House of Commons Journal Volume 9
20 March 1678

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 March 1678', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 458-459. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27602 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 20 die Martii, 1677.

Prayers.

Pretended Titles, &c.

A BILL for preventing Buying and Selling of pretended Titles, and for the better Preventing and Punishing of Maintenance, Embracery, and Champarty, was read the first time.

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

Tobaccopipe making.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for encouraging the Trade of Tobacco-pipe-making, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Third time;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.

Restoring Lord Audley, &c.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for restoring the Honour of Baron Audley of Hely, to James Lord Audley, and others herein mentioned; and also for restoring them in Blood; was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Jon. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Clergis, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Robert Sawyer, Sir Hen. Ford, Mr. Wright, Sir John Mallett, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Roberts, Sir John Norton, Sir John Knight, Sir Ch. Harbord, Mr. Newport, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Adam Browne, Mr. Wright, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Weld, Col. Titus, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Mallett, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir Ric. Graham, Sir John Elwes, Sir Ro. Barkeley, Mr. Powle, Sir John Brampston, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Walker: And they are to meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to examine, Whether there is a Certificate of taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and of receiving the Sacrament, according as the Law in that Behalf directs.

Gresham's Estate.

Sir John Brampston reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for vesting the Rectory of Westerham in the County of Kent to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of Edward Gresham Esquire, was committed, some Amendments, agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question severally agreed.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Shalcross' Estate.

Sir Henry Ford reports from the Committee to whom the Bill on the Behalf of Francis Shalcross Esquire was committed, That the Committee had carefully perused the Bill; and found, that there was a Clause already in the Bill, that there shall be no further Wastes committed on the Premises; and had heard all Parties: And that they were consenting thereto: And that the Committee had returned the Bill without Amendments.

Countess of Lincolne's, &c. Nat.

Sir Jonathan Trelawney reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for naturalizing Jane de Galiere Countess of Lincolne, and others, was committed, That the Committee had perused the several Certificates, That the Persons had taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and received the Sacrament: And that the Committee had added a Proviso to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

And the Bill, with the Proviso, was read a Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, so amended, do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for naturalizing Jane de Galiere Countess of Lincolne, and others.

And Sir Jonathan Trelawney is to carry back the Bill to the Lords.

Keels carrying Coals.

A Bill for admeasuring Keels for carrying of Coals was read the First time.

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

Interment of Charles I.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for a more decent and solemn Interment of his late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First; and erecting a magnificent Monument to his Memory.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Tho. Meeres took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Tho. Meeres reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had sat: And being informed, That the Black Rod was at the Door; the Committee had ordered him to leave the Chair.

Royal Assent to a Bill.

A Message from the King, by Sir Edward Carteret, Usher of the Black Rod;

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this honourable House to attend him, immediately, in the House of Lords.

And Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

Mr. Speaker, with the House, being returned;

Mr. Speaker reports, That his Majesty was pleased to give his Royal Assent to One Publick, and Fifteen Private Bills: And that his Majesty was pleased to make a Speech to the Effect following:

My Lords and Gentlemen,

The King's Speech reported.

I AM so zealous for the Good of the Nation, that it shall be your Fault, and not Mine, if all be not done as should be, for the Honour and Safety of it: And I must tell you, there must be no Time lost.

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