Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 20 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Lindsey Level, &c.
THE Committee to whom Two Bills touching the Level of the Fens, called Lindsey Level, lying in the County of Lincolne, and the County of the City of Lincolne, was committed, having adjourned to that Day Sevennight, next after the First Day that this Parliament shall meet on after their intended Recess; and to meet that Day in the Afternoon, in the Star Chamber;
Ordered, That all Persons concerned in the said Two Bills have notice of the said Adjournment, to the end they may attend at the Time and Place appointed, to offer what they have to say to the said Committee.
Resolved, That those that are Adventurers shall have Access to the Records and Papers concerning the Fens: And that the Clerk for the Adventurers of the Great Level of the Fens do, from time to time, produce before the Committee such Books, Papers, and Records, as he shall receive any Warrant for, under the Hand of the Chairman of the Committee.
And it is further Ordered, That there be free Liberty for Parties, Counsel, and Solicitors, on all Sides, to have recourse to the Records of Proceedings remaining with the said Clerk; and to search, peruse, and take Conies of what they think fit, or may serve for their Purpose, respectively.
Parson's Green Inclosure.
Sir Richard Onslow reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for confirming of an Inclosure of Land, formerly used for a Common Highway from ParsonsGreen to Southfeild in Fulham, and the Settling of other Land for a Common Highway there in lieu thereof, was committed, That the Committee saw no Cause to alter or amend the same: And thereupon delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which being read the Third time;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Fane, Colonel Legg, Mr. Churchill, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Mallet, Sir Allen Brodrick, Mr. Biscowen, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Doleman, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Knight, Mr. Bulteel, Mr. Clerk, Mr. Mountague, Sir Jo. Rouse, Sir Jo. Strangwayes, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. Giles Strangwayes, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Waldron, Mr. Pleadwell, Mr. Whorwood, Mr. Sandys, Sir Heneag Fince, Sir Francis Henry Lee, Mr. Francis Finch, Mr. Cliford, Mr. Clifton, Sir Jo. Talbot, and all the Members that serve for Somersetshire: 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.
Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Double Return for the Borough of Truro in Cornwall, That, upon Examination of the Fact, the Question appeared to be, Whether the Mayor and Twenty-four, or all the Freemen, of that Borough, have Right to elect Members to serve in Parliament: And this was the Resolution of the last Parliament: and the Opinion of the Committee, That the Twenty-four only, without the other Freemen, had Right to elect; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell were duly elected by them, and ought to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Mayor and Twentyfour of the Borough of Truro in the County of Cornwall have the Right of electing Members to serve in Parliament for that Borough; and that Mr. Biscowen and Mr. Arrundell were duly elected as Burgesses for the said Borough of Truro; and that they do sit in this House.
Bills to be read.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Robert Atkins made Report, That the Committee had made some Progress; and desired that the House might again resolve itself into a Committee on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock, to proceed upon the last Debate.
Message about Adjournment.
Mr. Secretary Moris acquainted Mr. Speaker, That the King's Majesty, respecting the Season of the Year, and that it was hotter at this Time than it used to be; and that some of the Judges had entered upon their Circuits this Day, and others were to set out on Monday next; and that, upon that Occasion, many of the Long Robe were to leave the Town; and believing that many other of the Members of this House desired a Recess, to refresh themselves, and to intend their own Affairs; was therefore graciously pleased to signify his Pleasure, that this House would so dispose their Business as to rise on Friday or Saturday next; at which time, his Majesty intended to come to the House of Lords to adjourn the Parliament.