Mercurii, 4 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to enable Sir John Wentworth, Baronet, an Infant
under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to make a
Jointure out and Settlement of his Manors and Lands
in the Counties of York and Westmoreland, was read the
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
An ingrossed Bill for the more speedy and effectual
Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Sir Anthony
Browne, deceased, and of a Decree in Chancery thereupon, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made, by inserting, in P. *, L. *, "and by the Authority of the
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act for the more speedy and effectual Execution
of the Trust created by the Will of Sir Anthony Browne,
deceased, and of a Decree in Chancery thereupon.
Ordered, That Mr. Neale do carry the Bill to the Lords;
and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Making Sea Water fresh.
Mr. Etterick, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill to enlarge the Term in the Patent granted to
William Walcot, Esquire, for making Sea Water fresh,
clear, and wholesome. And the same was received.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, who is to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Reviving and Continuing
of several Acts, which are expired and expiring, do prepare and bring in a Clause for the explaining the Clause
in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An
Act to take away Clergy from some Offenders, and to
bring others to Punishment; whereby Women were to
have the Benefit of that Act, as to such Offences where
Men have the Benefit of Clergy: And that Mr. Attorney
General do prepare and bring in a Clause for reviving the
Act made in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of King
Charles the Second, for returning able and sufficient Jurors;
and to provide, that Jurors of Twenty Pounds per Ann.
may be returned in all Criminal Cases; and that Copyholders of Twenty Pounds per Ann. may be Jurors.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
Reviving of the Acts made 15° and 16°Car. IIdi, for repairing the Highways within the County of Hertford.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Ogle have Leave to go into the
Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
A Bill for the prohibiting the Importation of all
Foreign Buttons made of Hair, and all other Foreign
Buttons, was read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Walt. Young,
|Sir Hen. Herbert:
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And it is referred to Colonel Perry, Mr. Hutchinson,
Sir William York, Sir Hen. Goff, Sir Sam. Bernadiston,
Mr. Dyot, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Fuller, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Christy, Mr. Arnold,
Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Lutterell,
Mr. Cook, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Freeman,
Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Willmott, Mr. Waller, Sir Roger
Puleston, Mr. Colt, Mr. Done, Mr. Beddingfeild, Lord
Brandon, Sir John Brownlow, Colonel Lee, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Balch: And they are to meet this Afternoon
at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Conference with Lords.
Then the Managers appointed went to the free Conference with the Lords: And being returned;
Colonel Granvill reported from the said free Conference,
That the Managers had met the Lords in the Painted
Chamber, at the free Conference; and that it was opened
by the Earl of Rochester: Who said, That the free Conference was desired by the Lords, for the Maintaining of
a fair and good Correspondence between both Houses:
And that Conferences and free Conferences had always
been the usual Method of Proceeding in Parliament, when
the one House had a mind to inquire into any thing they
would be informed of by the other House: That, when
the Lords sent down to the Commons the Papers relating
to the last Summer's Expedition at Sea, it was with an
Expectation to have some Light in that Matter, from the
Information the Commons might receive from some of
their own Members; which Expectation of the Lords has
not been answered by the Vote of the Commons delivered
to the Lords at the last Conference: That it was a very
unusual Proceeding, because it was concerning a Matter
of Fact only, without having given any Reasons to the
Lords, which moved the Commons to make that Vote;
and because many other Things were contained in the
said Papers, which might concern several others, besides
the Person named in the Vote.
That the Managers for this House only returned Answer, That they had agreed to the free Conference, that
nothing might be wanting in them that might contribute
towards a fair and good Correspondence with their Lordships: And that they had not a Power to proceed to
debate the Matter, till they had acquainted this House
with what their Lordships had said.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Bland have Leave to go into
the Country for a Month, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Langton have Leave to go into the
Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Members not to accept any Entertainment.
Resolved, That no Member of this House do presume
to accept of any Entertainment at any Publick-house, for
the carrying on any Matter under the Consideration of
the House; upon pain of incurring the Censure of this
East India Trade.
Then the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve
itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider
farther of the Bill for preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade, was read.
Ordered, That Sir John Guise do take the Chair of the
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reported from the said Committee, That
they had made a further Progress in the said Bill; and
had directed him to move, That they may have Leave
to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the said
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.