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, 8 die Martii, 1676.
THEodore Hofstadt this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Fire in Southwarke.
A Bill to constitute a Judicature to determine Differences touching Houses burned down, and new Buildings erected in the room of them in Southwarke, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for settling the Draining of Lindsey Level, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Edm. Windham, Lord Castleton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Lanc. Lake, Col. Sandys, Sir Richard Everard, Sir Wm. Windham, Sir Tho. Allen, Lord Digby, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Nico. Slaning, Mr. Culliford, Sir Phil. Harcourt, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Tho. Clargis, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel Byrch, Sir John Moreton, Lord Ancram, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Morris, Sir John Hotham, Mr. May, Sir Wm. Haward, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Guy, Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Terringham, Captain Man, Sir Wm. Blackett, Mr. Herbert, Sir John Shaw, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Lord Fitzharding, Colonel Werden, Mr. Progers, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir John Werden, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Robert Holmes, Mr. Eyres, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Daniel; and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Lincolne, Yorke, Norfolke, and Northampton; and for the several Cities, Towns, and Boroughs within the same Counties: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Growth of Timber.
A Bill to preserve and increase the Growth of Timber Trees, was tendered.
The House then, according to the Order Yesterday, took up the Consideration of the Petition of John Wyse, William White, Robert Stephens, and Perient Trott, Merchants, and Members of the Bermudas Company, on Behalf of themselves, and divers others of the said Company, and many of the Planters within the said Island; complaining, That some of the Members of the said Company have undertaken to make several arbitrary and illegal By-laws, contrary to their Charter; and put the same in Execution, to the great Grievance and Oppression of the Petitioners; was read.
And the Petitioners who subscribed the said Petition, being called in to the Bar of the House; and owning the Petition; and taking on them to make out the Contents of it;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Terringham, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Crowch, Sir Geo. Downing, Col. Byrch, Sir Nico. Slaning, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Love, Mr. Marvell, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Antho. Irby, Lord Ancram, Sir John Trevor, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Knight, Sir John Mallett, Lord Ashley, Sir John Coventrey, Colonel Tho. Howard, Sir Tho. Clargis, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Russell, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Williams, Mr. Solicitor General, Colonel Sandys, Sir Franc. Clarke, Mr. Hampden, Sir John Holmes, Sir Hen. Thompson, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Burleigh, Captain Man, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Michael Wharton, Lord Angier, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Sawyer, Sir James Rushout, Sir John Fagg, Sir John Hotham, Lord Cavendish, Sir Robert Holmes, to examine the Matter of the said Petition; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Moore, have Leave to go into the Country for a short time, for Recovery of his Health.
Papists not to sit in Parliament.
A Bill for hindering Papists to sit in either House of Parliament, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Writ for burning Heretics.
Ordered, That the Bill to take away the Writ de Hæretico comburendo, be brought in, and read To-morrow Morning.
A Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir John Mallett, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Crowch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Barnham, Sir Edward Masters, Sir John Heath, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Eyres, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Coventrey, Lord Fitzharding, Mr. Secretary Coventrey, Sir John Knight, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Talbott, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Maynard, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Williams, Lord Digby, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Daniel, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Gray Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Fran. Roll, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Fran. Lawley, Sir Phil. Monckton, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Hambden, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Westfaling, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Mr. Palmes, Sir Richard Wiseman, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir John Werden, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Coppleston Bampfeild Lord Cavendish, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Daniel, Sir John Holman, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Morris; and all the Gentlemen of the House that are of the Long Robe: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Motion being made, for a further Supply to be given to His Majesty;
Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Motion for a further Supply to His Majesty.
Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.