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 Jovis, 7 Februarii, 19 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That the Matter concerning the Double Return for the Borough of Weymouth, between Sir John Coventry and Mr. Harvey, be referred to the Committee of Elections; to examine, and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
Ordered, That all Proceedings in the Suits brought in the Name of Wm. Simonds, as Lessee to Jeremy Smith, against Charles Braddock, and other the Tenants of Mr. Rigby, a Member of this House, be stayed, during the Session and Privilege of Parliament.
A Petition of the Corporation of the Distillers of London was read; and debated.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Petition be adjourned till Monday Morning.
Message from the King.
Mr. Secretary Morice acquaints the House from the King, That his Majesty intends to be at the House of Peers To-morrow, to put an End to the Sessions; and to prorogue the Parliament.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Child and Sir Nathaniell Hobert;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they will be ready for a Conference with the House at Eleven of the Clock this Morning in the Painted Chamber, upon the Impeachment against the Lord Mordant.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges, That the Committee had examined the Matter of Breach of Privilege objected against Thomas Bristoll; and that the Committee found him guilty of the Breach of Privilege.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Bristoll be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for his Breach of Privilege, in causing Thomas Harnston, Bailiff to Mr. Pierrepont, a Member of this House, to be detained in Prison, contrary to the Order of this House.
Estates for Lives.
Amendments and Provisoes made to the Bill, sent from the Lords, to prevent Inconveniences by want of Proof of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas, or absenting themselves, upon whose Lives Estates do depend, were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Ordered, That the Provisoes be ingrossed; and the Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes, read a Third time.
Bills from Lords, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Child and Sir Nath. Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill for rebuilding the City of London, with some Amendments, and a Proviso to be added to the Bill: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for extending a former Act touching Avowries and Replevins, to the Principality of Wales, and Counties Palatine.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Child and Sir Nathaniell Habart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had agreed to a present free Conference.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill concerning Accompts, were read.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, That the Lords desired this Conference to preserve the right Understanding between both Houses: And that the Lords insisted upon it, That they might deny a free Conference with the Commons; and cited a Precedent, 12 Jac. where a free Conference was denied the Commons, in point of an Imposition: And that, in point of Judicature (which the Lords insisted on to be only in the King and Lords) they might deny the Commons a free Conference.
Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference: And that it be referred to Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Waller, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Thomas Lec, Mr. Pryn, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up an Entry, to be made in the Journal of this House, for asserting the Method and Proceedings of this House, concerning the last free Conference had with the Lords.
In this Case, a Conference ought first to have been asked by the Lords.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for rebuilding the City of London, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
The said Amendments were read the Third time.
The Plague, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments, be returned to the Lords: And that Sir Wm. Thompson do carry up the said Bill; and put the Lords in mind of the Bill to prevent the Spreading of the Plague; and the Matter concerning the Canary Patent.
Flax and Hemp.
The ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, for encouraging the Sowing and Planting of Flax and Hemp, with the Amendments, were read the Third time.
The Question being put, That "Two Shillings and Six-pence" stand in the Amendment;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.
Resolved, &c. That this House agree with the Lords, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for the Encouragement of Sowing and Planting of Hemp and Flax.
Estates for Lives.
The Question being put, That the Bill for the Redress of Inconveniences by want of Proof of the Deceases of Persons beyond the Seas, or absenting themselves, upon whose Lives Estates do depend, with the Amendments, be now read;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Jonathan Trelawney,||For the Yeas,||26.|
|Sir Thomas Lee,||For the Noes,||26.|
|Sir Robert Holt,|
The Speaker declared for the Yeas.
The Bill, with the Amendments, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Bill and Amendments be adjourned till To-morrow Morning; and taken up the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon, except the Committee for Privileges, be adjourned.