Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 15 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Brudenell's &c. Nat.
A BILL for naturalizing Francis Brudenell Esquire, and Anna Maria Countess of Shrewsbury, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Confirming Private Acts.
Sir Richard Everard reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for confirming private Acts was committed, That the Committee had considered thereof, and thought not fit to make any Amendments.
Resolved, That the said Bill be ingrossed.
Mr. Heath, his Majesty's Attorney of the Duchy, reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Confirmation of the Estates of several Tenants and Copyholders of the Manors of Rannes was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same, with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table: Which several Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;
And additional Enacting Clause was tendered, to be added to the said Bill; For the Tenants and Copyholders of the Manor of Newcastle under Lyne: Which being also twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;
Resolved, That the Bill, with the said Amendments and the said additional Clause, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Atkins do take care to bring in a Proviso, to be added to the Bill against unlawful Killing and Hunting of Deer, To-morrow Morning.
L. Abergavanny's Estate.
Mr. Mallet reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling John Lord Abergavanny to sell certain Lands for Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his Brothers and Sisters, was committed, That the said Committee saw no Cause to make any Amendments to the said Bill: And that those who were next in Remainder did consent thereto; but that some who had a remote contingent Remainder, did oppose the same.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.
Sick and Wounded.
A Bill for the satisfying and paying the Debts due to the Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Dover, Sandwich, and Deale, a Member thereof, which they claim for Quarters and Cures of sick and wounded Seamen and Soldiers, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be laid aside, till those who brought in the Bill, have better ad vised of the Mistake therein alleged; whereby they pretended, that the Auditors stated their Accounts from the 14th of March 1658, whereby they are deprived of a very great Sum of Money, justly due unto them, for the same Matters and Things for about Nine Months before; which, as this House was now informed, was no Mistake. at all, but done upon mature Deliberation.
Pains and Penalties against Regicides.
Sir John Brampston reports from the Committee . . . for Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill.
And the Three first Amendments being put to the Question, passed in the Negative.
And the rest of the Amendments, being severally twice read;
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said Amendments.
And a Proviso, on the Behalf of John Lord Marquis of Winchester, being reported from the Committee; and severally twice read;
This House agree thereunto.
Another Proviso being also tendered to be added to the said Bill, on the Behalf of the Lord Craven, for Saving,
Another Proviso, for the Indemnity of the Executors and Administrators of the dead Persons whose Estates are forfeited, being twice read;
Resolved, That this House doth agree thereunto.
Another Proviso being reported from the said Committee, on the Behalf of Sir William Lewys Baronet, one of the Members of this House; the same was twice read.
Resolved, That this House doth agree thereunto.
Privilege- a Member reprimanded for a Publication.
This House being, on Friday last, informed of a scandalous and seditious printed Paper, or Pamphlet, intituled, "Summary Reasons, humbly tendered, to the most honourable House of Peers, by some Citizens and Members of London, and other Cities, Boroughs, Corporations, and Ports, against the new intended Bill for governing and reforming Corporations," did appoint a Committee to examine and make Inquiry touching the Author, Printers, and Publishers thereof.
And, upon Report this Day made, by Mr. Churchill, of the Examination and Evidence before the Committee, touching the said seditious Pamphlet thereupon;
Mr. Pryn being present; and confessing himself to be the Author thereof; and that he had caused the same to be printed;
And being thereupon ordered to withdraw;
The House proceeded in Debate of the Matter: And
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the said printed Paper, intituled, "Summary Reasons, humbly tendered to the most honourable House of Peers, by some Citizens and Members of London, and other Cities, Boroughs, Corporations, and Ports, against the new-intended Bill for governing and reforming Corporations," is an illegal, false, scandalous, and seditious Pamphlet.
Resolved, That Mr. Pryn be called in to his Place, to receive the Reprehension and Censure of the House, for contriving the said Pamphlet, and causing it to be printed.
And Mr. Pryn being accordingly called in; and being in his Place;
Mr. Speaker did then acquaint him with the Judgment of the House; and gave him a grave and severe Reprehension.
Whereupon Mr. Prynn did, with much Ingenuity and Reverence to the House, declare his humble Submission to, and Concurrence with, the Censure and Judgment of the House upon the said printed Paper; and his hearty Sorrow for his Offence: And did render humble Thanks to the House for their Mercy and Favour to him, above his Desert.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House, being well satisfied with the Demeanor and Acknowledgment of Mr. Prynn, doth remit his Offence.
Ordered, That these Votes and Proceedings be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Coventry do go to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill for well-governing and regulating of Corporations; and to desire that they will give a Dispatch thereunto, that the same may pass before the Recess.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen and Sir * Wolrich Knights, Two of the Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for the establishing Articles and Orders for the Regulating and better Government of his Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea.
Which being reported to the House by Mr. Speaker;
Ordered, That the said Bill be read To-morrow Morning.
A Commission, authorizing Mr. Speaker and several Members of this House, to take the Subscriptions of their Fellow Members for a free, a voluntary Present to his Majesty; and appointing Commissioners for collecting and receiving the Monies arising and accruing by such Subscriptions; being sent to Mr. Speaker; and he having made the House acquainted therewith;
Ordered, That this House do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in order to the putting of the said Commission in [effectual] Execution.
And then the House adjourned [till Seven of the Clock,] To-morrow Morning.