Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 31 die Januarii, 1673.
A BILL for confirming Leases, and enabling Sir Francis Drake Baronet to settle a Jointure and Provisions for his younger Children, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Landon, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Newport, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Cory, Sir Copleston Bamfeild, Sir Henry Ford, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Will. Strode, Mr. Bennet, Sir James Smith, Sir John Carew, Mr. Smith, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Coriton, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Walker, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Streete, Sir Allen Broderick, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Mallet, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Dr. Craddock and Dr. Lloyd thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned to Dr. Craddock, and Dr. Lloyd, for the Sermons by them preached Yesterday before the House: And Col. Strangwais is to return the Thanks of the House to Dr. Craddock; and Sir Trevor Williams to Dr. Lloyd.
Lord Cornwallis' Estate.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis, and to enable him to raise Money for Payment of Debts, and Providing for his Brothers and Sister, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Pettus, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Newport, Sir John Covert, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir John Holland, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thomas Bide, Sir John Cotton, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. King, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Streete, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Lucy, Sir Thom. Proby, Mr. Grimston, Sir Geo. How, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Edw. Masters, Lord Ancram, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Robert Carre, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Steward, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Strode, Sir Will. Hickman, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Stephen Fox, and all that serve for the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of Mr. Savile, and Sir Paul Neale, in reference to their being elected to serve in Parliament, for the Borough of Newarke, was read.
Another Petition of John Girton, Francis Chetwin, and other Inhabitants of Newarke, and other Towns adjacent, was also read.
And the Matter upon both being debated;
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of both these Petitions be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter of the Petitions; and report the State of the Case, and their Opinions therein, to the House.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That Monday Three Weeks next be appointed for Calling-over the House.
Precedents of Warrants to King's Surveyor.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee appointed to search Precedents, where Warrants had been granted by Mr. Speaker, to the King's Surveyor, and other Officers, to make Passages, Seats, and other Conveniencies, for the Service of the House, That they had found a Precedent in Primo Jacobi: Which being delivered in, and read at the Clerk's Table, and debated;
Warrant to be issued for opening Passages.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to his Majesty's Surveyor, and such other Officers as are concerned, to cause the Door and Passage from the Middle of the Gallery, into the Speaker's Chambers, to be laid open again, for the freer Passage and Accommodation of the Members of this House.
Rules of the House, and compelling Members Attendance.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the ancient Rules of this House, and by what Means the Members of this House may be compelled to give their better Attendance on the Service of the House:
And it is referred to Sir Will. Hickman, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Nich. Carew, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Mallet, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Coventry, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Powle, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Will. Lewis, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Anth. Irby, or any Three of them.
Vote'respecting Duke of Lauderdale.
Ordered, That this House will attend his Majesty, with the Vote of this House, which relates to the Duke of Lauderdale; and that such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he will be attended therewith.
Attempt to corrupt a Member.
Information being given to the House, that one Mr. Masters had reported, that a Member of this House had told him, That he hoped to make this Session worth Five thousand Pounds to him.
Resolved, &c. That the Examination of the Matter concerning Mr. Masters be referred to a Committee; and that the Committee do consider the several Debates of the House; and to receive such Information as shall be offered to them in any other Matter of the like kind; and to consider what they think fit further to be done, for the Vindication of the Honour of the Members of this House; and to report the whole Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that it be referred to Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir John Coventry, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Robert Thomas, Lord Clifford, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Stanhop, Lord O Brian, Sir Trevor Williams, Lord Cornebury, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Child, Mr. Thynne, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Robert Carre, Serjeant Seis, Mr. Cheney, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Streete, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Sacheverell, Col. Strangewaies, Col. Birch, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Weld, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Garraway, Lord St. John, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Hall, Mr. Russell, Mr. Papillon, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Powle, Mr. Mervell, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Waller, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Rigby, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Thom. Strangwaies, Sir John Holland, Sir John Duncomb, Sir Will. Lewis, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Otway, Lord Castleton, Sir John Talbot, Sir John Pettus, Sir Thom. Allen, Lord Aungier, Sir Philip Warwick, Sir Will. Doy ley, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Will. Hickman, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. King, Col. Kirby, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Fran. Drake, Sir Allen Apseley: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Vote respecting Duke of Buckingham.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Matter upon the Vote which relates to the Duke of Buckingham, whether the Concurrence of the Lords be desired therein, be adjourned till Thursday Morning,Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning, Nine of the Clock.