House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 15 March 1678

Pages 454-455

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

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Veneris, 15 die Martii, 1677.


Stannary Laws.

ORDERED, That the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Stannary Laws is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.

Vyrnwry's Bridge.

A Bill for repairing the new Bridge over the River Vyrnwry, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Crouch, Mr. Price, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Wm. Killegrew, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Rolles, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Browne, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Buller, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Mr. Newport, Mr. Spry, Sir John Cotton, Col. Titus, Sir John Knight, Col. Phillipps, Sir Rob. Berkely, Col. Robinson, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Hamden, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Talbot, Sir Wm. Haward, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Powle, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Rich. Corbet, Sir Jon. Trelawney, Sir Wm. Hickman: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Gresham's Estate.

A Bill for vesting the Rectory of Westerham in the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of the Debts of Edward Gresham Esquire, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Lord Gorge, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Bramston, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. Mainard, Mr. Packer, Sir John Elwes, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Henley, Col. Rob. Phillips, Lord Allington, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Wright, Sir John Coryton, Sir Edm. Jenings, Mr. Stawell, Sir John Rolles, Mr. Tanner, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Walker, Mr. Basset, Sir Rob. Cann, Sir John Norton, Sir John Talbot, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Neale, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Ric. Everard, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Draper, Mr. Noseworthy, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Col. Ed. Phillips, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Allen Broderick, Capt. Price, Sir Cyrill Wyche, Sir Tho. Higgons, Mr. Greenvile, Sir Nich. Slaning, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Wm. Haywood, Mr. Man, Colonel Birch, Mr. Weld, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Fra. Clarke, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Treldwney, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Sir Fr. Drake, Sir Ch. Harbord, Sir John Reresby, Mr. Osborne, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Kent, Middlesex, Surry, and Lincolne: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.


A Bill for settling of a Register for Goods, bought by or pawned to Pawnbrokers and others, was read the First time.

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

Countess of Lincolne's, &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Naturalizing of Jane de Galiere Countess of Lincolne, and others, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Sir Ch. Harbord, Mr. Papillon, Col. Birch, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Windham, Sir Ric. Everard, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Henly, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir John Cotton, Sir Edw. Harlo, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Newport, Sir John Knight, Serj. Seis, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Covert, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Coryton, Sir Wm. Heywood, Sir John Mallet, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Rob. Holmes: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Pretended Rights, &c.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Preventing of buying and selling pretended Rights and Titles; and for the more effectual Preventing and Punishing of Maintenance, Embracery, and Champarty.

Address for War with France.

Mr. Powle reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare and draw up an Address to be presented to his Majesty, an Address agreed upon by the Committee: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; and is as followeth; viz.

WE Your Majesty's most humble and loyal Subjects, the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, do, in all Duty and Faithfulness to Your Majesty's Service, humbly present Your Majesty with this our Advice: That for the satisfying the Minds of Your good Subjects, who are much disquieted with the Apprehensions of the Dangers arising to this Kingdom from the Growth and Power of the French King; and for the Encouragement of the Princes and States confederated against him; Your Majesty would graciously be pleased, immediately to declare, proclaim, and enter into an actual War against the said French King: For the Prosecution whereof, as we have already passed a Bill of Supply, which only wants Your Royal Assent, so we desire Your Majesty to rest constantly assured, that we will from time to time proceed to stand by and aid Your Majesty with such plentiful Supplies and Assistances, as Your Majesty's Occasions for so Royal an Undertaking shall require. And because Your Majesty's Endeavours, by way of Mediation, have not produced those good Effects Your Majesty intended, we do most humbly beseech Your Majesty, That You would graciously be pleased to recall Your Ambassadors from Nemigen and France, and to cause the French Ambassador to depart from hence; that Your Majesty being publickly disengaged from acting as a Mediator, or upon such Terms and Conditions as were then proposed, Your Majesty may enter into the War to no other End, than that the said French King may be reduced unto such a Condition, as he may be no longer terrible to Your Majesty's Subjects; and that Christendom be restored to such a Peace, as may not be in the Power of the said King to disturb.

Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to this Address.

And the Lord Russell is to go up to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence.

Lindsey Level.

The Question being put, That Counsel be now called in, to proceed in the further Hearing the Cause concerning Lindsey Level;

The House divide.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers, Sir Tho. Doleman, For the Noes, 138.
Col. Strode,
Tellers, Sir John Rolles, For the Yeas, 108.
Sir Tho. Mompesson,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Tax on new Buildings.

A Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings, was read the First time.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do deliver in the several Estimates of the House built upon new Foundations, which have been brought to him from the several Parishes, To-morrow, to the House.

Lyndsey Level.

Ordered, That the further Hearing of the Cause concerning Lyndsey Level, which was appointed for this Day, be adjourned until Tuesday next come Sevennight.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.