Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 23 die Januarii, 1673.
Ease of Sheriffs, &c.
AN additional Bill for preventing the unnecessary Charges of Sheriffs; as also for the Ease of Justices of the Peace, in their Attendance at the Assizes; was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill, brought in by Leave of the House, for uniting Parishes, and providing a Maintenance for Ministers, within the City of Exeter, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second*.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills for paving and maintaining the Streets of the City of London; and enabling the City to perfect and go through with the Re-building of the Churches, and such other publick Works, as are enjoined by Act of Parliament; viz. Sir Richard Ford, Alderman Love, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Jones, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Edw. Boscowen, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Carre, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Whorwood, Colonel Titus, Sir Robert Thomas, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Robinson, Sir Thom. Meers, Mr. Child, Sir Edward Deering, Lord St. Johns, Lord Obrian, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Garaway, Colonel Birch, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Allen Broderick, Mr. Streete, Sir Will. Bucknall, Sir John Knight, Mr. Cheney, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Thom. Morrice, Colonel Strangwaies, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Finch, Sir Thom. Bide, Mr. Powle, Alderman Bence, Sir Eliab Harvey, Colonel Sandys, Lord Ancram, Sir John Otway, Sir John Mounson, Sir John Talbot, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Clarke, Sir Hen. Thompson, Sir Thomas Bludworth, or any Three of them.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the said Committee, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Bill for restraining any further new Building in all Places within the Bills of Mortality, except the City of London, and the Liberties thereof.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
A Bill for Relief of Persons imprisoned by Writs of Habeas Corpus, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Lord St. John, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Attorney General, Col. Sandys, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Garaway, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Fran. Clarke, Lord Fitz Williams, Lord Obrian, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Rich. Powle, Sir John Hotham, Sir Will. Francklyn, Sir John Mallett, Sir Robert Carre, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Otway, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Will. Harbord, Sir Thom. Meres, Mr. Cheney, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Morrice, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Robert Thomas, Sir Hen. Capell, Lord Cornbury, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards: And it is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, and Mr. Sawyer, to take care of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Merits of the Cause and the Return for the Borough of Aldborough be heard together.
Dr. Whithcott to preach on 4th Feb.
Ordered, That Doctor Whithcott be desired to preach before the House, on the Fourth of February next: And the Lord Cornbury is desired to give him Notice.
Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.