Die Lunæ, 22 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Beere Alston Writ.
ORDERED, That Andrew Barry, Under Sheriff
for the County of Devon, be sent for in Custody of
the Serjeant an Arms, or his Deputy, for his Abuse, in
refusing to make Return of the Writ, issued for electing
a new Member to serve for the Town of Beere Alston in
the County of Devon.
Ordered, That all the Members of the House that are
of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee to which
the Bill concerning Sir Thom. Higgons is committed.
New Towne Writ.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ, for electing
a new Burgess to serve for New Towne in the Isle of
Wight, in the Room of Sir Henry Worsley, deceased.
A Bill to confirm a Decree made in the Court of
Chancery, for settling the Estate of Henry Mildmay
Esquire, deceased, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Lords
Reasons to the Vote of this House (to which the Lords
Concurrence was desired), for an Address to his Majesty,
to issue a Proclamation, to prohibit the Importation of
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Robert
Atkins, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Knight, Sir Thomas
Clifford, Mr. Millward, Mr. Garraway, Sir Thomas
Gower, Mr. Seymour, do withdraw, and prepare Reasons
to be returned to the Lords, in Answer to the Reasons by
them given to the Vote of this House, for an Address to
his Majesty, to issue a Proclamation to prohibit the Importation of French Commodities: To which the Lords
Concurrence was desired.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Moundeford Brampston;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two
Bills: One, intituled, An Act for the Naturalizing of
Esther Le Lon, the Daughter and Coheir of Gideon Le
Lon, Lord of Columbieres in Normandy, the now Wife
of the Right Honourable Denzill Lord Holles, of Ifeild;
and the other, An Act for Supply of Part of the Jointure
of the Lady Elizabeth Noel.
Hemp and Flax.
Sir John Knight reports from the Committee to which
the Bill to encourage the Planting and Sowing of Hemp
and Flax was committed, several Amendments to be
made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and
after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to.
An Amendment being proposed, to insert "Five Shillings per Acre" instead of "Two Shillings and Sixpence,"
in the Bill.
The Question being put, To agree to That Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, every Morning at
Ten of the Clock, de die in diem, lay aside and adjourn
all other Business; and proceed in the Business of his
Resolved, &c. That no Persons be permitted to have
the Inspection of the Journal Books, but such as are
Members of this House.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, for
Punishment of such Members as shall make Misrepresentations abroad of what doth pass in the House.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir John Fitz James, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Humfry Winch, Mr. Churchill, Sir Jo.
Vaughan, Sir Hugh Bethell, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Robert
Holt, Sir John Trot, Mr. Metcalfe Robinson, be added to
the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
Mr. Solicitor reports, That the Members appointed
had withdrawn, and agreed on Reasons to be returned,
at a Conference, to the Lords, in Answer to the Reasons
by them given to the Vote of this House, for an Address
to his Majesty, to prohibit the Importation of Foreign
Commodities: Which he opened to the House.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired to be had with
the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, upon the Vote for an Address to his Majesty to
issue a Proclamation to prohibit the Importation of
French Commodities. And Sir Geo. Downing is to go
up to the Lords to desire the Conference.
Sir George Downing reports, That the Lords had agreed
to a Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber,
To morrow at Eleven of the Clock in the Morning, upon
the Subject Matter of the last Conference, concerning
the Prohibiting of French Commodities.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.