Jovis, 11 die Julii, 1678.
A COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege
committed against Mr. Robert Roberts, a Member
of this House, by one Noah Bernard, in causing John
Ferrers, Servant to the said Mr. Roberts, to be arrested
and detained in Prison, at Windsor; and that the Bailiffs,
who arrested him, were Charles Sherley and John Blackwell; and that the Attorney's Name, who prosecutes
the Suit, is Anthony Macy;
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do summon the Parties
concerned; and examine the Matter of the Complaint;
and give the House an Account thereof.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An
Act for Settling of certain Lands and Tenements to
charitable and publick Uses, for the Benefit of the Parish
of Kelshall, in the County of Suffolke, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John
Pettus, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Fr. Rolles, Mr. Alderman Bence, Mr. Wright, Sir
Hen. Ford, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir Trevor
Williams, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Devereux, Sir Sam. Bernardiston,
Sir John Knight, Mr. Man, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Crouch,
Mr. Briggs, Mr. Papillon, Sir John Coryton, Sir Wm.
Lowther, Sir Tho. Higgins, Sir Rob. Cordwell, Mr. Love,
Mr. Paston, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke: And they are to meet this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers,
Keels, &c. carrying Coals.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the
Amendments, sent from the Lords to the Bill, intituled,
An Act for the Admeasurement of Keels and Boats carrying Coals.
And the said Amendments being twice read;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not agree with the
Lords in the said Amendments.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Geo. Downing, Sir
Edw. Deering, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir
Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Williams, Sir Ric.
Temple, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Waller, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up Reasons to be offered at a Conference to be had with the
Lords, for not agreeing with the Lords, in the said
The House then took into Consideration the Amendment, sent from the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An
Act for making navigable the River Fale, alias Vale, in
the County of Cornewall.
And the Amendment being thrice read;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the said
Amendment: And that the Bill, with the Amendment,
be returned to the Lords.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An
Act for Relief of poor Protestant Strangers, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Mallet reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable
Thomas Platyr Gentleman, to sell Lands, for Payment of
Debts charged upon the same, and reimbursing him such
Monies as he hath or shall lay out in repairing the
Breaches made by the Inundation of the Sea; and keeping the Waters out; That the Committee had taken the
Bill into Consideration; and heard all the Parties therein
concerned; and had returned the Bill without any
And the Bill being read a Third time;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title be agreed.
Lords desire a Conference;
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Low and Sir
And agree to Bills.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to attend you, to desire a present Conference with this House
in the Painted Chamber, upon the Amendments made by
this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for burying in
Woollen: And have commanded us to acquaint you,
That they have agreed to the Amendments made by this
House to the Bill to enable Creditors to recover their
Debts of the Executors and Administrators of Executors,
in their own Wrong; as also to the Bill for making good
a Mortgage made by John Forth, deceased, to Thomas
Cooke and Nicolas Carey; and for making Provision for
Henry Forth, Son of the said John Forth; without any
Alteration; and also to the Bill for granting an additional
Duty to his Majesty upon Wines, for Three Years, without any Alteration.
And the Messengers being withdrawn;
Conference on Bill for burying in Woollen.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to meet the
Lords at a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber,
upon the Amendments made by this House to the Bill
intituled, An Act for burying in Woollen.
And the Messengers being called in;
Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had
agreed to meet the Lords at a present Conference in the
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Williams,
Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Waller, Mr. Treby, Sir John Talbot, Sir George Downing, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Hen. Ford,
Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Powle, Sir John Trevor, do attend,
and manage the said Conference.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Conference
had with the Lords, That the Lord Chancellor did manage the Conference; and acquainted them, That the
Lords had agreed to all the Amendments, except the
Amendments in the 23d, 24th, 25th, 28th, and 29th
Lines in the Third Press of the said Bill: Which Amendments, do relate to the Distribution of the Penalty of Five
Pounds, for not being buried in Woollen: And that the
Reasons which were offered, were to the Effect following;
For that the King was Creditor Pænæ; and for That
this House had agreed with the Lords in the Distribution
of the other Five Pounds Penalty upon the Officers for
Neglecting of their Duties; and for that the Lords did
conceive, that the giving the King a Part would be a
Means to have the Law the better executed.
The House taking the said Amendments into Consideration;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the
Ordered, That the Members who did manage the Conference, do prepare and draw up Reasons to be offered
at a Conference, for adhering to the said Amendments.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.