Sabbati, 20 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Lindsey Level, &c.
THE Committee to whom Two Bills touching the
Level of the Fens, called Lindsey Level, lying in
the County of Lincolne, and the County of the City of
Lincolne, was committed, having adjourned to that Day
Sevennight, next after the First Day that this Parliament
shall meet on after their intended Recess; and to meet
that Day in the Afternoon, in the Star Chamber;
Ordered, That all Persons concerned in the said Two
Bills have notice of the said Adjournment, to the end
they may attend at the Time and Place appointed, to offer
what they have to say to the said Committee.
Resolved, That those that are Adventurers shall have
Access to the Records and Papers concerning the Fens:
And that the Clerk for the Adventurers of the Great
Level of the Fens do, from time to time, produce before
the Committee such Books, Papers, and Records, as he
shall receive any Warrant for, under the Hand of the
Chairman of the Committee.
And it is further Ordered, That there be free Liberty
for Parties, Counsel, and Solicitors, on all Sides, to have
recourse to the Records of Proceedings remaining with
the said Clerk; and to search, peruse, and take Conies
of what they think fit, or may serve for their Purpose,
Parson's Green Inclosure.
Sir Richard Onslow reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill for confirming of an Inclosure of Land,
formerly used for a Common Highway from ParsonsGreen
to Southfeild in Fulham, and the Settling of other Land
for a Common Highway there in lieu thereof, was committed, That the Committee saw no Cause to alter or
amend the same: And thereupon delivered in the same
at the Clerk's Table: Which being read the Third time;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
assent to the said Bill: And that the same do pass.
And Sir Richard Onslow is to return the same to the
A Bill for Angell Grey Esquire to hold the Land of Sir
John Danvers, till he receive 3,000£. with Interest, was
this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Fane, Colonel Legg, Mr. Churchill, Sir
Allen Apsley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Mallet, Sir Allen Brodrick, Mr. Biscowen, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Doleman,
Mr. Phillips, Mr. Knight, Mr. Bulteel, Mr. Clerk, Mr.
Mountague, Sir Jo. Rouse, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Robert
Atkins, Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir Sol.
Swale, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Waldron, Mr. Pleadwell, Mr.
Whorwood, Mr. Sandys, Sir Heneag Fince, Sir Francis
Henry Lee, Mr. Francis Finch, Mr. Cliford, Mr. Clifton,
Sir Jo. Talbot, and all the Members that serve for Somersetshire: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for the making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied, by Sir Edward Powell Knight and
Baronet, and Dame Mary his Wife, was this Day read
the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second
Tuesday at the next Meeting after this Recess.
Ordered That the Bill of Mr. Scudamor be read on
Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Double Return
for the Borough of Truro in Cornwall, That, upon Examination of the Fact, the Question appeared to be, Whether the Mayor and Twenty-four, or all the Freemen, of
that Borough, have Right to elect Members to serve in
Parliament: And this was the Resolution of the last
Parliament: and the Opinion of the Committee, That
the Twenty-four only, without the other Freemen, had
Right to elect; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell
were duly elected by them, and ought to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree with the Committee, That the Mayor and Twentyfour of the Borough of Truro in the County of Cornwall
have the Right of electing Members to serve in Parliament
for that Borough; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell were duly elected as Burgesses for the said Borough
of Truro; and that they do sit in this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue a Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ for a new
Election of a Burgess at Chippenham in the Room of Sir
Bills to be read.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bills for Rannes and
Clethero in the Duchy of Lancaster; and also for to
enable the King to make Leases of his Duchy of Cornwall; be read on Monday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney of the Duchy have the
Leave of this House, to go into the Country.
And then this House resolved itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to resume the Debate of the advancing of his Majesty's Revenue; and to settle the
Proportions, according to the former Votes.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee:
Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And
Sir Robert Atkins made Report, That the Committee
had made some Progress; and desired that the House
might again resolve itself into a Committee on Monday
next, at Nine of the Clock, to proceed upon the last
Resolved, That this House do again resolve itself into
a Committee on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock,
to proceed upon the last Debate.
Message about Adjournment.
Mr. Secretary Moris acquainted Mr. Speaker, That the
King's Majesty, respecting the Season of the Year, and
that it was hotter at this Time than it used to be; and
that some of the Judges had entered upon their Circuits
this Day, and others were to set out on Monday next;
and that, upon that Occasion, many of the Long Robe
were to leave the Town; and believing that many other
of the Members of this House desired a Recess, to refresh
themselves, and to intend their own Affairs; was therefore
graciously pleased to signify his Pleasure, that this House
would so dispose their Business as to rise on Friday or
Saturday next; at which time, his Majesty intended to
come to the House of Lords to adjourn the Parliament.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.