House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 25 May 1678

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 25 May 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802), pp. 483. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p483 [accessed 15 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 25 May 1678", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) 483. British History Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p483.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 25 May 1678", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802). 483. British History Online. Web. 15 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol9/p483.

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Sabbati, 25 die Maii, 1678.

Prayers.

Newport Election.

A PETITION of Sir Walter Yonge Baronet, complaining of an undue Return of Ambrose Mandton Esquire, to serve for the Borough of Newport in the County of Cornwall, in Injury of the Petitioner, who was duly elected, and ought to have been returned, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Insolvent Debtors.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Discharge of poor Prisoners for Debt.

St. Martin's in the Fields Church.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erecting another Church in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, and making it Parochial.

Burying in Woolen.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the Law for Burying in Woolen; and to bring in a Bill for the more effectual enforcing the Burying in Woolen.

Vale Navigation.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to make the River Vale in the County of Cornwall navigable.

Highways.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to repeal the Clause in the Act concerning Highways, which relates to Carriage for Hire.

Highway Laws.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to peruse the Laws concerning Highways; and to consider of the Defects therein; and present the same to the House; with Remedies for the better Repair of Highways.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Col. Titus, Sir Tho. Lee, Serjeant Street, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Burlace, Serjeant Gregory, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Edw. Masters, Colonel Birch, Sir John Elwes, Sir Rie. Francklyn, Mr. Crouch, Sir Geff. Shakerley, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. May, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Bramston, Sir John Knight, Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Norwood, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Mr. Atherton, Sir Winst. Churchill, Mr. Williams, Sir Ad. Browne, Mr. Harrison, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Ric. Everard, or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Preventing Champerty, &c.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better preventing of Maintenance, Champerty, and Embracery, and buying of pretended Titles.

Address on State of Affairs.

A Debate being in the House, for an humble Address to be presented to his Majesty, to know from his Majesty the State of Affairs, as they now stand, in relation to War and Peace; and that, if his Majesty shall think fit to enter into a War against the French King, with the Alliances of the Emperor, and such other of the Princes and States as will come into the Confederacy, this House will support and assist his Majesty in carrying on of the War.

The Question being put, That the Debate be adjourned;

The House divide.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Phil. Howard, for the Yeas, 195.
Mr. Collingwood,
Tellers, Sir John Moreton, for the Noes, 176.
Sir Trevor Williams,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.