House of Commons Journal Volume 9
2 April 1677

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 2 April 1677', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 410-413. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27539 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lunæ, secundo die Aprilis, 1677.

* * THIS Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his Naturalization.

Regulating Attorneys.

A Bill to prevent unnecessary Suits, and to regulate Abuses, and limit the Number of Attorneys, was read the Second time.

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

Frauds and Perjuries.

A Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent Frauds and Perjuries, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Jona. Trelawney, Mr. Spry, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Nico. Pedley, Mr. Love, Sir Wm. Coventrey, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Sawyer, Sir John Newton, Mr. Serjeant Seys, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Nico. Pedley, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Eyres, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir Cha. Harbord, Colonel Byrch, Sir Tho. Clargis, Sir John Coventrey, Mr. Powle, Sir John Dawney, Mr. May, Sir Edward Harlow, Sir John Knight, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Tho. Bloodworth, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Williams, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Westphaling, Master of the Rolls, Sir * Worsley, Mr. Hall, Sir Fran. Russell, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Stockdale, Sir John Bramston, Sir Edward Baynton, Sir John Moreton, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Gilbert Gerrad, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Devoreux, Colonel Sandys, Sir Tho. Stringer, Mr. Culliford, Sir John Trevor, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And the said Bill first read, to prevent unnecessary Suits, and to regulate Abuses, and limit the Number of Attorneys, be referred to the same Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Beversham, and Sir John Franklyn;

Incestuous Marriages.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent incestuous Marriages; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House;

Lord Maynard's Estate.

And have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Amendments and Proviso of this House to the Bill for rectifying a Mistake in a general Settlement of the Lord Maynard, upon the Marriage of his Son.

Yarmouth Piers.

A Bill for repairing and maintaining the Piers of Great Yarmouth, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Coventrey, Sir John Hobart, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Corey, Sir Robert Holmes, Sir John Knight, Sir Edward Baynton, Sir John Holland, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Sir Thomas Doleman, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho. Bloodworth, Colonel Byrch, Serjeant Seys, Mr. May, Mr. Williams, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir John Talbott, Mr. King, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir John Ernle, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Pettus, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Berkenhead, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Wright, Mr. Linfeild, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Maynard, Sir Edward Deering, Sir John Coventrey, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Rolls, Sir Wm. Haward, Sir Tho. Meres, Serj. Maynard, Sir John Mallett, and all that serve for the several Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, and Essex; and for the Cities and Boroughs of the same Counties: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Supply Bill; Excise.

A Bill to revive and continue a former Act, for an additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, was read.

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

Bribery at Elections.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to whom it was referred to consider of the Paper, containing a Vote against Drinking and Bribery, at Elections of Members to sit in Parliament, for a further Instruction to the Committee of Elections and Privileges, That the Committee had taken the same into their Consideration; and had filled up the Blank therein with the Words, "Ten Pounds;" and also, that the Committee had agreed the said Vote or Resolved concerning the same: Which, being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and there read, was, upon the Question, agreed to; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That if any Person hereafter to be elected into a Place, for to sit and serve in the House of Commons for any County, City, Town, Port, or Borough, after the Teste or the issuing out of the Writ or Writs of Election, upon the Calling or Summoning of any Parliament hereafter, or after any such Place becomes vacant hereafter in the time of Parliament, shall by himself, or by any other on his Behalf, or at his Charge, at any time before the Day of his Election, give any Person or Persons, having Voice in any such Elections, any Meat or Drink, exceeding in the true Value Ten Pounds in the Whole, in any Place or Places, but in his own Dwelling House or Habitation, being the usual Place of his Abode for Six Months last past; or shall, before such Election be made and declared, make any other Present, Gift, or Reward, or any Promise, Obligation, or Engagement, to do the same, either to any such Person or Persons in particular, or to any such County, City, Town, Port, or Borough in general; or to or for the Use and Benefit of them, or any of them; every such Entertainment, Present, Gift, Reward, Promise, Obligation, or Engagement, is by this House declared to be Bribery: And such Entertainment, Present, Gift, Reward, Promise, Obligation, or Engagement, being duly proved, is and shall be a sufficient Ground, Cause, and Matter, to make every such Election void, as to the Person so offending; and to render the Person so elected incapable to sit in Parliament by such Election: And hereof the Committee of Elections and Privileges is appointed to take especial Notice and Care, and to act and determine Matters coming before them, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That the said Order against excessive Drinking at Elections, be a further Instruction to the Committee of Elections: And that it be from time to time entered amongst the constant and standing Powers and Instructions given by the House of Commons to the said Committee.

Privilege- a Member liberated from Prison.

