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 Sabbati, 10 Novembris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Yorke have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness was committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
Lady Hollis' Nat.
A Bill for naturalizing of Esther Le Lon, Wife of the Right honourable Denzill Lord Hollis, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Ashburnham, Sir Thomas Clifford, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Jo. Talbott, Sir James Thyn, Sir John Strode, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Tregonnell, Mr. Herbert, Colonel Reames, Sir George Downing, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Sandys, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Crouch, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Dorsett: And they are to meet on Monday at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Lady Arlington's Nat.
An ingrossed Bill for the Naturalizing of Isabella of Nassawe, Wife to the Right honourable the Lord Arlington, one of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
A Bill to enable the Sale of Goring House was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Colonel Reames, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Lord Richardson, Sir Thomas Clifford, Mr. Herbert, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Heath, Colonel Windham, Colonel Strode, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir James Thynn, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Cecill Bishopp, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Hobby, Sir John Monson, Doctor Arris, Sir Foulke Lucy, Sir Hugh Bethell, Mr. Stanhope, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Mr. Mallet, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Collins, Sir Richard Braham, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Earnley, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Whitaker, Sir Richard Francklyn, Mr. Churchill, Lord Allington, Sir Wm. Hickman, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Grey, Mr. Saint John, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Peircy Goring, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Napper: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and to inform themselves of the Debts and Value of the Estate; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill for encouraging of Coinage, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for encouraging of Coinage: And Sir George Downeing is to carry up this Bill, and such other Bills as have passed this House, to the Lords; and to put the Lords in mind of the Votes concerning the Patent of the Canary Company; and to desire them to take them into Consideration.
Duty on Sealed Paper.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to resort to the Offices and Records; and to bring in an Estimate What the Imposition on Sealed Paper and Parchment may amount to: And that it be referred to Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Garraway, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Colonel Birch, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Crouch, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Edm. Wallpoole, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Millward, Mr. Jones, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thom. Clerges, Mr. Street, Mr. Dowdeswell, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Duncombe, Sir John Holland, Mr. Spry, Sir Robert Carr, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Colonel Reames, Mr. Jolly, Sir Wm. Tompson, Sir John Knight, Sir John Talbott, Sir Edm. Pearse, Sir Phillip Warwick, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Sandys, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Strickland, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Wm. Coventry, Colonel Windham, Doctor Burrell, and all the Members of the House, that are of the Long Robe: And that this Committee have Power to name Sub Committees to resort to Offices and Records; and to prepare and facilitate the Matter, for the better proceeding of the Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records; and to consider how the Duty may be collected with most Ease, and least Charge: And that the Committee be impowered to prepare and bring in a Bill for assessing and collecting the said Duty.
Ordered, That Sir Edmond Pearse be added to the Committee for Prevention of Suits by Landlords against their Tenants.
Ordered, That Mr. Dunstar, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Henley, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Whorwood, Sir John Fagg, Sir Edm. Perse, Mr. Herbert, Sir John Napper, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Humfry Wynch, Sir John Mainard, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Geo. Probert, Mr. Wren, Mr. Turges, Mr. Marwell, Mr. Saint John, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Swynfen, Lord Saint John, Mr. Dennis, Sir Richard Francklyn, Mr. Turgis, Sir Charles Harbord, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Crooke, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Newton, Sir Charles Cotterell, be added to the Committee for preventing of Suits by Landlords against their Tenants.
Ordered, That Sir Thom. Mompesson, Sir John Stapeley, Mr. Rigby, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Sir Humfry Hooke, Mr. Bannastree Mainard, Sir Fran Wenman, be added to the Committee of Elections.
Ordered, That the Committee for inspecting the publick Accounts be revived; and do sit de die in diem: And that Sir Thomas Meeres be added to the Committee.
Fire of London.
Ordered, That Mr. Henley and Mr. Marvell be added to the Committee for inquiring after the Causes of the late Fire.
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That Lord Herbert, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Geo. Probert, Mr. Wren, Mr. Finch, Sir John Talbott, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Charles Cottrell, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, be added to the Committee for Printing.
Resolved, &c. That a Bill be brought in to provide Buckets, and other Utensils, to be kept in every House, for the better Quenching of Fire: And it is recommended to Mr. Coventry to bring in the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.