Sabbati, 25 die Januarii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
ORDERED, That Sir Wm. Whitlocke have Leave
to attend the House of Lords, as Counsel, in a
Cause between Bourman and Brooke.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend the
House of Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between the
Duke of Southampton, and Sir Cæsar Wood, alias Cranmer.
Westminster Paving, &c.
A Bill for cleansing and paving the Streets in the City
and Liberty of Westminster and Borough of Southwarke,
and in the Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, comprised within the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for
reforming Annoyances and Disorders in the Streets; and
for regulating the Haymarkets in the Parishes of St.
Martin's in the Fields, and Whitechapple, was read the
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to enable John Wolstenholme, Esquire, to sell
Lands to pay Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Lewes,
Mr. Carter, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Moreton, Mr.
Buckly, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Saunders, Sir John
Cotton, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Chadwick,
Mr. Hervy, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Brodrepp, Mr. Bull, Sir
Wm. Cooper, Mr. Baldwyn, Major Beake, Mr. Hawtry,
Mr. Arnold, Mr. Foley, Mr. Freke, Mr. Mich. Harvey,
Lord Willoughby, Sir Cha. Cæsar, Mr. Eldred, Sir Phil.
Gell, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Ash, Sir Wm. Morgan,
Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Gwyn, Sir John Cary, and all the
Members that serve for the County of Lincolne: And
they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are
impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of
Joseph Offley and Jos. Lane, Esquires, be referred to the
Committee to whom the Bill to enable John Wolstenholme,
Esquire, to sell Lands to pay Debts, is committed.
A Bill for the better encouraging and establishing the
Manufacture of White Paper was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Hobby, Sir Peter Coryton, Sir
Walter Young, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir Edw.
Hussey, Mr. Pitt, Sir John Cutler, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr.
Buscawen, Mr. Kendall, Sir Rob. Napper, Colonel Birch,
Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, Mr. Pollen, Sir Mat. Andrews,
Mr. Christy, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John Banks, Sir Phil.
Gell, Mr. Johnson, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Bull, Sir Tho.
Darcy, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Fra. Russell,
Sir John Barker, Lord Downe, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Wm.
Wogan, Mr. Pollexfen, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Grubb, Major Manley, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Eldred, Sir John Cary, Mr. Fuller, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Mr.
Rebow, Mr. England, Mr. Onslow, Lord Falkland, Major Wildman, Sir Hen. Gough, Mr. White, Mr. Harley:
And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to
meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of George Hagar, Gentleman, was read;
thereby setting forth, That 34 Car. IIdi the Petitioner obtained a Patent from his Majesty for the sole Making of
White Writing, and all other coloured Paper, for Fourteen Years: That some time after, in the late King
James's Reign, one John Briscoe, Salter, by much Importunity, prevailed upon the Petitioner to discover such
his Art to him: But Briscoe first made an Affidavit, and
gave it under his Hand and Seal, that he would never discover the same without the Petitioner's Leave: But that,
contrary thereto, the said Briscoe combining with one
Revolt (a professed Jesuit), and Commissary Shales, to
obtain a Patent from the late King James for exercising
the Art, and to incorporate them therein as Governors
and Company of White Paper; which was by Surprize,
and without any Notice to the Petitioner: And they have
lately exhibited a Petition to this House, to establish
such their Patent: And praying to be heard by his
Counsel against any such Bill, before the same pass.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for the
better encouraging and establishing of the Manufacture
of White Paper is committed.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect
all the Laws for Relief of the Poor; and to consider of
Ways, How the Poor may be employed in Work; and
make their Report to the House.
And it is referred to Colonel Birch, Mr. Christy, Sir
Tho. Littleton, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir John
Key, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Fr. Thomson, Sir Rich. Temple,
Sir Tho. Pilkington, Mr. Hellyer, Sir Phil. Gell, Mr. Phil.
Skippon, Sir John Moreton, Sir Wm. Yorke, Mr. Staynes,
Mr. Machell, Major Beake, Mr. Brewer, Sir John Doyley,
Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Glemham,
Mr. Hen. Herbert, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Sir John Cary, Sir Cha. Windham, Mr. White, Sir Pat.
Ward, Mr. Lascells, Sir John Fagg, Sir Wm. Honeywood,
Mr. Etterick, Mr. Montague, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Sir Tho.
Clarges: And all that come are to have Voices: And
all the Gentlemen that are of the Long Robe: And they
are to meet on Friday next at Three of the Clock, in the
Case of Godwyn and Hales.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Court of King's
Bench do immediately attend this House, with the Records
of the Judgment in the Case of Godwyn and Hales, and
of the Information prosecuted against the Seven Bishops.
The House being acquainted, that, according to their
Order, Sir Fra. Withens, Sir Rich. Holloway, Mr. Graham, and Mr. Burton, attended at the Door;
They were called in; and examined at the Bar, touching the Prosecution and Proceedings against Sir Thomas
Armstrong: And then they withdrew.
And the House being also acquainted, that the Executors of the late Lord Jeffryes attended also at the Door;
They were called in; and asked at the Bar, What they
had to say, why Reparation should not be made out of
the Lord Jeffryes' Estate to Sir Tho. Armstrong's Family,
for the Losses sustained by it: To which they desired to
be heard by their Counsel: And then they withdrew.
And no Persons appearing as the Executors of the late
Justice Walcot, the House was acquainted that he died
intestate; and had not left sufficient Estate to pay his
Afterwards Mr. Blaney was called in; and, at the Bar,
gave the House an Account of the Proceedings in the
Court of King's Bench, upon the awarding Execution
against Sir Tho. Armstrong: And then he withdrew.
Reversing Armstrong's Attainder.
Whereupon the House proceeded in the Consideration
of the Amendments reported the Twentieth Instant, from
the Committee to whom the Bill for reversing the Attainder of Sir Thomas Armstrong, was re-committed.
And the Second Amendment being read a Second time;
Resolved, That the Residue of the Blank be filled up
with "Sir Rob. Sawyer."
Several other of the Amendments being read a Second
time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House.
Clause (C) being read the Second time;
Resolved, That the First Blank in the said Clause be
filled up with "Sir Rob. Sawyer."
Resolved, That the Second Blank be filled up with
"Five thousand Pounds."
Resolved, That the Bill be re-committed, on the Debate of the House, to the same Committee: And they
are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in
Bills of Indemnity, &c.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed further upon the Bills of
General Pardon and Indemnity; and for inflicting Pains
and Penalties upon such Persons as shall be excepted
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.