to prevent and suppress seditious
Conventicles, was read; and debated.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of this Bill be
adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That these Members following, viz. Mr.
John Pawlett, Sir John Stroud, Mr. John Heath, Mr.
Westphaling, Mr. Roger Vaughan, Mr. John Strangwayes,
Sir William Smith, Mr. Churchill, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir
Edw. Littleton, Sir James Smith, Sir Gilbert Gerrard,
Colonel Wancklyn, Mr. Cornewall, Colonel Bisshop, Sir
John Coryton, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord St. John, Mr.
Whittacre, Sir Hump. Bennett, be added to the Committee to which the Petition of the Creditors of the
Navy is committed.
And then the House adjourned till One of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
Northampton Return amended.
THE Clerk of the Crown's Deputy, and the Mayor
of Northampton, attending at the Door, were called in
to the Clerk's Table. And the Indenture, by which Sir
John Barnard was returned, was amended: And the
Name of Sir Henry Yelverton inserted.
The King attended.
Mr. Speaker, with the House, went to attend his
Majesty to Whitehall: And
The House adjourned till Three of the Clock.
Mr. Speaker, with the House, being returned;
Mr. Speaker reports, That his Majesty, being made
acquainted, That the Lords and Commons, having considered the great Decay of Trade, did find the chief Occasion of it to proceed from the Injuries and Depredations done by the Dutch: And that therefore they had
agreed in the Vote, which they humbly tendered to his
Majesty: And that his Majesty was pleased to declare,
That he had considered of the Vote.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the
Clock the next Morning.