Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 19 die Februarii, 14 Car. Regis.
Gold and Silver Wire.
A BILL to prevent Frauds and Abuses in Gold and Copper Wire, was this Day read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be read the Second time on Thursday next;
It passed in the Negative.
A Bill against melting down the Silver Coin of the Nation, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to which the Bill for preventing Frauds in Gold and Silver Wire is committed.
Wearing Gold and Silver Lace.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in against the Wearing of Gold and Silver Lace, Buttons, Ribbands, or any other Trimmings for Cloaths, of Gold or Silver, and against Gilding of Coaches and Signs; and all Things else that may waste the Coin of the Kingdom: And it is recommended to Mr. Birch, to . . care of the Bringing in of this Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Bone Lace, &c.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in against the Wearing of Foreign Bone Lace: And Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Peter Prideaux, and Mr. Sandys, are to take care to bring it in.
Sir John Duncombe reports from the Committee to which the Bill for enabling Mr. Thomas Knollys to pay Debts of his Brother Sir Henry Knollys, and to provide for younger Children, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, being severally twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments so agreed to, be ingrossed.
Relief of Loyalists.
The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Relief of such Persons as were maimed or necessitous, that had served the late King, or his now Majesty, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, but the last, were, upon the Question, agreed to.
And the Question being put, To agree to the last Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Bill for confirming an Assurance made by Sir Thomas Temple, be read To-morrow Morning.
London, &c. Streets.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Bunckley, Lord Gorge, Sir Allan Broderick, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill concerning the Streets and Highways, in and near London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent, is committed.
Sir John Mounson.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to which Sir John Mounson's Bill was committed, be heard To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Reversing E. of Strafford's Attainder.
An ingrossed Bill for the Reversing the Earl of Strafford his Attainder, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the same be committed to Mr. Greenvile, Lord Bruce, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Sandys, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Wandesford, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Reymes, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Clifford Clifton, Lord Brereton, Sir Charles Hussey, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Churchill, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Allan Apsley, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Heath, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Walden, Colonel Rigby, Mr. Strangwayes, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Arundell, Sir John Dawney, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Griffith, Sir Rowland Berkley, Mr. Clifford, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Coventry, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir John Brampston, Sir Robert Bolles, Sir Wm. Hickman, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Legg, Mr. Fane, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Tayler, Colonel Culleford, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Edmond Peirse, Mr. Southcott, Mr. Chetwind, Sir Thomas Meres, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Long, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Lewes Palmer, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of York: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sealed Paper, &c.
A Bill for laying a Charge on sealed Paper and Parchment, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Vane and Lambert.
Upon reading of the humble Petition of Ralph Hodgeson, and divers others, the Tenants to Sir Henry Vane, within the Manors of Raby and Barnard Castle, in the Bishoprick of Durham;
Ordered, That his Majesty be again humbly moved to give Order for the present bringing back of Sir Henry Vane and John Lambert, in order to their speedy Tryal: And that Indictments be forthwith preferred against them: And that the Petition of Sir Henry Vane's Tenants be presented to his Majesty: And that his Majesty be desired to take the same into his Princely Consideration.
Ordered, That Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Ashburnehnm, Mr. Oneale, and Sir William Lowther, do attend his Majesty with this Order.
Upon reading of a seditious Letter, signed by one John Gregory, and directed to William Johnson, to be communicated to the Lord Lieutenant, the High Constable, and the rest of his Brethren;
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed of the Persons under-named; viz. Lord Falkland, Mr. Churchill, Lord Brereton, Sir John Robinson, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Lewes Palmer, Sir Edmond Peirse, Sir Thomas Strickland, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Clifford, Lord Bruce: And they are to examine the said Gregory, concerning the said Letter; and what else they shall conceive pertinent thereunto: And they, or any Five of them, are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber on Friday next, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, do bring in Custody the said John Gregory, being now a Prisoner in Newgate, to the said Committee, to be examined: And the Keeper of Newgate is to give Obedience to this Order.
Duty on Iron.
Ordered, That the Petition concerning Iron be committed to Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Higgons, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir William Lowther, Sir Thomas Dyke, Mr. Pudsey, Sir William Compton, Sir Thomas Strickland, Mr. Coventry, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Fane, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Onslow, Sir Edward Harley, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Thomas Leigh, Sir John Pelham, Sir Matthew Appleyard, Sir Lancelott Lake, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Rowland Berkeley, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Peckham, Mr. Evelyn, Mr. Mainwaring, Mr. Bunckley, Mr. Knight, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Henry Newton, Mr. Street, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Puckering, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Lewis Palmer, Mr. Glascock, Sir John Corriton: And all the Members of this House, that come to the said Committee, are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet, in this House, on This day-sevennight, at Two of the Clock; and to report their Opinions to this House, concerning the Subject Matter of the Debate upon the said Petition.
Ordered, That this House proceed in the further Debate of the Bill of the Militia To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.