Lunæ, 8 die Aprilis; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Foley reports from the Committee, to whom
it was referred to consider, how this House shall
be accommodated with Conveniencies, in going to and
from Westminster Abbey, and while they are there, and
also in Westminster Hall, at the Solemnity of their
Majesties Coronation; and what Order shall be observed
therein; that they had been to view the several Places
assigned; and had agreed upon a Report: Which he read
in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, the House
agreed thereto; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
that it will be very inconvenient that the House should
meet in the Parliament House on Thursday; and therefore it is their Opinion, that the House should adjourn,
at such time as they shall think fit, till Friday; but,
beforehand, should agree to meet on Thursday Morning, by
Nine of the Clock, in the Exchequer Court; and to come
thither the back Way, which they call Hell: By that means
the House may see their Majesties pass through Westminster Hall, and yet be at the Abby before their Majesties.
That, when they go from the Exchequer, they go
the back Way, cross St. Margarett's Lane, through St.
Margaret's Church; and, from thence, by the North
Door of the North Isle in the Abby, into the Gallery
there provided for them; and, after the Ceremony is over
in the Abby, that they return the same Way back again
into the Exchequer; and so into their Gallery in Westminster Hall. The Way between Hell and St. Margaret's
Church will be railed; and so also will be the Way from
St. Margaret's Church to the Abby: For keeping which
clear, the Committee is of Opinion, that his Majesty be
desired to spare a Company of Foot Soldiers. That
there be no Precedence to any but the Speaker. That
Gentlemen bring no Attendants or Servants whatever.
That the Tickets numbered be delivered by the Speaker
before their Adjournment.
That the Committee found the Galleries in the Abby,
and in Westminster Hall, not finished; but that the Surveyor General had undertaken the Finishing of them; and
particularly to examine the Strength of the Scaffolds.
That the House be ordered to go Two abreast, without crouding themselves. That the Rails, through which
they are to pass, will be narrow, and so will be the Stairs
in the Abby. That the House remain, when they return
from the Abby, in their Gallery in Westminster Hall, till
the King and Queen have dined; and then afterwards
retire to the Exchequer Court to Dinner. That the
Speaker do appoint several Door Keepers at every Passage; such who know the Members.
Resolved, That there be a general Order given for the
reserving the Galleries in Westminster Abby, and Westminster Hall, for the Use of this House at the Solemnity
of their Majesties Coronation: And that Mr. Speaker
do give out Tickets for the same.
Ordered, That the Clerk and Clerk Assistant of this
House do attend Mr. Speaker, in his going to and from
Westminster Abby and Westminster Hall, at the said
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Raleigh have Leave to
go into the Country, for a Fortnight from Wednesday
Count Schombergh's, &c. Nat.
Mr. Herbord reports from the Committee, to whom
the Bill for naturalizing Frederick Count Schombergh, and
others, was referred, that they had thought fit to make
several Amendments therein: Which he read in his
Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and
afterwards one by one; and, upon the Question severally
put thereupon, agreed to by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, be
A Petition of Jacob Broad, a Bailiff belonging to the
Under Sheriff of Middlesex; shewing, That he, having
arrested Sir George Prittyman, Knight and Baronet, at
the Suit of Sir Edward Hungerford, since that, there hath
been other Actions laid upon him; and that Sir Edward
Hungerford, a Member of this House, did demand him
as his menial Servant; and desiring the Directions therein;
Resolved, That the Petition do lie upon the Table:
And that Sir Edward Hungerford have Notice to attend
in his Place To-morrow Morning: And that the Clerk
do, in the mean time, search the Journals, what the House
hath done in Cases of Protections.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Colman have Leave to go into the
Country for a Month, his Wife being very ill.
A Petition of the Merchants, and other trading People,
of the Town of Berwick upon Tweed; complaining, that
the Officers of the Custom-house there have not suffered
them to buy any Corn in the Market, but of such as would
swear it was of the Growth of England; and exacted
Money for such Oath; and that they locked up the
Petitioners Granaries, and would not suffer them to
export or dispose their Corn, till they had made Oath,
and paid for it, that it was not Scotts Corn; whereby the
Trade to the Town is lost; and praying the Consideration
of the House, and Relief therein; was read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, who
were the 5th instant, appointed to examine into the
Matter of a Petition of several Merchants and Traders in
and about the City of London, who complained of the
Exactions and undue Proceedings of the Commissioners
and other Officers of the Customs, to examine the Matter
of the said Petition also; and report the same, with their
Opinions therein, to the House.
Ordered, That all Members that serve for the County
of Northumberland be added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the
Exportation of Leather.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard be desired to bring
in, upon Saturday Morning next, an Account of what
Pensions, Petty Farms, and other Charges, are upon the
Publick Revenue, or any Part thereof, and to whom.
Resolved, That this House will, on Saturday Morning
next, take into Consideration the Matter of the Publick
Lords Amendments to Bill for removing Papists.
