Lunæ, 16 Martii, 15 Car. IIdi.
ABRAHAM Didier did, this Day, take the Oaths
of Supremacy and Allegiance, before Mr. Speaker,
at the Clerk's Table, in order to his Naturalization.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Bagnall, a Member of this House,
have the Leave of this House to be absent for Three
Months, about his Occasions abroad.
Didier's, &c. Nat.
A Bill for the Naturalizing of Abraham Didier, and
others, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
John Morton, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc.
Lake, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Frederick,
Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Phillips, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir
Robert Long, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Dr.
Burwell, Sir Rich. Braham, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Dennis, Mr. Steward, Sir Wm. Batten, Sir Tho. Tomkins, Mr.
Turgis, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Phil. Warwick, Lord St.
John, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Morice, Sir
Cha. Berkley, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Mr. Sprye, Sir John
Denham, Sir Tho. Dike, Mr. Jay, Sir Nich. Steward, Sir
John Birkinhead, Sir Tho. Meeres: And they are to meet
in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Petition
of the Hackney Coachmen was committed, be revived:
And they are to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock,
in the Place formerly appointed.
Grocers Free School.
Mr. Dennis reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for the Incorporating of the Master and Wardens of
the Company of Grocers, London, to be Governors of
the Free School in Whitney, in the County of Oxford,
of the Foundation of Henry Box Esquire, Citizen and
Grocer of London, and for the Settling of Lands and
Possessions on that School, for the Maintenance thereof,
was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill:
Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and
after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the several Amendments, unto the Amendment
in the Tenth Line of the Sixth Page, were read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
The Amendment to the Tenth Line of the Sixth Page,
being to insert these Words, "not having formerly taken
the said Oaths," was read the Second time.
The Question being put, To agree to that Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
The rest of the Amendments were read the Second
time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill, with the Amendments
and Alterations agreed to, be ingrossed.
Sir Thomas Tompkins reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for Sale of Part of the Lands late of
Richard and Anthony Seignior, in the County of Derby,
was committed, That the Committee had heard all
Parties, and carefully perused the Bill; and found no
Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment thereto.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be ingrossed.
A Bill for Supply of several Defects of some Statutes,
heretofore made, for the Benefit of Artificers and Handicraftsmen, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to the
Committee for Trade.
Message from the King.
Mr. Secretary Morice reports a Message from his
Majesty, in Writing: Which he delivered to Mr. Speaker:
And the same was twice read; and was as followeth:
HIS Majesty is unwilling to enlarge upon the Address lately made to Him by His House of Commons, or
to reply to the Reasons; though He finds what He had
said much misunderstood: But renews His hearty Thanks
to them, for their Expressions of so great Duty and Affection; and for their free Declaration, "That, if any
Persons shall presume to disturb the Peace of the
Kingdom, they will for ever, and in all Occasions, be
ready, with their utmost Endeavours and Assistance, to
adhere to, and serve his Majesty:" And doth very
heartily desire them so to enable Him, and to put the
Kingdom into such a Posture, as, if any Disturbance, or
seditious Designs, arise, they may be easily suppressed.
Thanks for Message.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Thanks of this House
be returned to the King's Majesty, for his gracious Message to this House: And such Members of this House,
as are of his Majesty's honourable Privy Council, are to
present the Thanks of this House to his Majesty.
Resolved, &c. That this House do, on Wednesday next,
take into Consideration the Matter of the King's Majesty's
Revenue, and the Militia; and proceed therein, alternis
vicibus, de die in diem.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, appointed
to return the Thanks of this House to his Majesty, do
acquaint his Majesty, That the House, in pursuance of
his Majesty's Message, had appointed Wednesday next
to take his Majesty's Revenue, and also the Militia for
the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdom, into Consideration, de die in diem, alternis vicibus.
A Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers
in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns, was this
Day read the Second time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be committed
to a Committee of the whole House;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir John Talbot,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Clifford Clifton,
||With the Yeas,
|Sir John Duncomb,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House do resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Friday next, to take the
said Bill into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Bill for defining what Mines shall
be deemed and taken for Mines Royal, be read To-morrow Morning.
Rogues and Vagabonds.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Hickman, Colonel Gilby, Sir
Tho. Strickland, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Pursell, Mr.
Bagnall, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Strickland, and Mr.
Talbot, be added to the Committee to whom the Two Bills
concerning Rogues and Vagabonds is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.