Die Lunæ, 29 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
A Bill to enable Thomas Lee to dispose of Lands
for Payment of Debts was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Suits arising from Fire of London.
A Bill for present Prevention of Suits by Landlords
against their Tenants, whose Houses were burnt in the
late and sad Fire, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir
Charles Harbord, Colonel Reames, Lord Allington,
Colonel Sandys, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Crouch, Mr.
John Sicklemore, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Knight, Mr.
Clarke, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Rigby,
Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Sandys, Sir Thom. Tompkins,
Doctor Burrell, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Noell, Mr. Jones,
Sir John Heath, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir
Lanc. Lake, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Hardes,
Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Morice, Sir Thom. Clifford, Sir John
Goodrick, Sir John Newton, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Onslow,
Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Owen, and all the Members that
serve for the City of London, and all the Gentlemen of
the Long Robe: And all that shall come are to have
Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber,
To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ly. Noell's Estate.
Ordered, That Mr. Noell's Bill be read To-morrow
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the House be called over on Tomorrow Sevennight: And that such Members as shall
make Default in Attendance, unless there be just Cause
shewed for their Absence, such as the House shall allow,
be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, to answer
House to receive the Sacrament.
Ordered, That the House will, on Sunday come Sevennight next, receive the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, in
Saint Margarett's Church, Westminster, according to the
Form prescribed in the Liturgy in the Church of England:
And that Sir Anthony Cope, Sir John Brampston, Sir Phillip
Warwick, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Allen Broadrick, and Sir
Geo. Reeve, be appointed to take notice of all such
Persons as shall then and there receive the Sacrament:
And that every Member shall then bring with him a
Note, in Writing, of his Name, and the Shire whereof
he is a Knight, the City whereof he is a Citizen, the
Borough whereof he is a Burgess, or the Port whereof he
is a Baron: Which Note he shall, upon Demand, deliver
to the said Parties before particularly mentioned, some
or one of them: And Doctor Outrim, Rector of St.
Margaret's, and Mr. Wootton, Chaplain to this House,
are desired to officiate that Day; and one of them to
preach in the Morning, and the other in the Afternoon.
Mr. Edw. Seymour reports from the Committee to
which the Petition of Wm. Clapham, George Smith, and
other Merchants, on the Behalf of themselves, and others,
formerly trading to the Canary Islands, was committed;
and to whom it was referred, to look into the Conveniency
or Inconveniency of the present Corporation; and to send
for their Charter; and to look into the former Laws
against Monopolies; and certify the Matter to the House;
That the Committee had met several Days, and taken
great Pains in Examination of the Matter referred: And,
after he had made a Narrative of the whole Proceedings
at large, declared, That, upon the Reading and Debating
of the Patent of the Canary Company, and upon full
Hearing of Counsel on both Sides, it was the Opinion
of the Committee, That the said Patent was an illegal
Patent, a Monopoly, and a Grievance to the Subject.
A Petition of the Governor and Company of the
Merchants trading to the Canary Islands was read.
The Question being put, To agree in Opinion with the
Committee, That the Patent of the Canary Company is
an illegal Patent, a Monopoly, and a Grievance to the
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved to
call in the Patent of the Canary Company.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence is desired
to these Votes: And that Mr. Seymour go up to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
The Question being propounded, That an Impeachment be drawn up against the Patentees;
The Question being put, That the Question be now put;
It passed in the Negative.
Message from the King.
Mr. Secretary Morice delivers a Message, in Writing,
from his Majesty: Which was read by the Speaker.
Resolved, &c. That this House do lay aside all other
Business till That of the King's Supply be settled.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Dolman have Leave
to go into the Country for a Week.
Committee of Elections.
Resolved, That Sir John Monson, Sir Humfry Bennet, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Collins, be added to the
Committee of Elections.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.