Martis, 31 die Octobris, 17 Car. IIdi.
St. Ives Election.
ORDERED, That the Claim of Sir William Godolphin, touching the Election of St. Ives, be continued; and the Matter between him and Mr. Nosworthy
adjourned; and taken into Consideration next Session
A Petition of divers Graziers of the Counties of Wilts
and Berks was read.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be
adjourned till next Session of Parliament.
Preventing the Plague.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General,
Mr. Waller, Mr. Mountague, and Mr. Pryn, Sir Job
Charleton, Mr. Coleman, to prepare Reasons, and to
manage the Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill
concerning the Plague: And that Mr. Coleman do go
up to the Lords, to desire a Conference with the Lords.
Mr. Coleman reports, That the Lords had agreed to a
present Conference upon the Bill touching the Plague.
Ordered, That his Majesty be humbly desired to give
Command to the Officers of his Navy, Ordnance, and
Stores, to prepare an Account of their Disbursements
against the next Session of Parliament: And Sir Richard
Temple, and Mr. Whorwood, are to attend his Majesty
with this Address.
Bill from Lords, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Brampston * *;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill to
prevent unnecessary Suits and Delays, with one Addition:
To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And have also commanded us to acquaint you, That
they have agreed to the Bill for regulating the Press;
and to the Bill for naturalizing Lewis Blancquefort and
Thanks to the University of Oxford.
Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be given to
the Chancellor, Scholars, and Fellows of the University
of Oxford, for their eminent Loyalty to his Majesty, and
his Royal Father, of ever-blessed Memory, in the late
Rebellion; especially for that unparalelled Testimony of
their Allegiance, in refusing to submit to be visited by
the usurped Powers; and to subscribe the Solemn League
and Covenant; and for their excellent Reasons they
published to the World, in Justification of his Majesty's
righteous Cause: And Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel
Strangwayes, and Sir John Birkenhead, are desired to
give them the Thanks of the House accordingly.
Preventing the Plague.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a present free Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the
last Conference, upon the Bill touching the Plague; and
also a present Conference, on the Bill touching Avowries
and Distresses; in the Astronomy School.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill to make Provision touching such as be infected with the Plague, That
the Lords had agreed with this House in rejecting wholly
the Clause touching Inmates; and all the Clause touching
the Burial of such as shall die in Corporations, save only
that Part which did relate to the Annoyance of the Lords
Houses of Residence: But to the other Clause, touching
the Searching and Shutting up of the Houses of Lords,
That they did adhere to their Amendments to have That
Clause Part of the Bill.
The Question being put, To adhere to the former
It was resolved in the Affirmative, Nemine contradicente.
Message to attend the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Eyton, Usher
of the Black Rod;
His Majesty commands this honourable House to
attend Him forthwith in His House of Peers.
And accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend His Majesty in the House of Peers: And
His Majesty was pleased to prorogue the Parliament to
the Twentieth Day of February next ensuing.