Die Martis, 11 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Mr. Samuell Pickering, William
Wareing the elder, and William Wareing the younger,
be discharged from their Commitment to the Serjeant at
Arms, paying their Fees; which Mr. Speaker is desired
An Information being given, That one Ralph Whitfeild, Servant to Mr. Progers, a Member of this House,
was lately arrested upon a Bill of Middlesex, at the Suit
of Anne Wells Widow; and is detained in Custody at
the House of one Browne, a Bailiff in Holborne, contrary
to the Privilege of Parliament;
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Speaker to examine
the Matter: And if he find that the said Whitfeild was
arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, that
then he do give Order for his Discharge.
Sir Francis Goodrick reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for continuing a former Act for Prevention
of Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders was committed, some Amendments, agreed by the Committee:
Which he read; and after delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: And the Amendments were twice read;
and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with Amendments agreed
to, be ingrossed.
Colonel Kirkby reports from the Committee to which
the Bill for enlarging a former Act touching Replevins to
Causes depending in Wales was committed, some Amendments, agreed by the Committee: Which he read; and
after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table. And the
Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question,
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with . . . Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of
Grievances, upon the Petition of Mr. Tayleur, be heard
on Saturday next.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee of the whole
House, some Amendments, agreed by the Committee to
be made to the Proviso for taking an Accompt of the
Publick Monies, upon Oath: Which he read, with the
Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the
And the Amendments, to the 14 Line of the First
Folio, to the 27 Line of the Second Folio, and the 37
Line of the same Folio, were twice read; and, upon the
The Amendment of the 31 Line of the same Folio
being twice read, and debated:
Resolved, &c. That these Words be inserted; viz.
"both Houses of Parliament, to the End his Majesty
may receive a just Account how the said Monies have
been disbursed for his Majesty's Service."
Which was done.
The Committee having referred it to the House to fill
up the Blank in the Proviso for Commissioners Names;
The Question being put, That the Commissioners be
named by the House;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of Commissioners
shall be Twenty-four, and a Quorum Five.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners be named in the
House; and, on the Question, be allowed by the House.
The Question being propounded, Whether such Members as were against the Proviso be excused from being
The Question being put, That this Question be now
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
Sir Robert Holt,
||For the Noes,
|Sir Henry Newton,
||For the Yeas,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Sir Wm. Lowther, and Sir Thomas Meres were named
by the House; and, on the Question, allowed.
Sir Robert Howard, John Pleydall Esquire, Sir Edward
Wallpoole, was named; and, upon the Question, excused.
Sir Walter Saint John, Wm. Garraway Esquire, Sir
Thom. Osborne, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Humfry Wynch,
Gyles Strangwayes Esquire, Sir Thom Littleton, Wm.
Pryn Esquire, Sir Wm. Coventry, one of His Majesty's
most honourable Privy Council, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir
Richard Temple, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Thomas Clifford, Comptroller of His Majesty's Houshold, Sir Thomas
Lee, Colonel Sam. Sandys, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas
Clarges, Mr. Edw. Buscawen, Sir John Lowther, and
Mr. John Jones, were named; and, upon the Question,
The Question being put, That the Blank be filled up
with the Names of the said several Persons;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Another Amendment being, upon the Question, agreed,
and made to the Proviso, at the Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso concerning the Taking
of Accompts of publick Monies, tendered to be made
Part of the Poll Bill, shall be converted into a distinct
Bill of itself.
Resolved, &c. That the Words "provided always
that," in the Beginning of the Proviso, be left out.
The same being altered and converted into a Bill,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir
Thom. Littleton, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Goodrick, Sir
Robert Howard, Sir Anthony Irby, Colonel Strangwaies,
Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Swynfen, Colonel
Phillips, Mr. Comptroller, Sir Edw. Wallpoole, Sir Thom.
Meres, Mr. Seymour, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Solom. Swale,
Mr. Pryn, Sir Thom. Osborne, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir
Thom. Dolman, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Buscawen, Sir
Charles Harbord, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Thomas, Sir
Richard Franklyn, Sir Capell Luckin, Mr. Pleydall,
Sir Hen. Cæsar: And they are to meet this Afternoon
at Five of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And
have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records:
And they are to consider of some Provisions for Clerks,
Messengers, and other Officers, in order to the Service;
and report the same, with the Bill, to the House, Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned till To-morrow, Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
Fire of London Judicature.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
erecting a Judicature for Determining of Causes between
Landlord and Tenant, whose Houses were burnt down
in the late calamitous Fire, be revived; and do sit Tomorrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, and in
the Place formerly appointed; and so de die in diem.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House that
gave Evidence in the Cause concerning Mr. Robarts,
have Leave to give Evidence in the said Cause before
the House of Lords.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.