House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 26 January 1674

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: 26 January 1674', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) pp. 298-299. British History Online [accessed 1 March 2024]


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Lunæ, 26 die Januarii, 1673.



ORDERED, That Leave be given to Mr. Crouch, to bring in a Bill against Simonaical Contracts, To-morrow Morning.

Impeachment of Earl of Arlington.

Ordered, That Sir John Otway, Mr. Hall, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Werden, Sir John Moreton, Sir Charles Harbord, Col. Philipps, Lord Obrian, Sir John Barnaby, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Henry Ford, Lord Aungier, Mr. Thinne, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thomas Higgons, be added to the Committee concerning the Lord Arlington.

Duty on Law Proceedings.

A Bill for explaining a Clause in the former Act, and for the better ascertaining the Duty upon Proceedings at Law, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Ease of Sheriffs, &c.

A Bill for Ease of Sheriffs, and for the better Passing of their Accounts, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Allen Broderick, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Barneham, Mr. Clerke, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel Philipps, Lord Obrian, Sir John Hobart, Sir Thom. Hatton, Col. Strode, Mr. Mountague, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Norton, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Mr. Love, Sir John Mounson, Sir Will. Hartopp, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Nich. Pelham, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir John Werden, Sir John Otway, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Onslow, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir John Goodrick, Lord Ancram, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Pepis, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Daniell, Sir Geo. Courthop: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Muddiford's Petition.

A Petition of Charles Muddiford Esquire was opened, and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

Mr. Muddiford being called in to the Bar of the House, did own the Petition; and did offer to make out the Contents of it.

The Petition was read.

And Sir John Robinson standing up in his Place; and having given an Account to the House of the Matter, and his Carriage therein;

Resolved, That the Matter suggested in the Petition of Mr. Muddiford, be heard in the House, on Saturday next.

Lord Cornwallis' Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Timothy Baldwin, and Sir Will. Beversham.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis, to enable him to raise Money for Payment of Debts; and providing for his Brothers and Sisters: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Illegal Imprisonment.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the Transportation of Persons into Prisons beyond the Seas: And that no Persons be imprisoned here, but in Lawful Prisons.

The King's Speech considered.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech.

The Question being propounded, Whether this House, before they proceed in the further Consideration of his Majesty's Speech, will make an Address to his Majesty, to be informed, Whether the Advice that is expected, is to relate to a separate or a joint Peace;

The Question being put, That this Question be now put;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to take his Majesty's last Speech into further Consideration.

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