Die Mercurii, 1 Aprilis, 15 Car. IIdi.
St. Oswald Hospital.
A BILL for settling the Hospital of St. Oswald in
Worcestershire, was this Day read the Second
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Rowland Berkley, Mr. Geo. Clerke, Mr. Westphaling, Sir
Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Knight, Sir Wm.
Doyley, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. James,
Dr. Burwell, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Sandis, Sir Robert Atkyns,
Sir Wm. Lewis, Colonel Robinson, Sir John Brampston, Sir
John Birkinhead, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Clifford Clifton,
Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Manwaring, Dr. Arris, Sir Edm.
Peirce, Mr. Sprye, Mr. Street, Sir Rich. Oatley, Colonel
Sandis, Mr. Ernley, Sir John Packington, Sir John Coriton,
Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Eyre, and all the
Members of this House that serve for the County of Worcester: And they are to meet To-morrow, in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Kiligrew's, &c. Nat.
Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for the Naturalizing of Charlotte Hessen Killigrew, and others, was committed, That the Committee had
taken into Consideration the Case, with the Certificates
concerning the several Persons mentioned in the Bill, being Fourteen in Number; and found, that they were all
clearly capable, according to the Statute, of being naturalized: And delivered in the Bill at the Clerk's Table.
The Question being put, That the Name of James
Taudin shall stand in the Bill;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Sir Rich. Mauleverer,||Tellers for the Yeas:||31.|
|Sir Geo. Probert,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Coriton,||Tellers for the Noes:||44.|
|Sir Robert Brooke,||With the Noes,|
And so it passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Bill for the rest of
the Persons be ingrossed;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Name of Mrs. Abigall Holland,
Daughter of Sir John Holland, be inserted into this Bill
Ordered, That the Name of Thomas Verbeque be
inserted into this Bill for Naturalizing.
Marq. of Winchester's Award.
A Bill for confirming an Award, made by the King's
Majesty for settling the Differences between John Lord
Marquis of Winchester, and Charles Lord St. John, his
eldest Son; and the Conveyances in pursuance of the
Award; was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on Friday next.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for enabling Mr. Edward Challoner to make Provision
for his Wife and Children was committed, some Amendments to the Bill; Which he read, with the Coherence,
in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Bill for apportioning Rents, and preventing concurrent Leases of the Lands of Bishops and other Ecclesiastical Persons, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Cha. Harbord, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir
Wm. Compton, Serjeant Keeling, Mr. Mountague, Sir Lanc.
Lake, Mr. Crouch, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Rich.
Oatley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir
Wm. Hickman, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Culleford, Mr.
Sprye, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Pryn, Dr. Burwell, Sir Edm.
Peirce, Mr. Waller, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Coventry,
Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr.
Hungerford, Mr. Gaudy, Mr. Knight, Sir Anth. Cope,
Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. John Holland, Mr. Fane, Sir Hen.
Newton, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Morice: And they are to meet
in the Speaker's Chamber, on Friday next, at Two of
the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Mr. Speaker reports from his Majesty, That the Lord
Chancellor did tender the Petition of both Houses, with
a short Speech: And that then the Petition was read to
his Majesty: Which he received very graciously; and
returned an Answer to it: And did deliver his Speech,
which he had made in Answer to it, in Writing, to Mr.
Speaker: Which he read to this House: Which was as
My Lords and Gentlemen,
YOU do not expect, that I should give you an
Answer presently to your Petition: Yet I will tell you,
that I will speedily send you an Answer; which, I am
confident, will be to your Satisfaction. It may be, the
general Jealousy of the Nation hath made this Address
necessary: And, indeed, I believe, nothing hath more
contributed to that Jealousy, than My own Confidence,
that it was impossible there should be any such Jealousy;
and the Effects of that Confidence: But I shall give you
Satisfaction; and then, I am sure, you will easily satisfy
and compose the Minds of the Nation.
I confess, my Lords and Gentlemen, I have heard of
one Jealousy, which I will never forgive the Authors of;
"That I had a Jealousy of your Affections; that I was
offended with the Parliament to that Degree, that I intended to dissolve it." They say, Men are naturally most
angry with those Reports which reflect upon their Understanding; which make them thought weak Men. Truly,
I should appear a very weak Man, if I should have any
such Passion, any such Purpose.
No, my Lords and Gentlemen, I will not part with
you upon these Terms: Never King was so much beholden to a Parliament, as I am to you: And, if My
Kindness to you, and My Confidence in you, be not proportionable, I am behind-hand with you: Which, God
willing, I will not be.
Mr. Speaker, and you, Gentlemen of the House of
Commons, I am willing to take this Occasion to give you
My particular Thanks, for your great Kindness, in taking
hold upon an easy Intimation, rather than an Invitation
from Me, to enter upon the Consideration of My Revenue: It was kindly done, and I shall never forget it.
I have given Order, that you be fully informed of the
true State of it; and then I know you will do that which
is good for Me and you. And, I pray, pursue your good
Resolutions, in putting the Kingdom into such a Posture,
that we may prevent, at least not fear, any desperate
Committee for Trade.
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade do sit constantly on every Monday and Wednesday in the Afternoon:
And that no other Committee do then sit.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Majesty's
Revenue do sit constantly every Friday and Saturday
in the Afternoon: And that no other Committee do
The House then, according to the Order made on
Monday last, took into Debate the Matter upon the Bill
to prevent the Growth of Popery.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill to prevent the Growth of
Popery be re-committed to the former Committee, upon
the present Debate: And that the Provisoes brought in,
and such other Provisoes as shall be offered, be referred
to the Consideration of the same Committee: And the
Committee is hereby revived: And they are to sit Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And no
other Committee to sit then.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Militia be
heard on Friday.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.