House of Commons Journal Volume 9
13 February 1674


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Veneris, 13 die Februarii, 1673.


Wool Trade.

ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Wool be read on Monday Morning, Ten of the Clock.

Northern Borders.

Sir John Otway reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Continuance of Two former Acts, to prevent Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders, was committed, That the Committee had met, and perused the Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alteration, or Amendment.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Moreland & Water Engines.

A Bill for establishing of certain Water Engines invented by Sir Samuell Moreland, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Lord Ancram, Lord O'Brien, Mr. Sprye, Col. Strode, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Mallett, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Boscowen, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Will. Terringham, Col. Strode, Sir Foulke Lucy, Mr. Wright, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Gilby, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Maynard, Lord Fitz Williams, Sir Robert Howard, and all that serve for the Counties of Cornwall, York, Derby, Somerset, and Devon: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Earl of Newburgh's Estate.

A Bill on Behalf of the Countess and Earl of Newburgh her Son, for Payment of Debts, and making Sale of Lands, for that Purpose, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Drake's Estate.

A Bill for confirming certain Leases made by Sir William Strode, and John Drake Esquire; and for enabling Sir Francis Drake Baronet to settle a Jointure; was read the Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for confirming certain Leases, made by Sir William Strode, and John Drake Esquire; and for enabling Sir Francis Drake Baronet to settle a Jointure.

Lord Cornwallis Estate.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis, to enable him to raise Money for Payment of Debts, and providing for his Brothers and Sisters, That the Committee had carefully perused the Bill, and the Deeds to which it relates; and heard the Parties concerned; and had returned the Bill without any Amendment.

Judges Patents.

A Bill for settling the Fees and Powers in the Patents of Judges, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the Debates of the House, to Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Nich. Carew, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Boscowen, Serjeant Seys, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Nich. Pedley, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Waller, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Hall, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord O Bryan, Mr. Rigby, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Mallet, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. John Mounson, Colonel Birch, Sir Charles Wheeler, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir John Trevor, Sir Robert Howard, Lord St. John, Sir Philip Monckton, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Robert Carre, Mr. May, Mr. Mervell, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Allen Broderick, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Garaway, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Philip Harcourt, Sir Philip Warwick, Sir John Hotham, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Daniell, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir John Norton, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Newport, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Thomas Higgons, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Powle, Sir Edw. Mansell, Sir Fran. Clerke, Sir Will. Bucknall, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Wright, Lord Aungier, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Morris, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Whorwood, and the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.


Resolved, &c. That the House will To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Grievances of the Nation,

Report of Information from Earl of Shaftsbury.

Sir William Coventry reports, That, according to the Order of the House, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Garaway, and himself, had attended the Earl of Shaftsbury, in the Matter relating to Mr. Pepis; and, that they had agreed upon a Report, to be presented to the House; which they had put into Writing: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being again read, is as followeth;

THE Earl of Shaftsbury denieth he ever saw an Altar in Mr. Pepis his House, or Lodgings. As to the Crucifix, he saith, he hath some imperfect Memory of seeing somewhat, which he conceived to be a Crucifix.

When his Lordship was asked the Time, he said, It was before the Burning the Office of the Navy.

Being asked concerning the Manner, he said, He could not remember, whether it were painted or carved, or in what manner the Thing was; and, that his Memory was so very imperfect in it, that, if he were upon his Oath, he could give no Testimony.

Sir J. Baucke's to attend.

Ordered, That Sir John Banckes do attend at the Bar of this House on Monday Morning next, to inform the House what he knows of the Matter relating to Mr. Pepis.

Test against Papists.

Ordered, That Sir Charles Wheeler, Lord O Brien, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Mounson, Mr. Lucy, Sir John Hotham, Sir Will. Francklyn, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Sir Will. Hickman, Mr. King, be ddded to the Committee, to which the Bill for a Test to distinguish between Protestants and Papists, was committed.


Ordered, That all Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places formerly appointed.

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