House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 19 December 1670

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: 19 December 1670', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) pp. 185-186. British History Online [accessed 22 April 2024]


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Lunæ, 19 die Decembris, 1670.


Boston Navigation.

AMENDMENTS, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for improving the Navigation between the Town of Boston, and the River Trent; and the Clauses to be added to the Bill; were read: And the Amendments being read the Second time, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto.

The First of the Clauses being read the Second time;

The Question being put, To agree to that Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The other Clause was read a Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed.

Members' Protections.

Ordered, That the Orders against Protections be revived, and printed; and that Copies of the said Orders be set up at the Exchanges, Westminster Hall Gate, Guildhall Gate, and the Compters.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to send to the Under Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, and other Persons concerned, to send in an Account of what Protections of Privilege have been delivered into their Offices; and to examine, what Protections of Privileges have been granted, by whom, and to whom, and when; and to report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House:

And it is referred to Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Garway, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Moreton, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Morris, Sir Tho. Higgon, Sir John Dawney, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Robert Holt, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Allen, Col. Sandys, Sir John Talbott, Sir Solo. Swale, Col. Williams, Sir Rob. Carr, Mr. Coleman, Serj. Maynard, Mr. Price, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Edw. Deering, Col. Titus, Lord Ancram, Serj. Charleton, Mr. Milward; or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber, &c.


Mr. Secretary Trevor acquaints Mr. Speaker, That it was his Majesty's Pleasure, that the House should adjourn, from To-morrow, unto the Twenty-ninth of this Instant December.


The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the Matter of Privilege, between Mr. Cornewallis and Mr. Digby.

Mr. Digby being called in to the House, and owning the Petition by him exhibited;

The Petition of Mr. Digby was again read.

The Answer of Mr. Cornewallis was read: And the Matter debated.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to consider of the Petition of Mr. Digby, and the Answer of Mr. Cornewallis; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Williams' Estate.

The Bill, on the Behalf of Colonel Williams, was read the Third time.

A Proviso, to be added, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

Resolved, &c. That the Proviso be made Part of the Bill: And that the Title of the Bill be, An Act for vacating a Decree for settling the Boundary and Extents of the Manors of Ramsey and Wardboyes, in the County of Huntington: And that Sir Wm. Doyly do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Seaford Election.

The Question being put, That the Report of the Election of Seaford be now heard;

It passed in the Negative:

The Question being put, That the Report of the Election for Seaford be heard To-morrow Morning.

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the Report from the Committee of Elections, concerning the Election of Seaford, be heard upon Friday Three Weeks next.

Committee of Grievances.

Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances do sit upon Wednesday Month next; and do examine the Matter of Grievance, formerly complained of, against Mr. Reading and others, by Petition referred to the said Committee: And that Mr. Reading do cause Notice to be sent to the Parties concerned.


Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges, the State of the Case concerning the Breach of Privilege complained of to be committed, by Lawrence Squibb Gentleman, against Sir John Moreton; and that the Committee, upon the whole Matter, were of Opinion, That there was a Breach of Privilege committed by Mr. Squibb.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That there is a Breach of Privilege committed by Mr. Squibb.

Resolved, &c. That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do apprehend and take into his Custody Mr. Lawrence Squibb, for his Breach of Privilege committed against Sir John Moreton, a Member of this House.

General Nat. Bill.

The Question being put, That the Bill of Naturalization, sent from the Lords, be read To-morrow Morning;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers, Sir Rich. Temple, for the Yeas, 36.
Sir Thom. Higgon,
Tellers, Sir Tho. Doleman, for the Noes, 41.
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The Question being put, That the Bill of general Naturalization be read the First time that Day Three Weeks the House do meet, after Christmas Day;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indigent Officers.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee for the indigent loyal Officers;

Mr. Musgrave, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Fran. Clerke, Sir Wm. Bassett, Sir Charles Wheeler, Col. Gylbey, Major General Edgerton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Wm. Haward, Doctor Burwell, Lord Fanshaw, Colonel Palmer, Sir Ri. Braham, Major Walden, Col. Kirtby, Mr. Fox, Sir Thom. Meeres.

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