Mercurii, 1 die Julii, 1685. 1Jac. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a
Bill for laying a Charge on the County of Bucks,
for Building of a Common Gaol for the said County.
A Bill for Relief of Poor Prisoners for Debt, was read
a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho.
Mompesson, Mr. Paston, Lord Digby, Sir Cha. Litleton,
Dr. Davenant, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir John Hoskins, Sir
Nic. Lestrange, Mr. Porter, Mr. Weld, Mr. Cradock, Sir
Tho. Meres, Lord Brackley, Mr. Trevanion, Sir James
Butler, Sir Fra. Clark, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr.
Etherick, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Tho.
Norton, Sir Ra. Verney, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Christy,
Sir Cyrill Wyche, Sir Tho. Mackworth, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Ryves, Sir Hen. Marwood, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr.
Hawtry, Colonel Lee, Sir Cha. Holt, Sir Phil. Egerton,
Mr. Parker, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Wm. Pritchard, * * Nicholls,
Mr. Hervey, Sir Pet. Daniel, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir John
Ernle, Mr. Powell, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Robert Cotton,
Mr. Done, Mr. Guy, Mr. Hanses, Lord Falkland, Mr.
Mr. Arnold, Mr. North, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Rich. Verney, Mr. De Gray, Sir Charles Gawdy,
Mr. Beare, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir
John Moore, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir Nath. Johnson,
* * Kendall, Mr. Walcott, Sir John Werdon, Mr.
Bowyer, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Howard, Sir Pet. Rich, Mr.
Litleton, Mr. Kingdon, Mr. Duncombe, Colonel Phillips,
Mr. Graham, Sir Wm. Tromball, Sir Sam. Dashwood,
Sir John Lowther of Lowther, Sir Adam Browne, Mr.
Litleton, Sir John Cotton, and all the Members of the
Long Robe; or any Eight of them: And they are to
meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Another Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read a
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the same
Committee to whom the first-mentioned Bill is committed: And the Committee is to reduce both the said Bills
into One: And they are impowered to prepare and bring
in a Clause to be added to the Bill for appointing Commissioners in London, instead of Justices of the Peace, to
examine the Ability of the said Prisoners upon Oath;
and how their Estates have been assigned, and to whom;
in order to the Prevention of Frauds in the Release of
the said Prisoners.
Mr. Dolben reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill against the Importation of foreign-wrought Buttons,
was committed, That the Committee, having taken the
same into their Consideration, had agreed upon many
Alterations and Amendments to the Bill; whereby, after
the Preamble, the Bill was forced to be new drawn:
Which were read to the House.
And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;
Ordered, That the Bill, and Amendments, do lie upon
Ordered, That the same Committee be revived, and
have Leave to prepare and bring in a Bill against the
Importation of foreign-wrought Buttons; and also
another Bill against the Importation of foreign Bonelace, Needle-work, Fringe, Cutwork, Embroidery, and
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Sir John Francklin;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill sent up from
this House, intituled, An additional Act for Improvement
of Tillage; with some Amendments: To which their
Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
The said Amendments being thrice read;
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords
in the said Amendments.
Ordered, That Mr. North do carry up the said Bill to
the Lords, with the Concurrence of this House to the
Mr. Powell reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill to enable Younger Cooke Esquire to sell Lands for
Payment of Debts, was committed, That the Committee,
having taken the same into their Consideration, had
agreed to some Amendments to be made to the Bill:
Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered
them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being
read, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
A Petition of William Blackett Merchant being presented to the House;
Ordered, That the Petition do lie on the Table: And
that Sir Nath. Johnson, a Member of this House, have
Notice to attend in his Place To-morrow Morning at
Ten of the Clock.
Foreign Protestants Nat.
A Bill for a general Naturalization of all French Protestants Strangers now residing in England, Wales, Berwick upon Tweed, and the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey,
and such others as shall come over within a limited Time,
was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Vice
Chamberlain, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Hanses, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Manwaring, Sir John
Knatchbull, Mr. North, Lord Falkland, Mr. Awbery,
Mr. Dolben, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir
Sam. Dashwood, Lord Bruce, Mr. Ash, Mr. Hodges, Mr.
Etherick, Mr. Christie, Mr. Paston, Mr. Price, Mr. St.
Amand, Lord Willoughby, Sir Wm. Tromball, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Coningsby, Sir Wm. Gulston, Lord
Brackley, Mr. Geeres, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Tipping, Mr.
Ryves, Lord Ancram, Mr. Powell, Sir Sam. Dashwood,
Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Webb, Mr.
Mellish, Mr. Fanshaw, Lord Wiltshire, Sir Cha. Holt,
Colonel Lee, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr.
Duncombe, Sir Richard Midleton, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir
John Hoskins, Sir John Reresby, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr.
Pepys, Mr. Freeman, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Smith, Lord
Midleton, Sir Dan. Fleming; or any Eight of them:
And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to
meet at Three of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to prepare a
Clause to be added to the Bill, That the Liturgy of the
Church of England, now by Licence translated into
French, shall from henceforth be used in all French
Churches and Congregations: And that it be a Condition of the Naturalization intended by the Bill, That, if
any Persons thereby naturalized, or their Children, shall
hereafter go to any other Congregation than where the
Liturgy of the Church of England is used, or to any
Conventicle whatsoever; they, and every of them, shall
from thenceforth be uncapable of receiving any Benefit
of their Naturalization; and be from thenceforth deemed
Aliens to all Intents and Purposes, as if no such Act of
Naturalization had been made.
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee
to whom the several Bills for regulating Hackney Coaches
stand committed, That they do reduce the same into
One Bill, and report the same to the House.
And then the House adjourned to Nine of the
Clock To-morrow Morning.