Lunæ, 17 die Martii, 1672.
Judicature for Houses burnt down, &c.
A BILL for rebuilding the Navy Office, and reviving
a former Act for erecting a Judicature, touching
Houses burnt down, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill against Moor-burning in the County of Yorke,
and other Northern Counties, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Richard
Francklyn, Sir Launcelote Lake, Sir Trevor Williams,
Mr. Palmes, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Mr. Hales, Sir John
Covert, Sir John Hanmer, Doctor Burwell, Mr. Waldron,
Lord Richardson, Mr. Morrice, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir
Robert Dillington, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Edward Massey, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Talbot, Sir
Edward Masters, Sir Lewis Palmer, Sir John Rolles, Sir
Vere Fane, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Crouch,
Mr. Dennis, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Will. Strode, Sir
John Brampston, Mr. Swanton, Sir John Hotham, Colonel
Strode, Sir Thom. Woodcocke, Mr. Smith, and all that serve
for the several Counties of Yorke, Dorset, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland, Lancaster, Derby,
Nottingham, Devon, and Cornwall: And all that shall
come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to enlarge the Bill; and make it extensive,
for the Benefit of other Counties concerned: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Durham, Election of Members.
Sir Thomas Clergis reports from the Committee, to
which the Bill for enabling the County Palatine of
Durham to send Knights and Burgesses to Parliament,
was committed, some Amendments, agreed to be made
by the Committee, to the said 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 agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
agreed to, be ingrossed.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee of
Elections, the Evidence and State of the Case, touching
the Election and Return for the Borough of Wicombe,
between Sir William Egerton, and Sir John Burlarcy;
and the Votes of the Committee thereupon: Which he
read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in
at the Clerk's Table: Where they were again twice read;
and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend and
take off the other Return from the Writ.
Mr. Powle reports the Proviso concerning the Covenant to be added to the Bill for Ease of Dissenters: Which
he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being twice read;
Resolved, &c. That the said Proviso be agreed; and
made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and
Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
A Bill was tendered, and delivered in by Sir Thomas
Meeres, in pursuance of the Order of the House, for
making Dissenters in Matters of Religion from the
Church of England uncapable of being elected to serve
Complaint of Grievances.
Several Motions and Complaints being made, in reference to several Grievances, concerning the Kingdom
of Ireland being in great Danger; And,
Against a printed Paper, for imposing Twelve Pence
a Chaldron on Coals, without Act of Parliament:
A Proclamation, to exempt Soldiers from the ordinary
Course of Justice:
Against an Imposition of Two Shillings Six Pence a
Horse, upon transporting Horses, beyond the Book of
Rates, and contrary to Law:
A Grievance, in Abuses committed in collecting the
Duty of Hearth Money:
A Grievance, in imposing Two Shillings Six Pence,
upon the Licences of Ale-houses:
Touching the Hazard of the King's Person, by having
the Lord Arundell of Wardour, Father Patrick, and
Colonel Talbot near about him:
And the House being also informed, that there were
other Grievances of Consequence to be presented; and,
a Day being desired, to be set apart for hearing thereof;
Resolved, &c. That the House will To-morrow Morning,
after Ten of the Clock, proceed in the Consideration of
such Grievances as have been, or shall be then offered.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.