Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 12 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Restoring Advowsons, &c.
MR. Yorke reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for restoring all such Advowsons, Rectories Impropriate, Glebe Lands, and Tythes, to his Majesty's loyal Subjects, as were taken from them upon their Composition, by the late usurped Powers, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which said several Amendments being twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.
Bills to be read.
Ordered, That the Four ingrossed Bills, now lying upon the Table, be read To-morrow Morning; whereof That for his Majesty's Carriages, in the First Place; and the Bill for restoring Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions, in the Second Place.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against unlawful Killing of Deer, was re-committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table, with the Bill: Which said Amendments being severally twice read, and agreed unto;
Resolved, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Mr. Crouch made report from the Committee to whom the Bill for preventing the Mischiefs and Dangers that may arise by certain Persons called Quakers, and other Schismaticks, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and then delivered in at the Clerk's Table: And the said Amendments being severally twice read; and much Debate being had, touching some Alterations and Additions to be made therein;
Resolved, That the said Bill and Amendments be recommitted to the former Committee; who are to consider of the whole Subject Matter of the Debate: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Grey's Claim on Danvers.
A Bill for Angell Grey to hold the Lands of Sir John Danvers, till he receive Three thousand Pounds with Damages, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the same be read again, the Second time, on Monday next.
Privilege- a Person discharged.
Resolved, That Mr. Ross, being now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for his Miscarriages at the Committee of Privileges and Elections, be discharged of his Imprisonment, paying his Fees.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee for Inspection and Examination of his Majesty's Revenue, and the Particulars proposed to make it up, and the Defects thereof, and by what Means it may be best and most effectually supplied, That the said Committee had conferred with the Officers of the Customs and Excise, and his Majesty's Surveyor General, and the Auditors of the Revenue, and others, who were best able to give Information concerning the Particulars, whereof his Majesty's Revenue was to be made up; and had considered what the Excise and Customs had yielded, both when the same was farmed, and before and since: And that, according to the best Information they could receive, they found the former Report made unto this House of the several Particulars of his Majesty's Revenue, and the Defects thereof, to be very faithfully related; and, upon the General, were of the same Opinion with him, that the Defects thereof amounted to near Three hundred thousand Pounds; and that new Powers should be added for the better bringing in of the Revenue.
After much Debate thereof,
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will, To-morrow at Nine of the Clock, resolve itself into a Grand Committee, to consider of the Advance and Increase of his Majesty's Revenue.
Dudson and King's Barton Hundreds.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for dividing the Two Hundreds of Dudson and King's Barton from the County of the City of Glocester, was committed, be revived; and do sit in the former Place To-morrow in the Afternoon, according to their Adjournment; notwithstanding the Order since made, "That no private Business shall be proceeded in."
Ordered, That a Committee be named to examine and make Inquiry touching the Authors, Printers, and Publishers of a seditious Paper, intituled, "Summary Reasons, humbly tendered to the most honourable House of Peers, by some Citizens and Members of London, &c." And that the same be committed to Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Jo. Duncomb, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Clifford, Sir Sol. Swale, Sir Edmond Peirse, Mr. Edward Seymor, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Churchill, Doctor Birkenhead, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Mr. Stafford: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Great Level of Fens.
An Act for confirming and continuing an Act therein mentioned, and intituled, An Act for the necessary Maintenance of the Work of draining the great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, was this Day read the Second time.
And a Proviso for the Preservation of his Majesty's Interest in Ten thousand Acres thereof, was twice read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill, and Proviso be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bills concerning the said Great Level, are committed: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the passing of this Act shall be without Prejudice to the Right of the old Adventurers, or to the Country, or any who are concerned in the said Level.
Ordered, That the Counsel of the old and new Adventurers, and of the Country, and any other Persons who are concerned, or claim any Interest, in the said Bedford Level, or are prejudiced thereby, be heard at the Bar of this House the Second Monday, in the next Meeting of this Parliament after this Recess.
Ordered, That Bernard Greenvile Esquire be added to the Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill against Quakers be heard To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, one of the Members of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Street, one of the Members of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Upon Information that one Robert Shaw had caused Joseph Garthwayte, Servant to Sir Charles Harbord, a Member of this House, to be arrested by one Richard George Bailiff, and his Servant Thomas Dawes;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending thi House, or his Deputy, do apprehend and take into Custody the said Robert Shaw, Richard George, and Thomas Dawes, for their Breach of the Privilege of this House, in arresting the said Joseph Garthwayte.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Trelawny, one of the Members of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Arthur Stanhope, one of the Members of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and Sir * Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you Two Bills; one intituled, A Bill for confirming of an Inclosure of Land, formerly used for a Common Highway from Parsons Green to Southfeild in Fulham, and the Settling of other Land for a Common Highway there, in lieu thereof; and the other intituled, A Bill for the Naturalizing of Francis Brudenell Esquire, Son and Heir apparent of the Right honourable Robert Lord Brudenell, and of the Right honourable Anna Maria Countess of Shrewsbury, Daughter of the said Lord Brudenell, and now Wife of the Right honourable Francis Earl of Shrewsbury: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And they do concur to the Alterations you made in the Earl of Dorset's Bill.
And then the House adjourned till Seven of the Clock, To-morrow Morning.