House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 October 1675

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 27 October 1675', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687, (London, 1802) pp. 365-366. British History Online [accessed 2 March 2024]


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Mercurii, 27 die Octobris, 1675.



A BILL to prevent Moor-burning, was read the First time.

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

Merchants Estate.

A Bill for settling the Estate of Henry Merchant, a Lunatick, was read the First time.

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

Lord Kilmurrey's Estate.

A Bill for Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmurrey, and for raising Portions for Byron Nedham and Charles Nedham, Two of his younger Sons, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir George Downeing, Sir Edmond Jenings, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir John Covert, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Knight, Col. Gilby, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edmond Wyndham, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Serjeant Rigby, Colonel Titus, Mr. Windham, Mr. Palmes, Mr. General Egerton, Mr. Eyres, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Tho. Clergis, Mr. Spry, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir John Shawe, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Thomas Woodcock, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Whittacre, Sir John Talbott, Sir Jeoff. Shakerly, Sir Theo. Biddolph, and all that serve for Cheshire and Lancashire: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.

Bath Election.

A Petition of Harry Bridges Esquire was read; complaining of an undue Return of Sir George Speake, to serve for the City of Bath in the County of Somersett, in Wrong of the Petitioner, who was duly elected by the Freemen of the said City, who have the Right of Election.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

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 the Bill be read a Second time.

Trade with France.

Sir George Downeing reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade between England and France, several Votes; and a Scheme, relating to the Trade, agreed by the Committee to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the Votes being again read, are as followeth;

Resolved, &c. That a Paper, intituled, A Scheme of the Trade between England and France, brought in to them by Mr. Alderman Ward, Mr. George Turiano, and many other English Merchants, Traders between England and France, be reported to the House.

Resolved, &c. That it be further reported to the House That effectual Means be used, that the English Merchants may have like Liberty and Privileges in Paris, as the French Merchants have in London.

Resolved, &c. That Leave be given by the House for the bringing in a Bill to the Effect following; viz.

That if a Treaty of Commerce, between his Majesty and the French King, be not concluded and published before the First of May next, by which the Impositions in France upon all English Manufactures shall be reduced, at least to the same Proportion and Rate they were at the Time of his Majesty's happy Restauration; then, from that Time, all French Commodities to be by the said Bill prohibited to be imported into this Kingdom, until the Making and Publication of such a Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of this Report be adjourned to Saturday Morning next.

Resolved, &c. That this House will on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to take the State and Condition of the Kingdom into further Consideration.

Call of the House.

Resolved, &c. That this House be called over on Tuesday next: and as to such as shall be Defaulters, whose Excuses are not allowed, the like Letters be sent to compel their Attendance, as were sent the last Sessions.

Bribery of Members.

The House having received Information of Reports abroad, of Monies dispersed, and Rewards given, amongst the Members of this House, for giving their Votes, and promoting Bills; and a Debate arising in the House, for a Test for purging the Members, in vindicating the Honour of the House in this Matter;

A Paper, in Writing, containing a Test, being tendered, and read: and the Matter debated;

Resolved, &c. That the Paper tendered, and read, containing a Test, be committed to Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Williams, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Robert, Holt, Lord Cavendish, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Puckerring, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Crouch, Sir Trever Williams, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir John Knight, Sir John Newton, Mr. King, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Barnaby, Dr. Arras, Sir Joseph Williamson, Mr. Garraway, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Coventry, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Edm. Jenings, Sir Hen. Capell, Colonel Titus, Sir John Covert, Mr. Sacheverall, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Hotham, Sir Edm. Windham, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Sir Copleston Bampfeild, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Elyab Harvey, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Eyres, to consider of and amend the same, upon the Debates of the House, as they shall think fit; and report the same to the House: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Irregular summoning Members.

The House being informed of certain Letters sent to some particular Members, to summon them to give their Attendance upon the Service of this House:

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly moved, that the Members of this House may be summoned to give their Attendance on the Service of this House, by Proclamation only.

Solemnizing 5 Nov.

Resolved, &c. That this House will, for the better solemnizing of the Fifth of November next, meet in the House; and from thence go, in a Body, to St. Margaret's Westminster.

Dr. Sandcroft to preach on 5th Nov.

Resolved, &c. That Dr. Sandcroft, Dean of St. Paul's, be desired to preach before the House, on the Fifth Day of November next, at St. Margarett's Westminster: And Sir Thomas Meres, and Sir Charles Wheeler are desired to give him Notice hereof.

The Question being put . . . . the Committees that were appointed may sit this Afternoon.

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Mr. Williams, for the Yeas, 103.
Mr. Hale,
Tellers, Sir Edm. Jenings, for the Noes, 74.
Colonel Stroud,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.


Resolved, &c. That this House will on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of that Part of his Majesty's Speech, which relates to a Supply for the Building more Ships.

Hertford Election.

A Petition of Sir John Gower being tendered to the House, directed to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And it being moved, that he may not be precluded of his Right, by reason of the Committee's not sitting Yesterday, to receive his Petition;

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Privileges receive the Petition of Sir John Gower, touching the Election for Hertford, at their next Meeting.

Gower's Petition.

A Petition of William Leveson Gower was read.

Malton Election.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Malton was read.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the State of the Case; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.