Sir Thomas Clarges reports from the Committee, to
whom it was referred to prepare Reasons to be offered at
a Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill for removing
Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster,
and Ten Miles distant from the same, that they had prepared Reasons accordingly: Which he read in his Place;
and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: Where the same, being read once throughout,
and afterwards one by one, were, upon the Question
severally put, agreed unto by the House; and are as
The Commons do insist, to retain the Proviso, by them
added, concerning the Queen Dowager, in lieu of
that in the Bill;
1. Because it is no new Clause; and therefore imposes
no new Condition upon her Majesty; it being the same
that is Enacted, in the 30th of King Charles the Second,
in the Act for the more effectual Preserving the King's
Person and Government.
2. Because to make an Alteration in the Law, as it
now stands, may look like some kind of Countenance to
those of that Persuasion, at a Time when the Lords
themselves have judged the Resort of Papists to be of so
dangerous Consequence to the Government, as to make
this Act to remove them, under great Penalties, Ten
Miles distant from it.
3. The Papists are not less active at this Time, in their
Designs and Practices, to disturb the Peace and Quiet of
the Kingdom, than they were in the 30th Year of Charles
the Second: And therefore the like Reasons which then
induced the Parliament to make that Statute remain at
this time, to persuade the House of Commons to keep
the Force of it intire in all its Parts; since the Purport
thereof does not only intend the Preservation of the
Person of that King from the Attempts of Papists, but
of his Successors also, the succeeding Kings and Queens
of this Realm, by restraining them from resorting to their
Presence or Places of Residence.
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Clarges do go up to the
Lords, and desire a Conference with their Lordships, upon
the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Williams and Colonel Birch
be added to the Committee appointed to manage the last
Marches Court in Wales.
A Petition of John Dalben, Esquire, was read; setting
forth, that he having an Office, belonging to the Court
held before the President and Council for the Marches of
Wales, granted by Patent from the late King Charles the
Second for the Petitioner's Life; from whence he and his
Family receive Support and Maintenance; but if the said
Court, with its Offices and Incidents, be abolished, the
Petitioner will be deprived of his Freehold, without any
Fault of his; which, is conceived, will not suit with the
known Justice of this House: And praying, his Case may
be considered of, by the Committee to whom such-like
Petitions have been already referred.
Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the
Committee, to whom the Bill for taking away the Court
held before the President and Council of the Marches of
Wales is referred.
Exporting Beer, &c.
A Bill for exporting Beer, Ale, and Mum, was read
the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Parker,
Sir Tho. Clarges, Colonel Birch, Sir Wm. Blackett, Sir
Rob. Nappier, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Brewer, Sir Wm.
Gregory, Sir Fran. Russell, Sir John Knight, Mr. Wogan,
Mr. Papillion, Mr. Carter, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Howard, Mr.
Foley, Sir Wm. Yorke, Sir Pat. Ward, Sir H. Goodrick,
Sir * Dorrell, Mr. Austen, Mr. Fox, Mr. Boscowen, Sir
John Austen, Sir Ch. Nevill, Mr. Christy, Mr. Manwaring,
Colonel Whitley, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr.
Arnold, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Tho. Foley, Lord Falkland,
Sir Rich. Onslow: And they are to meet on Friday in
the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Resolved, That this House do, To-morrow Morning,
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of
the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled,
An Act for abrogating the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy, and appointing other Oaths.
Lords Answer to Message.
Sir Thomas Clarges acquaints the House, That he having,
according to the Order of the House, been up at the
Lords to desire a Conference, their Answer was, That
they would send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
Ease of Protestant Dissenters.
Bill of Comprehension.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee appointed
to prepare a Bill of Comprehension, that they had prepared a Bill accordingly: Which he delivered in at the
Uniting his Majesty's Subjects.
The Bill, intituled, An Act for uniting his Majesty's
Subjects, was read the First time.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill be read
a Second time on Thursday next come Sevennight.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill for uniting
his Majesty's Protestant Subjects: To which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
Also their Lordships do agree to a present Conference
with this House in the Painted Chamber.
And the Messengers withdrew.
Thereupon the Managers went to the Conference with
Sir Chris. Musgrave reports from the Conference with
the Lords, that the Managers appointed had, at the Conference, delivered the Reasons, for their disagreeing with
the Lords, touching the Clause relating to the Queen
Dowager, in the Bill for Removing of Papists from the
Cities of London and Westminster.
Privilege-Bail for a person in Custody.
A Motion being made, on Behalf of Wm. Gascoigne,
now in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, for a Breach of Privilege upon Mr. Guy, a
Member of the House, that he may be admitted to give
Bail, for his Attendance, and answering the Matter he
stands charged withal, as the House shall direct; and
Mr. Guy consenting to the same;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms be impowered to
take Bail accordingly.
Count Schombergh's, &c. Nat.
An ingrossed Bill for naturalizing Frederick Count
Schombergh, and others, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for naturalizing Frederick Count Schombergh,
Ordered, That Mr. Harbord do carry the Bill up to
the Lords, for their Concurrence:
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow,
Nine a Clock.