Mercurii, 23 Octobris, 19 Car. 2di.
A PETITION of Sir John Prettyman was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the
Committee of Privileges and Elections, to consider of
the Petition, and examine the Matter of Fact; and
report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
A Bill for settling Lands in Sir Richard Wiseman, and
John Plott, to enable them to perform a Trust, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time on
Writs of Certiorari.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee to which the
Bill to prevent Abuses in granting Writs of Certiorari,
was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made,
and a Proviso to be added: Which being twice read;
and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon
the Question, agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Bill for the more effectual repairing and maintaining
Highways, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time
on this Day Sevennight.
Weights and Measures.
A Bill for regulating and ascertaining of Weights and
Measures, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for settling the charitable Uses of Baron Hilton,
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on
this Day Sevennight.
Miscarriages of the War.
The House being informed, that it will be necessary
to receive some Informations from his Highness Prince
Rupert, and his Grace the Duke of Albemarle, concerning some Miscarriages at Chatham and Sheernesse, and
other Matters relating to the late War:
Ordered, That Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Tho. Higgons,
Colonel Kirby, Mr. Waller, Lord Ancram, Colonel
Legg, Lord Buckhurst, do attend his Highness Prince
Rupert, and his Grace the Duke of Albermarle; and
present to them, the Thanks of this House, and the great
Esteem they have of their eminent Merit in the late War;
and also, to desire them to impart to this Committee,
what they have observed or know of any Miscarriage
therein; and, particularly, concerning the Division of the
Fleet in the Year 1666: And that this Committee make
Report thereof to this House.
A Bill for enabling of Ministers for Recovery of their
Tythes, was read the Second time: But the Bill being
interlined and razed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, for that Clause, be laid
aside, with Prejudice to a new Bill to be prepared and
brought in for the same Purpose, by the Committee
formerly appointed: Who are hereby revived; and to
meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Speaker's Chamber: And that these Persons following
be added to the Committee; Mr. Hungerford, Dr. Burrell,
Mr. Crouch, Colonel Birch, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Pryn, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Swinfen,
Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Warr, Mr. Boscawen.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.