Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 18 Maii, 1675.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
ORDERED, That Mr. Humfry Burlace and Mr. John Buller, have the Leave of this House, to attend, and give in their Testimony, in a Cause between Kendall and Hallet, at the Bar of the Lords House.
Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill for encouraging the Glass Manufacture, was committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow, in the Places formerly appointed.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
The House being informed, that Two Trials were carried down against Mr. Spry, a Member of this House, by Humfry Williams, during Time of Privilege of Parliament;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Writ for burning Heretics.
A Bill to abolish the Writ de Hæretico comburendo, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Knight, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Joseph Tredinham, Mr. May, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Mallett, Sir Richard Everrard, Mr. Tho. Morris, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Baptist May, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Trever, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Mallett, Sir Tho. Williams, Sir John Moreton, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Mr. Streete, Mr. Windham, Mr. Nich. Morris, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir John Covert, Mr. Tanner, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Weld: 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.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Lindsey Level be read on Thursday Sevennight, Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Lord Kilmorrey's Debts, &c.
Sir John Birkenhead reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for the Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmorrey, and for raising Portions for younger Children, was committed; several Amendments agreed by the Committee, to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Prince Rupert's Licence.
The 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, with the Amendments, agreed by this House, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be returned to the Lords.
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 the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. May, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Covert, Sir John Mallett, Colonel Titus, Sir Edw. Deeing, Sir Tho. Williams, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Shawe, Sir John Werden, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Cheney, Sir Francis Drake, Colonel Strode, Mr. Hall, Colonel Birch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Streete, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Vaughan, Lord O Bryan, Lord Burleigh, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Hoby, Major Norwood, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Richard Wiseman, Mr. Powle: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Privilege- Lords Jurisdiction in the Case of Mr. Onslowe.
Sir Richard Temple reports from the Lords, That he had attended their Lordships, according to the Command of this House, with the Message in the Case of Mr. Onslowe: To which the Lords returned an Answer; which, being in Writing, was delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and read; and is as followeth;
The Lords do declare, That it is the undoubted Right of the Lords in Judicature, to receive and determine, in Time of Parliament, Appeals from inferior Courts, though a Member of either House be concerned, that there may be no Failure of Justice in the Land: And from this Right, and the Exercise thereof, their Lordships will not depart.
The Matter of the Lords Answer being debated;
Resolved, &c. That it is the undoubted Right of this House, that none of their Members be summoned to attend the House of Lords during the Sitting or Privilege of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Privileges of this House, contained in the Lords Answer to the last Message of this House, in the Case of Mr. Onslowe.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Ford do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, upon the Subject Matter of their Message concerning the Warrant for apprehending Dr. Shirley.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
A Bill for hindering Papists to sit in Parliament, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on Thursday Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Privilege- A buse of a person attending the House.
Complaint being made to the House, on the Behalf of one Mr. Robert Murrey, that he having a Petition depending against the Duke of Lauderdale, and which, by Order of the House, is referred to the Committee of Grievances; and, coming up the Stairs of the House, in order to the Solicitation of his Business; was assaulted, jostled, and threatened, by Patrick Amenz, Master of the Horse to the said Duke, and Sir Wm. Sharpe, and others, in Breach of the Privilege which Suitors ought to have in attending their Business;
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matter aforesaid complained of on the Behalf of Mr. Murrey; and report it with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that it be referred to Sir John Mallett, Sir Nich. Carew, Col. Sandis, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Powle, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Newport, Major General Ejerton, Sir Eliab Harvey, Lord Ancram; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that the Committee do summon and hear the Parties concerned.
Recalling Subjects from France.
Ordered, That the further Address of this House to his Majesty, for recalling his Subjects out of the Service of the French King, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Duke of Lauderdale.
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate of his Majesty's Answer to the Address of this House, concerning the Duke of Lauderdale, be taken up on Friday Morning next.
Conference concerning Warrant for apprehending Shirley.
Sir Henry Ford reports, That, in Obedience to the Order of this House, he had attended the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Subject Matter of their Lordships last Message, concerning the Warrant for apprehending Dr. Shirley; and that the Lords had agreed to a Conference To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Sir Nic. Carew, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Eliab Harvy, Mr. Streete, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Serjeant Jones, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Serjeant Crooke, or any Three of them, to draw up Reasons, to be offered at the Conference with the Lords, upon the Privileges of this House, contained in the Lords Answer to the last Message of this House, in the Case of Mr. Onslowe: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Members to attend.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that are of the Long Robe, do attend the Service of this House To-morrow Morning: And that Notice of this Order be given them by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Supply Bill; appropriating Customs.
Ordered, That the Bill for appropriating the Customs to the Use of the Navy for Three Years, be read To-morrow Morning, next after the Bill concerning Religion.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.