House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 29 March 1677

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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, 29 die Martii, 1677.

Lord Wentworth's Estate.

A BILL for the further and better Satisfaction of the Creditors of Thomas, late Earl of Cleveland, and Thomas Lord Wentworth, his Son, both deceased, was read.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divide.

The Yeas go out.


Sir Winston Churchill, for the Yeas, 103.
Mr. Powle,


Sir Wm. Smith, for the Noes, 124.
Mr. Progers,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Address for Support in case of War.

Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to whom it was referred, to draw up a further Address to his Majesty, pursuant to the Vote of this House; whereby it was resolved, That a further Address be made to his Majesty, giving him an Assurance, that if, in pursuance of the Address presented to his Majesty from both Houses, his Majesty shall find himself necessitated to enter into a War, this House will fully aid his Majesty from time to time, and assist him in that War, an Address drawn up: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again twice read;

A Motion being made, That the Address be re-committed;

The Question being put, That the said Address be recommitted.

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Courtney Poole, for the Yeas, 122.
Mr. Sawyer,
Tellers, Sir Trevor Williams, for the Noes, 131.
Mr. Morrice,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the said Address;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Which said Address is as followeth:

May it please Your Majesty,

WE Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled, do, with unspeakable Joy and Comfort, present our humble Thanks to Your Majesty, for Your Majesty's gracious Acceptance of our late Address; and that Your Majesty was pleased, in Your Princely Wisdom, to express Your Concurrence in Opinion with Your Two Houses, in reference to the Preservation of the Spanish Netherlands: And we do, with most earnest and repeated Desires, implore Your Majesty, that You would be pleased to take a timely Care to prevent those Dangers that may arise to these Kingdoms, by the great Power of the French King, and the Progress he daily makes in those Netherlands and other Places: And therefore that Your Majesty would not defer the entering into such Alliances as may attain those Ends.

And in Case it shall happen, that, in pursuance of such Alliances, Your Majesty shall be engaged in a War with the French King, we hold ourselves obliged, and do, with all Humility and Chearfulness, assure Your Majesty, That Your most loyal Subjects shall always be ready, upon the Signification thereof in Parliament, fully, and from time to time, to assist Your Majesty with such Aids and Supplies, as, by the Divine Assistance, may enable Your Majesty to prosecute the same with Success.

All which we do most humbly offer to Your Majesty, as the unanimous Sense and Desire of the whole Nation.

Ordered, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to know his Majesty's Pleasure when this House may attend upon him.


Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Places formerly appointed.

Supply Bill; building Ships.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply for Building Ships.


Resolved, &c. That the Committee, to whom the postponed Clauses in the Bill for his Majesty's Supply was referred, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon: And do take into their Consideration the said Clauses, according to the former Order.

Ledbury Vicarage.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Beversham, and Sir Edward Low;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Augmentation of the Vicarage of Ledbury in the County of Hereford; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

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