House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 12 February 1674

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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, 12 die Februarii, 1673.


Portsmouth Streets, &c.

A BILL for paving the Streets of Portsmouth, and erecting an Alms-house and Work-house, for the Benefit of the Town, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Moreland's Water Engine.

A Bill to enable Sir Samuell Moreland to enjoy the sole Benefit of certain Pumps by him invented, was read a First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Kelshall Charities.

Ordered, That Sir Philip Harcourt, Colonel Norton, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Thom. Hanmer, Mr. Grey, and Doctor Arris, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for settling certain Lands to charitable and publick Uses for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall in the County of Suffolke ....

Regulating Elections.

A Bill for the better Election of Members to serve in Parliament, was read a First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Petition from Harrow, &c.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Harrow in the Hill, and several other Towns, was tendered, and read.

The Petitioners being called in; and having owned the Petition; and a Debate thereupon arising;

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed, upon the Debates of the House, to Colonel Birch, Sir Lancelott Lake, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Wright, Mr. Street, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Will. Bucknall, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Otway, Sir John Mallett, Lord O'Brien, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edmond Windham, Sir Jeofery Shakerly, Sir John Bennet, Sir Hen. Puckering, Lord Ancram, Sir Adam Browne, Colonel Titus, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir John Knight, Mr. Weld, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Maynard, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Rigby, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Peirpoint: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Huntington Election.

Colonel Birch reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, the State of the Case, and Evidence on both Sides, in the Matter of the Election for the County of Huntington; and the Vote of the Committee thereupon: Which he read; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which is as followeth; viz. That Mr. Appreece, the Sitting Member, was duly elected.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee, that Mr. Appreece, the Sitting Member, is duly elected;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.


Sir John Talbot, for the Yeas, 137.
Mr. Progers,
Lord Cornbury, for the Noes, 108.
Sir * St. Johns,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.