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, 8 die Maii, 1675.
Russell's, &c. Nat.
A BILL for Naturalizing Theodore Russell, and others, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Tho. Morris, Sir John Knight, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Nich. Morris, Mr. Powle, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Lyonell Walden, Sir John Otway, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Packer, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Cholmondley, Sir Wm. Stroud, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Robert Wright, Col. Gray, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Pettus, Lord Ancram, Mr. Westfaling, Sir John Newton, Col. Strode, Mr. Buller, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Mr. Spry, Mr. Ayres, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Wright, Sir Elyab Harvey, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Richard Wiseman, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Jay, Mr. Chetwin, Mr. Hall, Mr. Henley, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Tulse, Lord Burleigh, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir John Lowther, Sir Foulke Lucy, Sir Jo. Mallett, Alderman Bence, Mr. Crouch: And they are to meet on Tuesday next in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for Sale of certain Lands of Seckford Cage Esquire, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Motion being made, for Leave to be given to bring in a Bill to regulate and prevent Inconveniencies by Hackney Stage Coaches; and to restrain their Number;
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration and Debate of the Matter touching Hackney Stage Coaches, be adjourned till Wednesday next.
Answer to Address recalling Subjects from France.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had presented the Address of this House to his Majesty, for recalling his Subjects that are Soldiers in the French King's Service; and that his Majesty was pleased so declare, that He would return an Answer in Writing, this Morning.
Mr. Secretary Coventry did deliver in his Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, in Writing: And the same being read by Mr. Speaker, is as followeth; viz.
HIS Majesty having received an Address from the House of Commons, concerning the Recalling such of His Subjects as are Soldiers in the French King's Service, hath thought fit to return this Answer; That such Troops of His Subjects as were in the Most Christian King's Service before the last Treaty made with the States General of the United Provinces, and were not by That to be recalled; as they are at present become inconsiderable in their Numbers, so His Majesty conceiveth, they cannot be recalled without Derogation to His Honour and Dignity, and Prejudice to the Peace He now enjoyeth, and hath publickly professed to maintain with all His Neighbours: But as to the Prohibiting the Going over of any more, his Majesty will renew his Proclamation, and use all other effectual Means, both to forbid and hinder it. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the Eighth Day of May, 1675.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of his Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, for Recalling his Subjects which are in Arms in the French King's Service, be adjourned till Monday Morning, after Ten of the Clock.
Privilege-Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition being read of Nevill Bagaley an Attorney at Law, and now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege against Colonel Roll, a Member of this House; and he having submitted to the House, and craved their Pardon; and being called in; and kneeling at the Bar; and having a Reprimand given him by Mr. Speaker:
Ordered, That the said Nevill Bagaley be discharged from his Commitment, paying his Fees.
Lords Proceedings respecting Sir J. Fagg.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journals of the House of Lords; and to see what Entries are made therein in the Case of Sir John Fagg; and to report the Matter to the House: And that it be referred to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Otway, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Garraway, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Mallet, Sir Cha. Harbord, Colonel Titus; or any Three of them.
Committee for Journals.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Journals of the House every Saturday in the Afternoon; and to peruse the Entries therein; and to see if there be any Mis-entries or Mistakes; and to rectify the same, or report the Matter to the House, for further Direction therein: And it is referred to Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Otway, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Morris, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Titus, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Nich. Morris, or any Three of them.
Liberty of the Subject.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for the Relief of Prisoners detained for criminal Matters, was committed, some Amendments, which were agreed by the Committee: And a Debate arising upon other of the Amendments;
Ordered, That the Bill re-committed to the former Committee, upon the Debates of the House.
Prince Rupert's Licence.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for granting a Licence to his Highness Prince Rupert Duke of Cumberland, for One-and-thirty Years, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Lord Allington, Mr. Hall, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir John Talbott, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Jo. Tredenham, Mr. Gray, Mr. Lucy, Col. Kirkby, Sir John Knight, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Col. Gray, Mr. Newport, Sir Robert Holmes, Mr. Hoby, Sir Wm. Haward, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Sherrard, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Trever Williams, Lord Burleigh, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Col. Gilby, Sir Phill. Mouncton, Mr. Finch, Mr. Bennett, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Rob. Holt, Sir Tho. Chichley, Sir Lanc. Lake, Colonel Titus, Sir John Stonehouse, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Culliford, Sir Fr. Compton, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Geo. Courtopp, Sir John Pettus: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Explanation of an Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Wednesday next.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.