House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 1 July 1685

Pages 754-755

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

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Mercurii, 1 die Julii, 1685. 1Jac. IIdi.


Buckingham Gaol.

ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for laying a Charge on the County of Bucks, for Building of a Common Gaol for the said County.

Insolvent Debtors.

A Bill for Relief of Poor Prisoners for Debt, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Paston, Lord Digby, Sir Cha. Litleton, Dr. Davenant, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir John Hoskins, Sir Nic. Lestrange, Mr. Porter, Mr. Weld, Mr. Cradock, Sir Tho. Meres, Lord Brackley, Mr. Trevanion, Sir James Butler, Sir Fra. Clark, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Etherick, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Tho. Norton, Sir Ra. Verney, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Christy, Sir Cyrill Wyche, Sir Tho. Mackworth, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Ryves, Sir Hen. Marwood, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Hawtry, Colonel Lee, Sir Cha. Holt, Sir Phil. Egerton, Mr. Parker, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Wm. Pritchard, * * Nicholls, Mr. Hervey, Sir Pet. Daniel, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Powell, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Robert Cotton, Mr. Done, Mr. Guy, Mr. Hanses, Lord Falkland, Mr. Mr. Arnold, Mr. North, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Rich. Verney, Mr. De Gray, Sir Charles Gawdy, Mr. Beare, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir John Moore, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir Nath. Johnson, * * Kendall, Mr. Walcott, Sir John Werdon, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Parsons, Mr. Howard, Sir Pet. Rich, Mr. Litleton, Mr. Kingdon, Mr. Duncombe, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Graham, Sir Wm. Tromball, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir John Lowther of Lowther, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Litleton, Sir John Cotton, and all the Members of the Long Robe; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Another Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the first-mentioned Bill is committed: And the Committee is to reduce both the said Bills into One: And they are impowered to prepare and bring in a Clause to be added to the Bill for appointing Commissioners in London, instead of Justices of the Peace, to examine the Ability of the said Prisoners upon Oath; and how their Estates have been assigned, and to whom; in order to the Prevention of Frauds in the Release of the said Prisoners.

Foreign Buttons.

Mr. Dolben reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against the Importation of foreign-wrought Buttons, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon many Alterations and Amendments to the Bill; whereby, after the Preamble, the Bill was forced to be new drawn: Which were read to the House.

And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;

Ordered, That the Bill, and Amendments, do lie upon the Table.

Ordered, That the same Committee be revived, and have Leave to prepare and bring in a Bill against the Importation of foreign-wrought Buttons; and also another Bill against the Importation of foreign Bonelace, Needle-work, Fringe, Cutwork, Embroidery, and Band-strings.

Improving Tillage.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklin;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to a Bill sent up from this House, intituled, An additional Act for Improvement of Tillage; with some Amendments: To which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Amendments being thrice read;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendments.

Ordered, That Mr. North do carry up the said Bill to the Lords, with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendments.

Cooke's Estate.

Mr. Powell reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Younger Cooke Esquire to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed to some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Blackett's Petition.

A Petition of William Blackett Merchant being presented to the House;

Ordered, That the Petition do lie on the Table: And that Sir Nath. Johnson, a Member of this House, have Notice to attend in his Place To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.

Foreign Protestants Nat.

A Bill for a general Naturalization of all French Protestants Strangers now residing in England, Wales, Berwick upon Tweed, and the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, and such others as shall come over within a limited Time, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Hanses, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Manwaring, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. North, Lord Falkland, Mr. Awbery, Mr. Dolben, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Lord Bruce, Mr. Ash, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Etherick, Mr. Christie, Mr. Paston, Mr. Price, Mr. St. Amand, Lord Willoughby, Sir Wm. Tromball, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Coningsby, Sir Wm. Gulston, Lord Brackley, Mr. Geeres, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Tipping, Mr. Ryves, Lord Ancram, Mr. Powell, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Webb, Mr. Mellish, Mr. Fanshaw, Lord Wiltshire, Sir Cha. Holt, Colonel Lee, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Duncombe, Sir Richard Midleton, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir John Hoskins, Sir John Reresby, Mr. Essex Strode, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Freeman, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Smith, Lord Midleton, Sir Dan. Fleming; or any Eight of them: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to prepare a Clause to be added to the Bill, That the Liturgy of the Church of England, now by Licence translated into French, shall from henceforth be used in all French Churches and Congregations: And that it be a Condition of the Naturalization intended by the Bill, That, if any Persons thereby naturalized, or their Children, shall hereafter go to any other Congregation than where the Liturgy of the Church of England is used, or to any Conventicle whatsoever; they, and every of them, shall from thenceforth be uncapable of receiving any Benefit of their Naturalization; and be from thenceforth deemed Aliens to all Intents and Purposes, as if no such Act of Naturalization had been made.

Hackney Coaches.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee to whom the several Bills for regulating Hackney Coaches stand committed, That they do reduce the same into One Bill, and report the same to the House.

And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.