Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 10 die Maii, 1675.
Bastiaen Bayer this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization.
Ordered, That the Name of Bastiaen Bayer be inserted into the Bill of Naturalization.
A Bill for the Preserving of the Woods in the Forest of Deane, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir George Probert, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Colonel Sands, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Humfry Wynch, Mr. Weld, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Hall, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Westfaling, Sir John Barnaby, Colonel Strode, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Morris, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Adam Browne, Colonel Sands, Mr. Collins, Mr. Robert Wright, Colonel Birch, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Price, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Spry, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Kirkby, and all that serve for the Counties of Worcester, Hereford, Monmouth, and Gloucester: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to summon and hear such of the County adjacent as are concerned in Point of Interest: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir John Trever reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for the better Preservation of the Piscary in the Rivers of Avon, Seavorne, and Teame, was committed, some Amendments, agreed by the Committee, to be made to the Bill: Which he read with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
But the Order for Commitment of the Bill directing it should be made general; and a Proviso being tendered, for some other Rivers therein mentioned, which the Bill makes no Provision for;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee, to take the Proviso now offered, and such others as shall be offered, into Consideration; and to extend the Bill, and make it general, as far as they can: And they are to sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Writ for burning Heretics.
A Bill, brought in by Order, to abolish the Writ de Hæretico comburendo, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Liberty of the Subject.
Sir Thomas Clergis having reported from the Committee, to which the Bill for Relief of Prisoners detained for criminal Matters, was re-committed, that the Committee had mended the Bill, as to the Debate and Direction of the House: Which Amendments being twice read, and agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for electing of a Member to serve for the Borough of Cockermouth in the County of Cumberland, in the room of John Clerke Esquire, lately deceased.
A Petition of John Girton, Francis Cheetem of Newarke, Thomas Wright of Balderton, John Bell of Coddington John Clerke of Winthorpe, in the County of Nottingham, on Behalf of themselves, and the most of the Gentlemen, Freemen, Freeholders, and Copyholders of those several Towns, was read, complaining of undue Means and Practices, in obtaining a Charter, for sending Two Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the Town of Newark, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the said Petition, which does relate to the sending of Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the said Town of Newarke, be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to take the same into Consideration, at the same time when the Matter concerning the Persons returned to serve for that Place, formerly referred, comes into Examination.
Answer to Address recalling Subjects from France.
The House then, according to the Order made on the Saturday, resumed the Consideration of his Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, for Recalling such of his Subjects as are in Arms in the French King's Service; and for hindering any more from going over into that Service.
Resolved, &c. That this House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of his Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, for Recalling of his Subjects out of the Service of the French King.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Charles Harbord took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned to Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill for Mr. Tayer was committed, have Leave to sit this Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.