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 Maii, 13 Car. Regis.
Member excused taking Sacrament.
THIS House this Day received Information, that Colonel William Ashburnham, one of the Members of this House, was so sick and infirm, that he could not receive the Sacrament, according to the Order of this House, on Sunday last.
Leave of Absence.
Great Level of Fens.
Ordered, That the same be rectified; and that all the Members of this House, who serve for the Six Counties into which the said Level doth extend; and all other Members, which are of that Committee, saving only such as are concerned in particular Interest, as Owners, Undertakers, or Adventurers; are to have Votes at the said Committee: Which is to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And to send for Witnesses, Papers, and Records: And that all the Petitions presented to this House, touching the said Level, be referred to the said Committee; and that they have Power to receive any other Petitions which shall be presented to them concerning the said Matter.
Ordered, also, That the Bill to enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Thomas Hunt Esquire, and John Hunt Gentleman, for paying off their Debts, be read again the Second time on Thursday Morning next.
Confirming public Acts.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Committee of the Act for confirming of publick Acts, That the said Committee, by the Order whereby they were constituted, were to compare the Titles of the Act of Parden, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and of the Act for Confirmation of judicial Proceedings; of the Act for taking away the Court of Wards, and Liveries, and Tenures; and of the several Acts touching his Majesty's Revenue, in the said Bill mentioned, with the Acts themselves; and to examine whether the same were right, for Form only; but to return the same back without any Alteration, as to the Substance of the said Acts: That accordingly the said Committee had considered of the Titles of the Acts of Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion; and for Confirmation of judicial Proceedings; and for taking away the Court of Wards; and of the several Acts in the said Bill mentioned, which either immediately, or not so directly, concerned the King's Revenue; and had compared the same with the Originals; and had made several Amendments, both in rectifying of the Titles of all these Acts, and in excluding of all the other publick Acts, which were recited in that Bill: And the Opinion of the Committee, that this Bill might pass, for confirming of the said recited Acts, with these Amendments; and that a new Bill might be prepared for the confirming of the other Acts excluded by the said Amendments: Which were now delivered in by him in Writing.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee, to every of the said Amendments; and that the Bill for confirming of publick Acts, with the Amendments so agreed unto, be ingrossed. And
Ordered, That the same Committee do prepare and bring in another Bill for confirming of the other Acts, which were inserted in that Bill, and are now excluded: And, to that Purpose, they are to sit in the former Place at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And to send for Witnesses, Papers, and Records.
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill, intituled, An Act for securing and preserving his Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable and seditious Practices and Attempts; with some Amendments, and a Provio: Whereunto they desire your Concurrence. And
They have sent another Bill, intituled, An Act against Tumults and Disorders, upon Pretence of preparing or presenting of publick Petitions, or other Addresses, unto his Majesty, or the Parliament: Whereunto they likewise desire your Concurrence.
Securing the King's Person, &c.
And the first Amendment, being in the Title, after the Word "for," and before the Word "his," leave out the Words "securing and preserving," and put in these Words, "the Safety and Preservation of:" the same was twice read; and
And the Fourth Amendment, being in the 51 Line, after the Word "Person," and before the Word "of," leave out the Words "or Government;" and after the Word "Majesty," and before the Word "then," put in the Words, "or the established Government;" the same was also twice read; and
|The Earl of Ossory,||Tellers for the Yeas:||135.|
|Hender Roberts Esquire,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Fane,||Tellers for the Noes:||192.|
|Mr. Mountague,||With the Noes,|
And the 7th Amendment, being in the 12 Line, after the Word "State," and before the Word "which," leave out the Word "both;" and, instead thereof, put in these Words "or out of any Opinion, that both Houses of Parliament, or either of them, have a Legislative Power without the King, all;" the same was twice read: And
And the Eighth Amendment, being in the 41 Line, after the first "or," leave out these Words, "of Four of the Privy Council;" and, instead thereof, put in these Words, "by Order of the Council Table;" the same was twice read; and
And the 10th Amendment, being in the 6th Line, after the Word "Oblivion," and before the Word "or," put in these Words, "made in the 12th Year of his Majesty's Reign that now is;" the same was twice read; and
And the 11th Amendment, being in the 7th Line, after the Word "Ordinances," put in these Words, "for their Indemnity, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the said Act;" the same was twice read; and
And the 12th Amendment, being in the second Rider, first Proviso, 4 Line, after the Word "Face," and before the Word "and," leave out these Words, "if they be then living;" the same was read twice; and
And the 13th Amendment, being in the 2d Proviso, 3d Line, after the Word "Houses," and before the Word "or," put in these Words, "or at any Conference or Committees of both, or either of, the said Houses of Parliament;" the same being twice read;
And the 14th Amendment, being in the 4th Line, after the Word "Grievance," add these Words, "but that the said Members of either of the said Houses, and the Assistants of the House of Peers, and every of them, shall have the same Freedom of Speech, and all other Privileges whatsoever, as they had before the making of this Act; any thing in this Act to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding;" the same being twice read;
And the last Amendment, being a Proviso to be added to the End of the said Bill, which followeth in these Words; "Provided always, and be it Ordained and Enacted, That no Peer of this Realm shall be tried for any Offence against this Act, or any thing therein contained, but by his Peers, and not otherwise;" the said Proviso was twice read;
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords touching the said Sixth Amendment; and the said Proviso wherein this House doth disagree with the Lords: And Mr. Secretary Morrice, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Thomas Fanshaw, Sir Robert Atkins, Serjeant Charleton, Serjeant Keeling, and Mr. Yorke, are to manage the said Conference.