Martis, 25 die Martii, 1673.
A BILL, on the Behalf of Seckford Cage an Infant,
to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was read a
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable Robert Bellamy
to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was read a Second
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Morrice, Lord Richardson, Sir Thom. Dolman, Mr. Newport,
Mr. Daniell, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir
Edward Deering, Sir Wm. Bucknall, Mr. Head, Sir Trevor
Williams, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Collins, Mr. Love, Sir
Tho. Meeres, Sir Lancelott Lake, Sir John Heath, Sir Wm.
Doyley, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Allen,
Mr. Collins, Colonel Birch, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Solicitor,
Serj. Seis, Mr. Deny, Sir John Elwayes, Sir John Hanmer,
Mr. Mallett, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Turges, Sir John
Fredericke, Mr. Tulse: And they are to meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to peruse the Deeds and Evidences concerning the Estate;
and to take care, that there be effectual Provision made
for the Payment of the Debts: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
A Witness discharged.
Resolved, &c. That * Gibbon be discharged of his Attendance on the Committee of Privileges and Elections,
till after the Recess.
Sir Anthony Irby reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for Repeal of a Clause in a former Act for prohibiting the Sale of fat Cattle by Jobbers, was committed,
some Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made
to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the
same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Greenland, &c. Trade.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for regulating the Greenland and Plantation
Trade, and the Clause for Improvement of the Eastland
Trade, was committed, several Amendments agreed by
the Committee to be made to the said Bill and Clause:
Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the
same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being twice
read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill and Clause, with the
Amendments agreed, be ingrossed.
London Streets and Sewers.
Sir John Mallet reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for the better Paving and Cleansing the Streets and
Sewers in and about the City of London. . several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill,
and Two Clauses to be added thereto: Which he read in
his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where they were once read.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they desire a present Conference with this
House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter
of the last Conference.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That the House had agreed to confer with
the Lords presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. Attorney General reports, from the Conference
had with the Lords, That the Lords had agreed with this
House to their Amendments and Provisoes, except Two;
viz. That, for including the Queen's Servants; and That
for having the Clause stand against the Entering a Nonvult ulterius prosequi,
And, the Matter being debated, the House did, upon
the Question, severally agree with the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the
RESOLVED, &c. That the Matter, touching the
Election for the Port of Hyeth, be put off till the
Thursday Sevennight, after the Recess: And all Persons
concerned discharged of their Attendance.
Rich's Marriage Articles.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, to confirm Articles of
Agreement, made upon the Marriage of Sir Wm. Rich,
Baronet, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Lord
Cavendish, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Morice, Sir Lan.
Lake, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Guy, Mr. Daniell, Sir John
Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Holland, Sir Bainham
Throgmorton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Hopkins, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Hum. Wynch, Sir Gilb. Gerrard,
Sir John Frederick, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir
Fran. Lawley, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel Fox, Sir Sol.
Swale, Sir John Brampston, Lord Hawley, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Goreing, Sir Tho. Higgons, Sir Adam Browne,
Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Bertue: And
they are to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
London Streets and Sewers.
The House then proceeded in the Amendments and
Clauses reported from the Committee to be made and
added to the Bill for the Paving and Cleansing the Streets
and Sewers of the City of London.
And the Amendments were read the Second time; and
upon the Question, severally agreed.
The First Clause, marked (A), was read the Second
time; and debated.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Mond. Brampston
and Sir William Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two
Bills; the one intituled, An Act to enable Sir Wm. Hanham to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts: and the other,
An Act to enable Sir John Elwayes to sell Lands, for
Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
London Streets and Sewers.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Amendments and
Clauses to the Bill for the Paving and Cleansing the Streets
and Sewers of the City of London, be adjourned till after
the Report made concerning Grievances.
Address of Remonstrance on Grievances.
