Mercurii, 16 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL for the better enabling the Trustees and
Executors of Richard Campion, deceased, to perform his Will, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Newport,
Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Christie, Mr. Bowyer, Serjeant
Trenchard, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir
John Dorrell, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Freeman, Sir
Rob. Henly, Sir Rob. Edon, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Tho. Darcy, Major Vincent,
Mr. Cary, Mr. Waller, Mr. Neale, Mr. Lutterell, Mr.
Thomson, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr.
Hutchinson, Mr. Slater, Mr. Henley, Sir Jonath. Jennings:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Albury, &c. Lands Enfranchisement.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for Enfranchising of several Copyhold Lands and Tenements, holden of the Manor of Albury, and North Mims,
in the County of Hertford, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Bill for the better Relief of
Creditors, and preventing Escapes, be read To-morrow
Ordered, That the Bill for the better Recovery, and
more equal Distribution, of Bankrupts Estates, be read
An ingrossed Bill for the Registering of Servants that
shall go to the Plantations, pursuant to Letters Patents
granted for that Purpose, was read the Third time:
And the Question being put, That the Bill do pass;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
|Sir Tho. Bernadiston,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Edward Hussey,
|Sir Rob. Henley,
So it passed in the Negative.
Westminster Small Debts.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the better recovering small Debts, and relieving poor
Debtors in the City and Liberties of Westminster: And
that Sir Tho. Clarges do prepare and bring in the Bill.
Then the House resumed the adjourned Debate of
Monday last, touching the bringing in a Bill to encourage
Privateers against France, and for the better securing
the Trade of the Nation.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for Encouraging of
Privateers against France, and for the better Security of
the Trade of this Nation, upon the Debate of the House:
And that Sir John Guise, Colonel Perry, Sir Thomas
Clarges, Sir John Dorrell, Sir Samuell Bernardiston, Sir
Rob. Davers, Mr. Papillion, Sir Ben. Newland, Mr. Gwyn,
or any Three of them, do prepare and bring in the Bill.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting to their Majesties the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Two
Pounds, upon Land, towards the carrying on a vigorous
War against France, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of the Town and County of Southampton, was
read; setting forth, That the Town, having been decaying for many Years past, are not able to bear that Share
of Taxes as formerly; and being joined with Hampshire,
and so receiving their Quota from the Commissioners of
the County at large; and the Commissioners of the said
Town not admitted to vote at the General Meeting of the
Commissioners of the County; cannot hitherto obtain
Redress: And praying the House would please to set their
Quota of what Taxes shall be thought fit to be laid upon
us, proportionable to other Places in their Condition.
And the Question being put, That the Consideration
of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee of
the whole House;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do, upon
Saturday Morning next, present to the House the Names
of Commissioners for the several Counties, Cities, and
Places, as is usual, to be inserted into the said Bill.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the Bill for paying the Army according to
the Musters of effective Men, and for better Paying of
Quarters, and likewise for Preventing of false Musters,
and for punishing Mutineers and Deserters.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General do take the Chair
of the said Committee.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and made
several Amendments; which they had directed him to
report to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Friday
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of
Privileges and Elections do report the Matter touching
the Election for the Borough of Calne in the County of
Wiltshire, upon Friday Morning next.
Resolved, That the House will, upon This day-sevennight, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the
Bill for the Repair of Dover Harbour.
Punishment of Offenders.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords,
intituled, An Act to take away Clergy from some
Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment, be read
a Second time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Pitts, Sir Hen.
Johnson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Wharton, Sir
John Guise, Mr. Burridge, be added to the Committee
to whom the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants of the City of Exeter, is referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Harley, Mr. Parkherst, Mr. Brent,
Mr. Trenchard, be added to the Committee to whom it
is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Making
of Saltpetre here in England.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in
Thorpe, Langton, and elsewhere, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts of
Richard Roberts, Esquire, and for raising Portions for
his Daughters, was committed, be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.