House of Commons Journal Volume 8
25 November 1664

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 25 November 1664', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 568. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26674 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Veneris, 25 Novembris, 16° Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Bedford Election.

A PETITION of Sir Henry Chester was this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to consider of the Matter of the Petition; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And that George Wynn Esquire, the late Sheriff, shall bring in, and deliver to the Chairman of the Committee, a List of the Electors Names: And that a Copy thereof shall be delivered to Sir Hen. Chester: And the Committee are to examine the Matter of Misdemeanor objected against the Sheriff, in refusing to bring in the List of Electors Names, according to the Orders of this House; and to report the same to the House.

Yarmouth Towns.

A Bill to compose and prevent Differences between the Two Towns of Great and Little Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, concerning the Lading and Unlading of Herrings, and other Merchandizes, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.

Salt Marshes.

A Bill for settling certain Marshes and Marsh Grounds, lying near the Sea, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.

Fishing.

A Bill to prevent Abuses in Fishing, and preserving the Spawn of Fish, in fresh Rivers, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday next.

Thanks to the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and Sir Justinian Lewen;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two Orders, the First whereof is as followeth; viz.

"Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the humble Thanks of this House shall be presented to his Majesty, by Six Lords; for his Majesty's gracious Speech and Narrative, to his Two Houses of Parliament; and for his great Care in the Preservation of the Honour, Safety, and Trade of this Nation, by his Preparation for their Defence against the Dutch: And that his Majesty be desired to give Leave that his Speech may be printed."

And the Second as followeth; viz.

Thanks to the City.

"Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be given unto the City of London, by Six Lords; for their forwardness in assisting his Majesty; and, in particular, by furnishing him with several great Sums of Money towards his Preparations for the Honour, Safety, and Trade of this Nation."

To these Orders the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House; and that, they having named Six Lords, you will be pleased to name a proportionable Number of Commons; to join with the Lords, in returning Thanks to his Majesty, and also to the City of London.

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the First Order for returning Thanks to his Majesty, as is therein proposed;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in the Second Order for returning Thanks to the City of London, as is proposed in the Order;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Members following be appointed to join with the Lords, in returning Thanks to his Majesty, and to the City of London; viz. Mr. Secretary Bennet, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Sir Tho. Clifford, Colonel Popham, Mr. Waller, Colonel Fretzvile Hollis, Sir Phil. Warwick, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir Wm. Lowther.

Supply.

The House then, according to their Order made Yesterday, took the Matter of the King's Majesty's Speech, and Narrative, into Consideration.

And the same being debated;

Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That there shall be a present Supply considered of, for the King's Majesty.

Resolved, &c. That there shall be a certain Sum, for his Majesty Supply, named by the House.

Resolved, &c. That the Naming of a certain Sum shall be no Restriction at the Committee of the whole House, in the Manner of raising the Sum named by the House.

The Question being propounded, That Five-and-twenty hundred thousand Pounds shall be the Sum that shall be given to the King's Majesty for a Supply;

And the Question being put, That That Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Sir Edw. Walpoole, Tellers for the Noes: 102.
Sir John Holland, With the Noes,
Sir Tho. Clifford, Tellers for the Yeas: 172.
Sir Edm. Pooley, With the Yeas,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Supply for the King's Majesty shall be Five-and-twenty hundred thousand Pounds;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Five-and-twenty hundred thousand Pounds Supply for his Majesty shall be raised in Three Years; and applied towards the Maintenance of the Dutch War.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.