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, 13 die Martii, 1676.
HENRY Pelate did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Fines and Recoveries.
A Bill for the better Assurance of such as claim under ancient Fines and Recoveries, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Mallet, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Crouch, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Newport, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Morris, Sir John Knight, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Powle, Mr. Henley, Mr. Sachaverell, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Swanton, Sir Edmund Jenings, Mr. Jay, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir John Trevor, Sir Henry Ford, Mr. Clerke, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Williams, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Rowland Barkely, Mr. Wright, Dr. Arris, Sir John Otway, Sir Charles Wheeler, Mr. Mallett, Sir Trevor Williams, Col. Kirby, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Stanhop, Mr. Mainard, Sir Jeoffry Shakerly, Mr. Corey, Mr. May, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time, on Monday next after Ten of the Clock.
Frauds and Perjuries.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, to prevent Frauds and Perjuries, was read.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time in a full House.
Wages due to Members.
A Bill to release and discharge the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Cinque Ports, from all Wages due to Members, from the First Day of this Parliament to the First Day of this Session, was read.
Conference on Address against Danger from French Power.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Baron Bertie and Mr. Justice Scroggs;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with the House of Commons, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Address brought up to their Lordships on Saturday last.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present Conference with the Lords in the Painted Chamber, upon the Address sent up to their Lordships on Saturday last.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That this House had agreed to a present Conference with the Lords in the Painted Chamber, upon the Address sent up to their Lordships on Saturday last.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir John Trevor, Sir Joseph Tridenham, Sir Henry Capell, Mr. Finch, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Ernly, Lord Cavendish, Lord Digby, Sir Rob. Carr, Sir Tho. Littleton, Lord Ancram, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Vaughan, be appointed to attend, and manage the Conference.
Sir William Coventry reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Address sent up to their Lordships on Saturday last, That what was delivered at the Conference by the Lords, was put into Writing: Which he read; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same was twice read; and is as followeth:
That the Lords do fully concur with the House of Commons, in the Matter of the Address sent up to their Lordships on Saturday last; and do only apprehend, that it may not altogether answer the Ends designed; their Lordships very much doubting this Address may not sufficiently encourage His Majesty to pursue the necessary Methods for compassing so great a Work, unless the humble Advice of His Two Houses be backed with such Assurances, as may let the World see, that if our Security cannot be attained by such Alliances as His Majesty shall think fit to make, nothing will be left unattempted to procure it by our utmost Assistances.
The Lords do further offer to your Consideration, That the Words, "and in Sicily," be added after the Word " Netherlands" in the Fourteenth Line; and, in the Two-and-twentieth Line, after the same Words, may be added, "and Sicily;" it being of great Importance to our Trade, that Sicily be not in the Hands of the French King.
Reneu's, &c. Nat.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Low and Sir Miles Cooke;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for Naturalization of Peter Reneu, and others: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Lords Amendments to Address.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate concerning the Amendments of the Lords, delivered at the Conference this Day, upon the Address sent up to their Lordships on Saturday last, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Duke of Norfolk.
Resolved, That the Case of the Duke of Norfolk, which was appointed to be heard at the Bar of this House To-morrow, be heard on Thursday Morning next, at the Bar of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant, for summoning of these Persons following; viz. Lord Digby of Gestrell, Richard Coote Esquire, Tho. Coote Esquire, Mr. Richard Marriot, Mr. Braithwaite, Mr. Ravenscroft, Sir Theodore Devaux, Sir George Wakeman, Dr. Moore, Mr. Burbury, Mr. Deerham, Dr. Wolfe, Sir Charles Berkeley, Dr. Smith, Sir Thomas Lynch, Mr. Offley, Mr. Methum, Mr. Dovey, Mr. Cox, Mr. Ash, Mr. Charles Bertu, Dr. Stockholme, Dr. Stayly, Dr. Tanner, Mr. Dolt, Sir John Cope, Dr. Collins, Endimion Lanier, Thomas Killegrew, Charles Killegrew, George Saers, Fabian Phillips, Sir John Cope, Dr. Allen, Captain Pecket, Lieutenant Whitlock, George Ravenscroft, Mr. Bridges, Mr. John Radford, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Turner, and Mr. Thomas Cox; to attend, as Witnesses, at the Bar of this House on Thursday next, in the Case of the Duke of Norfolke.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees, that are discontinued; be revived: and do sit this Afternoon in the Places formerly appointed.
Wages due to Members.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill this Day read, for discharging the Wages due to the Members of this House, be read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Grievances.
Ordered, That no Committee do sit till Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.