Mercurii, 27 die Octobris, 1675.
A BILL to prevent Moor-burning, was read the
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for settling the Estate of Henry Merchant, a
Lunatick, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Lord Kilmurrey's Estate.
A Bill for Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord
Viscount Kilmurrey, and for raising Portions for Byron
Nedham and Charles Nedham, Two of his younger Sons,
was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir
George Downeing, Sir Edmond Jenings, Sir Lanc. Lake,
Sir Robert Holmes, Sir John Covert, Sir Trevor Williams,
Sir John Knight, Col. Gilby, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir
Edmond Wyndham, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho.
Allen, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Titus, Mr. Windham,
Mr. Palmes, Mr. General Egerton, Mr. Eyres, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Shawe, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Thomas
Woodcock, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Whittacre,
Sir John Talbott, Sir Jeoff. Shakerly, Sir Theo. Biddolph,
and all that serve for Cheshire and Lancashire: And
they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.
A Petition of Harry Bridges Esquire was read; complaining of an undue Return of Sir George Speake, to
serve for the City of Bath in the County of Somersett, in
Wrong of the Petitioner, who was duly elected by the
Freemen of the said City, who have the Right of
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the
Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the
Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with
their Opinions therein, to the House.
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 the Bill be read a Second time.
Trade with France.
Sir George Downeing reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade between England and
France, several Votes; and a Scheme, relating to the
Trade, agreed by the Committee to be reported to the
House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the
Votes being again read, are as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That a Paper, intituled, A Scheme of
the Trade between England and France, brought in to
them by Mr. Alderman Ward, Mr. George Turiano, and
many other English Merchants, Traders between England
and France, be reported to the House.
Resolved, &c. That it be further reported to the House
That effectual Means be used, that the English Merchants
may have like Liberty and Privileges in Paris, as the
French Merchants have in London.
Resolved, &c. That Leave be given by the House for
the bringing in a Bill to the Effect following; viz.
That if a Treaty of Commerce, between his Majesty
and the French King, be not concluded and published
before the First of May next, by which the Impositions
in France upon all English Manufactures shall be reduced, at least to the same Proportion and Rate they were
at the Time of his Majesty's happy Restauration; then,
from that Time, all French Commodities to be by the said
Bill prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom, until
the Making and Publication of such a Treaty.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of this
Report be adjourned to Saturday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to take the State and Condition of
the Kingdom into further Consideration.
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House be called over on
Tuesday next: and as to such as shall be Defaulters, whose
Excuses are not allowed, the like Letters be sent to compel their Attendance, as were sent the last Sessions.
Bribery of Members.
The House having received Information of Reports
abroad, of Monies dispersed, and Rewards given, amongst
the Members of this House, for giving their Votes, and
promoting Bills; and a Debate arising in the House, for
a Test for purging the Members, in vindicating the
Honour of the House in this Matter;
A Paper, in Writing, containing a Test, being tendered, and read: and the Matter debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Paper tendered, and read, containing a Test, be committed to Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir
Wm. Coventry, Mr. Williams, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert,
Holt, Lord Cavendish, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Puckerring, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Crouch, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir
John Knight, Sir John Newton, Mr. King, Mr. Prideaux,
Sir John Barnaby, Dr. Arras, Sir Joseph Williamson, Mr.
Garraway, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John
Coventry, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Edm.
Jenings, Sir Hen. Capell, Colonel Titus, Sir John Covert,
Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Courtney
Poole, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Serjeant
Maynard, Sir Copleston Bampfeild, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir
Robert Carr, Sir Elyab Harvey, Sir John Mallett, Sir
John Birkenhead, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Hopkins, Mr.
Secretary Coventry, Mr. Eyres, to consider of and
amend the same, upon the Debates of the House, as
they shall think fit; and report the same to the House:
And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they
are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the
Irregular summoning Members.
The House being informed of certain Letters sent to
some particular Members, to summon them to give their
Attendance upon the Service of this House:
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved,
that the Members of this House may be summoned to
give their Attendance on the Service of this House, by
Solemnizing 5 Nov.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, for the better
solemnizing of the Fifth of November next, meet in the
House; and from thence go, in a Body, to St. Margaret's
Dr. Sandcroft to preach on 5th Nov.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Sandcroft, Dean of St. Paul's,
be desired to preach before the House, on the Fifth Day
of November next, at St. Margarett's Westminster: And
Sir Thomas Meres, and Sir Charles Wheeler are desired
to give him Notice hereof.
The Question being put . . . . the Committees that
were appointed may sit this Afternoon.
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
||for the Yeas,
||Sir Edm. Jenings,
||for the Noes,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of that Part of his Majesty's Speech, which relates to
a Supply for the Building more Ships.
A Petition of Sir John Gower being tendered to the
House, directed to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And it being moved, that he may not be precluded of his Right, by reason of the Committee's not
sitting Yesterday, to receive his Petition;
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Privileges receive
the Petition of Sir John Gower, touching the Election
for Hertford, at their next Meeting.
A Petition of William Leveson Gower was read.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Malton
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Privileges and Elections, to examine the State of the Case;
and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
And then the House adjourned till Tuesday
Morning next, Eight of the Clock.