Die Veneris, 18 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
Fire of London, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee to inquire after
the Causes of the Fire, and Insolency of Papists, be
revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued,
be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for uniting
Parishes, and raising a Maintenance for Ministers, in the
Town of Southampton, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for settling of the Manor of Iron Acton on Sir John
Poyntz was committed, one Amendment agreed to be
made to the Bill: Which he read; and the same, being
delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and twice read, was,
on the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Seamen and Naval Stores.
A Bill to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen, and
others, and to preserve the Stores belonging to his Majesty's Navy Royal, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Defaulters at Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That all such Members Defaulters whose
Excuses shall not be allowed, be sent for in Custody of
the Serjeant at Arms.
The House then proceeded to the Calling-over the
Members who made Default in Attendance. And, some
Progress being made therein;-
Message to attend the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Eyton Usher
of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
Him, forthwith, in the House of Peers.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend his Majesty.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House with the Reasons delivered by his Majesty for hasting the Supply; and for the
Members going into the Country to put the Poll Bill in
Execution; and that his Majesty had declared, There
should be a Prorogation on Monday Sevennight next.
Ordered, That this House do, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of the Clock, positively, setting all other Business
aside, proceed on the Bill for the monthly Assessment.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Cole and Mr.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That the Lord Mordant had put in his Answer, in Writing, to the Articles of Impeachment sent up
against him, from this House, to the Lords; and the
Lords had sent a Copy of his Answer to this House:
Which was delivered at the Clerk's Table.
Defaulters at Call of the House.
The Question being propounded, That the House do
proceed in Calling over the Members Defaulters;
The Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That the House do proceed
in Calling over the Defaulters;
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
Sir Thom. Littleton,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir John Talbott,
||For the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
The List of the Defaulters, sent for in Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms, was twice read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Sir Thomas Meere,
Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Thom. Littleton, Captain Jones,
Sir Nico. Cary, Sir Richard Oateley, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir
Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Richard Temple,
Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Marvell, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Morice,
Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir John Talbott, Sir Thomas Lee,
Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Seymour, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Norden,
Mr. Swynfen, or any Three of them, to examine, What
Charges the Serjeant hath been at in sending for the
Members Defaulters; and who are come, and who are
not; and report it, with their Opinions, What they think
fit to be done therein as to Charges, and Recompence
for Fees: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.