Die Sabbati, 19 Jan. 18 Car. IIdi.
Ld. Norris' Estate.
A DEBATE being upon the Bill concerning the
Lord Norris, That the Committee had sent Summons into Ireland to Colonel Cooke; but he being not
come over, although he be only a Person named in Trust,
the Committee did forbear to proceed on the Bill, without
Leave of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Bill
concerning the Lord Norris was committed, do proceed
on the Bill: And that the Committee be revived; and
do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Bill to compel the Attendance of
Members on the Service of the House be read this Day,
before the House do rise.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
Whole House, to proceed on the Bill for the Monthly
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee had made
some further Progress in the Bill of Assessment; and
humbly moved, That the House would nominate a Committee to consider of the Proviso now read, and debated
at the Committee, for ascertaining some Part of the
Money to be raised by the Bill for the effectual Payment
of the Navy, Officers, and Seamen.
And the said Proviso being twice read;
Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be committed
to Sir George Downing, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr.
Garraway, Sir Thomas Gower, Mr. Buscawen, Mr.
Waller, Mr. Steward, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Thomas
Clifford, Mr. Seymour, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Robert
Howard, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir John
Duncombe, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Robert Carr, Colonel
Williams, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Thomas Coventry, Mr.
Sandys, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir
Robert Brookes, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir Edw. Wallpoole,
Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Allington, Colonel Birch, Mr.
Coleman, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Pryn, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir
Robert Long, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir John
Lowther; or any Five of them: And they are to prepare
and fit the same; or to consider of any other Expedient
for making the same effectual for the Encouragement of
Seamen: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to prevent and punish the voluntary Absence
of Members was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert
Carr, Mr. Millward, Sir George Downing, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Holt, Colonel Sandys, Sir Solom. Swale,
Mr. Prynn, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Thom. Clifford, Colonel
Whitley, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Sandys, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Robert Brookes, Colonel Kirkby,
Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Thom. Higgons,
Serjeant Charlton, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir
Robert Howard, Sir John Talbott, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr.
Swynfen, Sir Nico. Cary, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Mr. Thomas,
Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Mountague, Sir Thom. Osborne,
Sir Fran. Leake, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Wm. Lowther: And
all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet
this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers,
Resolved, &c. That, when the Proviso, committed, to
be added to the Bill of Assessment, shall be ready to
be reported, all other Business be laid aside for the
Resolved, &c. That the Bills concerning Mr. Scawen
and Sir John Poyntz, and all other Bills appointed to be
read this Day, be read on Monday Morning; unless the
Report of the Proviso shall be then ready.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Mordant's Answer to the
Articles of Impeachment from this House be read on
Monday Morning, the First Business.
Fire of London.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to inquire into the Causes of the late Fire, be
heard on Tuesday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Eight of the Clock.