Jovis, 21 die Martii, 1677.
A BILL to prevent Deer-stealing, was read the First
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time,
after Ten of the Clock, in a full House.
A Bill to enable Trevor Williams Esquire, to settle a
Jointure upon a Wife, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Sir Tho. Meeres reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, That Sir Robert Hanson, by his Letter
and Friend, did desire his Petition and Claim might be
dismissed: That Sir Robert Cordell, at the Desire of Sir
Robert Hanson, withdrew the said Sir Robert Hanson's
Petition, by the Permission of the Committee: And
that the Committee came to this Resolution thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Petition and Claim of Sir Robert Hanson, to be elected for the Borough of Abington,
and the whole Cause and Question, both of the Return
and Election, be totally dismissed.
And that the said Committee were of Opinion, That
Sir John Stonehouse be reported well elected to serve in
this present Parliament for the said Borough of Abington.
And the said Vote being delivered in at the Clerk's
Table; and there read;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, That the Petition and Claim of Sir Robert
Hanson, and the whole Cause and Question, both of the
Return and Election, be totally dismissed: And that
Sir John Stonehouse is well elected to serve in this present Parliament for the said Borough of Abington.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for
impowering and licensing Protestant Strangers to exercise their Trades in the Places herein after-mentioned,
was read the Second time.
And a Debate being thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed, upon the
Debate of the House, to Mr. Secretary Williamson, Sir
John Mallet, Mr. Love, Colonel Birch, Lord Cavendish,
Sir John Hotham, Sir John Knight, Mr. Papillon, Mr.
Crouch, Sir Geo. Downing, Lord O Brien, Sir Ch. Wheeler,
Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Rob. Berkeley, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr.
Hopkins, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Morris, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Wright, Sir Edw. Harley,
Mr. May, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Cotton, Sir Tho.
Lee, Mr. Berty, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Sir John Reresby,
Lord Gorge, Sir James Rushout, Mr. Drapier, Sir Jon.
Trelawney, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr.
Seymour, Mr. Mallet, Sir Lyonell Walden, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Spry, Sir Ph. Warwick, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Edw. Deering,
Mr. Cheney, Mr. Powle, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Palmes, Sir
Tho. Clergis, Sir John Barnaby, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Clarke,
Sir Geo. Cartwright, Sir Edni. Windham, Sir Nich. Slaning, Sir Robert Dillington, Mr. Windham, Mr. Jones, Mr.
Greenvile, Sir Jo. Frederick, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Thyn,
Mr. Waller, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Solicitor General,
Mr. Pepis, Sir John Warden, Mr. Cholmondley, Sir John
Lowther: And all that come are to have Voices: And
the Committee are to hear the City of London to this
Bill: And the Committee are to take care, that those
that have the Benefits of this Act, may be obliged to
teach their Arts and Trades to the English: And they
are to meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
A Complaint being made, that John Starr, Cook to Sir
Charles Wheeler, a Member of this honourable House, is
arrested and detained, during the Sitting and Privilege
Ordered, That the Privilege of Parliament be allowed
to the said John Star: And that he be discharged from
his Arrest by Warrant from Mr. Speaker.
Lords Amendments to Address.
Mr. Powle reports from the Committee appointed to
draw up Reasons for not agreeing to the Amendments
made by the Lords to the Address sent up from this
House, Reasons agreed by the Committee: Which he
read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in
at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read;
and with Two Amendments made at the Table, by inserting the Word "his," instead of the Word "your,"
upon the Question, agreed.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
upon the Amendments by them made, to the Address
sent up from this House: And that Sir George Downing
do go up to the Lords, to desire the Conference.
Tax on new Buildings.
A Bill for laying a Charge upon new Buildings, was
read the Second time.
And a Debate arising, touching the Commitment
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned till Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.
Lords agree to Conference.
Sir George Downing reports, That the Lords had
agreed to a Conference To-morrow at Eleven of the
Clock in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber.
Supply Bill; new Buildings.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Returns of
the new Buildings is referred, do bring in an Account of
an Estimate of the Value of what the same will amount
unto: And they are to perfect their Report by Saturday
Morning next: And they are revived; and to meet this
Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed: And that
these Members following be added to the said Committee; Sir Trevor Williams, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Vaughan,
Serjeant Gregory, Lord Russell, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John
Hanmer, Sir Tho. Stringer.
Growth of Popery.
Ordered, That the House will, on Wednesday Morning
next, take into Consideration the Danger the Church of
England is in by the Growth of Popery.
Interment of Charles I.
Resolved, &c. That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of
the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the
Bill for the more decent and solemn Interment of his
late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First; and for
erecting a Monument to his Memory.
Delays in Suits.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent unnecessary Suits and Delays is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.