Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 15 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Brudenell's &c. Nat.
Confirming Private Acts.
Mr. Heath, his Majesty's Attorney of the Duchy, reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Confirmation of the Estates of several Tenants and Copyholders of the Manors of Rannes was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same, with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table: Which several Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;
And additional Enacting Clause was tendered, to be added to the said Bill; For the Tenants and Copyholders of the Manor of Newcastle under Lyne: Which being also twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;
L. Abergavanny's Estate.
Mr. Mallet reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling John Lord Abergavanny to sell certain Lands for Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his Brothers and Sisters, was committed, That the said Committee saw no Cause to make any Amendments to the said Bill: And that those who were next in Remainder did consent thereto; but that some who had a remote contingent Remainder, did oppose the same.
Sick and Wounded.
A Bill for the satisfying and paying the Debts due to the Inhabitants of the Town and Port of Dover, Sandwich, and Deale, a Member thereof, which they claim for Quarters and Cures of sick and wounded Seamen and Soldiers, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be laid aside, till those who brought in the Bill, have better ad vised of the Mistake therein alleged; whereby they pretended, that the Auditors stated their Accounts from the 14th of March 1658, whereby they are deprived of a very great Sum of Money, justly due unto them, for the same Matters and Things for about Nine Months before; which, as this House was now informed, was no Mistake. at all, but done upon mature Deliberation.
Pains and Penalties against Regicides.
Privilege- a Member reprimanded for a Publication.
This House being, on Friday last, informed of a scandalous and seditious printed Paper, or Pamphlet, intituled, "Summary Reasons, humbly tendered, to the most honourable House of Peers, by some Citizens and Members of London, and other Cities, Boroughs, Corporations, and Ports, against the new intended Bill for governing and reforming Corporations," did appoint a Committee to examine and make Inquiry touching the Author, Printers, and Publishers thereof.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the said printed Paper, intituled, "Summary Reasons, humbly tendered to the most honourable House of Peers, by some Citizens and Members of London, and other Cities, Boroughs, Corporations, and Ports, against the new-intended Bill for governing and reforming Corporations," is an illegal, false, scandalous, and seditious Pamphlet.
Whereupon Mr. Prynn did, with much Ingenuity and Reverence to the House, declare his humble Submission to, and Concurrence with, the Censure and Judgment of the House upon the said printed Paper; and his hearty Sorrow for his Offence: And did render humble Thanks to the House for their Mercy and Favour to him, above his Desert.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Coventry do go to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill for well-governing and regulating of Corporations; and to desire that they will give a Dispatch thereunto, that the same may pass before the Recess.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for the establishing Articles and Orders for the Regulating and better Government of his Majesty's Navies, Ships of War, and Forces by Sea.
A Commission, authorizing Mr. Speaker and several Members of this House, to take the Subscriptions of their Fellow Members for a free, a voluntary Present to his Majesty; and appointing Commissioners for collecting and receiving the Monies arising and accruing by such Subscriptions; being sent to Mr. Speaker; and he having made the House acquainted therewith;