House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 22 April 1675

Pages 321-322

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

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Jovis, 22 die Aprilis, 1675.


Privilege-Displacing a Member from Office.

INFORMATION being given to the House, of a Breach of Privilege committed against Mr. Serjeant Hards, a Member of this House, by the Mayor and Aldermen, and one Mr. Barrett, the pretended present Recorder, of the City of Canterbury;

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Enfeild Mayor, Wm. Stanley, Squire Beverton, Tho. Fidge, Francis Maplesden, Thomas Elwyn, William Gillam, George Stanley, Aldermen, and Paull Barrett, pretended present Recorder of the City of Canterbury, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in displacing Mr. Serjeant Hards, a Member of this House, from his Place of Recorder; and for their contemptuous Words against the Honour and Privilege of this House.

Piscary Preservation.

A Bill for Preservation of the Piscary of the Rivers Severne, Avon, and Teame, was read the First time.

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

Aulnage Duty.

A Petition of the Woolen Drapers and Mercers of the City of London and County of Middlesex, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Matter stands committed to consider of the Abuses in collecting the Duty of Aulnage: And the Committee are further impowered to consider of a Way to take off the Duty; and to give a Compensation to the Proprietors and Persons concerned in point of Interest, in lieu of it: And that those Members that serve for the City of London be added to the Committee: And Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Powle, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Knight, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Phillipp Musgrave, Mr. Wright, Sir Robert Wright, Sir George Downeing, Colonel Sands, Mr. Thomas Morris, Mr. Nicholas Morris, Sir Wm. Strode, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Harbord, Doctor Arris, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Culliford, and Mr. Lynfeild, are added to the Committee, to which the Petition of several Woolen Drapers of Essex and Suffolk, is committed.

Fines and Recoveries.

A Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was read the First time.

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

Members not to take publick Office.

A Bill to prevent any Member of the House of Commons, from taking upon them any publick Office, was read the First time.

The Question being put, Whether this Bill shall be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers, Sir Nicholas Carew, for the Yeas, 88.
Mr. Marvell,
Tellers, Sir Tho. Allen, for the Noes, 74.
Sir Edw. Masters,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

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

Translation of Records produced.

Mr. Sacheverell reports from the Committee appointed to translate the Rolls brought in from the Tower, several Translations thereof, agreed by the Committee: Which were delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And being read; and the Matter being debated;

Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the Matter upon the Translations of the Parliament Rolls, be adjourned, until the Committee have perused and made their Report upon the Statute Rolls.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Speaker reports from his Majesty, That he had delivered the Address of the House, for recalling his Subjects out of the French King's Service: And, that his Majesty had returned Answer, That it was a Thing of too great an Importance, to have a present Answer: But he would consider of it; and return an Answer.

State of the Navy.

Ordered, That Mr. Pepis do on Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, bring into the House a true State of the present Condition of the Navy; and of the Stores and Provisions thereof.

Militia Laws.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect the former Laws relating to the Militia; and to consider of the Defects therein; and how they may be remedied; and also of the Abuses and Grievances which have been committed in the several Counties, in the Execution thereof; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House: And it is referred to Col. Kirby, Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Samuell Bernerdiston, Sir Jo. Covert, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Jo. Morton, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Robert Wright, Mr. Tho. Morris, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Tho. Littleton, Col. Strangwayes, Mr. Cheney, Lord Allington, Sir John Holland, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Bramston, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Love, Mr. Spry, Mr. Wright, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Adam Browne: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Illegal Imprisonment.

A Bill to prevent the illegal Imprisonment of the Subject, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Mallett, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Holland, Sir John Knight; Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Wm. Francklyn, Lord O Bryan, Mr. Sawyer, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Powle, Sir John Dony, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Samuell Bernardiston, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Churchill, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Heath, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Hubbart, Sir Nich. Carew, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Richard Leigh, Col. Kirkby, Sir John Hotham, Sir Richard Francklyn, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Franc. Drake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Garraway, Sir Geo. Downing: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Hospital Revenues, &c.

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to prepare and bring in a Bill to prevent Abuses in the Disposition of the Monies and Revenue belonging to Hospitals, Alms-houses, Schools, and other charitable Uses: And that it be referred to Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir John Erncley, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Colonel Sands, Sir John Pettus, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Richard Wiseman, Mr. Cheney, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Winstall Churchill, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Buscowen, Lord Hawley; or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

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