Lunæ, 6 die Februarii, 1670.
Defaulter to Call of the House.
SIR Richard Ford, Lord Mayor of London, attended
the House this Day; and desired to be excused for
not giving his Attendance at the Call of the House.
Ordered, That the said Sir Richard Ford, Lord
Mayor of London, be excused, and struck out of the List
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Ducket have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Defaulters Call of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Jay, Sir Thomas Clergis, and Sir
Lewis Palmer, who were absent at the Call of the
House, and are now attending, be excused, and struck
out of the List of Defaulters.
A Bill for settling the charitable Use intended by
John Sams, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr.
Wright, Sir John Heath, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Wesfaling, Sir
John Knight, Sir Edmond Windham, Mr. Jay, Lord
Mayor, Sir Hugh Windham, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Thomas
Allen, Lord Fitz Harding, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Turgis, Sir
Robert Dillington, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Doctor Burwell,
Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Cory, Mr. Price, Sir
John Norton, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Garaway, Sir Trevor
Williams, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir John Coriton, Sir George
Probert, Sir Allen Brodericke, Mr. H. Buscowen, Mr. Walgrave, Col. Sandys, Sir Henry Herbert, Sir John Brampston, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Daniel, Mr.
Jolliffe, Sir Theophilus Biddolph, Mr. Spry, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Francis Clerke, Mr. Ford,
Mr. Crouch, Mr. Rous, Sir Char. Harbord, Mr. Thurbarne, Mr. Otway, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir
John Moreton, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Buscowen, Mr.
Hobby, Mr. Powle, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Pettus,
and all the Members that serve for London: And they are
to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records: And it is recommended
to Sir Edward Thurland, to take care of the Bill.
A Bill for Recovery of Monies in Arrear to the indigent loyal Officers, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Fees of Clerks of Assize.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Matter
touching the Examination of the Fees of the Clerks of
Assize was committed, be revived; and that these Members following be added to the Committee: And they are to
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon; Sir John Brampston,
Sir John Barnaby, Sir Richard Braham, Sir Robert Holt,
Sir John Pettus, Mr. Sacheverel, Mr. Coleman, Sir Geo.
Probert, Major Cornwall, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Westphaling,
Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Gray, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Onslow, Sir Henry Peckham, Sir Francis Goodricke, Sir Rich. Francklin, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Robert
Cordell, Sir Francis Clarke, Mr. Otway, Sir John Dawny,
Mr. Herbert, Sir Wm. Beecher, Mr. Walden.
Preventing Profanation of Sunday.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
prevent Profanation of the Lord's Day, by Arrest, or
And it is referred to Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Dowdeswell,
Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Meeres,
Col. Windham, Sir Char. Harbord, or any Three of
them, to prepare and bring in the Bill.
Preventing Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed, to inquire
into the Causes of the Growth of Popery; to prepare and
bring in a Bill to prevent it; and also to inquire touching
the Number of the Jews, and their Synagogues, and upon
what Terms they are permitted to have their Residence
here; and report it, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Humph. Winch,
Mr. Hobby, Colonel Williams, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Daniel, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Solomon Swale,
Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Milward, Lord Richardson, Sir Will.
Coventry, Sir Thom. Gower, Mr. Garaway, Mr. Palmer,
Sir John Knight, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Robert Atkins, Mr.
Otway, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Morice, Sir
Trevor Williams; or any Five of them: 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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and
Sir Justinian Lewin;
Earl of Shrewsbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act to enable the Guardians of Charles
Earl of Shrewsbury, and John Talbot Esquire, Infants,
to dispose of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, for
the Benefit of the said Infants: To which they desire the
Concurrence of this House:
Lord Norris' &c Estates.
And have also commanded us to acquaint you, that they
have agreed to the Amendments to the Bill on the Behalf of the Lord Norris; and the Bill on the Behalf of
the Lord Stafford.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Matter concerning
Abuses in the Collection of Hearth Money, be adjourned till Wednesday next.
Registry of Deeds, &c.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, upon the Debate of settling a publick
Registry of Deeds, Securities, and Perpetuities.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Carre took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Lords agree to Conference.
Sir Thomas Lee acquaints the House, that the Lords
had agreed to a free Conference, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference; and That presently, in the
Sir Thomas Meeres reports, That they had attended
the Conference accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Probert have Leave to go
into the Country, his Lady being dangerously ill.
Ordered, That the Cause nnw depending before the
Committee of Privileges, concerning the Election of
Cirencester, be heard at the said Committee, the first
Business, To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Matter of Privilege between Mr.
Cornwallis and Mr. Digby, appointed to be heard before
the Committee of Privileges, To-morrow in the Afternoon, be adjourned till Thursday next, to be then heard,
the first Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Man, who exhibited his Petition
against Sir Jos. Ash, as to the Election of a Burgess for
the Borough of Downton, have Leave to withdraw his
Petition: And therefore, the Witnesses for Sir Joseph
Ash may forbear any further Attendance.
Supply Bill; Subsidies.
Resolved, &c. That the House resolve into a Committee, of the whole House, To-morrow Morning, Ten of
the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the
Bill of Subsidies.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, upon the
Bill for draining of Lindsey Level, appointed to be heard
at the Bar of the House To-morrow, be peremptorily
heard on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report of the Committee of Privileges, concerning the Election at Seaford in the County
of Sussex, appointed for this Day, be made on Friday
Employment of the Poor.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee to which the several Petitions of St. Gyles'
in the Fields, St. Paul's Covent Garden, and the Inhabitants of Stepney, were committed; viz. Mr. Ford, Mr.
Hearle, Mr. Tanner, Sir William Basset, Mr. Rouse, Mr.
Dennis, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Buller, Mr. Wancklen, Mr. Rolle,
Sir Will. Fleetwood, Mr. Smith, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Waring.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.