Saturday, 17th November, 1660.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Naturalization be and is hereby revived; and that they sit
on Monday in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in
the Speaker's Chamber.
A Person ordered into Custody.
Sir Walter Earle reports from the Committee for Privileges, the Opinion of that Committee, that the House
be moved to send for Joseph Cranford, in safe Custody,
by the Serjeant at Arms.
Ordered, That Joseph Cranford be sent for, in Custody,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
The humble Petition of Sir John Carter, a Member
of this House; setting forth, that he, being ancient Tenant to the Dean and Chapter of Winchester, for the Impropriation of Gresford in the County of Denbigh, and
purchased the Reversion of the Glebe thereof; and having
applied himself to the said Dean and Chapter to renew his
Lease; and having his Majesty's gracious Letters of Recommendation for that Purpose; yet they refuse to treat
with him; and praying the Direction of this House, to
the said Dean and Chapter, to admit him to renew his
Lease upon reasonable and usual Terms; was humbly
presented to this House.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Commissioners appointed by his Majesty to treat with Purchasers of Deans and Chapters Lands, to do Right to the
Petitioner: And the House doth specially recommend
him to their Respect, in the Matter prayed: And the
said Commissioners are desired, in this Case, to give their
Order or Advice to the said Dean and Chapter, to forbear
making of any Lease or Contract of the Impropriation of
Gresford, or the Glebes thereof, to any other Person.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee upon the Bill of
Sales do report the Amendments to the said Bill, on
Thursday Morning next.
Hodgkin's, &c. Nat.
Ordered, That the Names of Elizabeth Hodgkin and
* Gillinger be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
Cursing and Swearing.
Mr. Bampfeild reports Amendments to the Bill against
Cursing and Swearing: Which he, standing in his Place,
read, with the Coherence; and the same were after twice
read by the Clerk; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Bill for Mr. John Micklethwaite, be
read on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Wharton, Sir Geo. Northcott,
Mr. Harris, Mr. Bampfield, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Shapcott, Mr. Yong, Mr. Henly, Mr. Peckham, Mr.
Shawe, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Titus, Mr. Bascawen,
Serjeant Rainsford, Mr. Crowch, Dr. Cleyton, Sir Edw.
Turner, Sir Edm. Boyer, Mr. Charlton, be added to the
Committee for bringing in the Bill upon the King's Majesty's Declaration touching a Settlement in the Church.
Attainder of Oliver Cromwell, &c.
Mr. Thomas reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for Attainder is referred, the Evidence given against
the respective Persons in the said Bill.
Ordered, That this Business be re-committed upon the
former Order; and that the Committee be revived, and
do sit on Monday in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
The humble Petition of Eleaner Lee and Anne Lee, Infants, Daughters and Coheirs of Sir Henry Lee Baronet,
and Dame Anne Lee his Wife, deceased, by Anne Countess
of Rochester, their Grandmother and Guardian, was tendered to this House.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the said Committee to whom the Bill for Attainder is referred: And
the said Committee are hereby fully impowered to receive all Petitions of like Nature; and to hear all Parties
concerned, and Witnesses in the respective Cases; and to
consider thereof; and state Matter of Fact thereupon;
and report the same to this House within Six Days.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Henry Norton, eldest
Son of Sir Gregory Norton, be referred to the said Committee to whom the Act for Attainder is referred; to examine the Matter of Fact, and state the same; and report
it to this House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir James Harrington
be also referred to the said Committee to whom the Bill
for Attainder is referred; to examine the Matter of Fact,
and state the same; and report it to this House.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges do forbear
to proceed in the Business concerning Sir Hugh Owen
and Sir John Robinson, formerly referred unto them,
until Thursday next.
Ordered, That Sir John Robinson, and Sir John Fredericke, do give Intimation to the Lord Mayor, this Afternoon, that this House doth take notice of the great Neglect
of the City of London in collecting of the Money upon the
Poll Bill, and upon the Acts of Assessment, in the several
and respective Wards; and that they speedily collect and
pay in the same: And Sir John Robinson is to report their
Answer, and Proceedings therein, on Monday Morning
Earl of Cleveland's Estate.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascock and
Mr. * *, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, we are commanded by the Lords to
attend you with a Bill which is intituled, An Act for the
settling of all the Manors and Lands of the Earl of
Cleveland, in Trustees, to be sold for the satisfying of the
Debts of the said Earl, and of Thomas Lord Wentworth
his Son: To which the Lords desire the Concurrence of
Ordered, That the Bill for the settling of all the Manors and Lands of the Earl of Cleveland, in Trustees, to
be sold for the satisfying the Debts of the said Earl, and
of Thomas Lord Wentworth, be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Privilege- Libellous Publication.
Mr. Secretary Morris acquaints this House with a
dangerous Book, published in Print, intituled, The Long
Parliament Revived; and that he had found out the
Author thereof, one Drake, who acknowledged that he
writ the same: And that he is at the Door.
The said Drake, being at the Door, was called in; and
being at the Bar, the said Book, intituled, The Long
Parliament Revived, &c. being shewed unto him, he
confesseth that he was the Penner of this Book; and that
it was his own Action.
Resolved, That William Drake do stand committed to
the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Privileges, to read over the said Book, intituled, The
Long Parliament Revived; to examine the Matter of
Fact; to state the material Points that are offensive in
this Book; and to report it to the House.