Sir Thomas Meres further reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to whom the Matter of Sir Robert Holt's Case, a Member of this House, was referred, being detained Prisoner in Execution in the Fleet, and thereby hindered from attending the Service of this House; and to search Precedents in the Case; That the said Committee had taken the same into their Consideration; and had searched several Precedents (which he opened); and had also agreed two Votes or Resolves to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again read, and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, &c. That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Sir Robert Holt, a Member of this House, now Prisoner in the Fleet, and taken in Execution, out of Privilege of Parliament, be not discharged from his Imprisonment, by virtue of the Privilege of Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That it be reported, That the Outlawry after Judgment is another good Cause why Sir Robert Holt ought not to be discharged by Privilege of Parliament.

The Question being put, That this House doth agree with the said Committee;

The House divide.

The Noes go out.

Tellers, Sir Hen. Puckering, For the Noes, 122.
Sir Hen. Ford,
Tellers, Sir Giles Hungerford, For the Yeas, 97.
Mr. Daniel,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Holt shall have the Privilege of this House.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Holt be delivered out of the Custody of the Warden of the Fleet, to attend the Service of this House.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Holt be delivered from such Custody, by sending the Serjeant at Arms, attending this House, with the Mace, to bring him to the Service of this House.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock, Afternoon.

Post meridiem.

Renew's, &c. Nat.

A BILL, sent from the Lords, for Naturalization of Peter Renew, and others, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Crowch, Mr. Collingwood, Mr. Spry, Mr. Collins, Sir John Dawney, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Knight, Col. Norton, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Wynne, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Bennet, Major Broxholme, Sir Baynam Throgmorton, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Eyres, Sir Tho. Williams, Mr. Bowerman, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Gwynne, Mr. Marvell, Capt. Jones, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Ayliffe, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Norton, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Nico. Pedley, Sir Fred. Hyde, Sir Tho. Allen, Serj. Maynard, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Sir John Bramston, Mr. Culliford, Mr.Wright, Mr. May, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Herbert, Capt. Price, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Fran. Clerke, Col. Wanklyn, Mr. Love, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Covert, Mr. Foote, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Finch: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Brend's Estate.

A Bill to enable Francis Brend to sell Lands for raising Portions for the Daughters of Thomas Brend, his elder Brother, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Bennett, Capt. Price, Sir John Norton, Sir John Knight, Sir John Mallett, Serj. Maynard, Sir Wm. Bassett, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Roberts, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Hyde, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Harbord, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Nico. Pedley, Sir John Covert, Colonel Norton, Mr. Wright, Sir John Elwayes, Mr. Lewis, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Jona. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Culliford, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Dalmahoy, Sir Tho. Hatton, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Fran. Russel, Capt. Price, Sir Wm. Terringham, Col. Phelipps, Lord Longford, Capt. Jones, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Williams, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Wright, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Bowerman, Mr. Turgis, Mr. Greenvile: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Merchant's Estate.

A Bill for settling the Estate, and Payment of the Debts, of Henry Merchant, a Lunatick, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Edward Masters, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Knight, Serj. Maynard, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Edward Harlow, Mr. Hyde, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Norton, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Dawney, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Mallett, Sir John Pettus, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Wright, Capt. Price, Col. Norton, Col. Byrch, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John Bramston, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Sir Geo. Reeeve, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Robert Thomas, Capt. Price, Sir Fran.Clarke, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Price, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Collingwood, Sir Rog. Bradshaw, Sir John Trevor, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Mr. Neale, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Rob. Cordell: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Westminster Court of Conscience.

A Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience for the City and Liberties of Westminster, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Lanc.Lake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Col. Byrch, Mr. Crowch, Sir Tho. Meres, Colonel Sandys, Sir Rob. Dillington, Mr. Eyres, Sir Edward Harlow, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Williams, Mr. Powle, Sir Rob. Barnham, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Jay, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Tho. Clargis, Sir John Berkenhead, Col. Titus, Sir Tho. Lee, Col. Phillipps, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Sir Bayn. Throgmorton, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Nich. Pedley, Sir Rob. Southwell, Mr. Reeve, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Westphaling, Serj. Maynard, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir John Cotton, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Newton, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Goring, Mr. Sawyer, Mr. Finch, Mr. Grimston, Sir Wm. Haward, Col. Werden, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Gwynne, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho. Stringer, Mr. Boreman, Mr. Wright, General Ashburnham, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Mr. Hall, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Spry, Mr. Neale, Sir Hen Ford, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Estcourt, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Secretary Williamson, Lord Longford, Mr. Danyel, Sir John Mallett, Sir Rich. Grahme, Sir Adam Browne, Col. Legg, Col. Strode, Sir Kingsmill Lucy, Mr. Marvell, Sir Fran. Clarke, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Capel Luckin, Sir John Werden, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Edward Mansell, Sir Tho. Williams, Sir Tho. Doleman, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Harvey, Serj. Seys, Mr. Hyde, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Grahme, Mr. Linfeild, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Fran. Russell, and all that serve for the City of Westminster: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Bedell's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Vesting of certain Manors and Lands of Edward Bedell, of Woodrising in the County of Norfolke, Esquire, in certain Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of his Debts and for raising of Portions for Diana Bedell, Isabella Bedell, and Anne Bedell, Infants, Daughters of the said Edward Bedell; and for such other Children as shall hereafter be begotten by the said Edward Bedell, on the Body of Isabella his now Wife; was read.

