Die Lunæ, 14 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
A PETITION of Henry Howard of Northfolke,
Sir Wm. Terringham Knight of the Bath, Samuell
Sandys the elder, and Robert Phillips, Esquires, and
Sir Matthew Holworthy Knight, and Thomas Pinfold
Gentleman, on the Behalf of themselves, and other
Adventurers in the Great Level of the Fens, was read.
A Bill for ascertaining the Taxes to be imposed on Part
of the Lands lying in Bedford Level, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Ordered, That the Report of Sir Seymour Shirley's
Bill be heard, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege
complained of to be committed by one Thomas White, in
causing Mr. Chowne, a Member of this House, to be
arrested in an Action for a vast Sum of Money, for Words
pretended to be spoken; and that such Arrest was on
the Lord's Day, as he was coming from Church; be
referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections;
to summon and hear both Parties; and report the Matter,
with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Coal and Fuel.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to
which the Matter touching Coal and Fuel was referred,
be heard To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of Sir John Poyntz his Bill
be heard on Wednesday Morning next.
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That the Report of the Committee touching
Printing be heard on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That the Two Bills concerning the Elections
of Members to serve in Parliament be read To-morrow
Lords desire Conferences.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Thomas Estcourt;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference
with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the
Bill concerning Foreign Cattle: And also another
Conference, at the same time, on the Poll Bill.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker did
acquaint them, That the House had agreed to the
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference had
with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning Irish Cattle,
That the Duke of Buckingham did manage the Conference: And that his Lordship acquainted them, That
although there were Reasons for rejecting the Word
"Nuisance;" yet the Lords, being willing to continue a
good Correspondence with the House of Commons, had
consented, That the Word "Nuisance" should stand in
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Conference had
with the Lords upon the Poll Bill, That the Lords had
agreed with this House in all Things, saving, That,
instead of the former Clause for the Lords taxing themselves, they had sent down another Clause, instead of it,
according to the Precedent in the former Poll Bill: And
that the Lords taking Consideration, that the Bill had
been long in passing, and of the Shortness of Time between this and the of February; so that if that Day,
and other the Day limited in the Bill, and proposed by
the additional Amendments, sent from this House, should
stand, the Act could not be put in effectual Execution;
and therefore the Lords had proposed new Amendments
for altering the Days throughout: Which Amendments
he read; as also the Clause, sent from the Lords, to be
added, instead of the former.
And the Amendments and Clause, being delivered in
at the Clerk's Table, were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to;
Ordered, That the Amendments be inserted, and the
Clause fixed to the Bill.
Bills sent to Lords.
Ordered, That the Lord Saint John do carry up the
Bill touching Coinage, to the Lords; and acquaint them,
That the House hath agreed to the Lords Amendment to
that Bill; and also to the Amendments and Proviso last
sent down to the Poll Bill: And do put the Lords in
mind of the Bill for taking the publick Accompts.
Call of the House.
The House being Called over; and several Members
having made Default in attending;
Ordered, That the Names of the Defaulters be called
over on Friday next.
Ordered, That the House be called over on Friday
next come Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Bill to compel the Members to give
their Attendance on the Service of this House, be read
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.