Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 21 die Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.
JOHN Corsellis did, this Day, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being naturalized.
Ordered, That the Name of the said John Corsellis be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Navigation of the River Wye was committed, be impowered to send to the Warden of the Fleet; to cause James Pitson to be brought, from time to time, to attend upon this Bill, and be examined before the Committee, as Occasion shall require.
Upon Complaint made, on the Behalf of Mr. Jay, a Member of this House, of a Breach of Privilege committed against him by one Mr. Witherley, an Attorney, in bringing an Action of Ejectment, and proceeding to Tryal, and obtaining a Verdict to evict Mr. Jay out of the Possession of certain Lands extended by him;
Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege, objected against the said Mr. Witherley by Mr. Jay, be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to examine, and report to the House: And that, in the mean time, the Entering of Judgment on the Verdict be stayed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Collins have the Leave of this House, to go into the Country.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill for taking away of Damage Cleere was committed; viz. Mr. George, Mr. Cornewallis, Mr. Buller, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Mr. Thurbane, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Cory, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Jones, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Jay.
A Bill to enable Charles Cotton Esquire to make Leases of Lands, to raise Money for Payment of his Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill for settling the charitable Use of Abraham Calfe Clerk, concerning Two Free Schools by him erected in the Parish of Lovisham in the County of Kent, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill concerning the Corporation of Felt Makers was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday next.
Partition of Lands.
A Bill for Partition of Lands was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Buscawen, Sir John Robinson, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir John Corryton, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Heath, Sir Tho. Allan, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Sandys, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir George Ryve, Sir Wm. Killigrew, Lord Ancram, Mr. Buller, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Wm. Whitmore, Serjeant Moreton, Mr. Clifford, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Hobby, Colonel Windham, Sir John Rouse, Sir Job Charleton, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir John Roll, Colonel Arundell, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Milward, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Rich. Oateley, Serjeant Seys, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Westphaling, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are to consider of a Clause to be added, and inserted in the Bill to make the Lessee prove the Lives in Being.
State of Trade.
Mr. Clifford reports from the Committee appointed to consider, How the Trade of the Nation may be improved and advanced, That the Committee had met several times; and bestowed much Time and Pains in examining the Obstructions and Encroachments upon Trade; and had unanimously agreed upon a Vote to be reported to the House. And, after he had opened the several Proceedings of the Committee, and the Matters which induced them to pass the Vote, he read the Vote in his Place; and then delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Vote, being again read, was as followeth:
Vote against Holland.
Resolved, &c. Nemine Contradicente, That the several and respective Wrongs, Dishonours, and Indignities, done to his Majesty by the Subjects of the United Provinces, by invading of his Rights in India, Africa, and elsewhere; and the Damages, Affronts, and Injuries, done by them to our Merchants; be reported to the House, as the greatest Obstruction of our Foreign Trade: And that it is the Opinion of the Committee, That the said respective Dishonours, Indignities, and Grievances, be humbly and speedily presented to his Majesty: And that he be most humbly moved to take some speedy and effectual Course for the Redress thereof, and all other of the like Nature; and for the Prevention of the like in future.
The Question being put, To agree in Opinion with the Committee.
It was resolved in the Affirmative, Nemine Contradicente.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, viz. "and, in Prosecution thereof, this House doth resolve they will, with their Lives and Fortunes, assist his Majesty against all Opposition whatsoever," be added to the former Vote.
Resolved, &c. That the Wrongs, Dishonours, and Indignities, done to his Majesty by the Subjects of the United Provinces, by invading of his Rights in India, Africa, and elsewhere; and the Damages, Affronts, and Injuries, done by them to our Merchants; are the greatest Obstruction of our Foreign Trade: And that the same be humbly and speedily presented to his Majesty: And that he be most humbly moved to take some speedy and effectual Course for Redress thereof, and all other of the like Nature; and for the Prevention of the like in future: And, in Prosecution thereof, they will, with their Lives and Fortunes, assist his Majesty against all Oppositions whatsoever.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to this Vote: And that a Conference be desired with their Lordships, in order thereunto: And that Mr. Clifford do go up to the Lords to desire the Conference.
Ordered, That Mr. Clifford, Mr. Waller, Mr. Henry Coventry, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Edward Walpoole, Sir Thomas Meres, and Sir Winston Churchill, be appointed to manage the Conference with the Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.