Die Mercurii, 9 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
A BILL for settling certain charitable Uses appointed
by Henry Hilton Esquire, deceased, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time
Sir Job Charlton reports from the Committee of
Elections, touching the Election of a Baron for the Port
of Winchelsea, between Mr. May and Mr. Austin, upon
the Petition exhibited by Mr. May, That the Committee
had examined the Matter; and heard the Evidence on
both Sides: And that it did appear, That the Mayor of
Winchelsea had not, within one Year next before his
Election, taken the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, according to the Rites of the Church of England: And
that therefore the Committee, upon Perusal of the Clause
in the Act of Parliament for Regulating of Corporations,
which enjoins the Taking of the Sacrament, were of
Opinion, That the Return, made by the Mayor, of the
Election of Mr. Austin to serve for that Place, was not
good; but the Election void.
Which Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Matter touching
the Election for Winchelsea, be adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Sir Robert Howard reports, That they had attended
the free Conference with the Lords upon the Bill to prevent the Importation of Irish Cattle; and the Conference
upon the Bill for taking the publick Accompts, according to the Direction of the House.
Burying in Woolen.
The ingrossed Bill for Burying in Woolen only, was
The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;
The House was divided.
The Yeas go forth.
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Geo. Downing,
|Sir Lanc. Lake,
||For the Noes,
|Sir Hen, Bellasis,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Title be, An Act for Burying
in Woolen only.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.