House of Commons Journal Volume 9
6 February 1674

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 February 1674', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 303-304. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27413 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Veneris, 6 die Februarii, 1673.

Prayers.

Wool Trade.

A BILL for Repeal of a Clause in a former Act, and to prevent Frauds in the Exporting or Importing of Wool, was read.

Resolved, That this Bill be read a Second time.

Vexatious Suits.

Ordered, That the Committee, to which the Bill to prevent Vexation by Suits at Law, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Hyeth Election.

A Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and Council, of the Port of Hyeth, was read.

A Certificate, under the Name of certain Persons, who are Electors, against the Petition, was tendered, and read.

The Question being put, That the Hearing of the Matter of the Election for the Port of Hyeth be put off to a further Time;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Tellers,

Sir Rowland Berkley, for the Yeas, 76.
Sir Jonath. Trelawney,
Sir Eliab Harvey, for the Noes, 68.
Colonel Birch,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Hearing of the Matter of the Election for the Port of Hyeth be put off for Six Weeks, from the Time already appointed.

Illegal Exactions.

A Bill to prevent illegal Exacting of Money from the Subject, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time on Monday next, after Ten of the Clock.

Test against Papists.

A Bill for a Test to distinguish between Protestants and Papists, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Powle, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Will. Coventry, Lord Obrien, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Hopkins, Colonel Birch, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Robert Carr, Sir John Mallet, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Whitacre, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Garaway, Colonel Kirby, Lord Ancram, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crouch, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Edw. Deering, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Duncomb, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Knight, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Robert Howard, Lord St. John, Sir Rowland Barkley, Mr. Mallett, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Russell, Mr. Rigby, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Sawyer: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

King appoints to be attended.

Mr. Secretary Coventry reports, that he had acquainted his Majesty with the Desire of this House, to attend him with the Vote concerning the Duke of Bucks: And that his Majesty had appointed the House to attend him this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.

Answer to Votes of Thanks &c.

Mr. Speaker reports, that, in Obedience to the Commands of the House, he had attended his Majesty; and returned the humble and hearty Thanks of the House, to his Majesty, for his last gracious Speech: And had also delivered to his Majesty the Vote relating to the Duke of Lauderdale: And that, as to the Vote, his Majesty had returned this Answer;

That he would consider of it, and return a speedy Answer.

That, as to the Vote of Advice to his Majesty, in which both Houses did concur, the Lord Keeper did read the Vote: And his Majesty was pleased to return his Answer, to this Effect:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

THE best way of expressing my Thanks for your good Advice, is by following of it; which I intend to do very speedily: And, if any Difficulty shall chance to arise, I do not doubt, but you will stand by me in it, to enable me to go through with it.

Address respecting Duke of Norffolke.

Resolved, &c. That an Address be presented to his Majesty, to desire him to appoint some Persons to bring the Duke of Norffolke safe into England.

Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the House of Lords be desired to the said Address: And that the Lord St. John do go up to the Lords to desire their Concurrence.

Castleriseing Election.

The Question being put, That the House should now receive the Report from the Committee of Elections, touching the Election for the Town of Castleriseing;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers,

Mr. Garaway, for the Yeas, 147.
Colonel Strangwaies,
Mr. Newport, for the Noes, 117.
Mr. Collingwood,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, the State of the Case, and Evidence on both Sides, in the Matter of the Election for the Borough of Castleriseing in the County of Norffolke; and the several Votes of the Committee thereupon: Which he read; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which are as followeth;

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Pepis is not duly elected a Burgess, to serve in this Parliament, for the Borough of Castleriseing.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Offley is not duly elected a Burgess, to serve in this Parliament, for the Borough of Castleriseing.

Resolved, &c. That the Election for the Borough of Castleriseing is a void Election.

And the Matter being debated;

Resolved, &c. That the further Debate be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.