Mercurii, 26 die Martii, 1673.
Abuses in Elections.
SIR John Mallett reports from the Committee, to
which the Clause to be added to the Bill for regulating Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, was
committed, some Amendments, agreed to be added to
the said Clause: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And
the same being Twice read; and, upon the Question,
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments
and Clause agreed to, be ingrossed.
Exception in a Deed.
The ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for explaining and declaring the Extent of an Exception,
in a Deed therein mentioned, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second
The Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for
explaining and declaring the Extent of an Exception,
in a Deed therein named, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John
Bennett, Sir Thomas Littleton, Mr. Hanley, Mr. Maynard,
Sir John Shaw, Lord Ashley, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Morrice,
Sir John Strode, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir
Geo. Reeves, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Fowlke Lucy, Sir John
Roll, Colonel Titus, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Culliford, Sir
John Norton, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Whittaker, Sir Adam
Browne, Sir Raph Banks, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John
Heath, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Elwaies, Sir Thom. Allen,
Mr. Swanton, Sir John Hanmer, Sir John Brampston, Sir
Henry Felton, Sir Fran. Clerke, Colonel Gilby, Sir Gilbert
Talbot, Mr. Hobby, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Moreton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Trevor, and all that serve
for the County of Dorset: And they are to meet this
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Coventry reports, that the Members of
this House, of the Privy Council, had attended his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, when he would be attended
with the Addresses of this House: And that his Majesty
hath declared, he would be ready to receive the House,
in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, this Afternoon,
before Three of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Matter, concerning the Election for
Dartmouth, and all other Matters depending before the
Committee of Privileges and Elections, be put off till
after the Recess; and that all Persons concerned be discharged of their further Attendance.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
Answer to Addresses.
MR. Speaker, with the House, being met, went to
Whitehall, to attend his Majesty.
The House being returned;
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That he had delivered the Addresses to his Majesty, according to the
Commands of the House: And that his Majesty was
pleased to return his Answer to the Effect following; viz.
That he observed the Address did consist of many different Parts; and therefore it could not be expected there
should be a present Answer: But, for the several particular Things contained in it, he would, before the next
Meeting, take such effectual Care, that no Man should
have Reason to complain.
Thanks for Answer.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do present the humble
Thanks of this House to his Majesty, for the often Accesses they have been admitted to his Majesty's Person;
and for his most gracious Answer to the several Addresses
of this House; and particularly for his last gracious Message; and for the Care he hath declared he will take of
the Protestant Religion.
Address for encouraging English Manufactures.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to you with an
Address, to be presented to his Majesty, to encourage
the Manufactures of his own Dominions; to which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
To which the House, upon reading Twice, and inserting the Words "and Commons," agreed. And the
Messengers, being called in, were acquainted, that the
House had agreed with the Lords: And the Address
was delivered back to them again.
The Bill for raising the Sum of Twelve hundred
Thirty-eight thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds,
having had a Third Reading.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title be, An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve hundred
Thirty-eight thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds.