Martis, 20 Decembr. 16 Car. IIdi.
A BILL for the better Observation of the Lord's
Day, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
the first Monday of the Meeting of the House after
A Bill for Relief of the Creditors of the Company of
Merchant Adventurers of England, was read the Second
The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went out.
Sir Tho. Littleton,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Rich. Temple,
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Wm. Lowther,
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir John Knight,
||With the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Bill be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for
the Election of a Knight for the County of Cumberland
in the room of Sir Patricius Curwen, deceased.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to
whom it was referred to take an Account of the Money
collected for the indigent loyal Officers, What was in
Arrear, and by whose Default it was not paid in. That
upon Examination of the Matter, they found above Five
thousand Pounds to be still resting in the Hand of *
Grills Esquire, Receiver for the County of Cornwall;
which he promised to pay in long since, but had failed:
And that the Opinion of the Committee was, That he
should, for his Abuse therein, be sent for in the Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms.
Ordered, That Mr. Grills, Receiver for the County of
Cornwall, who hath, in his Hands, a great Sum of Money collected for the indigent loyal Officers, which he
refuses to pay in, be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy; to
answer his Misdemeanor and Abuse, in not paying in the
Money to the Treasurer appointed for Receipt thereof.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen
and Sir Moundeford Brampston;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two
Bills, the one intituled, An Act for Enabling of Trustees
to sell Part of the Estate of Samuell Sandys the elder,
Esquire, and of his Son Samuell Sandys, for the Payment
of Debts; the other intituled, An Act for the Enabling
of Thomas Juckes of Treliddan, in the County of Mountgomery, Esquire, to sell Lands for the Payment of his
Debts, and raising of younger Childrens Portions: To
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sir Phillip Warwick reports from the Committee to
whom it was referred to distribute the Forty thousand
Pounds amongst the Nine Counties, That the Committee
had agreed upon a Distribution: Which, being reduced
into Writing, he read in his Place; and after, delivered
the same in at the Cleak's Table: And it being again
read and debated;
Resolved, &c. That it be referred back to the Committee that brought in the Medium, to cast up, arithmetically, how much of the Forty thousand Pounds shall be
distributed to each of the Nine Counties, according to
the Proportion they stand rated in the Medium.
Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned till
Thursday the Twelfth Day of January next.