House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 31 October 1665

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

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Martis, 31 die Octobris, 17 Car. IIdi.


St. Ives Election.

ORDERED, That the Claim of Sir William Godolphin, touching the Election of St. Ives, be continued; and the Matter between him and Mr. Nosworthy adjourned; and taken into Consideration next Session of Parliament.


A Petition of divers Graziers of the Counties of Wilts and Berks was read.

Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be adjourned till next Session of Parliament.

Preventing the Plague.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Waller, Mr. Mountague, and Mr. Pryn, Sir Job Charleton, Mr. Coleman, to prepare Reasons, and to manage the Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning the Plague: And that Mr. Coleman do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference with the Lords.

Mr. Coleman reports, That the Lords had agreed to a present Conference upon the Bill touching the Plague.

Navy Accounts.

Ordered, That his Majesty be humbly desired to give Command to the Officers of his Navy, Ordnance, and Stores, to prepare an Account of their Disbursements against the next Session of Parliament: And Sir Richard Temple, and Mr. Whorwood, are to attend his Majesty with this Address.

Bill from Lords, &c.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mondeford Brampston * *;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill to prevent unnecessary Suits and Delays, with one Addition: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And have also commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for regulating the Press; and to the Bill for naturalizing Lewis Blancquefort and others.

Thanks to the University of Oxford.

Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be given to the Chancellor, Scholars, and Fellows of the University of Oxford, for their eminent Loyalty to his Majesty, and his Royal Father, of ever-blessed Memory, in the late Rebellion; especially for that unparalelled Testimony of their Allegiance, in refusing to submit to be visited by the usurped Powers; and to subscribe the Solemn League and Covenant; and for their excellent Reasons they published to the World, in Justification of his Majesty's righteous Cause: And Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel Strangwayes, and Sir John Birkenhead, are desired to give them the Thanks of the House accordingly.

Preventing the Plague.

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

Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a present free Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference, upon the Bill touching the Plague; and also a present Conference, on the Bill touching Avowries and Distresses; in the Astronomy School.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill to make Provision touching such as be infected with the Plague, That the Lords had agreed with this House in rejecting wholly the Clause touching Inmates; and all the Clause touching the Burial of such as shall die in Corporations, save only that Part which did relate to the Annoyance of the Lords Houses of Residence: But to the other Clause, touching the Searching and Shutting up of the Houses of Lords, That they did adhere to their Amendments to have That Clause Part of the Bill.

The Question being put, To adhere to the former Votes;

It was resolved in the Affirmative, Nemine contradicente.

Message to attend the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

His Majesty commands this honourable House to attend Him forthwith in His House of Peers.

Parliament prorogued.

And accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend His Majesty in the House of Peers: And His Majesty was pleased to prorogue the Parliament to the Twentieth Day of February next ensuing.