Mercurii, 10 die Novembris, 1675.
Delay of a Writ.
INFORMATION being given to the House, that
a Writ being sent and delivered to the High Sheriff
for the County of Suffolke, for electing a Burgess for the
Borough of Eye; and the Election being past a Week
since, he hath hitherto neglected to make Return of the
Writ, to the Injury of the Member elected;
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of the County of
Suffolke be summoned to attend, and give an Account at
the Bar of this House, of his Neglect, in not returning
the Writ for electing a Burgess to serve for the Borough
of Eye in the County of Suffolke.
Ordered, That the Bill for draining Lindsey Level be
brought in, and read, on Friday Morning next.
Subjects in French Service.
A Bill for recalling such his Majesty's Subjects as are
in the Service of the French King, was read the Second
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir
Thomas Littleton, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Williams, Sir John
Knight, Mr. Crouch, Sir Eliab Harvey, Lord Digby, Sir
Tho. Meres, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir John Lowther, Sir
John Elwes, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Lewis,
Colonel Gilby, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir
John Hotham, Sir John Otway, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Powle,
Sir Nich. Carew, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Tho. Clargis,
Sir Cha. Wheeler, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir
Wm. Lowther, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr.
Morris, Mr. Spry, Mr. Palmes, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr.
Serjeant Rigby, Sir Row. Berkley, Mr. Stockdale, Sir
John Dawney: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to
send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Preservation of Fishing.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill for preserving
the Fishing in several Rivers of this Kingdom, be heard
Hawkers, Pedlars, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill to prevent and suppress Hawkers,
Pedlars, and Petty Chapmen, be read To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill to prevent illegal
Exaction of Money from the Subject be heard on Friday
next, after Ten of the Clock.
Conference; British in French Service.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Wm. Beversham
and Sir Edward Lowe;
Mr. Speaker, We are to acquaint you, from the Lords,
that they desire a present Conference with this House, in
the Painted Chamber, upon the Matter of the Vote and
Message of this House, concerning his Majesty's Subjects
in the Service of the French King.
The Messengers being withdrawn; and a present
Conference being, upon the Question, agreed to;
The Messengers being called in, Mr. Speaker acquaints
them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thomas Lee,
Mr. Sawyer, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Powle, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Williams, Sir John Hotham,
Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Charles Wheeler,
Sir Lionell Jenkins, Mr. Swinfen, and Sir Edward
Baynton, do attend and manage the Conference.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Conference, That
the Lords did acquaint them, that they had considered
of the Vote and Message of this House, concerning his
Majesty's Subjects in the Service of the French King; and
that they had changed the Vote, and put it into another
Form: Which, being reduced into Writing, was delivered
in at the Conference; and, being delivered in at the
Clerk's Table, and read, is as followeth; viz.
Most Gracious Sovereign,
WE Your Majesty's most dutiful Subjects, the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, and in Parliament assembled, taking Notice, to our great Satisfaction, of Your
Majesty's Royal Proclamation, bearing Date the Nineteenth of May One thousand Six hundred Seventy-five,
intituled, A Proclamation, commanding the immediate
Return of all Your Majesty's Subjects who have gone
into the Service of the French King, as Soldiers, since
the late Treaty of Peace with the States General of the
United Provinces, and prohibiting all Your Majesty's
Subjects to enter into the said Service for the Time to
come; and finding there hath not been that Observance
paid to it, which Your Majesty might have expected,
and all Your Loyal Subjects could have wished, do, out
of our earnest Desires, that Your Royal Intentions, so
agreeable to the Interest and Welfare of Your People,
should no longer be disappointed, humbly make this our
Petition and Address unto Your Majesty, that You would
be graciously pleased to renew Your former Proclamation,
strengthening it with such additional Severities, upon those
who shall not obey it, as shall be agreeable to Law.
Resolved, &c. That the further Consideration of the
Matter of the Conference had with the Lords, be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next.
State of the Nation.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider the State and Condition of the
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of the
whole House, several Votes, agreed by the said Committee, to be reported to the House: Which he read in
his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: And humbly moved, from the said Committee, That the House will resolve again into a Committee of the whole House, on Friday Morning next, at
Eleven of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the State and Condition of the Kingdom.
And the said Votes being again twice read at the
Clerk's Table, were, upon the Question, severally agreed
to; and are as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That the Atheism, and excessive Debauchery and Impiety, now practised in this Kingdom,
shall be one Part of the Matter to be redressed in the
State of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That the Summoning of Justices of the
Peace to the Council Board, for their Proceedings in
Matters judicially before them relating to the Excise, is
a Grievance; and shall be one Part of the Matter to be
redressed in the State of the Kingdom.
Excise and Hearth Money.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to
examine certain Instructions that have been sent into the
Country, relating to the Excise and Hearth Money; and
to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House:
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Phill. Musgrave,
Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Thomas Doleman, Sir John Vowell,
Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Williams,
Mr. Spry, Colonel Whitley, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Nic.
Carew, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Cholmley, Sir John Barnaby,
Sir John Hotham, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir
Tho. Lee, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Wm.
Coventry, Mr. Garroway, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Streete,
Sir Edward Deering, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir John Werden,
Mr. Thynne, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Sir John
Otway, Mr. Marvell, Sir Edm. Jennings, Mr. Whittaker,
Mr. Powle, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Holland,
Sir Wm. Bucknall, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edward
Baynton, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Swinfen,
Sir Lionell Jenkins, Colonel Byrch, Mr. Tufton; or any
Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Friday Morning
next, at Eleven of the Clock, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the State and Condition of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That all Committees, which are discontinued,
be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Places
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.