Martis, 14 die Februarii, 17 Car. IIdi.
Lord Loughborough's Navigation.
MR. Swinfein reports from the Committee to which
the Bill sent from the Lords, for enabling the
Lord Loughborough to make a navigable Passage from
Bristow Causey into the River of the Thames, some
Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to
the Bill: Which Amendments he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at
the Clerk's Table. Which Amendments were twice
read; and all of them, except the Amendment to the
* Line of the * Skin, upon the Question, severally
agreed to. The which Amendment was, upon the
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
returned back to the Lords: And Mr. Swinfein is to
carry them up.
Mr. Milward reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for settling the Estate of Sir Robert Carr Baronet
was committed, That the Committee had met Six or
Seven several times; and had, the First time of their
Meeting, heard Counsel on both Sides at large, as to
the Stating of the Case; and given Liberty from Day to
Day, at the several Times of their Meetings, for the Lady
Carr to appear in Person, to produce Witnesses to be
examined, and be heard, What further she had to offer
by her Counsel, if she pleased; in which she had not only
made Default, but her Servants and Agents in the Country had disobeyed and contemned both the Orders of the
House, and the Committee; and refused to attend the
Committee, or to permit any Access to be had to Sir
Robert Carr: And that the Committee had examined
several Witnesses; and found the Matter of Fact, in
relation to the Fraud, Force, and Practice, used in
obtaining the Deeds from Sir Robert Carr, to be fully
proved: And that they had thereupon proceeded; and
had agreed to the Bill, with Amendments to be made
thereto: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his
Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: Which were twice read; and, with the Addition
of these Words, "or by Sale thereof, or so much thereof," after the Word "*," in the Amendment of the
* Line of the * Sheet, the said Amendments were
twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Petition of Dame Mary Carr, Wife of Sir Robert
Carr, was read; and debated.
And the Desire of the Petition being, That she might
have Liberty to produce Witnesses, and be heard, by
Counsel, at the Bar of the House;
The Question being put, That the Cause shall be
heard at the Bar of the House;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That * Lavington be sent for in the Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his
Contempt, and Breach of Privilege, in disobeying the
Order of the Committee of the House; and not permitting Colonel Williams, a Member of this House, to have
Access to Sir Robert Carr Baronet.
A Petition of Sir Thomas Higgons, a Member of this
House, was read.
Resolved, That Leave be given for a Bill to be brought
in, for Relief of Sir Thomas Higgons, according to the
Desire of his Petition.
Resolved, That the Report of Sir Richard Ford,
touching the Victuallers of the Navy, be heard Tomorrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Bagenall have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Colonel Williams be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for settling Sutton Marsh on the
Most Noble Charles Lord Duke of Richmond, is committed.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for regulating
the Duty of Hallage, be heard on Thursday Morning, at
Ten of the Clock.
Arrest of Judgment.
The House proceeded to the reading the Amendments
to the Bill to prevent Arresting of Judgment, and Superseding of Execution: Which Amendments, being twice
read, were, with the Addition of these Words, "argued
in Court," after the Word "Demurrer;" and of these
Words, "or personal," before the Word "Confession;"
and "of the Party," after the said Word "Confession;"
were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed
to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to whom the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners is committed; viz. Francis Lord Vaughan, Sir
Tho. Strickland, Mr. Robert Thomas, Sir John Vaughan,
Sir Herbert Price, Sir Edmond Bowyer, Major General
Langherne, Mr. Walter Strickland, Mr. John Lowther,
Colonel Wm. Morgan, Mr. Arthur Owen, Colonel
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.