Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, 31st August, 1660.
Colchester Bay Trade.
Earl of Winchelsea's Estate.
A Bill, ingrossed, sent from the Lords, for settling of the Priory of Wootton, and other Lands in the County of Yorke, belonging to the Earl of Winchelsea, in the Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Third time, with some Amendments; And the said Bill, with the Amendments, being put to the Question, passed.
A Bill for enabling of Wm. Milward to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts; was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Barton, Mr. Pryn, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Mynors, Mr. Charlton, Sir Robert Bradshaw, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Young, Mr. Baker; and all the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, that serve for the Counties of Stafford, Lancashire, Derby, and Kent: And are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Wool and Fullers Earth.
Resolved, That the Justices of the Peace in the several Counties now in the Commission of the Peace, within their respective Counties, Limits, and Precincts; and, the Members of this House, not in Commission, in the respective Counties where they inhabit; be the Commissioners for putting in Execution the Powers in this Bill.
Resolved, That the said Commissioners have Power to call to their Assistance, in judging of Ignorance and Insufficiency, such of the ablest Divines, in the Respective Counties, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to Serjeant Hales, Mr. Charlton, Col. King, Serjeant Littleton, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Harris, Mr. Young, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Thomas Meeres, Mr. Shapcot, Mr. Got, Mr. Chafe, * Stonehouse, Mr. Barton, and Mr. Mallet, to give Direction to the Clerk, in case of his addressing to them upon any Difficulty that he shall find, about the Ingrossing of the said Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Lords desire a Conference.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Pryn, Lord Herbert, Serjeant Littleton, Mr. Charlton, Sir John Holland, Mr. Swinfin, Sir Geo. Savile, Lord Falkland, Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Yong, Mr. Trevor, be the Committee to manage this Conference.
Leave of Absence.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Henage Finch reports, that the Scope of the said Conference with the Lords was, to acquaint them with a Message received from his Majesty; which was read at the Conference; and was delivered to the Committee, to be communicated to this House:
Message from the King on a Recess.
His Majesty being frequently desired, by several Members of the House of Peers, to dispense with their Absence from the Service of the House; and to give them Leave to go into the Country, for their Healths, and their Affairs: And finding that the Circuits will carry very many of the Members of the House of Commons into their several Countries; where, he doubts not, they will much advance his Majesty's Service, and the Peace of the Kingdom: And the House of Commons having, by their Speaker, desired his Majesty's Leave to go into the Country: His Majesty is graciously pleased, that both Houses shall have a Recess upon Saturday, the Eighth of the next Month: In which time, he doubts not care will be taken for the raising such Money as shall be necessary for the Payment of the Debts of the Navy, disbanding the Armies, and supporting it, till it shall be disbanded; which his Majesty desires as much as any Man. And his Majesty intends, that both Houses shall meet again upon Tuesday the Sixth of November next.