Sabbati, 17 die Maii, 1679.
Returns of Members.
ORDERED, That the Chairman of the Committee of
Privileges and Elections do make a Special Report of
the Miscarriages of Sheriffs, and other Officers, concerned
in the Return of Members to serve in Parliament, as well
in the Elections that have been already examined by the
said Committee, as such as hereafter shall come before
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for
the Electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament, for the Borough of Lymington, in the County of
Southampton, in the room of Bartholomew Bulkeley
Exporting Cloth to Turkey.
A Bill for exporting of Cloth to Turkey, was read the
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Papillon, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Love, Sir Robert Carr, Mr.
Reynall, Sir John Cloberry, Sir John Hewley, Sir John
Wynn, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Onslow,
Mr. Boscawen, Colonel Birch, Sir Francis Drake, Mr.
Foley, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Browne, Sir Franc. Winnington,
Sir Samuel Bernardiston, Mr. Gould, Mr. Pilkington, Mr.
Whitehead, Mr. Upton, Mr. Lewis, Sir James Long, Sir
George Downing, Sir Robert Markham, Sir Henry Ford,
Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Treby, Sir John Mallet, Mr.
Wright, Sir Thomas Player, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Henley, and
all the Members of this House that are Merchants: And
they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mons', &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Isaac de Mons, and others,
was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Papillon, Sir Trevor Williams, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Tempest,
Mr. Foley, Mr. Munson, Sir Thomas Stringer, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Kynaston, Serjeant Seys, Sir John Coryton, Sir
William Hickman, Alderman Backwell, Mr. Rushworth,
Mr. White, Sir John Mallet, Sir Patience Ward, Sir Godfrey Copley, Sir Ralph Delavall, Sir Robert Carr, Sir
John Cloberry, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Edmund Jennings,
Mr. Duboyes, Sir John Knight, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Robert
Eden, Mr. Colt, Sir John Hewley, Mr. Gray, Sir Samul
Bernardiston, Mr. Pilkington, Sir Nath. Herne, Sir John
Hartop, Mr. Henley, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Hobart,
Mr. Love, Mr. Rich, and all the Members of this House
that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet on
Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in
the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to enable Joseph Cragge Esquire to sell a certain
Messuage in Lincoln's Inn Fields, for the Payment of Legacies charged upon the same, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John
Hewley, Sir James Long, Mr. Foley, Colonel Tempest, Mr.
Love, Sir John Knight, Sir Robert Eden, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Richard Mason, Mr. Onslow,
Mr. Lambert, Mr. Wright, Mr. Woogan, Sir John Coryton, Sir Wm. Moor, Sir Humphrey Forrester, Sir Robert
Markham, Sir Trevor Williams, Alderman Blackwell, Mr.
Oast, Mr. Foot, Mr. Price, Mr. Coryton, Serjeant Seys,
Mr. Harboard, Mr. Colt, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Henry
Ford, Mr. Beake, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Nath. Herne,
Sir Wm. Pulteny, Sir Stephen Fox, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Wm.
Robarts, Sir Wm. Franklyn, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Hugh
Owen, Mr. Gresham, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Wm. Frankland, Mr. Colt, Mr. Williams, Colonel Jeffreys, Mr.
May, Sir Peter Tyrrell, Mr. Munson: And they are to
meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered
to send for Persons. Papers, and Records.
Miscarriages of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine
concerning the Miscarriages in his Majesty's Navy, do
likewise inquire into the Miscarriages of the African Company; and report the same, with their Opinions therein,
to the House: And that Mr. Pine and Mr. Glide, and
all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cornwall
and Devon, be added to the said Committee.
Irish Cattle, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Rigby reports from the Committee to
whom the Bill for Continuance of the Act against the Importing of Cattle from Ireland, and other Parts beyond
the Seas; and Fish taken by Foreigners; was committed;
several Amendments, and a Clause agreed upon by the
Committee to be added 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.
Two Clauses were presented to the House, to be made
Part of the Bill; the one for prohibiting the Importation
of Mutton, the other for prohibiting the Importation of
Butter from Ireland: Which were twice read; and, with
some Amendments made at the Clerk's Table, were,
upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.
King appoints to be attended.
The Lord Cavendish acquaints the House, That his
Majesty, having been attended to know his Pleasure,
When this . . . . . may wait upon him with the Address
of this House, agreed to on Wednesday last, had appointed Monday next at Three of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the several Reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections be made on Wednesday
Trials of the impeached Lords.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee appointed
to join with the Committee of Lords, to consider of Propositions and Circumstances relating to the Tryal of the
Lords in the Tower, That the Lords had communicated
to the Committee certain Proceedings of the House of
Lords: Which he read in his Place, in hac verba;
"16 Maii 1679."
Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in
Parliament assembled, That Thursday next be appointed
to begin the Tryal of the Five Lords in the Tower; viz.
the Earl of Powys, Lord Viscount Stafford, Lord Petre,
Lord Arundell of Wardour, and Lord Bellasis."
After which Resolution passed;
The Lords Spiritual asked the Leave of the House,
That they might withdraw themselves from the Tryals of
the said Lords; with the Liberty of entering their usual
And that the Committee of this House did desire the
Direction of the House how they should proceed therein.
A Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, &c. That it be given as an Instruction to
the said Committee, to insist upon the former Vote of
this House, That the Lords Spiritual ought not to have
any Vote in any Proceedings against the Lords in the
Tower: And, when that Matter shall be settled, and the
Methods of Proceedings adjusted, this House shall then
be ready to proceed upon the Tryal of the Pardon of the
Earl of Danby, against whom this House hath already
demanded Judgment; and afterwards to the Tryal of
the other Five Lords in the Tower.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Seven of the Clock.