Die Veneris, 19 Novemb. 1669. 21 Car. II.
MAtthew Hebert did this Day take the Oaths of
Allegiance and Supremacy before the Speaker, at
the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants
of the City of Chester, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the Scouring the River, and making it navigable to the
City of Chester: And it is referred to Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir
Thomas Hanmer, and Col. Birch, to prepare and bring
in a Bill.
A Petition of Sir Reynold Foster Baronet, was read.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on
the Behalf of Sir Reynold Foster, for Deafforesting of
Corn and Grain Measures.
A Bill for ascertaining the Measures of Corn and
Grain, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir
Robert Carr, Sir Wm. Lowther, Col. Sandys, Mr. Bridgman, Col. Birch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Serj. Mainard, Col.
Reames, Mr. Orme, Mr. Steward, Mr. Buscawen, Sir
Richard Oatcley, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Spry, Sir John
Talbott, Sir James Thyn, Sir Jo. Stroud, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Culleford, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Buller, Mr.
Pepis, Sir Jo. Bennet, Col. Phillips, Sir Norton Knatchbold, Sir Jo. Coryton, Sir Jo. Northcote, Sir Jo. Kerle,
Mr. Buller, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Jo. Newton, Mr.
Whittaker, Mr. Thom. Morice, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thom.
Tomkins, Sir John Ernley: And all that shall come are
to have Voices: And they are to meet on Tuesday next
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court
of Wards; and to take the Debates of the House into
Consideration: And to send for Persons, Papers, and
Privilege- assaulting a Member.
Information being given to the House of an Assault
and great Abuse committed against Mr. Mainard a
Member of this House, in St. Martin's Lane, as he was
passing home last Night from the Committee of Elections,
by one Henry Davison; who without any Provocation
assaulted Mr. Mainard, and took his Sword from him,
probably with a Design to rob him, had not Mr. Mainard
seized and detained him, till other Company came in:
And then the said Davison being carried before Mr.
Filmer a Justice of Peace, where, using many Oaths, and
very insolent and provoking Language, was nevertheless
set at Liberty upon Bail:
Resolved, &c. That Henry Davison be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his
Deputy, to answer his Misdemeanor and Breach of Privilege, in assaulting and abusing Mr. Mainard a Member
of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Filmer be sent for to attend the
House to answer the Complaint made against him.
The House resumed the Consideration of the Motion
for the King's Supply:
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Motion
for the King's Supply be adjourned till Friday Morning
next, Ten of the Clock, nothing to intervene.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.