Jovis, 5 die Februarii, 1673.
Portsmouth, &c. Streets.
ORDERED, That Colonel Norton have Leave to
bring in a Bill for paving the Streets, and erecting a
Workhouse, or Alms-house, in the Town of Portsmouth,
and raising Money for that Purpose.
Dean of Canterbury and Dr. Whitchcott thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of the House be returned
to the Dean of Canterbury, and to Dr. Whitchcott, for
the Sermons by them preached Yesterday, before the
House: And that Sir Edward Masters do return Thanks
to the Dean of Canterbury; and the Lord Cornbury to
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare a
Bill for regulating Elections, and for the better Attendance of Members elected to serve in Parliament, be revived; and do sit To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in
the Place formerly appointed.
A Bill for uniting Parishes within the City of Exeter,
and raising competent Maintenance for Preaching Ministers of the Gospel therein, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir James
Smith, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Trevor Williams, Colonel
Strangwaies, Sir John Birkenhead, Lord Obrien, Sir Jos.
Tredenham, Mr. Morris, Mr. Chalmondley, Sir John
Knight, Sir John Mallet, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Cheney,
Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Love, Mr. Jones,
Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Walker, Sir John Coriton, Sir John
Moreton, Mr. Ford, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Edw. Deering,
Mr. Crouch, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Dennis,
Sir Copl. Banifeild, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thom. Clergis,
Sir Phil. Harcourt, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Edw. Massey,
Mr. Papillon, Mr. Child, and all that serve for the
Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are to
meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and to send out
Summons of Notice to the Inhabitants of the City of
Exon, and Persons concerned in Interest there, that
they come in, and be heard, if they please: And to send
for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Test against Papists.
Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to
prepare a Bill, or Bills, for a Test to distinguish between
Protestants and Papists, and for the better Conviction of
Papists, with other Matters to them referred; That the
Committee had agreed upon a Bill for the Purposes first-mentioned: Which Bill was delivered in at the Clerk's
The Bill for a Test to distinguish between Protestants
and Papists, and for the better Conviction of Papists,
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time,
To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Vote respecting the Duke of Buckingham.
The House then proceeded in the adjourned Debate
of the Vote relating to the Duke of Buckingham, whether the Lords Concurrence ... be desired therein.
The Question being put, That the Concurrence of
the Lords be desired, to the Vote which relates to his
Grace the Duke of Bucks;
The House divided.
The Yeas go out.
Sir John Hanmer,
||for the Yeas,
|Sir John Mallet,|
|Sir Nich. Carew,
||for the Noes,
And so it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the House do attend his Majesty, with
the Vote of Address, which relates to the Duke of Buckingham: And that such Members of this House, which
are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to know
his Pleasure, when he will be attended therewith.
Thanks for Speech.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do, upon the Attendance,
this Afternoon, upon his Majesty, present the humble
and hearty Thanks of this House to his Majesty, for his
last Gracious Speech.
Ordered, That the House will, on Saturday next, Ten
of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole
House, to consider of the Grievances of the Nation.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections be adjourned till Saturday.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the
THE House being met * * * *