Jovis, 22 die Aprilis, 1675.
Privilege-Displacing a Member from Office.
INFORMATION being given to the House, of
a Breach of Privilege committed against Mr. Serjeant Hards, a Member of this House, by the Mayor
and Aldermen, and one Mr. Barrett, the pretended
present Recorder, of the City of Canterbury;
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Enfeild Mayor, Wm.
Stanley, Squire Beverton, Tho. Fidge, Francis Maplesden,
Thomas Elwyn, William Gillam, George Stanley, Aldermen, and Paull Barrett, pretended present Recorder
of the City of Canterbury, be sent for in the Custody of
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer
their Breach of Privilege, in displacing Mr. Serjeant
Hards, a Member of this House, from his Place of
Recorder; and for their contemptuous Words against
the Honour and Privilege of this House.
A Bill for Preservation of the Piscary of the Rivers
Severne, Avon, and Teame, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of the Woolen Drapers and Mercers of the
City of London and County of Middlesex, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the
same Committee to which the Matter stands committed
to consider of the Abuses in collecting the Duty of Aulnage: And the Committee are further impowered to consider of a Way to take off the Duty; and to give a
Compensation to the Proprietors and Persons concerned in
point of Interest, in lieu of it: And that those Members
that serve for the City of London be added to the Committee: And Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Powle, Sir Nicholas
Carew, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Knight, Sir Francis
Russell, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Phillipp Musgrave,
Mr. Wright, Sir Robert Wright, Sir George Downeing,
Colonel Sands, Mr. Thomas Morris, Mr. Nicholas Morris,
Sir Wm. Strode, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Harbord, Doctor
Arris, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Culliford, and Mr. Lynfeild, are
added to the Committee, to which the Petition of several
Woolen Drapers of Essex and Suffolk, is committed.
Fines and Recoveries.
A Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under
ancient Fines and Recoveries, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Members not to take publick Office.
A Bill to prevent any Member of the House of Commons, from taking upon them any publick Office, was
read the First time.
The Question being put, Whether this Bill shall be
read a Second time;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
||Sir Nicholas Carew,
||for the Yeas,
||Sir Tho. Allen,
||for the Noes,
|Sir Edw. Masters,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time
in a full House.
Translation of Records produced.
Mr. Sacheverell reports from the Committee appointed
to translate the Rolls brought in from the Tower, several
Translations thereof, agreed by the Committee: Which
were delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And being read;
and the Matter being debated;
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the
Matter upon the Translations of the Parliament Rolls,
be adjourned, until the Committee have perused and
made their Report upon the Statute Rolls.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reports from his Majesty, That he had
delivered the Address of the House, for recalling his
Subjects out of the French King's Service: And, that
his Majesty had returned Answer, That it was a Thing
of too great an Importance, to have a present Answer:
But he would consider of it; and return an Answer.
State of the Navy.
Ordered, That Mr. Pepis do on Saturday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, bring into the House a true
State of the present Condition of the Navy; and of the
Stores and Provisions thereof.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect the former Laws relating to the Militia; and to
consider of the Defects therein; and how they may be
remedied; and also of the Abuses and Grievances which
have been committed in the several Counties, in the
Execution thereof; and to report the Matter, with their
Opinions, to the House: And it is referred to Col. Kirby,
Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Samuell
Bernerdiston, Sir Jo. Covert, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Jo.
Morton, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Crouch,
Mr. Robert Wright, Mr. Tho. Morris, Sir Robert Holmes,
Sir Tho. Littleton, Col. Strangwayes, Mr. Cheney, Lord
Allington, Sir John Holland, Mr. Garraway, Sir John
Bramston, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Love,
Mr. Spry, Mr. Wright, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Adam Browne:
And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they
are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to prevent the illegal Imprisonment of the
Subject, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Sacheverall, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Mallett, Sir
Robert Barnham, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Holland, Sir John
Knight; Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Wm.
Francklyn, Lord O Bryan, Mr. Sawyer, Sir John Moreton,
Mr. Powle, Sir John Dony, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Buscowen,
Sir Samuell Bernardiston, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Stockdale, Mr.
Churchill, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Meres,
Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Hubbart, Sir Nich. Carew, Lord
Cavendish, Mr. Richard Leigh, Col. Kirkby, Sir John
Hotham, Sir Richard Francklyn, Mr. Serjeant Maynard,
Sir Franc. Drake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Wm. Hickman,
Mr. Garraway, Sir Geo. Downing: And all that come are
to have Voices: 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.
Hospital Revenues, &c.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to
prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent Abuses in the
Disposition of the Monies and Revenue belonging to
Hospitals, Alms-houses, Schools, and other charitable
Uses: And that it be referred to Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr.
Sacheverall, Sir John Erncley, Mr. Secretary Coventry,
Colonel Sands, Sir John Pettus, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir
Nicholas Carew, Sir Richard Wiseman, Mr. Cheney, Sir
Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Winstall
Churchill, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Buscowen, Lord Hawley;
or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers,
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.