Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Luna, 25 die Octobris, 1675.
Westminster Court of Conscience.
A BILL for erecting a Court of Conscience for Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, was delivered in, and accepted, according to Order.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
A Bill to enable Trustees to raise Monies towards Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davyes Esquire, deceased, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Packer, Sir John Coriton, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Knight, Mr. Williams, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Bishopp, Mr. Apreece, Mr. Windham, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Swanton, Sir John Mallett, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Mallett, Lord Digby, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Trevor Williams, Major Broxholme, Sir Wm. Haward, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Wm. Windham, Sir John Bennet, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Lewis, Sir Edward Masters, Sir. John Birkenhead, Sir Geo. Probert, Mr. Lindfeild, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bennett, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Pettus, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Roger Bradshawe, Mr. Role, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Morris: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Growth of Popery.
A Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, brought in by Order of the House, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Trade with France.
Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning the Trade between England and France, be heard on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.
Fines and Recoveries.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and common Recoveries.
The House interpose to prevent a Quarrel.
Information being given to the House, of a Challenge, and a Quarrel like to happen thereupon, between the Lord Cavendish, and Mr. Francis Newport, and Mr. Atkins;
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Newport and Mr. Atkins be summoned forthwith to attend this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Trever, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Waller, Sir Trever Williams, Mr. Williams, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Powle, or any Three of them, to withdraw, and prepare and bring in a Vote to prevent the Quarrels and Mischiefs which may thereby arise touching the Matter aforesaid.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to prevent Duels, and Provocations to Duels: And it is referred to Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Trever, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Waller, Sir Trever Williams, Mr. Williams, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Powle, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the said Bill.
British Subjects in French Service.
Sir Wm. Coventry reports, That he had, in Obedience to the Order of this House, carried up, and delivered, the Vote of the House, touching such his Majesty's Subjects as are or shall be in the Service of the French King; and that the Lords would take it into Consideration, and return an Answer.
State of the Nation.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State and Condition of the Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State and Condition of the Kingdom.
Vote against prosecuting a Quarrel between Members.
Mr. Swinfen reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw and prepare a Vote in the Matter touching the Lord Cavendish, the Vote agreed by the said Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, was, upon the Question, agreed; and is as followeth; viz.
Forasmuch as this House, being informed of certain Papers, containing provoking Language, posted up by the Lord Cavendish, a Member of this House, did inflict a Punishment upon him, by committing him to the Tower; and whereas they are informed, that, notwithstanding such their Care and Justice, some Persons have presumed to call the said Business in Question; and, from Occasion or Pretence of those Papers, to give out threatening Words, or send Challenges, or provoking Papers, to the said Member of this House, or others, to be communicated to him; this House doth declare, that if any Person whatsoever shall begin or prosecute any Quarrel upon that Account, or upon any Matter or Thing any way relating thereunto, he shall be esteemed a Disturber of the publick Peace, and a Contemner of the Justice and Privilege of this House; and shall be proceeded against accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this Vote be made publick, by putting the same up in the Lobby, and Westminster Hall Gate.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.