Jovis, 12 die Aprilis, 1677.
A 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
the Second time.
A Proviso to be made Part of the Bill, was also twice
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Proviso, be
committed to Sir Francis Clarke, Sir Tho. Woodcock,
Doctor Arras, Colonel Kirkby, Lord Dumblayne, Mr.
Reeve, Mr. Robert Wright, Sir Roger Bradshaw, Mr.
Boreman, Sir Francis Lawley, Mr. Mallett, Mr.Crouch,
Sir John Heath, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Mr. Neale, Sir
Charles Wheeler, Colonel Wancklyn, Colonel Gilby, Lord
Lattimore, Sir Geo. Reeve, Sir John Fagg, Sir Tho.
Stringer, Sir Gilb. Gerrard, Sir Adam Browne, Sir John
Mallett, Sir Anth. Irby, Colonel Sandys, Sir John Talbott,
Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Henry Ford, Serjeant Maynard,
Mr. Buscawen, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Jay, Sir Cha.
Harbord, Lord Obrian, Mr. Tufton, Sir Tho. Mumpessen,
Sir Wm. Wiseman, Sir Fran. Winnington, Sir John Ernle,
Sir Wm. Terringham, Mr. Spry, Sir Hugh Bethil, Sir
Wm.Glascoke, Sir John Barnaby, Sir John Knight, Sir
Wm. Doyley, Sir John Wright, Sir John Pettus, Sir Wm.
Blackett, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir John
Brampston, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Ayres, Mr. Weld, Mr.
Gower, Mr. May, Sir John Robinson, Sir John Covert, Sir
Lewis Palmer, and all that serve for the Counties of
Norfolke, Suffolk, Essex, and Herford: And they are
to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Exchequer Chamber: And are impowered to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Frauds and Perjuries.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee, to
which the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to prevent Frauds and Perjuries, several Amendments
agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which
were twice read; and all, but the last Amendment
(which was to make the Bill temporary) were, upon the
And the Bill, with the Amendments, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments,
do pass: And that Sir Henry Ford do carry the same
up to the Lords.
Privilege- Petition from persons in custody.
A Petition of Thomas Tompkins and Edward Clarke,
now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of
Privilege, committed against Sir Robert Carr, a Member
of this House, was read, acknowledging their Offence,
and begging Pardon of the House.
And being called in; and, upon their Knees, at the
Bar, having a Reprimand given them by the Speaker;
Resolved, &c. That the said Thomas Tompkins and
Edward Clarke be discharged, paying their Fees.
A Petition of John Mayne was read, complaining of
an undue Return made of Mr. Basset, to serve for the
Borough of Barnestaple in the County of Devon, in
Wrong of the Petitioner, who was duly elected.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the
Committee of Elections and Privileges, to examine the
Matter, and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Lowe and
Sir John Francklyn;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
intituled, An Act to enable the Right honourable the
Lady Mary Mordant to make Sale of her Interest in
the Manor of Blechingly, and divers Lands in the County
of Surry, notwithstanding her Minority: To which they
desire the Concurrence of this House: And have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed with
this House in the Amendments to the Bill for the Naturalization of Peter Renew, and others.
Resolutions on the King's Message.
The House then resumed the adjourned Debate upon
the Message sent from his Majesty to this House.
Resolved, &c. That a Clause be added to the Bill for
continuing the Additional Duty of Excise, to enable his
Majesty to borrow Two hundred thousand Pounds, at
Seven Pounds per Cent.
Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be
presented to his Majesty for laying before them his
Majesty's Sense of the Posture of Affairs abroad; and
to let his Majesty know, That, in order to his Majesty's
Preparations, in Pursuance of the Address of this House,
for the Safety of the Kingdom, they have provided a
Security of Two hundred thousand Pounds; and that
whatsoever of That Sum shall be expended accordingly,
shall be by them reimbursed: And whensoever the Posture of his Majesty's Affairs shall require their Attendance
in Parliament, they will be ready to aid and assist him, as
the Nature of his Majesty's Affairs shall require.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to draw
up an Address, pursuant to the said Vote of this House.
And it is referred to Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir Tho.
Meeres, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel
Byrch, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John
Birkenhead, Colonel Strode, Lord Cavendish, Sir Tho.
Littleton, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Secretary Williamson,
Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Clargis, Mr. Buscowen, Sir
Robert Carr, Sir John Ernle, Lord O Brian, Sir John
Hotham, Mr. Powell, Mr. Sawyer, Sir Robert Thomas,
Sir John Trevor, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Mallett; or any
Five of them: And they are to meet at Six of the Clock
this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to prepare and draw up the Clause to be added to the Bill
for continuing the additional Excise, to enable his Majesty to borrow Two hundred thousand Pounds, at Seven
Pounds per Cent.
Supply Bill; building Ships.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for
raising the Sum of Five hundred Eighty-four thousand
Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Two Shillings Twopence Halfpeny, for the speedy Building of Thirty Ships
of War, were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not agree to the
Ordered, That it be referred to those Members that did
attend, and manage the Conference with the Lords, to
prepare and draw up Reasons to be offered at a Conference
to be had with the Lords: And that Sir Richard Temple
be added to them.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow,
Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.