Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 25 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Foreign Wool Cards.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for competent Allowances to be made to such Curates, as shall officiate in Livings where the proper Incumbents do not reside, 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.
Discharging Loyalists of Interest.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill shall be, An Act discharging those whose Estates have been sold, sequestered, or decimated, for adhering to his Majesty, or his Royal Father, of all Interest exceeding Three Pounds per Centum.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Fane, Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Sir Allen Brotherick, Sir Cha. Cornwallis, Master of the Rolls, Sir Rich. Everard, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Hen. Newton, Sir Robert Holt, Sir John Rowse, Colonel Windham, Mr. Crouch, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Graham, Mr. Long, Mr. Jay, Lord Mandavill, Sir Jo. Nicholas, Sir Jo. Denham, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Weld, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Jo. Brampston, Sir Phill. Warwick, Lord Bruce, Sir Benja. Ayloff, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Lowther, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Marvill, Lord Richardson, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Tompson, Sir Rob. Bolles, Sir Wm. Tredenham, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Nicholas, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, the Borough of Southwark, and the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey: 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.
Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.
A Bill to enable the King to make Leases, Grants, and Copies of Offices, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants, already made, being ingrossed, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill shall be, An Act to enable the King to make Leases, Grants, and Copies of Offices, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made.
Lord Scudamour's Endowments.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for the Endowment of several Churches by the Lord Viscount Scudamour, and his Son, was committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Place before appointed.
Ordered, That it may be recommended to the Lord Treasurer to take into Consideration the Claim and Interest of Sir John Wintour to the Forest of Deane, and such as claim under him; and to take care for the Preservation of the Forest, and the Timber and Wood therein, during the Recess of the Parliament; and to hear such Proposals as shall be made by Sir Baynham Throgmorton, and others, for Increase of his Majesty's Revenue, and the Improvement of the Growth of Timber for Advantage of Shipping, and of Coppice-wood for the Iron-works: And, upon Report thereof from his Lordship, this House will take the same into Consideration at their next Meeting: And Sir Baynham Throgmorton, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Fane, the Lord Herbert, Sir John Holland, and Sir Charles Cornwallis, are to attend his Lordship with this Order.
This House, this Day, resuming the Debate of the Bill for well-governing and regulating of Corporations, directed several Members, appointed to manage the Conference with the Lords, to withdraw, and prepare the Reasons to be insisted upon at the Conference: Who having withdrawn, and returned;
1. The whole Regulation of Corporations doth consist in placing the Government in right Hands; which, by the Bill sent up, was put in a probable Way of being effected; by this Amendment is not so much as thought of: Provision is made for nominating Mayors and Recorders; but no Care for other Members.
2. Nothing enacted by their Lordships seems to us to provide for present Safety; because, if they do not renew before June, which they may choose whether they will or no, the Government stands still as it is.
8. The Reformation in the Bill sent up, but temperary; and such as we had Reason to believe would be agreeable to them, and suitable to our Trust: These Amendments would make a perpetual Change; and we have no Cause to believe it either so agreeable to the Desires of the Corporations, for which we serve, or so consonant with our Trust.
Serjeant Charleton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Difference in the Election for the County of Brecknock, between Sir Harbert Price and Sir Henry Williams, several Miscarriages therein; and the Opinion of the Committee, that the said Election was therefore void.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Thurland, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Phillip Warwick, and Doctor Burwell, do prepare and bring in a Bill for providing a sufficient Maintenance for such Ministers as are Incumbents in any Corporation, or Market Town, where their Maintenance is defective, by imposing a Rate upon the Houses there; and for to unite Parishes that are small, where they lie contiguous.
Speaker to sign Letters.
Regulating the Press.
Veneris, 26 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.
Lords agree to Conference.
Ordered, That this House will, at the First time of their Meeting after this Recess, take into Consideration the Advance of the King's Majesty's Revenue to such a Proportion as may be sufficient to support the Grandeur of his Majesty, and be suitable to his Occasions.
Regulating the Press.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Sir Heneage Finch, Doctor Birkenhead, Mr. Pryn, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Fane, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Sandis, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Biscowen: Who are presently to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, in order to the perfecting of the said Bill.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for confirming several Acts made by the King, with the Advice of the Lords and Commons in the last Assembly, expressed in the Bill, being ingrossed.
Sir John Brampston reports Amendments to the Bill for Repairing and Amending the Highways in and about Westminster: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments being severally twice read;
Regulating the Press.
Sir Heneage Finch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for impowering his Majesty to regulate the Press, 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 Amendments being severally twice read; and, in the last Amendment save one, the University of Oxford being mentioned before Cambridge;
|Mr. Comptroller,||Tellers for the Yeas:||98.|
|Lord Ancram,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Noes:||44.|
|Sir John Holland,||With the Noes,|
Conference with Lords.
Sir Heneage Finch reports from the Lords, That the Lord Treasurer did manage the Conference, and gave Thanks for the Care and fair Carriage of the House in this Business upon the Bill for regulating Corporations: And the Lords did not differ in the Substance of the Matter intended: And that, since both Houses did agree in the Ends, it was probable, they should not, in the Conclusion, differ in the Means: But the Business being serious, and the Houses growing thinner and thinner, they thought fit to adjourn the Debate of it till the next Meeting of the Parliament after this Recess.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords, that the Matter of the Debate touching the Bill for wellgoverning and regulating of Corporations, should be adjourned till the next Meeting of the Parliament after this Recess.