Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 29th November, 1660.
Bills sent to Lords.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bampfield do carry to the Lords the Bill against profane Swearing and Cursing, and the Bill for enabling John Newton and William Okely to sell Lands; together with the Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day.
And it was read the Second time accordingly: And was, on the Question, committed to Sir George Saville, Sir Anthony Irby, Lord Herbert, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Geo. Booth, Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Trever, Mr. Shapcott, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Yong, Lord Aungier, Mr. Bodarda, Sir John Northcott, Sir George Reeve, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Knight, Lord Falkland, Sir Trever Williams, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Goodricke, Sir Capell Luckin, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Wm. Doylie, Mr. Hide, Mr. Thurland, Lord Bruice, Sir Anthony Cope, Mr. Maynard, Sir Henry Lee, Mr. Steevens, Sir Anth. Aucher, Mr. Bascowen, Lord Richardson, Mr. Clifford, Sir Phillip Howard, Sir John Barrington, Mr. Gerard, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Bainham Throgmorton, Mr. Orme, Mr. Windham, Mr. Calmady, Colonel King, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Christopher Clapham, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Dormer, Mr. Prynn, Lord Howard, Mr. Bankes, Sir Sal. Swayle, Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Morley, Sir Herbert Parret, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Rob. Pye, Sir Edm. Boyer, Sir Geo. Bradshaw, and all the Knights and Burgesses for the Counties of Norfolke, Surry, and Sussex: And they are to meet in the Court of Wards To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And they have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Records, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Impeachment of Drake.
King's Answer to Communication.
The Lord Howard reports, that the Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, had attended his Majesty, according to the Order of this House of Tuesday last; and represented to him the Sense this House hath of his Majesty's many Expressions of Grace; and the Unanimity of this House in settling on his Majesty a Revenue of Twelve hundred thousand Pounds per Annum: And that his Majesty was pleased to return Answer thereunto; "That he gives the House Thanks for their Care of him; and assures them, he will employ this Revenue for the Good of Them and the Kingdom."
Bills sent to Lords.
Mr. Bampfield reports, that, according to the Order of the House, he had delivered to the Lords, the Bill for Observation of the Lord's Day; the Bill against profane Swearing and Cursing; and, the Bill for enabling Mr. Newton to sell Lands: And desired, in the Name of this House, their Lordships Concurrence therein.
Draining the Fens.
The Bill concerning the great Level of the Fens, was this Day read the Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Serjeant Glynn, Sir Henry North, Sir Richard Onslow, Lord Falkland, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Pedley, Mr. Goodricke, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Bodarda, Sir Geo. Savill, Sir Sal Swayle, Lord Herbert, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Allen, Colonel King, Mr. Orme, Sir Franc. Gerard, Sir John Temple, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Swinfen, Sir John Marsham, Sir George Booth, Mr. Terricke, Mr. Eaton, Mr. Bascawen, Mr. Reemes, Sir Henry Crofts, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Russell, Mr. Knightly, Colonel Morley, Sir John Pelham, Mr. Shapcott, Sir Ant. Ashly Cooper, Mr. Mildmay, Mr. Wendy, Sir Anthony Cope, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Babbington, Mr. Proby, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Lowther, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Gerard, Mr. Skipwith, Sir Richard Temple, Serjeant Charlton, Major Hele, Sir Edward Turner, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Minors, Mr. Williams, Mr. Sherhard, Sir Henry Lee, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir Tho. Hebblethwaite, Sir Allen Broadricke, Mr. Chafe, Mr. Spry, Mr. Mallett, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Wall, Mr. Barton, Mr. Knowles, Mr. Waring, Mr. Knight, Mr. Mollineux, and all the Members of this House serving for the Counties of Northampton, Norfolke, Suffolke, Lincolne, Cambridge, Huntingdon, and the Isle of Ely. And the Petitions of Sir William Playters, Sir John Hewett, Colonel Samuel Sandys, Colonel William Terringham, Colonel Robert Phillips, Colonel William Dodson, and others, claiming under the original Adventurers, are referred to the same Committee: And they are to receive any other Petitions, of that or the like Nature, concerning the said Level; and to hear all Parties concerned: And they are to meet in the inner Court of Wards on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and have Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade do speedily examine the Business concerning John Bount, John Burgo, and Elias Mashman, of Canterbury, who stand committed to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon Complaint of their exporting of Wool out of this Kingdom; and report the Matter to this House.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business touching the King's Revenue is referred, be and are hereby impowered to hear what Sir John Winter, and the Persons claiming under him, shall offer, as touching his and their Interests in the Forest of Deane; and to treat with them: But not to make any Conclusion therein; but report the Proceedings to this House.