Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 4 Martii, 1667.
A PETITION of the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Town and County of Southampton, being tendered and opened to the House; craving Leave to bring in a Bill for uniting of Parishes, and raising of Maintenance for Ministers, to supply the Cures of the Churches within the said Town;
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in such a Bill: And that the Bill be read To-morrow Morning.
Dr. Wharton's Estate.
Colonel Kirkby reports from the Committee to, which the Bill for enabling Jane and Henry Parkins to ensure Dr. Wharton's Lands, purchased in the County Palatine of Durham, a Proviso agreed by the Committee to be added to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and, the same being delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed;
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Leave to peruse Papers in Clerk's hands.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Carr have Liberty to peruse such Deeds and Writings now in the Hands of the Clerk of this House, as he shall desire: Which are to be delivered to him for that Purpose, upon his Note of Receipt of them.
An additional Bill for draining the Fen called Deeping Fen, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
Ordered, That Colonel Robinson be discharged of his Fine of Forty Pounds for not attending at the Call of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strode, being sick, and indisposed, have Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
An ingrossed Bill for Security and Satisfaction of a Debt due to Sir John Weld, from the late Earl of Cleaveland, was read.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Security and Satisfaction of a Debt due to Sir John Weld, from the late Earl of Cleaveland.
Exchequer Writs of Error.
An ingrossed Bill for proceeding to Judgment on Writs of Error brought in the Exchequer, was read.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for proceeding to Judgment on Writs of Error brought in the Exchequer.
An ingrossed Bill, to perform an Agreement between Wm. Paston Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Horton, and the Tenants of the said Manor, for an Inclosure of Part of the Waste of the said Manor, for the Preservation and Growth of Wood and Timber, was read.
Resolved, That this Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act to confirm an Agreement between Wm. Paston Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Horton, and the Tenants of the said Manor, for an Inclosure of Part of the Waste of the said Manor, for the Preservation and Growth of Wood and Timber.
Ordered, That the Bill on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondsold Esquire be read the first Bill To-morrow Morning.
Address - Laws against Conventicles.
The House, according to former Order, took into Consideration the Information of the insolent Carriage and Abuses committed by Persons in several Places, in interrupting and disturbing of Ministers in their Churches, and holding Meetings of their own, contrary to the Law.
Resolved, That this House in a Body address themselves to his Majesty, to desire him to issue forth his Proclamation for the enforcing the Laws against Conventicles; and that there may be Care taken for the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdom against unlawful Assemblies of Papist and Nonconformists: And that the latter Part of his Majesty's Speech be taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.