Martis, 28 die Martii, 1671.
Preventing Profanation of Sunday.
SIR Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to
which the Bill for the better Observation of the
Lord's Day, was committed, several Amendments agreed
by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he
read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same
being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That Mr. Henley, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Hobby,
Mr. Sprye, Mr. Morris, be added to the Committee to
which the Petition of Sir John Prittyman was committed.
Preservation of Game.
Mr. Cheney reports from the Committee to which the
Bill to preserve the Game, and securing Warrens not inclosed, and the several Fishings of the Realm, was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made, and a
Clause for preserving of Fishing, to be added to the Bill:
Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the
same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same were twice
read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table,
were, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
(who for that Purpose are hereby revived) to compare
the printed Act against unlawful Hunting and Killing of
Deer, with the Bill; and to bring in a Clause, for Sale
of the Distress, if it be not in the former Act; and also,
for an Appeal; to be made Part of the Bill.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, the State of the Case, and Evidence on both Sides,
in the Cause touching a Breach of Privilege between Sir
John Knight a Member of this House, and Mr. Knight
the Mayor of Bristoll; and, That, upon Examination
and Hearing of the whole Matter, the Committee were
of Opinion, that Mr. Knight, the Mayor of Bristoll was
not guilty of any Breach of Privilege.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee,
That Mr. Knight the Mayor of Bristoll was not guilty of
any Breach of Privilege;
It passed in the Negative.
And so, the Opinion of the House being, that the
Mayor of Bristoll was guilty of the Breach of Privilege
laid to his Charge; and being now at Liberty, upon
Security to appear;
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Knight the Mayor of Bristoll
be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms,
for his Breach of Privilege.
Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.
Resolved, &c. That the House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for
an Imposition upon Proceedings in Courts of Law, and
other Courts, the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report of the additional Bill against
Conventicles be made on Thursday next, at Ten of the
Clock, nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That all Committees that were discontinued,
be revived; and do sit in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.