Mercurii, 19 die Martii, 1672.
A BILL to enable Mr. Bellamy to sell Lands for
Payment of Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Sir James Smith tenders and delivers in a Bill for
uniting Parishes within the City of Exeter.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee of
Elections, the Evidence and State of the Case, touching
the Election for the Borough of Wendover in the County of
Bucks, between Alderman Backwell and Mr. Wharton;
and the Votes of the Committee thereupon: Which he
read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee,
That Alderman Backwell is not duly elected a Burgess to
serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Wendover;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
Sir John Morton,
||for the Yeas,
|Sir Trevor Williams,|
|Sir Robert Holt,
||for the Noes,
|Sir John Talbott,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, That Thomas Wharton Esquire is duly elected
a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown, Thomas Darnell, and Nicholas Juson, Constables for the Borough of
Wendover in the County of Bucks, do attend this House,
to amend the Return of a Burgess to serve in Parliament
for the said Borough, by razing out the Name of Alderman Backwell; and inserting the Name of Thomas Wharton Esquire therein.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Will. Beversham
and Sir Edward Low;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you,
that they have agreed with this House in the Amendments
to the Bill concerning the Lord Clifford; and to the Bill
concerning the Earl of Salisbury: And have sent you down
Two Bills, the one, intituled, An Act for settling certain
Lands, belonging unto William Gery Esquire, upon Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts and Portions: The
other, An Act to confirm Articles of Agreement, made
upon the Marriage of Sir William Rich Baronet: To
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Charles I. Martyrdom.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee, to which the Bill for the better Observation of the Thirtieth of January, being the Martyrdom of
King Charles the First, was committed, viz. Sir Philip
Musgrave, Sir John Knight, Sir Edmond Windham, Mr.
Gwynn, Sir John Shaw, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr.
Progers, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Whitley, Sir Nich. Pedley.
The ingrossed Bill for the Ease of his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters from the Church of England,
And an Amendment being proposed, by making the
Word "further"- "fully:" and by inserting these
Words, "and then and from thenceforth shall and may
enjoy the like Liberty and Freedom, during the Continuance of this Act:" Which being twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed; and read a Third time;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for
the Ease of his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters
from the Church of England: And Mr. Powle is to carry
up the Bill to the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.