Martis, 3 die Februarii, 1673.
A Member takes Oaths.
MR. Gilbert Linfeild, bringing a Certificate from
the Clerk of the Crown, of his being chosen
Burgess for the Borough of Ipswich, in the room of Mr.
Bloise, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, at
the Clerk's Table.
Warrant for opening a Passage in the House.
Mr. Speaker, in pursuance of the Order of the House
having sent his Warrant for opening the Door and Passage from the Middle of the Gallery into the Speaker's
Chamber, in these Words following; viz.
IN pursuance of an Order of the Members of the
Commons House of Parliament, made this Day, it is required, on Behalf of the said House, that the Officers of
his Majesty's Works do cause the Door and Passage from
the Middle of the Gallery into the Speaker's Chamber,
to be again laid open, for the freer Passage and Accommodation of the Members of this House: And this shall be
your Warrant. Given under my Hand, this One-and-thirtieth Day of January, 1673.
Edward Seymour, Speaker.
To my loving Friend the Surveyor and other the Officers
of his Majesty's Works, to
whom it may appertain.
In Obedience to which Warrant, the Door and Passage
were accordingly again laid open, before the Meeting of
the House this Day.
Ordered, That all Committees, which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places
A Bill for settling certain Lands and Tenements to Charitable and Publick Uses, for the Benefit of the Parish of
Kelshall, in the County of Suffolke, was read the First
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent Moor-burning in several of the
Northern Counties, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Coriton, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Trevor
Williams, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Anth. Irby,
Mr. Palmes, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Oakely, Sir John
Robinson, Mr. Maynard, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Sherrard,
Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Charles Harbord,
Lord Cornbury, Lord St. John, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thom.
Bludworth, Sir Fran. Compton, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Edw.
Hungerford, Sir Edmund Jenings, Sir Will. Thompson,
Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Thom. Lee,
Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Thom. Littleton, and all that serve
for the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, Lancashire, Hereford,
Monmouth, Cheshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cumberland,
Northumberland, and Westmerland: And all that shall
come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Friday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner
Court of Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and
A Bill for the Regulating and Ascertaining the Duty
upon Hearth-money, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.
Advice on the King's Speech.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of the
Vote of Advice to his Majesty, sent from the Lords.
The Question being put, To agree with the Lords Vote
of Advice to his Majesty, with the Omission of these
Words, "of the whole Matter now before us;"
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords upon the Vote of Advice: And that Sir Robert
Howard, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel Strangwaies Sir John,
Coventry, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Garaway, Sir
Thom. Clergis, Lord St. John, Mr. Mervell, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Knight, Sir Thom.
Lee, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Courtney
Poole, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Walker,
or any Three of them, do withdraw, and prepare Reasons to be used at the Conference with the Lords.
King appoints to be attended.
Mr. Secretary Coventry acquaints the House, that his
Majesty had appointed Thursday next, Three of the
Clock in the Afternoon, to be attended with the Vote
concerning the Lord Lauderdale, in the Banquetting-house at Whitehall.
Conference on Vote of Advice.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee, appointed to draw up Reasons to be offered at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Vote of Advice, and the Amendments proposed by this House, the
Reasons by them agreed: Which were read and allowed
by the House.
Ordered, That the Lord St. John do go up to the
Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Vote of Advice
to his Majesty.
The Lord St. John reports, that the Lords had agreed
to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted
And the Members appointed to draw up Reasons were
directed, and did go up to manage the Conference.
A Petition of Gerrard Russell Esquire, was read; complaining of an undue Return made of Sir Thomas Hatton
Baronet, as Knight of the Shire for the County of Cambridge, in Prejudice of the Petitioner, who was duly
elected for that County, and ought to have been returned.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the Matter of the said
Petition; and report the State of the Case, with their
Opinions therein, to the House.
Conference; on Vote of Advice.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Andrew Hacket and
Sir Will. Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they desire a present Conference with
this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject
Matter of the last Conference.
The Messengers being again called in; Mr. Speaker
acquaints them, that the House had agreed to a present
Ordered, That the former Managers do attend the
Lord St. John reports, that they had attended the
Conference with the Lords: And that the Lord Keeper
did acquaint them, that the Lords had wholly agreed
with this House in the Amendment to the Vote of Advice; and had sent to know his Majesty's Pleasure, when
he would be attended: And that his Majesty had appointed to be attended therewith on Thursday next, in
the Banqueting-house, at Whitehall, at Three of the
Clock in the Afternoon.
Which Vote is as followeth; viz.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in
Parliament assembled, upon Consideration of his Majesty's gracious Speech, are of Opinion, that his Majesty
be humbly advised to proceed in a Treaty with the
States General of the United Provinces, in order to a
Impeachment of Earl of Arlington.
Ordered, That Sir John Coventry, Sir Ed. Hungerford, and Sir Will. Francklin be added to the Committee
concerning the Lord Arlington.
Detaining Sir T. Bide.
The House having proceeded to the Consideration of
the Matter between Sir Thomas Bide and the Officers of
the Green Cloth, concerning the Commitment of Sir
Thomas Bide, and his Servants: and the Matter being
debated; and other Debates arising in reference to the
Goldsmiths and others;
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to
examine the Matter between Sir Thomas Bide, and the
Officers of the Green Cloth, touching the Commitment,
and detaining Sir Thomas, and his Servants; and also
to consider of the other Debates of the House, and particularly that concerning the Goldsmiths; and to report
the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Sir John Mounson, Mr. Buscowen,
Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Henley, Sir Will. Hayward, Sir
Edw. Seymour, Lord Castleton, Mr. Hall, Mr. Maynard,
Sir Will. Portman, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Moreton, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel
Strangwaies, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir
Walter St. John, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Nich. Carew,
Colonel Birch, Sir Trev. Williams, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Packington, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Whitacre,
Sir Thomas Lee, Sir John Knight, Mr. Garraway, Mr.
Sherrard, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Secretary Coventry,
Lord Cornbury, Sir John Coventry, Sir Char. Harbord,
Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Thom. Littleton, Lord St. Johns, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Thinne, Sir
Eliab Harvey, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Jones, Lord Obrian,
Mr. Goring; or any Five of them: And they are to
meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir John Mallett reports from the Committee, to which
the Bill to prevent Imprisonment of the Subjects in illegal and secret Prisons or Places beyond the Seas, was
committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the said
Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place;
and afterwards delivered the same in, at the Clerk's
Table: Which Amendments being twice read; and,
upon the Question, severally agreed;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments
and Proviso agreed to, be ingrossed.
And then the House adjourned till Thursday
Morning, Nine of the Clock.