Martis, 17 Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christie, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill to enable William Davile to sell
some Lands, for Payment of Debts. And the same was
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent false and double Returns of Members
to serve in Parliament, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer,
Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Christie, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Davers, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Palmes, Sir Roger Puleston,
Mr. Trenchard, Sir Walter Young, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr.
Pigot, Mr. Wyndham, Mr. Levinus Bennet, Sir Tho.
Darcy, Mr. How, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bull, Mr. Glemham,
Colonel Greenville, Major Vincent, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir
John Wynne, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Buscawen,
Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Buckley, Sir Fra.
Vincent, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Greenfeild, Sir Wilfred
Lawson, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Burdet,
Mr. Machell, Sir John Key, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Dyot,
Mr. Clerke, Sir Sam. Grimston, Mr. Pendarves, Mr. Cooke,
Mr. Beke, Mr. Gwyn: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Serjeant unable to serve an Order.
The Serjeant at Arms attending this House acquainted
the House, That he had inquired after Sir Ralph Delavall,
to serve him with their Order; but that he was not yet
come to Town.
Conference on intercepted Papers.
The Lord Colchester reported, That he having been at
the Lords to desire a Conference, according to the Order
of Yesterday, That the Lords do agree to a present
Conference in the painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Sir Edward Seymor, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Rich,
Mr. Bridges, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Guise, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Clerke, Colonel Granville,
Lord Colchester, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir
Hen. Capell, do manage the said Conference.
And the Managers went to the Conference: And
Mr. Mountague reported, That the Managers had attended the Conference; and that they had desired this
Conference to maintain a good Correspondence with their
Lordships; and also, out of Respect to the Peerage: That
the Commons had received Information, That a Member
of the Lords House had seen some Papers on board the
French Prize that was taken by Sir Ralph Delavall, of
the utmost consequence to the King and Kingdom, importing no less than the betraying his Majesty's most
secret Counsels and Orders: And, in regard this Information related to a Peer of this Realm, the Commons
thought it most proper to acquaint their Lordships with
it; and to lay the Matter before them.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Sir John Hoskyns;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled,
An Act for settling a Jointure on Jane the Wife of Colonel
Edward Mathews, Daughter of Sir Tho: Armstrong, deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this
And then the Messengers withdrew.
East India Company.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
take into Consideration the Complaints against the East
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reports from the said Committee, That
they had examined the Matter of the Complaints against
the East India Company, according to the several Heads
given in by the Petitioners to the Governor of the Company; and had gone through the same: And that the
Committee had directed him to move the House, That
they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration
of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.
Ordered, That the East India Company do, on Friday
next, make their Defence to the Complaints made against
Ordered, That the Petitioners have a Copy of the
Answer delivered in by the East India Company.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.