House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 29 April 1675

Pages 326-327

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, 29 die Aprilis, 1675.


Stephen Lauze, Benjamine le Nud, David Felles, and Baldwyn Mathewes, did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to their Naturalization.


A Complaint being made, on the Behalf of Colonel Roll, of a Breach of Privilege, committed by one * Gray, a Horse-courser, and one * * his Attorney;

Ordered, That Mr. * Attorney to * Grey, a Horsecourser, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Breach of Privilege, in impleading Mr. Roll, a Member of this House, and forcing him to put in Bail at Law: And that the Matter of the said Grey's Breach of Privilege be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine, and report it to the House.

Lindsey Level.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for draining the Fens of Lindsey Level: And that the said Bill be brought in on Tuesday Morning next, and then read between the Hours of Nine and Ten.

Crake's Petition.

A Petition of Michaell Crake was read.

Ordered, That this Petition he referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to consider of the Petition; and report the Matter of Fact to the House.


Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places appointed, at Four of the Clock.


A Bill against Moor-burning in several Counties, was read the First time.

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

Duty on Meal, &c.

A Bill for laying an Imposition upon Meal, and setting of Rates on other Commodities imported, was read the First time.

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

Earl of Danby's Impeachment.

Resolved, &c. That this House will To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, proceed in the further Consideration of the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Treasurer: And that the Lord Mayor of London, Thomas Salter, William Vogelsung, Mr. Brandling the Minister, and Mr. Offley, Barrister at Law, be summoned then to attend, and give in their Testimony.

Duke of Lauderdale.

Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the Matter concerning the Duke of Lauderdale be adjourned till this Day Sevennight.

Liberty of the Subject.

A Bill for the Relief of Prisoners detained for criminal Matters, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverall, Mr. Spry, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Morris, Sir James Smith, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Swanton, Mr. Ayres, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir John Heath, Mr. Mountague, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Hall, Mr. Powle, Sir Eliab Harvy, Sir Tho. Williams, Mr. Hales, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir John Covert, Sir Leoline Jenkings, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Noell, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Lord Ancram, Mr. Mallett, Sir Richard Wiseman, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Stockdayle, Sir John Trever, Sir John Hotham, Lord Castleton, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Members not to be public Officers.

A Bill to prevent Members elected to serve in Parliament from taking upon them any publick Office, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.

Tellers, Sir Wm. Coventry, for the Yeas, 113.
Sir Tho. Lee,
Tellers, Sir John Talbott, for the Noes, 145.
Sir John Hanmer,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Bill be rejected;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

And then the House adjourned till Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

The House attends the King.

THE House being met, in order to the attending of the King with the Address to prevent the Anticipation of the Customs;

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