Sabbati, 8 die Martii, 1672.
COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege
committed against Mr. James Herbert, a Member of
this House, by Wm. Rugg and John Tomlyn, in causing
Mr. Jennings and Mr. Frosby, the menial Servants of Mr.
James Herbert, to be arrested by Thomas Upton, and
Nicholas Bennet, during the Time of Privilege.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges to examine the Matter; and certify it, with their
Opinions therein, to the House: And the Persons concerned are to be summoned to attend the Committee.
Earl of Salisbury's Estate.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable James Earl of
Salisbury, to let Leases of certain Lands and Tenements,
for any Term not exceeding Forty Years, was read the
A Proviso was tendered, on the Behalf of Sir Thomas
Lee; and twice read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill and Proviso be committed to Sir John Munson, Sir George Reeves, Sir Anthony
Irby, Lord Richardson, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John
Mallet, Colonel Strode, Sir Lan. Lake, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Morice, Mr. Progers, Sir Row. Berkeley, Sir
John Covert, Sir Thom. Doleman, Sir John Talbot, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Barnaby, Colonel Birch, Sir Nich.
Carew, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Ancram,
Mr. Crouch, Lord St. John, Lord Castleton, Sir Solom.
Swale, Mr. Russell, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Stockdale,
Mr. Onslow, Mr. Tanner, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Wright,
Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thomas Clergis, Sir Courtney Poole,
Mr. Goreing, Sir Henry Herbert, Lord Cavendish, Lord
Clifford, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Thyn, Sir John
Lowther, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Ralph Banks, Mr. Dolmahoy, Mr. Noseworthy, Sir John Austen, Sir Rich. Ford: And
they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the inner Court of Wards: And
have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Durham, Election of Members.
A Bill to enable the County Palatine of Durham to
send Knights and Burgesses to Parliament, was read the
Message to attend the King.
A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Edward Carteret,
Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
Him immediately in the House of Lords.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker, with the House, went
up to attend his Majesty.
Answer to Address against Popery, and suspending Penal Laws.
The House being returned; Mr. Speaker reports,
That, his Majesty having delivered a very gracious
Speech; and that the same being put into Writing, to
prevent Mistakes, he had obtained the Favour of his
Majesty to have it from Him: Which he having read
twice to the House, to their great Content and Satisfaction; and is as followeth; viz.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
Yesterday you presented Me an Address, as the best
Means for the Satisfying and Composing the Minds of
My Subjects: To which I freely and readily agreed:
and shall take Care to see it performed accordingly.
I hope, on the other Side, You Gentlemen of the
House of Commons will do Your Part: For I must put
you in mind, it is near five Weeks since I demanded a
Supply: And what you voted unanimously upon it, did
both give Life to My Affairs at Home, and disheartened
My Enemies Abroad: But the seeming Delay it hath
met with since, has made them take new Courage; and
they are now preparing for this next Summer a greater
Fleet, as they say, than ever they had yet: So that, if
the Supply be not speedily dispatched, it will be altogether ineffectual; and the Safety, Honour, and Interest,
of England must of Necessity be exposed. Pray lay this
to Heart, and let not the Fears and Jealousies of Some
draw an inevitable Ruin upon us All.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
If there be any Scruple remain yet with you, concerning
the Suspension of Penal Laws; I here faithfully promise
you, That what hath been done in That Particular, shall
not for the future be drawn into Consequence or Example.
And as I daily expect from you a Bill for My Supply; so
I assure you, I shall as willingly receive, and pass, any
other you shall offer Me, that may tend to the giving you
Satisfaction in all your just Grievances.
Thanks for Answer.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That the humble
and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious, full, and satisfactory Answer, this
Day given to their humble Petitions and Addresses.
Ordered, That Colonel Gyles Strangewayes do go up
to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence.
Colonel Strangewayes reports from the Lords, That
their Lordships had fully concurred with this House, in
the Vote for Thanks, to be presented to his Majesty: And
that they had sent to know his Pleasure, when He would
be attended therewith: Who was pleased to appoint both
Houses to attend him, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reports from the said Committee,
That they had made a considerable Progress in the said
Bill; and had almost perfected and finished the same:
And humbly moved, that the House would resolve into a
Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday Morning
next, to proceed to the Perfecting and Finishing thereof.
Resolved, &c. That the House do agree with the
Committee, that the House do resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, on Tuesday Morning next, to
proceed to the Perfecting and Finishing the Bill for his
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this
Afternoon, be adjourned till Monday next, at Two of the
Clock in the Afternoon, to sit in the Places formerly appointed, except the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Popery is committed.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the
Clock this Afternoon.
Answer to Vote of Thanks.
THE House being met, went in a Body to attend his
Majesty, to present the Vote of Thanks to his Majesty:
And being returned, Mr. Speaker acquaints the House,
that the Vote being read, and presented by the Lord Chancellor, his Majesty was pleased to return this Answer:
My Lords and Gentlemen,
I hope there will never be any more Difference amongst
Us: I assure you, there shall never be any Oceasion on
And then the House adjourned till Nine of the
Clock, on Monday Morning.