Die Lunæ, 21 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for Restoring
of Francis Scawen Gentleman, in Blood, was read
the Second time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be now read a Third time.
Which was done.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that
the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges, touching the Breach of Privilege committed by
Thomas White against Mr. Chowne, a Member of this
House, be heard To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill for settling the Moiety of the Manor
of Iron Acton on Sir John Poyntz was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act for settling the Moiety of the
Manor of Iron Acton on Sir John Poyntz.
And the Lord Herbert is to carry up the Bill to the
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Printing be heard
on Wednesday next.
Ly. Roose's illegitimate Children.
An ingrossed Bill for the Illegitimation of the Children
of the Lady Ann Roose, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr.
Solicitor General, Lord Herbert, Sir Robert Carr, Sir
Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Millward, Mr.
Mountague, Mr. Prynn, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Russell, Sir Thomas Higgons, Mr.
Westphaling, Sir John Heath, Sir John Talbott, Sir John
Morton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Shaw, Sir Solom.
Swale, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Lan. Lake, Colonel Fran.
Windham, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Richard Oateley, Lord
Ancram, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Rigby, Mr. John
How, Mr. Will. Mountague, Colonel Windham, Mr. Anchitell Grey, Sir Thomas Ingram, Mr. Coleman, Sir Wm.
Gawdy, Serjeant Seis, Sir John Duncombe, Doctor Burrell,
Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Hobby, Lord Hawley, Mr. Hyde, Sir
Gilbert Talbott, Mr. John Millward, Sir Wm. Godolphin,
Mr. Waller, Mr. George Mountague, Sir George Reeves:
And all that come are to have Voices: And they are
to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers,
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mr. Russell be read
the First Business To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Town of Southampton be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill for Confirmation of a Settlement of
the Estate of Sir Seymour Shirley Baronet, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act for Confirmation of the Settlement
of the Estate of Sir Seymour Shirley Baronet.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Clause, and for retaining Monies to pay the Seamen, to be added to the Bill
of the monthly Assessment, That the Committee had
drawn up a Clause, according to the Direction of the
House: Which he read; and delivered in at the Clerk's
And the Clause being twice read;
Ordered, That the Clause be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
The Copy of the Lord Mordant's Answer to the
Articles of Impeachment, sent up against him from this
House to the Lords, was read.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lowther do go up to the Lords,
to desire their Lordships to appoint a Day for proceeding
on the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Viscount
Mordant; and to put them in mind of the Bill for erecting a Judicature for determining Causes touching Houses
burnt down or demolished by reason of the late Fire,
which began in London; and desire them to take it into
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, to proceed on the further Debate of the monthly
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Sir Wm. Lowther reports an Answer from the Lords,
to the Message by him carried up to their Lordships,
That they had appointed Saturday for proceeding on the
Articles against the Lord Viscount Mordant: And, as to
other Matters in the Message, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee of the whole
House, the several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes,
agreed by the Committee to be inserted and added to the
Bill of the monthly Assessment: Which he read with the
Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: And the several Amendments, Clauses, and
Provisoes, were twice read; and, upon the Question,
A Proviso for Taxing of the Land belonging to Newport School in the County of Salop was tendered; and
read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Proviso be read
the Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
A Proviso for Rating of the Borough of Thetford in the
Counties of Northfolke and Suffolke, to pay in such County
as it hath usually and formerly paid to publick Payments before 1648, and since his Majesty's Restoration,
The Question being put, That this Proviso be read;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, Clauses,
and Provisoes, agreed to, be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, being ingrossed, be read
the Third time on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
punishing absent Members is committed, be revived; and
do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place
Resolved, &c. That the Report concerning the Petition
of several Merchants trading to France be made Tomorrow Morning, Nine of the Clock; nothing to
And then the House adjourned itself till Tomorrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.