House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 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: 28 January 1674', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) pp. 299-300. British History Online [accessed 4 March 2024]


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Mercurii, 28 die Januarii, 1673.


Drake's Estate.

A BILL for confirming Leases; and for enabling Sir Francis Drake Baronet, to settle a Jointure, and Provisions for his younger Children, was read.

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

Insolvent Debtors.

A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read.

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

Augmenting Small Viccarages.

A Bill for Augmentation of small Vicarages, was read the First time.

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

Howard's Petition.

A Petition of Bernard Howard Esquire was opened, and presented to the House, and read.

The Question being put, Whether the Petition be retained;

It passed in the Negative.

Hearing Election Causes.

Forasmuch as by Reason of the long Sitting of the House, and the Length of several Causes depending before the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Cases there cannot be heard, as was appointed;

Ordered, That the several Hearings behind, be deferred Twelve Days longer than the First Times appointed; and so to be heard, in Order as they now stand, as soon as the Committee can: And that they prepare their Counsel and Witnesses accordingly.


Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

Indigent Officers.

A Petition of Colonel Pretty, and Captain Hill, on Behalf of themselves and other indigent loyal Officers, was read; and the Matter debated.

Sir J. Bennett's Account.

Ordered, That Mr. Barty and Mr. How do attend the Lord Chief Baron; and desire his Lordship to give Order for speeding the Matter of Sir John Bennett's Account, depending in the Exchequer.

Advice on King's Speech.

The House then entering into a Debate upon the Vote made Yesterday, in reference to their Advice to his Majesty, in order to a Treaty of Peace.

Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the Matter, upon the Vote for an Address of Advice to be made to his Majesty, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.

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