Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 8 Aprilis, 14 Car.
Covent Garden Parish.
A BILL for making St. Paul, Covent Garden, a Parish, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Sir Phillip Musgrave reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Preventing of Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England, was committed, several Amendments to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and delivered them in at the Clerk's Table.
And the same being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for Regulation of the Pilchard Fishing in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for explaining an Act touching the Protestants of Piedmont, be read To-morrow.
Relief of Loyalists.
The Lord Bruce reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds, and for assessing Offices, for Supply of the suffering Persons that had faithfully served his Majesty, or his Royal Father, was committed, several Amendments and Additions to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Debate of the Matter upon the said Amendments be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, the first publick Business.
Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to which the Bill for repairing and maintaining the Highways in general, was committed; and, by Order of the Fifth of this Month, re-committed, to prepare and bring in Paragraphs and Amendments, according to the Votes and Instructions therein expressed; several Amendments, by Paragraphs and Provisoes: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: And the same, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The House did then proceed in the Reading of the rest of the Amendments, formerly reported: And, upon the Second Reading thereof;
Resolved, That these Words, "not otherwise by this Act disposed of," be inserted into the * Amendment, after the Word "*."
Resolved, That these Words, "or where the Right of repairing, or Title of any Person, shall come in question," be inserted into the * Amendment, after the Word "*."
Ordered, That another Clause, in relation to Certioraris to be allowed, be added to the * Amendment, after the Word "*."
Which was done accordingly.
A Proviso, on the Behalf of Mr. Windmondsall and Mr. Portman, was twice read.
The Question being put, To agree to the said Proviso;
It passed in the Negative.
Another Proviso, on the Behalf of such as shall be sued for executing the Act, was twice read.
Resolved, That these Words, "or if, upon Demurrer, Judgment be given against the Plaintiff; or if, upon Tryal, a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant;" be inserted in the Proviso, after the Word "appeared."
Which was done accordingly; and the Proviso, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, That these Words, "after Notice given of their being chosen, and Twenty Days after Publication of this Act," be inserted, in the * Amendment, after the Word "*."
Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Proviso on the Behalf of the Inhabitants within Five Miles of the City of Oxford, after the Bill for the Highways is ingrossed.
Ordered, That, before the Bill be ingrossed, Mr. Pryn, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Smith, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Lancelot Lake, Mr. Crouch, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir John Talbot, or any Three of them, do peruse the Bill; and the several Amendments, Paragraphs, and Provisoes; and place and rank them in such Method and Order, that they may cohere and agree: And that the Bill be new writ, as they shall direct.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Persons, to prepare and bring in a Clause for all Judges of Assize, Oyer and Terminer, and Justices of the Peace, within their several Circuits and Precincts, to enable them to act as Commissioners for the charitable Uses given for repairing the Highways, Bridges, and Causeways; and to consider of the Fords and Bridges; and report their Opinions therein.
Ordered, That Sir John Duncombe, Sir John Denham, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Robert Atkins, and Sir Robert Howard, do prepare and draw up Reasons, to be insisted on at the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Points of the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill concerning the Streets and Highways in and near London and Westminster, as to such Part of them wherein this House doth differ from the Lords.
Solemn League and Covenant.
Ordered, That several Parchments, produced this Day, wherein that illegal Oath, called, "The solemn League and Covenant," was written, and subscribed with several Names; and one of them subscribed with the Names of the Speaker, and many other Members, of the then Commons House, of their own Hand-writing; be burned by the Hand of the Common Hangman, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Palace Yard: And the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to see this performed: And the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex are to assist him.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen and Sir Thomas Bird, Two of the Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill for confirming a Decree made on the Behalf of Thomas Derham Esquire, and the Improvements, Exchanges, and Allotments, therein mentioned, with a small Amendment.
And they have sent you Four Bills: One, for the Impowering of Sir Courtney Poole and Sir John Drake, Baronets, and others, to make Payment of the Portion of Elisabeth Brisco Widow, one of the Daughters of Sir John Drake Knight, by Sale of the Manor of Lymington in the County of Somersett; or by granting Estates out of the same, or otherwise: One other Act, for Confirmation of Agreements, made between Thomas Bushell Esquire, and the Miners of Row Pitts in Somersetshire, for recovering their drowned and deserted Works: One other Act, for Naturalizing of Charlottee Hessen Wife of Thomas Killigrew Esquire, Groom of his Majesty's Bedchamber, and his Three Sons; and Katherine Hessen Wife of Sir John Sayers, and his Three Sons: And one other Act, for Confirming of Two Acts therein mentioned: Wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The House resuming the further Debate of the Matter upon the Report made from the Grand Committee of Trade, touching Woolen Manufactures;
Some Proposals were tendered, for reconciling the Difference between the Free Merchant Traders, and the Company of Merchant Adventurers.
The Question being put, That the Paper, containing the Proposals, be read;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth agree with the Grand Committee of Trade, in their Vote, That Liberty be given to all Merchants to transport, and carry out of this Kingdom, any of the English Manufactures made of Wool, to any Part or Place beyond the Seas, lying within the Limits and Bounds of the Merchant Adventurers Patent of the Hamborough Company, until the Five-and-twentieth Day of December next.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Talbot, Sir James Smith, and Mr. Fowell, do attend his Majesty, and acquaint him with the Vote of this House; and desire, that his Majesty will be pleased to issue his Proclamation for putting it in Execution.
Ordered, That the Petition of several Clothiers of divers Counties, now resident in London, in Behalf of themselves, and all others of the same Trade, and of the numerous People of this Kingdom, be referred to the Grand Committee of Trade; to take the same into Consideration.
Lord Campden's Estate.
Ordered, That Sir John Newton and Mr. Taylor be added to the Committee to whom the Lord Viscount Campden's Bill is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Eight, of the Clock.