Lunæ, 19 Decembr. 16 Car. IIdi.
Darwyn, &c. Navigation.
ORDERED, That the Committee to which the Bill
for making the River Darwyn, and other Rivers,
navigable, was committed, be revived; and do sit this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that Sir Fulke
Lucy, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Fra. Clerke, Mr. Geo. Clerke,
and Sir Gervas Clifton, be added to the Committee.
A Petition of several Persons which are in Prison for
Debt, and not able to pay, was read.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
limitting and ascertaining the Fees of Officers was committed, be joined to the Committee to which the Bill for
regulating the Law was committed: And that this Petition be referred to the said Committee: And Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Milward, Mr. Street, and Colonel Robinson, be added to the Committee: And they are to meet
this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And it is referred to them, or any Five of them,
to prepare and bring in a Clause to be added to one of
the former Bills; or else a distinct Bill for Relief of
such as are insolvent, and not able to pay their Debts;
and to compel such as are solvent, and lie in Prison, to
cozen their Creditors, to pay their just Debts: And the
Committee is further impowered to examine and take
an Account of such Fees as are demanded, and taken in
the several Prisons.
Ordered, That Mr. Morrice have Leave to bring in a
Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day.
Middlesex, &c. Assessment.
A Debate being concerning St. Martin's le Grand,
Whether it is chargeable to pay the Tax with the City
of London, or the Liberty of Westminster;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Sir Robert Atkyns,
Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Morice, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir
Rich. Browne, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Rich. Braham, Mr.
John Vaughan, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Bennet, Mr.
Seymour, Lord Gorges, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. John Jones,
Sir Anth. Irby, Lord Richardson, Sir Tho. Clifford, Sir
John Knight, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Tho.
Bludworth, Mr. Milward, Mr. Yorke, or any Three of
them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers,
and Records: And to examine the Matter of Fact, How
St. Martin's le Grand hath usually paid their Tax; and
report the Matter to the House.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter, Whether
the County of Middlesex, and City of Westminster,
shall be joined with the City of London, in the Payment
of the Tax, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten
of the Clock.
A Bill for raising Two Million Four hundred seventyseven thousand Five hundred Pounds Supply for his
Majesty was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House: And that the House will
resolve into a Committee of the whole House, Tomorrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
A Petition being tendered, on Behalf of the Creditors
of the Navy;
Ordered, That this Petition be read To-morrow
Epworth, &c. Commons.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Commonable Grounds of Epworth and Gringley is committed;
viz. Lord Newburgh, Sir Robert Barnham, Mr. Crouch,
Sir Wm. Smith, Lord Gorges, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir