House of Commons Journal Volume 9
20 October 1675

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 October 1675', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 360-361. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27477 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 20 die Octobris, 1675.

Prayers.

Augmenting Vicarages.

A BILL for Augmentation of small Vicarages, was read the First Time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Saturday Morning next.

Leather.

Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Bill for the Exportation of Leather.

Wool.

Ordered, That Leave be given to Sir Trevor Williams to bring in a Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool from England or Ireland.

Lord Kilmorey's Estate.

A Bill was tendered, and read, for Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmorey, and for raising Portions for his Two younger Sons, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Illegal Imprisonment.

A Bill to prevent the illegal Imprisonment of the Subject, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.

Kelshall Charities.

A Bill for settling certain charitable Uses for the Benefit of the Town of Kelshall in the County of Suffolke, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Settlement of Religion.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration that Part of his Majesty's Speech, which relates to the Settlement of Religion.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee, That they had agreed several Votes to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being read, are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That this House be moved to appoint a Committee to inspect and report what Books have been printed that are scandalous and dangerous in Matters touching Religion, and Ecclesiastical Government, in Doctrine or Discipline, as it is now established by Law.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to bring in a Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day; and likewise to prevent that abominable Sin of Blasphemy, and profane Cursing and Swearing.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved, that the Bill prepared the last Session, to prevent the Growth of Popery, be brought in, and read, To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to take care, and report to the House, how the Out Parishes, within the weekly Bills of Mortality, may be provided with Churches or Chapels capable of receiving the People at Divine Service, without which they cannot observe the Lord's Day, or be instructed in Matters of Religion, and good Life.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to prepare a Bill, that the Children of the Royal Family may be instructed and educated in the Protestant Religion of the Church of England, as now established by Law; and that no Popish Priest may have Access to them.

Resolved, &c. That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to bring in a Bill, to declare, that, by the Laws of this Realm, the Religion now established by Law in this Kingdom may not be altered, nor any of the Laws touching the same may be any ways suspended, but by Act of Parliament; and to provide, that the same shall never be altered nor suspended, in any Part thereof, but by Act of Parliament.

The First Resolve being read a Second time, an Amendment was proposed to be made to it, by adding these Words, "or dangerous to the Civil Government."

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in this Amendment;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And the other Resolves, being also read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed; and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect, and report, what Books have been printed that are scandalous and dangerous in Matters touching Religion and Ecclesiastical Government, in Doctrine or Discipline, as it is now established by Law; or dangerous to the Civil Government: And it is referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Williams, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Garraway, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Joseph Tredinham, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Russell, Lord Cavendish, Lord Ancram, Sir John Werden, Sir John Mallett, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Joseph Williamson, Sir John Otway, Sir Henry Capell, Sir John Holland, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Knight, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Samuell Bernerdiston; or any Three of them.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to bring in a Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day; and likewise to prevent the abominable Sin of Blasphemy, and of profane Cursing and Swearing: And that it be referred to Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Sacheverell, Serjeant Maynard, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Garaway, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Joseph Tridenham, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Trever Williams, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Russell, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Fr. Drake, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Williams, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Mallett, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir John Otway, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Holland, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Knight, Lord Cavendish, Lord Ancram, Sir John Werdon, Sir Samuell Bernediston; or any Three of them.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill prepared the last Session to prevent the Growth of Popery, be brought in, and read, To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to take care, and report to the House, how the Out Parishes, within the weekly Bills of Mortality, may be provided with Churches or Chapels capable of receiving the People at Divine Service; . . . which, they cannot observe the Lord's Day, or be instructed in Matters of Religion, and good Life.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Bill, that the Children of the Royal Family may be instructed and educated in the Protestant Religion of the Church of England, as now established by Law; and that no Popish Priest may have access to them.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, to declare that, by the Laws of this Realm, the Religion now established by Law in this Kingdom may not be altered, nor any of the Laws touching the same may be any ways suspended, but by Act of Parliament; and to provide, that the same shall never be altered or suspended, in any Part thereof, but by Act of Parliament: And it is referred to Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Garraway, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Sir Robert Kempe, Mr. Mallett, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir John Knight, Mr. Williams, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Godolphin, Sir John Hotham, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Powle, Mr. Russell, Sir Edward Bainton, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Allen Broderick, and all that serve for the Counties of Middlesex and Surry, and Cities of London and Westminster; or any Three of them: And it is recommended to the Care of Mr. Attorney Mountague, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Powle, and Mr. Williams, to take care to prepare and bring in the said Bills.

Privilege- a Member committed for prosecuting a Quarrel.

A Debate arising in the House, touching a Breach of Privilege committed by the Lord Cavendish, in causing Papers to be fixed up at Whitehall and Westminster Hall Gate, in Prosecution of a Quarrel against Mr. Thomas Howard, whilst the Matter is under Examination, and depending in this House;

And the Lord Cavendish standing up in his Place, and submitting himself to the House; and being withdrawn; and the Matter being debated;

Resolved, &c. That the Lord Cavendish is guilty of a Breach of Privilege of this House, in prosecuting a Quarrel against Mr. Howard, whilst the Matter was depending before this House.

Ordered, That the Lord Cavendish be sent to the Prison of the Tower for his Breach of the Privilege of this House, in prosecuting a Quarrel against Mr. Howard, whilst the Matter was depending before this House.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to convey the Lord Cavendish to the Tower, for his Breach of the Privilege of this House, in prosecuting a Quarrel against Mr. Howard, whilst the Matter was depending before the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Lieutenant of the Tower, for his having my Lord Cavendish into Custody, for his Breach of the Privilege of this House, in prosecuting a Quarrel against Mr. Howard, whilst the Matter was depending before the House.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.