Friday, August 3d, 1660.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. John Farrington, a
Member of this House, have Leave to go into the
A Bill for Maintenance of the Vicar of Royston, and
his Successors, was this Day read the Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed to the Committee to whom
the Bill for Harwich is committed: And that Mr. Pryn,
Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Crowtch, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr.
Mallet, Sir Walter Earle, Sir John Northcot, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Rainsford, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Chafe,
and the Knights and Burgesses of Hertfordshire and
Cambridgshire, be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Bill touching Persons who have
bought Offices, be read To-morrow Morning.
Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee for
Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Election for
the Borough of Camilford in the County of Cornwall;
that upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared, that the
Freemen and Inhabitants have the Right of Election;
and that, comparing the Number of Votes given to Henry
Nicholas Esquire, who is returned by one Indenture, and
to Wm. Cotton Esquire, who is returned by another
Indenture, the Committee found Mr. Nicholls had a
greater Number of the Votes of Freemen than Mr. Cotton;
but it was objected, on Mr. Cotton's Part, that divers of
the Voices given to Mr. Nicholls were such as paid not
Scot and Lot, and therefore had not Right to vote; and,
upon hearing of Testimony given in that Behalf, were of
Opinion that Mr. Cotton had a greater Number of Votes
of such as paid Scot and Lot than Mr. Nicholls, after
Deduction of such Votes for him as paid not Scot and
Lot; and that therefore Mr. Cotton was duly elected,
and ought to sit in this House.
The Question being propounded, That this House
doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Cotton is duly
elected to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough
of Camilford in the County of Cornwall, and do sit in
The House was divided.
And the Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Richard Temple,
||With the Yeas,
And so it was
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Mr. Cotton is duly elected to serve in this
present Parliament for the Borough of Camilsford, in the
County of Cornwall, and do sit in this House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
Privileges and Elections, to examine the Fact as to the
Return of Members to serve in this present Parliament
for the Borough of Helston, in the County of Cornwall;
and to report the same to this Committee.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Birch reports that he did, according to the
Command of this House, carry the Two Orders to the
Lords; the one touching paying Forty thousand Pounds
for the Army upon Assignation.
To that the Lords do agree:
To the other, touching Sir George Booth, the Lords
returned Answer, that they would speedily take it into
That he did put the Lords in mind of the Order
touching Mr. Peck and the Marshal; to which the Lords
answer, they will send Answer, in convenient Time, by
Messengers of their own.
Colonel Birch reports a Bill for Excise; which was
this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Monday Morning next.
Wards and Liveries.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Bill for taking
away the Court of Wards be resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business, nothing to intervene.
Grant to Booth.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and * *,
Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have considered of a Vote of
this House, concerning the conferring of Ten thousand
Pounds upon Sir George Booth: And they do concur
with you therein: And desire, that it may be entered
on the Excise, and paid to him.
Marquis of Winchester's Estate.
The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act
towards the Reparation and Satisfaction to be made unto
John Lord St. John of Basing, Earl of Wiltshire, and
Marquis of Winchester, out of the Manors and Lands of
Robert Wallop Esquire, and Sir Thomas Jervoies Knight,
deceased, for the Sum of Nineteen thousand Pounds, and
Damages for the same, given unto them by the late pretended Parliament, out of the said Marquis of Winchester's
Estate: To which the Lords desire your Concurrence.
Petition from the City- Naturalization.
The House being informed, that divers Aldermen of
the City of London were at the Door, they were called in;
and Sheriff Bateman, addressing himself to Mr. Speaker,
I am commanded by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen,
and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, to present a Petition to this honourable
And, having made some Apology for the Length of
it, delivered the Petition:
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read;
and was intituled, The humble Petition and Remonstrance
of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of London, in
Common Council assembled.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Naturalization is committed; and that Sir Wm. Wild, Sir John Frederick, Sir
George Downing, Mr. Allen, Sir Richard Browne, Mr.
Ellison, Sir Capell Luckin, Mr. Proby, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Allen Broadrick, Mr. Richbell, Mr. Pryn, Sir
John Lowther, Mr. Dallison, Sir George How, and all
the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, be added to that
The Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
Gentlemen, The House hath read your Petition; and
referred it to a Committee: And, upon their Report,
will determine thereupon what shall be fitting.