Jovis, 23 die Februarii, 17 Cars. IIdi.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to confirm
an Act, intituled, An Act to enable Joseph Micklethwaite, an Infant, and his Trustees, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Father's Debts, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that
the Title be agreed to.
Courts of Equity.
An ingrossed Bill for regulating some Proceedings in
Courts of Equity, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act for regulating some Proceedings
in Courts of Equity.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for Draining
of the Fen, called Deeping Fen, and other Fens therein
mentioned, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second
time To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners was read.
A Proviso, to enable Justice of Peace to take Accompts between Creditors and Debtors, was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be made
Part of the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Another Proviso, that the Coming before, or Returning of Prisoners from, the Justice of Peace, shall be no
Escape, was thrice read; and some Amendments agreed
to be made thereto.
Resolved, &c. That this Proviso be made Part of the
A Proviso, on the Behalf of the Marshal of the King's
Bench, Warden of the Fleet, and other Gaols, was twice
An Addition to the said Proviso was twice read; and
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, with the Addition,
be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That these Words, "and personal Notice
given, or Notice in Writing left at the last known Place
of his abode," be added in the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act for the Relief of poor Prisoners.
A Petition of Major Norton Esquire was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections; to take the same into Consideration
at their next Sitting; and to summon and hear all Parties
concerned; and to examine the Matter of Fact; and
report the same with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Lord
Edward Pawlett is committed; viz. Sir Cyrill Wych,
Mr. Low, Mr. Oakeley, Sir Cyrill Bisshop, Mr. Seymour,
Mr. Chetwyne, Mr. Tayler, Mr. Grey, Mr. Goring, Mr.
Pitt, Mr. Croke, Mr. Milward, Mr. Boscawen.
Ordered, That the Bill for Uniting of Parishes in
Cities, and Towns Corporate, be read the First Bill Tomorrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.