Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 28 Februarii, 17 Car. IIdi.
Earl of Mulgrave's Estate.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable the Earl of Mulgrave and Sir Hugh Cholmeley to make Leases to the King, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for Repealing of Part of an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act directing the Prosecution of such as are accountable for Prize Goods, was read the Second time.
And no Exception being taken thereto;
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read a Third time, at the next Time of the Sitting of the House.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Draining of the Fen, called Deeping Fen, and other Fens therein mentioned, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed by this House, was read a Third time.
Ordered, That William Mountague Esquire be added a Commissioner for the County of Northampton, in the Amendments.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed, be returned to the Lords.
And Sir Anthony Irby is to carry up the Bill.
Sir Richard Ford reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Regulating of Measures, and preventing Abuses by Vintners, and other Retailers of Wine, Beer, and Ale, is committed, some Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were twice read: And all the Amendments (except the Three last, which were rejected) were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the last Clause in the Bill, which does relate to Justices of Peace, be omitted.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Mundeford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill for settling the Estate between the Earl of Thanett and his Brothers; and also upon a Message received from his Majesty.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference with the Lords, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Waller, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir John Heath, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Thomas Meres, and Sir Thomas Higgons be appointed to manage the Conference.
Sir Thomas Higgons reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That the Lords did adhere to the Bill, as to the keeping in the Words "Lord Clifford," with the Addition of the Words "of Landesbrough:" And did offer a Proviso to be added to the Bill; to which they desired the Concurrence of this House.
And did further acquaint the House, That the Lords did declare the Effect of a Message, which they received from his Majesty to be, That his Majesty, for many weighty Reasons, was resolved the Houses should continue their Sitting no longer than Thursday next.
And the Amendments and Proviso, being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, and being read three Times, were, upon the Question, agreed to.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired to be had with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference upon the Amendments and Proviso, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for the Earl of Thanett: And that the Persons formerly nominated do manage the Conference: And Sir Thomas Higgons is to go up to the Lords to desire a Conference.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty be humbly desired to appoint a general Day to be solemnly observed in all Churches within England, Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, to implore the Blessing of God upon his Majesty's Fleet, and naval Forces, employed against the Dutch: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired therein, by the Persons appointed to manage the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning the Earl of Thanett.
Wood and Coals Assize.
A Bill for regulating the Assize and Measure of Wood and Coal was read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Higgons, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Clifford, Mr. Seymour, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Norton Knatchbull, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Henley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Piercy Goring, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Turgis, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Talbott, Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir John Knight, Sir Maurice Berkley, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir Nicolas Carew, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Heath, Sir Winst. Churchill, Sir Nicholas Steward, Colonel Edm. Windham, Sir Theop. Biddolph, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Evelyn: And all the Members that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Colonel Birch, Sir Edward Harley, and Sir Wm. Killigrew, be added to the Committee for Privileges and Elections.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.