Die Sabbati, 9 Jan.
BY Order upon the Question, H. Overton the Stationer
was called in; and interrogated by Mr. Speaker,
Whether he printed an Order of the House concerning
preaching Ministers, thus as it is now come forth, with
He said he caused it to be printed.
He was commanded to withdraw: And then, after
some Debate in the House, he was called in again; and,
kneeling upon his Knees, Mr. Speaker told him, That
his Offence was of a high Nature, to presume, upon his
own Authority, to print any Order of this House; "and
not only so, but to misprint it, and to make Additions to
it of your own: And, however, the House does incline
to extend Mercy to you, at this time; in letting you pass
with this sharp Reprehension only: Yet they would
have you call in and suppress so many of the Copies as
you can; and to take care how you run into the like
great Offence again."
Bills from Lords.
Serjeant Glanvile and Doctor Mason bring from the
Lords Two Bills; One, for the Naturalizing of Simon
Clarke, Son of Peter Clarke, Esquire, deceased, and
Grandchild of Sir Simon Clerke, Baronet, deceased;
the other for the Alteration of the Estate and Tenure of
some Lands within the Parish of Fulham, in the County
of Middlesex, held of the Lord Bishop of London, as of
his Manor of Fulham.
The Amendments to the Bill of Subsidies were, Part
of them, read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Towns and
Corporations only shall have Commissioners, as formerly
have had them.