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

Moreland's Pumps.

A Bill for allowing Sir Samuel Moreland the Benefit of Pumps and Water Engines, by him invented, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Stringer, Mr. Treby, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. May, Col. Sandys, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Serj. Maynard, Mr. Herbert, Sir Bay. Throckmorton, Sir John Elwayes, Mr. Powle, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Mallett, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Robert Southwell, Mr. Dalmahoy, Col. Byrch, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Wright, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Lancellot Lake, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Williams, Sir John Pettus, Sir John Brampston, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Neale, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Mallett, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Finch, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Spry, Sir Hen. Ford, Sir Cyrill Wych: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Cirencester Writs.

A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming an Agreement concerning the Execution and Return of Writs, within the Seven Hundreds of Cirencester in the County of Glocester, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Powle, Mr. Crowch, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir John Knight, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Morris, Sir Anth. Irby, Capt. Price, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Walker, Sir Tho. Clargis, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Col. Sandys, Mr. Williams, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Eyres, Sir Bay. Throgmorton, Col. Byrch, Sir Edward Harlow, Mr. Marvell, Sir Edward Masters, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Wm. Terringham, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. Lee, Serj. Seys, Mr. Mallett, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir John Cotton, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Glocester and Wilts, and for the Cities and Boroughs of the same Counties: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the * Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Hungerford's Estate

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Edward Hungerford Knight of the Bath to make Leases for Years of Hungerford House in the Strand, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields in the County of Middlesex; and of certain Houses and Tenements thereunto adjoining; was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Mr. Crowch, Sir John Mallett, Sir Lanc. Lake, Col. Byrch, Sir John Hanmer, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Knight, Sir John Rolls, Mr. Spry, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Williams, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Edward Harlow, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Hen. Ford, Dr. Arras, Mr. Mallett, Lord O Brian, Sir Bay. Throgmorton, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Eyres, Sir John Pettus, Mr. Tregonwell, Sir Giles Hungerford, Mr. Daniell, Sir Fran. Russell, Sir Fran. Rolls, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Linfeild, Sir John Covert, Sir Edward Masters, Sir John Barnaby, Col. Wanklyn, Sir Courtney Poole, Capt. Price, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Hall, Sir Wm. Bassett, Mr. Gray, Mr. Gwynne, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hunt, Major Cornwall, Sir John Carew, and all the Members of this House that serve for the several Counties of Wilts and Middlesex, and for the City of Westminster: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Compton's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Explanatory and Supplemental Act for the better enabling Sir Francis Compton to make Sale and dispose of the Manor of Hamerton, or any Part thereof, in the County of Huntingdon, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Jos. Tredinham, Sir Giles Hungerford, Maj. Cornwall, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Walker, Mr. Neale, Capt. Price, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Morris, Mr. Mallett, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir Cop. Bamfeild, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel Gilby, Colonel Strode, Sir Tho. Stringer, Major Broxholme, Lord Bulkely, Mr. Spry, Sir Richard Corbett, Colonel Wanklyn, Sir John Knight, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Fran. Clarke, Colonel Whitley, Dr. Arras, Mr. Wright, Sir John Newton, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Wm. Hartopp, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Huntington, Cambridge, and Northampton; and the several Boroughs thereof: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Coke's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to supply the Defects in a Deed of Settlement, made by John Coke Esquire, deceased; and for altering a Trust in Part of the Estate of Robert Coke Esquire; was read.

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

Kelshall Charities.

A Bill for settling certain Lands in Kelshall in the County of Suffolke, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir John Pettus, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edward Baynton, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Cha. Wheeler, Lord Ancram, Mr. Love, Mr. Culliford, Sir Edward Hungerford, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Clargis, Capt. Price, Colonel Werden, Colonel Vaughan, Sir John Mallett, Colonel Wanklyn, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Foote, Mr. Jay, Sir John Knight, Mr. Williams, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Barnaby, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Whorwood, Colonel Sandys, Sir John Trevor, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir Edward Harlow, Mr. Morris, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. Rashley, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Suffolke and Norfolke; and for the several Cities and Boroughs of the same: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ledbury Vicarage.

A Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Augmentation of the Vicarage of Ledbury in the County of Hereford, was read.

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

Samine's, &c. Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands for the Raising of Money to pay the Debts of John Samine Esquire, Sir Roger Cooper Knight, and Cecill Cooper Esquire, deceased, was read.

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

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