Mr. Powle reports from the Committee, Two Addresses, drawn up in Writing: Which he read in his Place;
and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Where the same were again read; and then read a Second
time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to, as
they were read by Paragraphs; and are as followeth;
WE Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Commons,
in this present Parliament assembled, conceiving ourselves bound, in necessary Duty to Your Majesty, and in
Discharge of the Trust reposed in us, truly to inform Your
Majesty of the Estate of this Your Kingdom; and, though
we are abundantly satisfied, that it hath always been Your
Royal Will and Pleasure, that Your Subjects should be
governed according to the Laws and Customs of this
Realm; yet, finding, that, contrary to Your Majesty's
gracious Intentions, some Grievances and Abuses are
crept in; we crave Leave humbly to represent them to
Your Majesty's Knowledge; and to desire,
That the Imposition of Twelve-pence a Chaldron upon
Coal, for the providing of Convoys, by virtue of an Order
of Council, dated the 15th May 1672, may be recalled;
and all Bonds, taken by virtue thereof, cancelled:
That Your Majesty's Proclamation, of the 4th of December 1672, for Prevention of Disorders which may be
committed by Soldiers; and whereby the Soldiers, now
in Your Majesty's Service, are, in a manner, exempted
from the ordinary Course of Justice, may likewise be
And, whereas great Complaints have been made, out
of several Parts of this Kingdom, of divers Abuses,
committed in Quartering of Soldiers, That Your Majesty would be pleased to give Order to redress those
Abuses; and, in particular, that no Soldiers be hereafter
quartered upon any private Houses; and that due Satisfaction may be given to the Inn-keepers and Victuallers
where they lie, before they remove.
And, since the Continuance of Soldiers in this Realm
will necessarily produce many Inconveniencies to Your
Majesty's Subjects, we do humbly present it as our Petition and Advice, That when this present War is ended.
all the Soldiers, which have been raised since the last
Session of Parliament, may be disbanded:
That your Majesty would likewise be pleased to consider of the Irregularities and Abuses of pressing Soldiers;
and to give Order for the Prevention thereof for the
And, although it hath been the Course of former Parliaments to desire Redress in their Grievances, before they
proceeded to give a Supply; yet we have so full Assurance
of Your Majesty's Tenderness and Compassion towards
Your People, that we humbly prostrate ourselves at Your
Majesty's Feet with these our Petitions; desiring Your
Majesty to take them into Your Princely Consideration;
and to give such Order for Relief of the Subjects, and
the Removing these Pressures, as shall seem best to Your
Address on Irish Affairs.
WE Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, taking into
Consideration the great Calamities which have formerly
befallen Your Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, from the
Popish Recusants there, who, for the most part, are professed Enemies to the Protestant Religion, and the English
Interest; and how they, making ill Use of Your Majesty's
gracious Disposition and Clemency, are, at this Time,
grown more insolent and presumptuous than formerly, to
the apparent Danger of that Kingdom, and Your Majesty's Protestant Subjects there; the Consequence thereof
may likewise prove very fatal to this Your Kingdom of
England, if not timely prevented; and having seriously
weighed, what Remedies may be most properly applied
to these growing Distempers; do in all Humility present
Your Majesty with these our Petitions:
That, for establishing and quieting the Possessions of
Your Majesty's Subjects in that Kingdom, Your Majesty
would be pleased to maintain the Act of Settlement, and
the Explanatory Act thereupon; and to recal the Commission of Inquiry into Irish Affairs, bearing Date the
Seventeenth of January last; as containing many new and
extraordinary Powers, not only to the Prejudice of particular Persons, whose Estates and Titles are thereby made
liable to be questioned; but, in a manner, to Your Overthrow of the said Acts of Settlement; and, if pursued,
may be the Occasion of great Charge and Attendance to
many of Your Subjects in Ireland; and shake the Peace
and Security of the whole Kingdom:
That Your Majesty would give Order, that no Papist
be either continued or admitted to be a Commander or
Soldier in that Kingdom: And, that because the Irish Papists have furnished themselves with great Quantities of
Arms, That Your Majesty would please to give Directions so to disarm them, that they may not be dangerous
to the Government there; and that their Arms be brought
into the publick Magazine.
