House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 24 November 1666

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Sabbati, 24 Novembris, 18 Car. IIdi.


Pride's Estate.

ORDERED, That Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Ford, Mr. Robarts, Sir Richard Everard, Sir James Smith, Mr. Fowell, Sir Thomas Higgons, Mr. Hender Robarts, be added to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Mrs. Pride is committed.

Committee of Grievances.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit on Monday next, in the Afternoon.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances have Leave to sit every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday in the Afternoon.

The Plague.

Mr. Ratcliffe reports from the Committee to which the Bill for making Provisions for such as shall be infected with the Plague, was committed, several Amendments, agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Amendments being twice read; and, on the Question, severally agreed, until the Amendment to the Twenty-fifth Folio of the Bill;

And a Debate arising on That Amendment, in relation to the Preference of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge before the Mayor, who is named first in the Amendment;

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in that Point of the Amendment;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.


Mr. Pepis, For the Yeas, 22.
Mr. Lewis,
Sir Thom. Tompkins, For the Noes, 51.
Mr. Crouch,

And so it passed in the Negative.

And the Amendment was rectified; and the Vice Chancellor inserted before the Mayor; and, with the Alteration, on the Question, agreed to.

And the rest of the Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.

A Proviso was tendered, and twice read, for making the Bill temporary.

Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with . . . Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Importing Cattle, &c.

A Message from the Lords by Sir Mundeford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill against Importing of Cattle from Ireland, and other Parts beyond the Seas, and Fish taken by Foreigners, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill against Importing of Cattle from Ireland, and other Parts beyond the Seas, and Fish taken by Foreigners, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next.

Priests and Jesuits.

Mr. Hungerford reports from the Committee for suppressing the Insolency of Popish Priests, That an Information being given in at the Committee, That Sir Phillip Howard, a Member of this House, had sent for one Anthony de Leure; and reproached him for changing his Religion; and advised him to return to his Convent in France; and to encourage him therein, promised to supply him with Money; and would recommend him to some Priest at Somerset House; and told him, If he staid here, he would become beggarly and miserable, and find no Relief; That the Committee had summoned the said de Leure, and the Two Frenchmen in whose Presence the said Words were pretended to be spoken by the said Sir Phillip Howard: That the Two Frenchmen had attended the Committee; and being examined, utterly denied any such Words were ever spoken by Sir Phillip Howard in their Presence: And the said de Leure refused to attend the Committee, but is absented, and cannot be found: And that the Committee, upon the whole Matter, were satisfied, That de Leure is an Impostor, and a Knave; and that the whole Information was a Lye: And had passed this Vote;

That the Words, spoken by d' Lheure of Sir Phillip Howard, were a Lye, and a false Scandal.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Words, spoken by d'Lheure of Sir Phillip Howard, were a Lye, and a false Scandal.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do apprehend and take into Custody the said Anthony d' Leure, if he can find him; to answer his Abuse and Misdemeanor against Sir Phillip Howard, a Member of this House.

Poll Bill.

The House then resumed the Debate of the King's Supply.

Resolved, &c. That the Clergy be rated in the Poll Bill for their Titles and Dignities.

The Bill for raising Part of the One Million Eight hundred thousand Pounds Supply for his Majesty, by a Poll Bill, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.

Committees added.

Ordered, That Mr. Langhorne, Mr. Speccot, Sir Robert Mason, Sir Robert Worsley, Mr. Jones, Sir Fran. Leake, be added to the Committee of Elections.