Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 7 Aprilis , 1670.
Bishop of Rochester's Chartities.
MR. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling the charitable Uses of the late Bishop of Rochester was committed, that the Committee had carefully perused the Bill; and returned it without any Amendment.
Prettiman's Debt to the Crown.
Sir Robert Howard report from the Committee to which the Bill for selling Part of Sir John Prettiman's Lands, to satisfy a Debt due to his Majesty, was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made, and Clauses to be added, to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
A Proviso on the Behalf of Sir John Heath, and his Lady, was tendered, and twice read; and, with some Alterations, made at the Table, was, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Sir Gilbert Talbot reports from the Committee to which the Petition of Elizabeth Humes was committed, the whole State of the Matter and Evidence therein: And that the Committee did leave it to the House, to do what they should think fit therein.
And the Question, upon the whole Matter, being, whether the said Humes ought to be allowed Privilege, as the menial Servant of Sir John Prettiman;
Resolved, &c. That the Matter be re-committed to the former Committee; to examine whether Sir John Prettiman did know of the Condition of the said Humes; and what Accusations were against Humes, when he entertained him for his Servant; and whether he knew he was a Prisoner for any criminal Matter, or under Bail for the good Behaviour, when he did entertain him; and whether he were so when the Motion was made for his Privilege; and whether he were arrested, or in Prison, for a real Debt, or whether the Actions entered against himwere not feigned: And Sir John Prettiman is to attend the Committee, and make it appear that he was arrested, and detained Prisoner for Debt, after he was retained his Servant: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon: And the Keeper of the Prison of the King's Bench is to attend the Committee, to give an Account of the arresting and detaining of the said Humes in Prison: And all that shall come to the Committee are to have Voices: And Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Coleman, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Coriton, Sir Tho. Clergis, Col. Titus, Sir Tho. Meeres, and Mr. Crowch, are added to the Committee: And the Care of the Matter is recommended to Mr. Crowch.
Union with Scotland.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee to which the Bill concerning the Union of England and Scotland was committed, That the Committee had carefully perused the Bill, and thought fit to return it without any Alteration or Amendment.
The Third Reading of the said Bill being debated;
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate thereof be adjourned till To-morrow Morning: And that it be referred to Mr. Secretary Trevor, Sir Wm. Coventry, and Sir Thomas Meeres, or any Two of them, to prepare and bring in a Proviso, upon the Debate of the House, to be added to the Bill.
Light-houses in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Owners and Masters of Ships belonging to Chester, Liverpoole, and Ports adjacent to the North-ways, trading unto the Kingdom of Ireland, be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.