Lunæ, 4 die Decembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Shackerley, according to Order, presented to
the House a Bill to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines: And the same was
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Sandford reported from the Committee, to whom
the Consideration of the Petition of the several subscribing
Owners and Inhabitants of the low and level Lands, near
the River Secerne, for Leave to bring in a Bill for the
making a Bridge over the River Axe, in the County of
Somerset, was referred, That the Committee had considered the Matter of the said Petition, and conceived the
same to be a publick Good; and had directed him to
move the House, for Leave to bring in a Bill, according
to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill,
according to the said Petition: And that Colonel Berkley
and Mr. Sandford do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Holborn, &c. court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
erecting a Court of Conscience in Holborne and Finsbury
Divisions, in the County of Middlesex: And that Mr.
Hawtry and Colonel Perry do prepare, and bring in, the
Contumacy of a Withness towards Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Thomas Clarges, from the Commissioners for taking
the publick Accounts, acquainted the House, That one
Mr. Francis Rainsford, Receiver of the Droits and
Perquisites of the Admiralty, had been summoned before
them, to give an Account, whether he had paid any of
the said Monies to Members of Parliament; and had
refused to give an Account thereof upon Oath.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Rainsford be summoned to
attend this House immediately.
Money given for Naval Services.
Mr. Foley, from the Commissioners for taking the
public Accounts, presented to the House a Reply of
the said Commissioners, to the Objections, made by the
Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to the State of
Supplies to the Navy, delivered in to this House.
And the same was read.
Ordered, That the said State, and Objections, and
Reply, be taken into Consideration upon Friday Morning
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury
have a Copy of the said Reply.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
An ingrossed Bill, touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in
Ordered, That Colonel Granville do carry the Bill to
the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Call of the House.
The House, according to Order, was called over:
The Names of such as made Default were called over
a Second time; and the Absence of several of them
excused, by reason of Sickness, and Indisposition of
Resolved, That Sir Wilf. Lawson, John Mitchell Esquire,
Sir Mark Milbanck, Roger Kerby Esquire, Sir Francis
Warr, and Hen. Chivers Esquire, be sent for in Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting
themselves from their Service in Parliament.
Resolved, That Walter Kendall Esquire, Nicholas Glyn
Esquire, Amb. Mannaton Esquire, Hen. Mannaton Esquire,
Jonathan Trelawny Esquire, Sir Ralph Carr, Richard
Newport Esquire, and Tho. Dore Esquire, be excused
their Attendance for a Week only: And that they be
again called over upon this Day Sevennight: And that
such of them as shall not then attend, be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Resolved, That Hugh Fortescue Esquire, and Tho.
Windham Esquire, be excused their Attendance for a
Fortnight only: And that they be again called over upon
this Day Fortnight; and that such of them as shall not
then attend, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That no Member do presume to leave the
Service of this House, without Leave first obtained; and
to be moved for between the Hours of Eleven and One
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.