Veneris, 22 die Novembris 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a
Bill to make void and null the pretended Parliament
in Ireland, and to restore Corporations there; and to
take of all Forfeitures and Penalties which may be incurred by Absentees; and to discharge the Protestants
there of Quit Rents, till their Majesties shall declare Ireland to be reduced.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
Ordered, That Monday-sevennight be appointed to
hear the Lady Russell's Counsel against the Bill for
erecting a Court of Conscience for Westminster, Borough
of Southwarke, Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes of the
City of London.
Process of Capias.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to take
away Process of Capias for all Debts under Forty Shillings: And it is recommended to Mr. Solicitor General
and Mr. Serjeant Wogan to take care of the Bill.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
A Petition of the Lady Philadelphia Wentworth was
read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is possessed of the
Manor of Stepny as her Inheritance, and wherein are divers Courts, where her Steward tries Causes under Forty
Shillings at small Charge: That her Copyholders and
Leaseholders are very numerous, and many of them
Seamen; and their Families, whose Wives now make
Shift, by a small Credit under Forty Shillings, paying
monthly, &c. to subsist with their Families: Whereas, if
a Bill should pass for a Court of Conscience in the Tower
Hamlets and Out Parishes (That being included), such
Credit would fail; and thereby reduce those many Families to the Parishes, to be maintained; much to Prejudice of your Petitioner, and her said Manor and
Estate: And praying the Consideration of the Premises
and that a Proviso may be admitted in the Bill, to except
her said Manor of Stepney.
Ordered, That the Lady Wentworth be heard by her
Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon Monday-nextcome-sevennight.
Ordered, That Sir John Moreton, Sir Ralph Dutton,
Mr. Niccolls, Sir Nev. Catlyn, Mr. Brereton, Mr. White
be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to
consider of what of the Irish Nobility and Gentry are fit
to receive his Majesty's Bounty.
Papists Protestant Heirs.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
prevent Papists giving away their Estates from the next
Judgments on Scandalum Magnatum.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to reverse Two Judgments obtained by the Duke of Beaufort
in Two Actions of Scandalum Magnatum; one in the
Common Pleas, against Sir Trevor Williams, Baronet,
for Ten thousand and Eighty Pounds Damages; and the
other in the King's Bench, against John Arnold, Esquire,
for Ten thousand One hundred Pounds Damages.
Ordered, That there be also a Clause in the aforesaid
Bill, to discharge an Action of Scandalum Magnatum,
now depending between the Duke of Beaufort, and John
Dutton Colt, Esquire.
Person on attendance to have Privilege.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitrow, Mayor of Dartmouth,
have the Privilege of this House to attend the Committee
of Elections and Privileges this Afternoon.
A person desires to have Indulgeneces.
A Petition of Wm. Burton was read; setting forth,
That he, being very infirm and weak in Prison, was allowed a Physician to come to him, by Order of the Earl
of Shrewsbury: But, that since his Examination by this
House, he has been enjoined from such Enlargement; the
Lord Shrewsbury refusing to renew his said Order without
the Order of this House: And praying Consideration of
his deplorable Condition; and that he may have a Physician and Nurse allowed him; and that his Relations
may have recourse to him, to supply him with Christian
Necessaries: But nothing done thereupon.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of
the Bill for granting an Aid of Two Shillings in the
Pound to their Majesties.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of
the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Bill: And that they had directed him to move
the House, That the Members of this House might be
ordered to bring in Lists of the Names for the respective
Counties and Places for which they serve, of such Persons as they conceive fit to be Commissioners for levying
the Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound granted to their
Resolved, That the Members of this House do bring in
Lists of the Names for the respective Counties and Places
for which they serve, of such Persons as they conceive
fit to be Commissioners for levying the Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound granted to their Majesties.
Resolved, That the House do, on Monday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of
the said Bill.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at
Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole
House, to proceed further in Consideration of the State
of the Nation.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend at
the Lord's Bar, in a Cause between Cooke and Cobb.