Martis, 10 die Februarii, 1673.
A BILL for settling of certain Lands and Tenements,
for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall in the
County of Suffolke, was read a Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John
Pettus, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Edw.
Masters, Mr. Russell, Sir Humph. Winch, Sir Thomas
Allen, Sir John Knight, Lord Ancram, Mr. Culliford,
Sir Charl. Wheeler, Mr. Streete, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir
Edm. Windham, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Cory, Mr. Linfeild,
Lord Richardson, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir John Coriton,
Colonel Strangwaies, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir John Moreton,
Sir Robert Barnham, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Wyn, Mr.
Crouch, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Wright, Serjeant
Maynard, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Whittaker, Colonel Sandys,
Alderman Bence, and all that serve for the County of
Suffolke: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Three of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for the Preservation of the Piscary in the Rivers
of Severne, Avon, and Teame, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel
Sandys, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Covert, Mr. Peirpoint,
Sir John Covert, Mr. Russell, Sir Rowl. Berkley, Sir
Robert Holt, Sir John Hanmer, Mr. Finch, Sir Edw.
Deering, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Morrice, Colonel
Strode, Sir Henry Newton, Sir John Coriton, Sir Trevor
Williams, Mr. Streete, Mr. Hobby, Sir Fran. Clarke, Mr.
Garaway, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Powle, Sir John
Birkenhead, Colonel Birch, Lord O Brien, Mr. Dyot,
Sir Thom. Mompessen, and all that serve for the Counties
of Shropshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire: 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 Exchequer
Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Duty on Law Proceedings.
A Bill for the better ascertaining the Duty upon Proceedings at Law, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Powle, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Pettus,
Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Morris, Sir John Bennet, Sir Robert
Carr, Mr. Sprye, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Westphaling,
Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Culliford, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir
Trevor Williams, Lord O Brien, Sir Jonath. Trelawney,
Sir Nich. Pedley, Sir John Knight, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Garaway, Sir John Heath, Sir
Jos. Tredinham, Sir Robert Barneham, Mr. Whittaker,
Mr. Cheney, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Morris, Sir John
Newton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Nich. Carew,
Sir John Trevor, Sir John Hobart, Sir John Covert, Colonel Strode: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of
Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Pressing of Men.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Matter
which relates to the Pressing of Men, be revived; and
do sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place
Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the
Places formerly appointed.
The House then proceeding upon the adjourned Debate, touching the Election for the Town of Castleriseing,
between Mr. Pepis and Mr. Offley, did, in the first place,
take into Consideration, what related to Mr. Pepis, in
Information of a Member being a Papist.
Information being given to the House, by some Members, that they had received an Account from a Person
of Quality, That he saw an Altar, with a Crucifix upon
it, in the House of Mr. Pepis;
And Mr. Pepis, standing up in his Place, did heartily
and flatly deny, that he ever had any Altar, or Crucifix,
or the Image or Picture of any Saint whatsoever in his
House, from the Top to the Bottom of it.
And the Members being called upon by the House, to
name the Person that gave them the Information; but
being unwilling to do it without the Order of the House.
Ordered, That such Members of this House as have
given in the Information against Mr. Pepis, do name the
Persons that informed them of the Matter thereof.
And the Lord Shaftsbury being named to be the Person,
that informed them; and the House being also informed,
that one Sir John Bankes did likewise see the Altar;
Committee to attend Lord Shaftsbury for Information.
Ordered, That Sir William Coventry, Sir Thom. Meeres,
and Mr. Garaway, do attend the Lord Shaftsbury, to be
informed, whether his Lordship has at any time seen an
Altar and a Crucifix in the House of Mr. Pepis; when,
and in what manner it was; and to receive what Information his Lordship can give upon the whole Matter.
Sir T. Bankes to attend.
Ordered, That Sir John Bankes do attend at the Bar
of this House, to inform the House what he knows of
this Matter, relating to Mr. Pepis.
Irish Troops in England.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker, at the Attendance of this
House this Afternoon, upon his Majesty, with the Address for disbanding the Army, do further make it the
humble Petition of this House to his Majesty, that the
Forces that came out of Ireland, may not longer be continued in Arms here in England.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.