Veneris, 5 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
SIR Robert Cotton reported from the Committee, to
whom the Examination and Consideration of the
Petition of Susan Chaplin, Widow, on behalf of herself,
and Dorothy her Daughter, was referred, That they had
examined and considered the same accordingly; and had
come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to
report to the House; and which he read in his Place;
and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where
the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in
for Sale of the Estate of the said Susan Chaplin, and her
Daughter, for Payment of Debts, according to the Prayer
of the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That the Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars
be read the Second time upon Tuesday Morning next,
after Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Harcourt, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Colmer, be added to the
Committee, to whom it is appointed to receive Proposals
concerning the Forfeitures in Ireland; and likewise for
securing the Protestant Interest there.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Barnardiston have Leave to
go into the Country for Ten Days, for Recovery of his
Hackney Coach Regulation.
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Number of
Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and Weekly Bills of
Mortality, be read the Second time, upon Wednesday
Morning next, after Eleven a Clock.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire, for
joining with him in selling Lands for Payment of his
Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider
of a more effectual Way of apprehending and punishing
of Highwaymen: And they to report their Opinion
therein to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Clark, Mr. How, Mr. Brewer,
Mr. Waller, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Gray,
Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Chadwich, Sir Ri. Onslow, Mr. England,
Sir Walter Young, Mr. Cook, Lord Digby, Mr. Biddulph,
Sir Hen. Goff, Colonel Titus, Sir Fr. Drake, Mr. Bowyer,
Sir Math. Andrewes, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Palmes,
Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Christy, Mr. Bromley, Sir Edward
Hussey, Sir John Key, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Bedingfeild,
Mr. Fuller: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four
a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Edward Hussey reported from the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference
with the Lords, for disagreeing to an Amendment made
by the Lords to the Bill touching free and impartial
Proceedings in Parliament, That they had prepared
Reasons accordingly; which they had directed him to
report to the House; which he read in his Place; and
afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the
same were read, and agreed unto by the House; and are
as followeth; viz.
That the leaving out the last Proviso, with Part of the
Clause preceding, and supplying the Whole with Words
that have no Relation to the said Proviso, is not generally
practised in Cases of Amendments.
That the Speaker of the House of Commons, being
frequently a Person eminent in the Law, is, by his constant Attendance in that Chair, hindered from his Practice
in the Courts below; so that, if he be made incapable of
other Office or Employment, the Commons, in the Choice
of their Speaker, will prejudice the Person they design
for that Employ.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Hussey do go to the Lords,
and desire a Conference upon the Subject-Matter of the
Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill for the taking away the Capiatur
Fine in the several Courts at Westminster, be read the
Second time, after Eleven a Clock.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, was, according to
the Order of the Day, read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Lords agree to a Conference.
Sir Edward Hussey reported, That he having, according
to the Order of the House, desired a Conference with the
Lords; the Lords do agree to the same presently, in the
Resolved, That the Committee, who prepared the
Reasons to be offered at the said Conference, do manage
And they went to the Conference.
And, being returned;
Sir Edward Hussey reported, That the Managers had
attended the Conference, and given their Reasons, and
left the Bill and Amendments with the Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury
do lay before this House the several Sums returned into
the Exchequer, charged upon the several and respective
Counties upon Land, and likewise, upon Offices, and
personal Estates, in each County, in pursuance of an Act
made in the Fifth Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled,
An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Two
Shillings in the Pound, for One Year.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
We are commanded to acquaint this House, That the
Lords do not insist upon their Amendment; but have
agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act touching free and
impartial Proceedings in Parliament.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to
their Majesties an Aid, for carrying on a vigorous War
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.