Lunæ, 16 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Recovery of Tythes.
A BILL for the more easy and speedy Recovery of
small Tythes, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, unto Lord Digby, Mr. Christie, Mr.
Gwyn, Sir Rob. Edon, Mr. Burdett, Mr. How, Mr.
Arnold, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Blowfeild, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Harley, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Fra. Guybons, Mr. Carter, Sir Rob. Sawyer,
Mr. Brereton, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr.
Freeman, Mr. Biddolph, Sir S. Bernadiston, Mr. Sandford, Lord Falkland, Mr. How, Mr. Campion, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Baile,
Lord Cornbury, Mr. Bowyer: And they are to meet
this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Defaulters to Call of the House.
Then, according to the Order of the Day, the Names
of such Members who made Default in appearing upon
the Call of the House, the Fourth of November instant,
and were not then excused, were called over.
And several of them appeared, and others were excused.
Ordered, That Nich. Glyn, Esquire, Henry Mannaton,
Esquire, John Tanner, Esquire, Fran. Fullford, Esquire,
Hugh Fortescue, Esquire, Sir John Mortain, Baronet,
Henry Hening, Esquire, Henry Northleigh, Esquire, John
Pollexfen, Esquire, John Michell, Esquire, Wm. Okeden,
Esquire, Rob. Walpole, Esquire, be sent for in Custody
of the Serjeant attending this House, for their Nonattendance upon the Service of the House.
Then, according to the Order of the Day, the Copies
of the several Orders that have been issued by the Commissioners of the Admiralty to Admiral Russell during
the last Year's Expedition; and also the List of the Ships
lost or damaged since the Year 1688; were read.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do
lay before this House such Inquiries and Examinations
as have been made by the Admiralty touching Ships cast
away, Ships taken, and Ships run aground.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the
State of the Nation.
The House being acquainted, that Mr. Bridges, a
Member of the House, could give an Account of an Information given him by a Captain of their Majesties
Fleet, That Sir Ralph Delavall had lately taken a French
Boat going for Ireland, with Papers of dangerous Consequence to the Government;
Ordered, That Mr. Bridges do name the Person that
gave him such Information.
Whereupon he named the Lord Danby, a Member of
the House of Peers,
Ordered, That Sir Ralph Delavall do attend this House
To-morrow Morning: and bring with him all the Papers
he lately took in a French Boat going for Ireland.
The House being acquainted, that the Lord Danby
can give Information of the said Papers;
The Question was put, That a Committee be appointed
to repair to the Lord Danby; and to desire his Lordship's Information in the Matter aforesaid:
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Jonath. Jennings,
|Mr. Henry Herbert,|
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Tho. Travell,
So it passed in the Negative.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
upon an Information made to this House of Matters
relating to the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Lord Colchester do go to the Lords,
and desire the said Conference.
Examination of Lord Preston, &c.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his
Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his
Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, That he will
be pleased to give Order, That the Confessions and Examinations of the Lord Preston and Mr. Crone, may be
laid before this House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.