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, 5 Aprilis, 14 Car.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir John Talbot, Sir William Doyley, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Allen Brodrick, and all the Gentlemen of this House which are of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for making navigable the River * * was committed.
An Ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for confirming, explaining, and enlarging, an Act for the Levying of certain Monies, due upon the Collection for the Protestants of Piedmont, was this Day read the First time.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for regulating the Pilchard Fishing, in the West, was committed, several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Bp. of London's Estate.
Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee to which the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable the Bishop of London to make Leases of the House built upon the Site of his Palace in London, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Second Reading of the Second Amendment;
Captives in Tunis, &c.
Sir John Coryton made Report, That his Majesty being attended, upon the Address from this House, touching the Money in the Hands of Mr. Langley, to be applied for Redemption of the Captives of Tunis and Algiers, was pleased to declare, That he intended the Money for That Use; and held it no less than Sacrilege, it should be diverted to any other.
Resolved, That an Address be made, from this House, to his Majesty, by the Lord Falkland and Mr. Henry Coventry, to acquaint his Majesty, That it is the Desire of this House, that his Majesty would be pleased to direct, that the Money resting due in the Hands of Mr. Langley, when it shall be recovered, may be employed for the Benefit and Redemption of such Persons as were taken Captives by the Pirates of Tunis and Algiers, at the time when the said Money was raised, or since, according as it was originally intended.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to which the Bill concerning Bedford Level was committed, be heard on Monday Morning; after the Matter upon the Report, made by Mr. Knight, from the Committee of Trade.
London, &c. Streets.
Resolved, That these Words, "according to the Standard," be inserted, after the Word "High," into that Clause, in the Second Amendment, concerning the Size of Horses: And that this House doth agree to the former Part of the Second Amendment, with that Addition.
The Question being put, To adhere to the Bill, as to the Number of Hackney Coachmen to be Four hundred; which, by the latter Part of the Second Amendment, and the Third Amendment, were reduced to Three hundred;
The House then resumed the Debate upon the Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes, reported to the Bill for the Highways in general: Which were twice read; and several of them, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That a Clause be prepared, to provide, that no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall travel with, or use, above Seven Horses at one time; and that those which shall employ Seven Horses, shall use Six of them in Pairs.
Resolved, That, as to such Travelling Carts, Waggons, Wains, or Carriages, that go for Hire, wherein Horses shall be employed to draw at Length, Five Horses only at a time shall be made use of, and no more.
Resolved, That such Travelling Carts, Waggons, Wains, or Carriages, that go for Hire, as shall be drawn with Horses and Oxen mixed, shall have Six Oxen and Two Horses only at a time for that Purpose, and no more.
Ordered, That no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall carry above Thirty hundred Weight, from the First Day of April, until the First Day of October, yearly: And that from the First of October, until the First of April, yearly, no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall carry above Twenty hundred Weight.
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee, to prepare and bring in Amendments, according to the Instructions and Votes before mentioned: and also to call before them, and consult with, some Wheelwrights, or any other Persons as they shall think fit, for ascertaining the Breadth of Wheels to be used for Waggons, Carts, and Carriages; and to make such further Alterations and Amendments as they shall see Cause: And, for that Purpose, the said Committee are revived; and to sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock: And Sir Robert Atykns, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Henry Newton, and Mr. Bainton, are added to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do sit on Monday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and do, in the First Place, take into Consideration the Matter concerning Bullion; and do speed their Report therein.