Lunæ, 16 die Februarii, 1673.
Coal Measures, &c.
MR. Wright reports from the Committee, to which
it was referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for
regulating the Measures, and preventing the Abuses, in
the Sale of Coal and Wood, That the Committee had
prepared a Bill, in Pursuance of the Order of the House:
Which he delivered in: And the Bill was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill for regulating the Measures, and preventing Abuses in the Sale of Coal and
Wood, be read a Second time.
A Bill to regulate Elections of Members to serve in
Parliament, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the
Debates of the House, to Lord Castleton, Sir Thomas Lee,
Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Brampston, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir
Trevor Williams, Sir John Covert, Mr. Culliford, Sir John
Knight, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Will.
Coventry, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Siye, Mr. Morris, Sir John
Otway, Sir John Hotham, Lord Fitzharding, Sir John
Coriton, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Mallet, Mr. Palmes,
Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Wharton, Lord Ancram, Sir
Charles Harbord, Mr. Jones, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Eliab
Harvey, Sir Robert Carre, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Morris, Sir
John Hanmer, Col. Phillipps, Lord Cornbury, Lord Ancram, Mr. Powle, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Culliford, Sir
Philip Harcourt, Sir Nich. Pedley, Col. Strode, Sir Adam
Browne, Mr. Onslow, Sir John Trevor, Sir Edw. Deering,
Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Doyley, Lord
Aungier, Sir Joseph Tredinham, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir
Robert Southwell, Mr. Hall, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Will. Strode,
Mr. Westphaling, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Geo. Downing,
Sir John Otway: And all that shall come, are to have
Voices: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of
Wards: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Bill for Lindsey Level be read Tomorrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Castleriseing Election- Inquiry as to a Member being a Papist.
The House then proceeded in the Matters touching
the Election for Castleriseing:
And Sir John Banks, attending at the Door, was, according to the Order of the House, called in: And Mr.
Speaker, in the Name of the House, desiring him to give
his Answer, what Acquaintance he had with Mr. Pepis,
and whether he used to have Recourse to him at his
House, and had ever seen there any Altar, or Crucifix;
and whether he knew any thing of his being a Papist, or
Sir John Banks gave an Account to the House, That
he had known and been acquainted with Mr. Pepis several
Years, and had often visited, and conversed with him, at
the Navy Office, and at his House there, upon several
Occasions; and that he never saw, in his House, any
Altar, or Crucifix; and that he does not believe him to
be a Papist, or that way inclined in the least; nor had
any Reason or Ground to think or believe it.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton, or any other Member, that the House shall be informed of, that were present when the Lord Shaftsbury spoke the Words relating
to Mr. Pepis, do inform the House what they know of
And Sir Thomas Littleton standing up in his Place, and
giving an Account to the House of the Matter;
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Matter,
upon the Election for Castleriseing, be adjourned till
Saturday next come Sevennight.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir John Mallett,
Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. N. Morris, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr.
Henley, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill to
prevent Vexations by Suits at Law, is committed.
Lord Newburgh's Estate.
Ordered, That Sir Thom. Meres, Sir Philip Harcourt,
Sir Anth. Irby, be added to Lord Newburgh's Committee.
Writs of Habeas Corpus.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning Writs
of Habeas Corpus, be made To-morrow Morning, Ten
of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Ten of the Clock.