Veneris, 13 die Februarii, 1673.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Wool be
read on Monday Morning, Ten of the Clock.
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
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.
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.
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
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.