That the like Order may be given, that no Papist be
either continued, or hereafter admitted to be Judges, Justices of the Peace, Sheriffs, Coroners, Mayors, Sovereigns, or Portreves in that Kingdom.
That the titular Popish Archbishops, Bishops, Vicars
General, Abbots, and all other exercising Ecclesiastical
Jurisdiction, by the Pope's Authority, and in particular
Peter Talbott, pretended Archbishop of Dublin, for his
notorious Disloyalty to Your Majesty, and Disobedience
and Contempt of Your Laws, may be commanded by
Proclamation forthwith to depart out of Ireland, and all
other Your Majesty's Dominions; or otherwise to be prosecuted according to Law: And that all Convents, Seminaries, and publick Popish Schools may be dissolved and
suppressed, and the Regular Priests commanded to
depart, under the like Penalty.
That no Irish Papists be admitted to inhabit in any
Corporation of that Kingdom, unless duly licensed, according to the aforesaid Acts of Settlement: And that
Your Majesty would be pleased to recal Your Letters of
the 26th of February 1671, and Your Proclamation thereupon; whereby general Licence is given to such Papists
to inhabit in Corporations there.
That Your Majesty's Letter of the 28th of September
1672, and the Order of Council thereupon, whereby
Your Majesty's Subjects are required, not to prosecute
any Actions against the Irish, for any Wrongs or Injuries
committed during the late Rebellion, may likewise be
That Colonel Richard Talbott, who hath notoriously
assumed to himself the Title of Agent of the Roman Catholicks in Ireland, be immediately dismissed out of all
Command, either Civil or Military; and forbid an Access to Your Majesty's Court.
That Your Majesty would be pleased, from time to
time, out of Your Princely Wisdom, to give such further
Orders and Directions to Your Lord Lieutenant, or other
chief Governor of Ireland for the Time being, as may
best conduce to the Encouragement of the English Planters,
and Protestant Interest there; and the Suppression of the
Insolencies and Disorders of the Irish Papists.
These our humble Desires we present to Your Majesty,
as the best Means to preserve the Peace and Safety of That
Your Kingdom, which hath been so much of late endangered by the Practices of the said Irish Papists, and
particularly of the said Richard and Peter Talbott: And
we doubt not but Your Majesty will find the happy
Effects thereof, to the great Satisfaction and Security of
Your Majesty's Person and Government; which of all
earthly Things is most dear to Us Your Majesty's most
loyal and obedient Subjects.
Resolved, &c. That the Addresses be presented to his
Majesty: And that those Members that are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do attend his Majesty, to know his
Pleasure when this House shall attend him with the
Addresses concerning Grievances.
London Streets and Sewers.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Bill for
paving the Streets and Sewers of the City of London.
The First Proviso marked (A), was read; and, upon
the Question, rejected.
The Second Proviso was twice read; and agreed to be
added to the Bill, with these Words left out, "as also all
Monies payable for Hackney Coaches, as aforesaid."
Ordered, That this Proviso be added to the said Bill;
"Provided that this Act shall continue and stand in
Force for the Space of Seven Years; and from thence to
the End of the next Session of Parliament, and no longer."
Parret, &c. Navigation.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, to make the Rivers Parret
and Thone navigable, from the Port of Bridgewater to Taunton, and thence to Bradford Bridge, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to
enable Sir Wm. Hanham to sell Lands for Payment of
Debts, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Richard Francklyn, Sir Trevor Williams,
Mr. Palmes, Sir Philip Musgrave, Mr. Hales, Sir John
Covert, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Waldron, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Harrison, Lord Richardson, Mr. Marrice, Sir
Solomon Swale, Sir Robert Dillington, Sir Thomas Allen,
Mr. Westphaling, Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Crouch, Sir
Edw. Masters, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Neale, Colonel Birch,
Mr. Cheney, Sir Charles Sidley, Mr. Norton: And they
are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.