Die Veneris, 10 Aprilis, 1668.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Mr. Leigh be
read the First Bill To-morrow Morning.
A Bill to enable Sir Wm. Beecher and others, to perform a Trust, and raise Monies for Payment of the Debts,
and making Provision for the younger Children of Richard
Tayler Esquire, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert
Carr, Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Milward, Lord Fanshaw, Sir
Richard Francklyn, Col. Williams, Mr. Musgrave, Sir
Humfry Wynch, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Thomas Lee,
Mr. Westphaling, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Lucy, Sir
Thomas Allen, Sir Richard Braham, Col. Kirkby, Lord Fitz
Williams, Sir Richard Oatley, Mr. Steward, Sir Jo. Newton,
Mr. Hobby, Mr. Otway, Sir Robert Brookes, Sir Bainh.
Throckmorton, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Crouch, and all the Members that serve for the several Counties of Bedford, Cambridge, Northampton, and Buck': And they are to meet at
Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Duke of Yorke thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned
to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, for his Care
and Favour in causing the Order of this House, for Sir
John Harman's Attendance, to be executed, according
to the Desires of this House: And Sir Robert Carr, Sir
Thom. Lee, and Colonel Kirkby, are to attend his Royal
Highness with this Address of Thanks.
Six Clerks Office.
A Bill for the better regulating of the Six Clerks Office
in Chancery was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Col.
Kirkby, Mr. Street, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Thomas Allen,
Sir Lanc. Lake, Lord Fanshaw, Col. Birch, Mr. Vaughan,
Mr. Chetwin, Mr. Nico. Carey, Col. Popham, Mr. Daniell,
Mr. Lucy, Sir Wm. Terringham, Mr. Milward, Lord
Angier, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Mr. Crouch, Sir Geo.
Probert, Dr. Burwell, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Humfry Wynch, Lord Fitz
Williams, Col. Williams, Col. Reames, Mr. Seymour, Sir
Richard Braham, Sir Jonathan Trelawny, Sir Bainh.
Throckmorton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Jeffery Shackerly, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Thom. Lee, Lord Richardson,
Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Barnaby, Sir Wm.
Morley, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Greenevile, Mr. King,
Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Jo. Northcote,
Dr. Burwell, Mr. Mountague, Sir Edward Thurland, Lord
Ancram, Sir Rich. Wiseman: And all that come are to
have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That Charles Durdant be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege,
in causing Sir Fretchvile Hollis, a Member of this House,
to be served with Process of Subpæna out of the Court of
Chancery, whilst he is attending the Service of this
A Bill for the Continuance of the former Act for suppressing seditious Conventicles, being read the Second
time: And a Debate being, for enlarging the Bill in some
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Charles
Harbord, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Adam
Browne, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Jo. Earnley, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Crouch, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr.
Milward, Col. Birch, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Jo. Knight,
Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Steward, Sir Jo. Denham, Lord Angier,
Sir John Talbott, Sir Bainh. Throgmorton, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir James Smith, Mr. Hyde,
Sir John Brampston, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Barnaby, Sir
Thom. Lee, Mr. Cooke, Lord Fitz Williams, Sir Jo. Morton, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Jo. Duncombe, Mr. Chetwyn,
Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Sir Wm. Coventry,
Sir Richard Braham: And they are to consider of the
present Debate in the House: And to sit this Afternoon
at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Thefts and Robberies.
Ordered, That the Bill against Robberies be read on
Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill on
the behalf of the City of London, to speed the Rebuilding
Six Clerks Office.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for
regulating the Six Clerks Office was committed, be joined
to the Committee for Offices in the Bill for the Royal Aid.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, to take into further Consideration the Bill concerning the King's Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumes the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports from the said Committee, that
they had made some further Progress in the Bill for his
A Message from the Lords, by * * * *
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act for the due Ordering of the Accompts
of Administrators: To which they desire the Concurrence
of this House.
And also returned another Bill intituled, An Act to
enable Sir Thomas Heblethwayte to sell or dispose of Land
to pay Debts, and make Provision for younger Children:
To which they have agreed, leaving out one Proviso:
To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
We are also to acquaint you, that the Lords have
agreed to the Bill, sent from this House, intituled, An
Act to indemnify the late Sheriffs of London, touching
Escapes of Prisoners in the Time of the late Fire.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
prevent the Refusal of Habeas Corpus's.
Secret apprehension of one complained of.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker receive in private the
Name of a Person complained against, for transporting
of Wool; and to issue his Warrant for the taking him in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or
Transportation of Corn, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
encouraging the Transportation of Corn and Cattle is
committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the
Place formerly appointed: And they have Power to consider of, and make a Proposition for laying an Imposition
on Foreign Linen.
Ordered, That Mr. Coniers Darcy, Mr. John Dalton,
Sir Edw. Wise, Sir Fran. Clarke, be added to Deepeing
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to which the Petition of the Creditors of
Sir Thomas Dawes was committed; viz. Sir Nico. Carey,
Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Humfry Hooke, Sir Jo. Rous, Sir
Wm. Whitmore, Sir Geo. Reves, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Pryn,
Mr. Leighton, Mr. Cooke, Col. Phillips, Sir Thom. Woodcock, Mr. Vaughan, Col. Grey.
Resolved, &c. That the Order for the further Hearing
of the Cause concerning Lyndsey Level, To-morrow
Morning, do stand.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.