Martis, 23 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for
Debt and Damages, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt and
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Wm. Briggs, Marshal of the King's
Bench, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, was read; whereby he made an humble Acknowledgement of his Offence against this House; and represented, That his continuing in Custody would be prejudicial to him, and to the Persons at whose Suit the Prisoners were in Prison; and prayed to be discharged out of
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table
till Saturday Morning next.
Act of Navigation respecting English Seamen.
An ingrossed Bill for suspending, during the War with
France, that Part of the Act of Navigation, and also
that Part of the Act for the Exportation of Corn, which
obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen, was
read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for suspending, during the War with France,
that Part of the Act of Navigation, and also that Part
of the Act for the Exportation of Corn, which obliges
English Ships to said with English Seamen.
Ordered, That Sir Matthew Andrewes do carry the
said Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence
Devizes Return amended.
The Clerk of the Crown attended, and amended the
Return of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament
for the Borough of the Devizes, by rasing out the Name
of Sir Thomas Fowles, Knight, and instead thereof inserting the Name of John Methwen, Esquire.
Ordered, That the Bill touching the Affrican Company's
Trade be read the First time upon Monday Morning next.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
An ingrossed Bill for attainting Persons in Rebellion
in England and Ireland, and for applying their Estates
towards the Charge of the present War, was read the
And several Amendments being proposed to be made
in Press 3, Line 1, by inserting, after "shall" these
Words, "extend, or be construed to convict, or;" and
Line 3, by leaving out "attaint," and, instead thereof,
inserting "to forfeit to," the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House:
And the Bill amended accordingly.
Then an ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider; That
the said Act should not prejudice any Pardon that should
be granted to Wm. and Charles Cecill, Sons of James late
Earl of Salisbury, being privately conveyed beyond the
Seas, if they shall, before they attain Eighteen Years of
Age, receive the Sacrament in any Parish Church within
the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and take the Oaths, and
subscribe the Declaration enjoined by an Act made in
the First Year of their Majesties.
And the said Clause was read the First time.
And the Question being put, That the same be read
a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act for Attainting Persons in Rebellion in England
and Ireland, and for applying their Estates towards the
Charge of the present War.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry the Bill
to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
took into Consideration his Majesty's Gracious Speech
on Saturday last to both Houses of Parliament.
And a Motion being made, For a Supply to be granted
to their Majesties for the Augmenting of the Navy, and
Building of some new Ships of War;
Resolved, Nem. contradicente, That this House will,
To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Legard and
Sir James Astry;
Earl of Ailesbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled,
An Act to enable Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, and Eliz.
Countess of Ailesbury, his Wife, to make Provision for
Payment of Debts, and to make Leases of their Estates:
To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this
House, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Lands, the
Estate of Thom. Manwareing, Gentleman, in Trustees, to
be sold for Payment of Debts, without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Ordered, That Mr. Roberts do carry the Bill for Relief
of Poor Prisoners for Debt or Damages, to the Lords;
and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill; Low Wines.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying several
Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the first Extraction.
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 said Committee,
That they had gone through the Bill; and agreed upon
several Amendments thereunto: Which they had directed
him to report to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.