Veneris, 31 die Decembris, 1680.
A BILL prohibiting the Importation of Foreign
Guns, was read a Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.
Making Casks, &c.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
regulating the Abuses in Making of Casks, Barrels, and
Weights and Measures.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse the
Laws relating to Weights and Measures; and to report
their Opinions therein to the House; and to bring in a
Bill or Bills for the better regulating and ascertaining the
And it is recommended to Mr. Boscawen, Sir George
Downing, Colonel Birch, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Edward
Harley, Sir John Clobery, Mr. Slater, Sir Trevor Williams,
Sir John Otway, Mr. Colt, Sir John Trevor, Sir Thomas
Player, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Richard Cust, Mr. Burdett,
Serjeant Maynard, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Robert
Foreign Protestants Nat.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for a
general Naturalization of all alien Protestants, giving
them Leave to exercise their Trades in Corporations.
And it is recommended to the Care of Colonel Birch,
Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Duboys, Sir George Downing, Sir
John Knight, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Antony Irby,
Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Love, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir John Darrell,
Mr. Forester, Mr. Harbord, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Powle,
Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Otway, Lord Russell, Sir Henry
Ford, Mr. Colt, Sir Hump. Foster, Sir Tho. Player, Mr.
Pilkington, Sir Edward Harley, Sir William Waller, Sir
John Moreton, or any Three of them, to prepare and
draw up the same.
A Bill for the Relief of the Subject against arbitrary
Fines, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Paul
Foley, Sir William Jones, Sir Fra. Winnington, Mr. Conningsby, Mr. Duboys, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Boscawen,
Sir John Otway, Serjeant Seyce, Colonel Jefferyes, Sir William Bastard, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Harley, Sir
Henry Capell, Sir Richard Cust, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr.
Hopkins, Mr. Colt, Mr. Hamden, Serjeant Maynard, Sir
Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Love, Mr. Powle, Mr. Treby,
Mr. Upton, Mr. White, Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Cotton,
Mr. Bond, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Wm. Poultney, Sir
Walter Young, Mr. Gee, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Coryton,
Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Roger Hill, Sir Thomas Stringer, Sir
Richard Corbett, Sir William Yorke, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr.
W horwood: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Answer to Application for Papers.
Mr. Hyde acquaints the House, That his Majesty, according to the Order of the House, having been attended
by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's
most honourable Privy Council, desiring his Majesty to
give Order, That such Evidences and Informations as
were given in to the Council by Mr. Serjeant, and others,
in the Case of John Gaven, executed for High Treason;
and for all other Evidences, Papers, Writings, Letters,
and Informations delivered in to the Council, relating
to the Popish Plot: might be communicated to this
House; his Majesty was pleased to declare his Commands,
That the same should be delivered accordingly.
And further acquainted the House, That Sir John Nicholas, One of the Clerks of the Council, had assured
him, That all the said Papers were already transmitted
to the House of Lords.
Ordered, That all the Members of the Long Robe be
added to the Committee appointed to receive Informations relating to the Popish Plot.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning next, Eight of the Clock.