Die Jovis, 10 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Richard Edgcombe have the
Leave of this House to go into the Country, to attend
the Funeral of Mr. Edgcombe, his Father, lately deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for
electing a new Member to serve for the Borough of
Newport in the County of Cornwall, instead of Mr.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Bagnall have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ, for electing
a new Member to serve for the Borough of Plympton
in the County of Devon, instead of Sir Edmond Fortescue,
A Message from the Lords by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Moundeford Brampston;
Bills, &c. from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act to enable Leicester Grosvenor, and his
Trustees, to sell certain Lands for Payment of Debts: To
which they desire the Concurrence of this House. They
have also commanded us to acquaint you, That they have
agreed to the Bill concerning the Earl of Cleeveland: And
do desire a present Conference with this House, in the
Painted Chamber, on the Bill concerning the Encouraging
of Coinage: And have returned you the Bill concerning
the Lord Strangford, with one Amendment.
The Messengers were called in: And Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had agreed to a present
Ordered, That Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Seymour, Mr.
Pryn, Mr Buscawen, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Geo. Downing,
Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Steward, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thom. Meeres, be appointed
to manage the Conference.
Sir Geo. Downing reports from the Conference had with
the Lords, upon the Bill concerning Coinage, That the
Lord Anglesey did manage the Conference; and that there
was delivered, at the Conference, a Paper of the Particulars, wherein the Lords did agree or disagree in the Amendments sent from this House: Which Paper he read.
And the same being twice read; and this House agreeing with the Lords;
Ordered, That the Bill be amended according to the
Particulars agreed; and returned to the Lords.
The Amendment to the Lord Strangford's Bill was
twice read; and, on the Question, agreed.
Sir John Talbott reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for Sale of an House in Cheswick, for Payment of
the Debts of Edw. Russell Esquire, was committed, some
Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he
read, with the Coherence; and delivered the same in at
the Clerk's Table. And the Amendments, being twice
read, were, on the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Serjeant Mainard reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners was committed, some
Amendments agreed to be made; a Proviso to be added;
and also an enacting Clause concerning the County of
Devon; to be made Part of the Bill: Which he read, with
the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table. And the Amendments and Proviso were
twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
But the enacting Clause, as to the County of Devon,
being twice read;
And some Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill and enacting Clause be recommitted to the former Committee, or any Three of
them, upon the present Debate: And the Committee is
revived; and to meet, in the Place formerly appointed.
The House then resumed the Matter of Debate of the
Election for the Port of Winchelsea.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee
of Elections, That the Return, made by the Mayor of
Winchelsea of the Election of Mr. Austin to serve for
that Place was not good; but the Election void;
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
Sir John Duncombe,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir John Birkenhead,
|Sir Robert Holt,
||For the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Austin was duly elected for
the Port of Winchelsea; and ought to sit.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.