House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 23 February 1674

Pages 313-314

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 23 die Februarii, 1673.


Writs of Habeas Corpus.

MR. Speaker opens the ingrossed Bill for the speedy Relief of Prisoners detained for criminal Matters.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the speedy Relief of Prisoners detained for criminal Matters.

And Mr. Sawyer is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Duty on Law Proceedings.

Mr. Powle reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better ascertaining the Duty upon Proceedings at Law, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were twice read; and, with an Alteration made to the Proviso, at the Table, was, upon the Question, agreed.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Daniell have the Leave of this House, to go into the County, for Recovery of his Health.

Westminster Court of Conscience.

A Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience within the City of Westminster and Liberties thereof, was read.

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

Test to be taken by Members.

Sir Nicholas Carew reports, and delivers in a Bill, from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for a Test to be taken by the Members of both Houses: Which Bill was read a First time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time, To-morrow Morning.

Trials of Peers.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, for the better regulating the Trials of the Peers of England, was read the First time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.


Sir Thomas Meres, For the Yeas, 179.
Mr. Herbert,
Sir John Rolles, For the Noes, 106.
Sir Copleston Bampfeild,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Sevennight.

Laws made in Scotland.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Laws of Scotland, be made To-morrow, after the Reading of the Bill for a Test for both Houses.

State of Ireland.

Ordered, That Captain Harbord, Sir Hugh Bethell, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Sherwood, Sir Henry Thompson, Lord Castleton, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Weld, be added to the Committee to which the State of the Kingdom of Ireland is committed.

Piscary Preservation.

Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill for Preservation of the Piscary in the Rivers of Severne, Avon, and Teame, was committed, be revived; and do sit on Wednesday next, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Mr. Weld and Mr. Oakley be added to the said Committee.

Call of the House.

Resolved, &c. That the Calling-over the House be adjourned till this Day Sevennight.

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