House of Commons Journal Volume 9
10 February 1673


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 February 1673', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 251. URL: Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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Lunæ, 10 die Februarii, 1672.


Indulgence to Dissenters.

THE House then resumed the Debate of that Part of his Majesty's Speech, which relates to his Declaration for Indulgence to Dissenters.

And the Declaration was read.

The Question being propounded, That penal Statutes, in Matters Ecclesiastical, cannot be suspended but by Act of Parliament;

The Question being put, That the Question be now put;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.


Sir Thomas Lee, For the Yeas, 168.
Sir Trevor Williams,
Sir Solomon Swale, For the Noes, 116.
Mr. Collingwood.

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolution against dispensing Power.

The main Question being put, That penal Statutes, in Matters Ecclesiastical, cannot be suspended but by Act of Parliament;

It was resolved in the Affirmative


Resolved, &c. That an humble Petition and Address, upon this Vote and the Debate of the House, be forthwith prepared and drawn up, to be presented to his Majesty; And that it be referred to Mr. Attorney General, Sir William Coventry, Mr. Powle, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Waller, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Edward Deering, Sir Thom. Osborne, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Crouch, Colonel Strangewaies, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Edward Seymour, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Milward, Sir John Bramston, Colonel Titus, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thomas Leigh, Mr. Cheney, Serjeant Seys, Colonel Birch, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the Petition and Address.

And then the House be adjourned till Thursday Morning, Eight of the Clock.