Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 31 Martii, 15 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That these Members following be added to the Committee to which the Bill for vesting Mr. Wadeson in the Office of Clerk of the Chamber of London was committed; viz. Sir Geo. Ryve, Captain Garraway, Sir Anthony Cope, Serjeant Charlton, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Cornwall, Lord Bruce, Mr. Cory, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Jeoffrey Shakerley, Major General Egerton, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Wm. Smith, Serjeant Keeling, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Taylor.
The House taking Notice, That the Roof of Westminster Hall is much out of Repair, so as the Passage through the Hall, in rainy Weather, is very bad; and that the Hall will, in a short time, fall to Decay, if the Roof be not repaired;
Ordered, That the Warden of the Fleet do, on Summons, attend this House, To-morrow Morning, to give an Account, whether he be not liable to take care for the keeping the said Hall in Repair.
A Bill to repair the Highways in Standon, and other Towns and Parishes in the Counties of Hertford and Cambridge, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to which the Bill for repairing Watling-street Highway, was formerly committed: And all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Hertford, Huntington, Cambridge, Lincolne, Yorke, the Bishoprick of Durham, and County of Westmerland, are added to the Committee: And they are to meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to enable Sir John Packington, and his Trustees, to sell, or otherwise dispose of, certain Lands, for the Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Sandis, Mr. York, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Cha. Berkley, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Oatley, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Newton, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Jones, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Eyre, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Mountague, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Wm. Tirringham, Mr. Chichley, Mr. Cornwall, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Lanc. Lake, Colonel Phillips, Sir John Holland, Mr. Gaudy, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir John Brampston, Sir John Newton, Lord Richardson, Mr. Churchill, Colonel Gilby, Sir Geo. Probert, Mr. Walden, Mr. Crouch, Lord Herbert, Sir Geo. Ryve, Lord Spencer, Sir Fra. Lawley, Colonel Lane, Mr. Goreing, Mr. Phillips, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the Counties of Buckingham and Worcester: And they are to meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Colonel Kirkby reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling the charitable Uses of John Guest, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Commitee to which the Bill against Pluralities of Benefices was committed, several Amendments, and a Proviso, to be added to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Blank, as to the Distance of Miles, be filled up with the Word "Ten."
Resolved, &c. That the Clause concerning the Value of the Two Livings be omitted out of the Proviso.
Which was done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be re-committed upon the present Debate concerning Curates: And they are to consider of the Consistency of the Proviso to this Bill, with those in the former Statutes: And Mr. Garway, Mr. Thurland, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, are added to the said Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And Mr. Thurland is to take especial Care thereof.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bennett and Sir Justinian Lewen;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you, That they had received Notice from his Majesty, That his Pleasure is, to be attended by both Houses this Afternoon, in the Banqueting House in Whitehall, at Four of the Clock.
Ordered, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Rogues and Vagabonds.
Ordered, That all the Gentlemen that are of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee to whom the Two Bills concerning Rogues and Vagabonds are committed.
Resolved, &c. That the House, on Thursday next, will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for Increase and Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.
And then the House adjourned till this Afternoon, Three of the Clock.
THE House met, in order to attend his Majesty at Whitehall: And
Adjourned till To-morrow, Eight of the Clock in the Morning.