Die Veneris, 20 Martii, 15 Car.
CORNELIUS Le Brune, Son of Jasper Le Brune,
born at Cullen on the Reyne in Germany, did, this
Day, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his
Le Brune's Nat.
Ordered, That the Name of the said Cornelius Le
Brune be inserted into the Bill of Naturalizing.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Reames have the Leave of
this House to go into the Country.
Petition from Chelsey.
A Petition of John Hill, Constable of Chelsey in the
County of Berks, and the rest of the Inhabitants there,
was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to a
Committee of the Persons following; viz. Mr. Fane,
Mr. Hungerford, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Sandis, Sir
Tho. Tomkins, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Walter St. John,
Mr. Westphaleing, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Lewis, Mr.
Seymour, Mr. Clifford, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Geo. Strode,
Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Knight, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir
Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. James, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr.
Vaughan, and all the Members of this House that serve
for the Counties of Berks, Wilts, Surrey, and Hampshire: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And examine
the Matter of the Petition; and make Report of their
Proceedings and Opinions thereupon to the House.
Mr. George reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day 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: Which
Amendments were read the First time.
And the several Amendments, preceding that Amendment concerning decent Demeanor in the Church, being
read the Second time, were, upon the Question, severally
The said Amendment concerning decent Demeanor in
the Church, was read the Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be re-committed
to the former Committee upon the present Debate,
whether it be fit to leave out the said Amendment;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Committee are to sit this Afternoon at Two
of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Lyndsey Level in
the Fens, which was appointed to be read this Day, be
read the First Bill To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to peruse
the Act concerning the Militia, do sit this Afternoon,
to proceed in the Consideration thereof: And that they
do expedite and make their Report therein on Monday
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Widow Ramadge
be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for the
Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities,
Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meres took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee, That
they had made some Progress in the Bill; and desired,
that the House would again resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, upon Tuesday next, to proceed upon
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Tuesday next,
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to proceed in the Bill for the Increase of
the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate,
and Market Towns.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that
serve for the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolke,
Lincolne, Cambridge, and Huntington, and Isle of Ely,
be added to the Committee to whom the Two Bills for
Bedford Level in the Fens, are committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.