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, secundo die Julii, 15° Car. IIdi.
UPON Information, That Sir George Wakeman had, on the Twenty-ninth Day of June last, caused Process of Subpæna to be served on Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Ralph Bancks, and Charles Cornewallis, Members of this House, to hear Judgment in a Cause depending in Chancery; in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That all further Proceedings in the said Cause in Chancery, against the said Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir Ralph Bancks, and Mr. Charles Cornewallis, be stayed, during the Session of this present Parliament.
E. of Kent's Estate.
Sir Solomon Swale reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling the Lands of the Earl of Kent, and the Lord Lucas, on the Marriage of the said Earl with the Daughter and Heir-apparent of the said Lord Lucas, was committed, and to whom the Petition of the Lady Penelope Lucas . . . referred, That the Committee had since met, and heard the Petitioner; and, by Consent of the Petitioners, had again returned the Bill, without any Alteration or Amendment.
Which Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be agreed to.
Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be agreed to.
And Sir Thomas Littleton is to carry back the said Bill to the Lords.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Glascock and Sir Toby Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Two Bills: The One, intituled, An Act for the better Observation of the Lord's Day; and the other, intituled, An Act for the settling a Free School in Witney in the County of Oxon, being erected and endowed by Henry Box, Citizen and Grocer of London, deceased; with some Amendments to each of the said Bills: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Jacob's, &c. Nat.
Sir Richard Everard reports from the Committee to which the Bill for naturalizing of Dame Elizabeth Jacob, and others, was committed, That the Committee had made one Amendment to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place: And that the Committee had commanded him to acquaint the House, That Michaell Vandermash, the Thirtieth of June, took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being naturalized; but not having a Certificate, That he had received the Sacrament, the Committee were of Opinion, That they could not, by way of Amendment, insert his Name into the Bill: And that Amely Hardwicke, inserted in the Bill, hath not taken the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, nor brought any Certificate of her receiving the Sacrament, according to the Rules prescribed by the Church of England, she being in the Country, in Childbed: And afterwards, delivered the said Bill and Amendment in to the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendment was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
The Question being put, That the Name of Amely Hardwicke be left out of the Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That the Name of Michaell Vandermarsh be inserted into the Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to which the Bill for maintaining and ordering the Fishing Trade was committed, several Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That Leave be given for bringing in a Proviso, ingrossed, to be added to the said Bill, to excuse Fishery Beer from Excise: And it is referred to Sir George Downing to take care thereof.
The Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The Amendments, sent down from the Lords, to the Bill for Witney School, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The Question being put, That the Report of Lindsey Level be heard this Day;
The House was divided.
The Noes went out.
|Sir Tho. Lee,||Tellers for the Noes:||74.|
|Sir Hen. Capell,||With the Noes,|
|Colonel Reames,||Tellers for the Yeas:||59.|
|Sir Clifford Cliffton,||With the Yeas,|
And so it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Report of Lindsey Level be peremptorily heard on Saturday next, at Nine of the Clock.
Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock, proceed on the Bill for the Militia.
Bills sent to Lords.
Ordered, That the Lord Fanshaw do carry up to the Lords the Bill against Popery; the Bill against Conventicles; and the Bill for Wells Key.
The Bill for Subsidies was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House: And that the House will, for that Purpose, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Message from the King-Expediting Business.
Mr. Secretary Bennett did report, and deliver in, from his Majesty, a Message, in Writing: Which was read twice; and is as followeth: Viz.
HIS Majesty did hope, That the most important Bills depending before his Two Houses of Parliament, would have been dispatched before this time, that a Recess might have been made; which, in many respects, will be very necessary, the Season requiring it for Health, and the Kingdom generally wanting the Presence of the Members of Parliament, who have been too long from their several Countries; and to which their own private, as well as the publick Affairs will dispose them: The Judges will shortly be obliged to begin their Circuits; and his Majesty is willing to refresh himself, by some short Progress: And therefore His Majesty thinks fit to declare, That he intends a Recess shall be on Thursday the Sixteenth of this Month: and, in order thereunto, desires they would prepare those important Bills, which they think fit, to present to Him, for His Royal Assent, by that Day: And, in the mean time, His Majesty will resolve, Whether they shall come together again in the Winter, or in the Spring: In the taking of which Resolution, He will as well consider their Conveniences, as the publick Service of the Kingdom.
Given at Whitehall, the Second Day of July 1663.
This House adjourns till To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock.