Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 28 Aprilis, 14° Car.
ORDERED, That Henry Burton, and * Crosse his Attorney, who have sued Mr. Morris, a Member of this House, to an Outlawry, do, upon Summons, attend this House To-morrow Morning; to answer their Breach of Privilege therein.
A Proviso was brought in, to be added to the Bill for regulating the Skinners Company; and twice read.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill. And that the Bill, with this and other Provisoes and Amendments, agreed to, be ingrossed.
Exportation of Wool.
Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill against exporting Wool and Wool-fells, being amended according to Direction, do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act against exporting of Sheeps Wool, Wool-fells, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made of Wool, Wool-flocks, Fullers Earth, Fulling Clay, and Tobacco-pipe Clay.
And Mr. Knight is to carry up this Bill.
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Amendments, reported to the Bill concerning the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Matter as to the Level of the Fens called Lyndsey Level, be heard on Wednesday Morning.
Regulating the Excise.
A Bill for regulating the Excise was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Town of Bewdley, between Sir Henry Herbert and Sir Ralph Clare, That the Question did arise upon the Words of the Charter of the said Town; which had several Liberties and Immunities granted to it by several Names: But the Charter of 3° Jac. mentioning the several former Charters of the said Town of Bewdley, the said Town was incorporated by the Name of the Bailiff and Burgesses of the Borough of Bewdley; which Burgesses, first to be chosen, were confined to the Number of Twelve; and They impowered to choose other Burgesses; and the said Burgesses of the Borough of Bewdley, to elect and send a Burgess to serve in Parliament: And that the Question being, Whether the old Burgesses, before the Charter of the Third of King James, or only the Burgesses appointed by the said Charter of King James, had Voices to elect for Parliament, not being sworn Burgesses of the said Corporation; the Committee was of Opinion, That the new Burgesses, appointed by the said Charter only, exclusive to all others, as aforesaid, had the Right to elect a Burgess for Parliament; and that Sir Henry Herbert had the Majority of Voices of the said sworn Burgesses, and was duly elected.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Sir Henry Herbert was duly elected for the said Borough of Bewdley, and ought to sit in this House.
Frauds in Customs.
The House then proceeded to the Reading of the Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in his Majesty's Customs.
And the First Amendment, being twice read, was, upon the Question, agreed to.
The Second Amendment was twice read.
The Question being put (as to this Amendment), To adhere to the Bill, as it was sent up to the Lords;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The rest of the Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Uniformity of Worship.
The House then resumed the Matter upon the Bill of Uniformity.
An Amendment, to be added to the Amendments sent from the Lords, for the Preserving of the Book of Common Prayer, by having it recorded, and kept in Cathedral Churches, in the Courts at Westminster, and in the Tower, was twice read.
Resolved, That those Words, which concern the Heads of Colleges, be struck out of the Amendment.
Resolved, That the Amendment be agreed to: And that the same be added to the Parchment Amendment, sent from the Lords, N°. 4, after the Word "therein," in the Fifteenth Line of the said Amendment.
Another Amendment, for translating the Bible into Welch, was twice read; and some Additions, upon the Question, agreed to be made thereto.
Which was done at the Table.
Resolved, That the said Amendment be agreed to: And that the same be added to the Parchment, sent from the Lords, marked N°. 4, after the Word "therein," in the Fifteenth Line of the Parchment.
A Proviso, for being uncovered, and for using reverent Gestures, at the Time of Divine Service, was twice read.
But the Matter being held proper for the Convocation;
Ordered, That such Persons as shall be employed to manage the Conference with the Lords, do intimate the Desire of this House, That it be recommended to the Convocation, to take Order for reverent and uniform Gestures and Demeanors to be enjoined at the Time of Divine Service, and Preaching.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Solicitor General, the Lord Fanshaw, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Vaughan, Dr. Birkinhead, Mr. Knight, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Francis Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, and Sir Rich. Temple, or any Three of them, to see the Amendments and Additions, to be made and added to the Amendments sent from the Lords to the Bill of Uniformity, so placed and ordered, that they may cohere; and to prepare and draw up Instructions and Reasons, in Writing, for the Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Bill of Uniformity, against To-morrow; and to report it to the House: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, the Lord Fanshaw, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Vaughan, Dr. Birkinhead, Mr. Knight, Sir Thomas Meres, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Crouch, and Sir Rich. Temple, do inspect the Bill concerning Ministers; and to report their Opinion to the House, whether it be fittest to have a Conference with the Lords on that Bill, or a new Bill, to supply such Matters as are not provided for in the Bill of Uniformity.
Flax and Hemp.
Ordered, That Mr. Jolly, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Jones, Mr. Devereux, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Barnham, Mr. Bunkley, Mr. Henley, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Pryn, Sir Tho. Strickland, Colonel Robinson, Sir Tho. Gower, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Croke, Mr. Marvell, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for sowing of Flax and Hemp is committed.
Ordered, That these Persons following be added to the Committee to which the Bill for enabling Walter Pye Esquire to sell Lands to pay Debts was committed; viz. Sir Tho. Smith, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Clement Fisher, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Purcell.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for making Rivers navigable is committed, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon.