Die Jovis, 4 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Dr. Dalbyn, &c. thanked.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be
given to Dr. Dalbyn, Dean of Westminster, and to
Dr. Outrin, Rector of Saint Margaret's, Westminster, for
the Sermons, by them preached before this House Yesterday: And the Lord Ancram and Sir Robert Long, are
desired to return them the Thanks of this House.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to look into
the former Laws against Atheism, Profaneness, Debauchery, and Swearing; and to examine, Whether they
are defective, and wherein; and whether there be any
Neglect in putting the Laws in Execution; and to report the Matter, and their Opinions therein, to the
House: And that it be referred to the Masters of the
Rolls, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Richard
Temple, Colonel Reames, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Anthony
Irby, Sir Job. Charlton, Sir Phill Musgrave, Mr. Pepis,
Sir Wm. Lewis, Colonel Strangwaies, Serjeant Seis, Sir
Thom. Allen, Mr. Prynn, Sir Jo. Birkenhead; or any Five
of them: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of Elections, That, in the Matter of Election between Mr. Gray
and Mr. Collingwood, the Committee were in Doubt,
Whether the Petition of Mr. Gray could regularly be
The Question being put, That the Committee of Elections be ordered to receive the Petition of Mr. Gray;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Henry Capell,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Lancelot Lake,|
|Sir Phillip Howard,
||For the Noes,
|Sir Thom. Dolman,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative, That the
Committee of Elections do receive the Petition of
Thomas Gray Esquire.
Ly. Arlington's Nat.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Nathaniell Hobert
and Mr. Proctor;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act for Naturalization of Isabella of Nassawe,
Wife of the Right honourable the Lord Arlington, one
of his Majesty's principal Secretaries of State: To which
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House will resolve itself into
a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday next, to
take into Consideration the Matter of his Majesty's
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the
public Accompts, do hasten their report of the Estimate
of the Charge of the War, for the two last Years: And
that the Committee do this Afternoon: and give such
further Instructions to the Sub Committee as they shall
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Pepis have the Leave of this House
to go into the Country.
E. of Cleveland's Estate.
Ordered, That Sir John Heath, and Dr. Quarterman,
be added to the Committee to whom the Bill concerning
the Earl of Cleveland is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.