Lunæ, 13 Februarii, 17 Car. IIdi.
Bishop of Winton's Estate.
A BILL, sent from the Lords, to enable the Bishop
of Winton to convey One hundred Acres of Land
* * * *, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time,
A Bill for Settling of Sutton Marsh on the Most Noble
Charles Lord Duke of Richmond, was read the Second
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir
John Goodrick, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Robert Car, Sir
Tho. Gower, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir
John Rouse, Mr. Wren, Sir John Coryton, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho Doleman, Lord Ancram, Sir James Thynne,
Lord Allington, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Tho.
Meres, Mr. Steward, Sir Clifford Clifton, Lord Castleton,
Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Jay,
Lord Newburgh, Sir John Newton. Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr.
Grey, Mr. Pepis, Sir Nicholas Steward, Mr. Reynold Grayham, Sir Tho. Whitmore, and all the Members of this
House that serve for the serveral Counties of Lincolne and
Cambridge: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for Uniting of Churches in Cities and Towns
Corporate was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to
which the Matter touching the indigent loyal Officers was
committed, That the Committee had proceeded in the
Examination of the Matter; and found a great Default
in some Persons, in detaining the Money to be paid in
for the indigent loyal Officers.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill for
imprisoning the Persons, and making Sale of the Estates,
and also for Imposing of Fines on such Persons as shall
not, by a short Day, bring in the Money by them received, for the indigent loyal Officers, to the Treasurer
appointed to receive the same; with Damages and Charges.
And it is Ordered, That Mr. Cooper and Major Bayly do
appear, and give an Account, before the Committee,
of the Monies by them severally received; and how much
they have paid, and to whom; and what does still rest
in either of their Hands. And the Committee are hereby impowered to take their Accompts: And they are
revived; and to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir Job Charleton reports from the Committee of Elections, to which the Matter touching the Election of
Knight of the Shire for the County of Bedford, between
Sir John Napper and Sir Henry Chester, was committed,
That the Committee had fully examined, and heard the
Matter; and that the Committee were clear of Opinion,
and did pass a Vote, Nemine contradicente, That Sir John
Napper was duly elected Knight of the Shire for the
County of Bedford; and ought to sit.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That this House
doth agree with the Committee of Elections, That Sir
John Napper was duly elected Knight of the Shire for
the County of Bedford; and ought to sit.
Costs in Actions.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee to which
the Bill touching Costs in trivial and vexatious Actions
was re-committed, That the Committee had agreed some
Alterations to be made, and Clauses to be added, to the
Bill: which several Amendments, except the last Clause
to be added, were, upon the Question, severally agreed
The last Clause was twice read.
And the Question being put, That the said Clause be
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir John Cole;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Three
Bills: The one, intituled, An Act for Regulating and
Ordering of Building, and for Amending of Highways
and Sewers; and for making clean of the Streets, and
other Places, in and about the Cities of London and
Westminster; and for Regulating and Licensing of
Hackney Coaches: The Second, An Act * * * *.
Thanks to the King.
Resolved, That the humble Thanks of this House be
returned to the King's Majesty, for his great Grace,
Care, and Favour, expressed, upon all Occasions, to this
House: And Sir Maurice Berkley, Mr. Coventry, Mr.
Progers, and Colonel Fretchvile, are to return the Thanks
of this House to his Majesty.
Regulating the Law.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
Regulating the Law, was formerly committed, be joined
to the Committee to which the Bill for Levying of Forfeitures ......., and other Retailers of Wine, Beer, and
Ale, is committed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter of Breach of Privilege
complained of by Colonel Williams, a Member of this
House, to be committed in the Prosecution of a Suit
against him, on the Behalf of the Lord Bishop of Peterborough; and report the Matter of Fact, with their
Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Salt Marshes be
read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That all Members of this House, who are
nominated Commissioners in the Act concerning the
loyal indigent Officers, be added to the Committee to
which the Matter concerning the Money due to them is
Ordered, That the Matter concerning the Breach of
Privilege objected against Thomas Powell, be referred to
the Committee of Privileges; to examine the Matter of
Fact; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Musgrave and Sir John Lowther be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for
making Rivers navigable between Bristoll and London, is