Lunæ, 28 Aprilis, 14° Car.
ORDERED, That Henry Burton, and * Crosse
his Attorney, who have sued Mr. Morris, a Member of this House, to an Outlawry, do, upon Summons,
attend this House To-morrow Morning; to answer their
Breach of Privilege therein.
A Proviso was brought in, to be added to the Bill for
regulating the Skinners Company; and twice read.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be agreed to, and made
Part of the Bill. And that the Bill, with this and other
Provisoes and Amendments, agreed to, be ingrossed.
Exportation of Wool.
Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill against exporting
Wool and Wool-fells, being amended according to Direction, do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act
against exporting of Sheeps Wool, Wool-fells, Mortlings,
Shorlings, Yarn made of Wool, Wool-flocks, Fullers
Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco-pipe Clay.
And Mr. Knight is to carry up this Bill.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Amendments,
reported to the Bill concerning the Great Level of the
Fens called Bedford Level, be taken into Consideration
Ordered, That the Matter as to the Level of the Fens
called Lyndsey Level, be heard on Wednesday Morning.
Regulating the Excise.
A Bill for regulating the Excise was this Day read the
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Town
of Bewdley, between Sir Henry Herbert and Sir Ralph
Clare, That the Question did arise upon the Words of
the Charter of the said Town; which had several Liberties and Immunities granted to it by several Names: But
the Charter of 3° Jac. mentioning the several former
Charters of the said Town of Bewdley, the said Town
was incorporated by the Name of the Bailiff and Burgesses of the Borough of Bewdley; which Burgesses, first
to be chosen, were confined to the Number of Twelve;
and They impowered to choose other Burgesses; and the
said Burgesses of the Borough of Bewdley, to elect and
send a Burgess to serve in Parliament: And that the
Question being, Whether the old Burgesses, before the
Charter of the Third of King James, or only the Burgesses appointed by the said Charter of King James, had
Voices to elect for Parliament, not being sworn Burgesses
of the said Corporation; the Committee was of Opinion,
That the new Burgesses, appointed by the said Charter
only, exclusive to all others, as aforesaid, had the Right
to elect a Burgess for Parliament; and that Sir Henry
Herbert had the Majority of Voices of the said sworn
Burgesses, and was duly elected.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Henry Herbert was duly elected for the
said Borough of Bewdley, and ought to sit in this House.
Frauds in Customs.
The House then proceeded to the Reading of the
Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill for
preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in his Majesty's Customs.
And the First Amendment, being twice read, was,
upon the Question, agreed to.
The Second Amendment was twice read.
The Question being put (as to this Amendment), To
adhere to the Bill, as it was sent up to the Lords;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The rest of the Amendments were twice read; and,
upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Uniformity of Worship.
The House then resumed the Matter upon the Bill of
An Amendment, to be added to the Amendments sent
from the Lords, for the Preserving of the Book of Common Prayer, by having it recorded, and kept in Cathedral Churches, in the Courts at Westminster, and in the
Tower, was twice read.
Resolved, That those Words, which concern the Heads
of Colleges, be struck out of the Amendment.
Resolved, That the Amendment be agreed to: And
that the same be added to the Parchment Amendment,
sent from the Lords, N°. 4, after the Word "therein,"
in the Fifteenth Line of the said Amendment.
Another Amendment, for translating the Bible into
Welch, was twice read; and some Additions, upon the
Question, agreed to be made thereto.
Which was done at the Table.
Resolved, That the said Amendment be agreed to: And
that the same be added to the Parchment, sent from the
Lords, marked N°. 4, after the Word "therein," in
the Fifteenth Line of the Parchment.
A Proviso, for being uncovered, and for using reverent Gestures, at the Time of Divine Service, was
But the Matter being held proper for the Convocation;
Ordered, That such Persons as shall be employed to
manage the Conference with the Lords, do intimate the
Desire of this House, That it be recommended to the
Convocation, to take Order for reverent and uniform
Gestures and Demeanors to be enjoined at the Time of
Divine Service, and Preaching.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General,
the Lord Fanshaw, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Vaughan, Dr.
Birkinhead, Mr. Knight, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Clifford,
Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir
Francis Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, and Sir Rich. Temple, or
any Three of them, to see the Amendments and Additions, to be made and added to the Amendments sent
from the Lords to the Bill of Uniformity, so placed and
ordered, that they may cohere; and to prepare and draw
up Instructions and Reasons, in Writing, for the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Bill of Uniformity, against To-morrow; and to report it to the
House: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, the Lord Fanshaw, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Vaughan, Dr. Birkinhead,
Mr. Knight, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho.
Gower, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Fra.
Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, and Sir Rich. Temple, do inspect
the Bill concerning Ministers; and to report their Opinion
to the House, whether it be fittest to have a Conference
with the Lords on that Bill, or a new Bill, to supply
such Matters as are not provided for in the Bill of Uniformity.
Flax and Hemp.
Ordered, That Mr. Jolly, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John
Shaw, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Jones, Mr. Devereux, Sir
Edw. Harley, Mr. Barnham, Mr. Bunkley, Mr. Henley,
Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho.
Strickland, Colonel Robinson, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr.
Hobby, Mr. Croke, Mr. Marvell, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for sowing of Flax and Hemp is
Ordered, That these Persons following be added to the
Committee to which the Bill for enabling Walter Pye
Esquire to sell Lands to pay Debts was committed; viz.
Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Tho. Littleton,
Sir Clement Fisher, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Purcell.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
making Rivers navigable is committed, be revived; and
do meet this Afternoon.