Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 22 die Januarii, 1673.
A BILL for uniting of several Parish Churches within the City of Exiter, and raising a Maintenance for Ministers to supply the Cures, was read; but, being brought in without Leave, and to levy a Rate on the Subject, was withdrawn.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for uniting Parishes, and providing a Maintenance for Ministers, within the City of Exister, To-morrow Morning.
Orders of the House.
Ordered, That Sir Will. Lewis, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Holland, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edw. Boscowen, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Love, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Waller, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Strangwaies, Mr. Hugh Boscowen, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Swinfen, or any Five of them, be appointed to assist Mr. Speaker in collecting and presenting the ancient Orders, for the Decency, and orderly Sitting and Governing, of the House.
The Matter concerning the Miscarriages in the Election for the Port of Dover having been debated;
The House then entering into the Consideration of the Regulating the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and the Matter being debated;
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to bring in One or more Bill or Bills for the Regulating of Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and for the better Ascertaining of the Returns of Members to be elected; and for the better Attendance of such as are elected and returned; and upon the other Debates of the House:
And it is referred to Sir Robert Howard, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Edward Boscowen, Mr. Waller, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Bramston, Sir Will Hickman, Sir Thomas Lee, Col. Birch, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Finch, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Edw. Deering, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Bill.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House will, on Saturday next, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State and Condition of the Nation, and the Grievances occasioned by reason of the War; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.