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
The Question being put, That the Question be now put;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
Sir Thomas Lee,
||For the Yeas,
|Sir Trevor Williams,
Sir Solomon Swale,
||For the Noes,
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.