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, 18 die Julii, 15 Car. IIdi.
Lord Mollineux's Estate.
MR. Rigby reports from the Committee to which the Bill to make void certain Conveyances made by the Lord Mollineux in the late Times, was committed, several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the Amendments in at the Clerk's Table. And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Ld. Strangford's Estate.
Relief from Act of Uniformity.
An ingrossed Bill for Relief of such as by Sickness, or other Impediments, were disabled from subscribing the Declaration in the Act of Uniformity, and for Explanation of Part of the said Act, was read.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to signify to this House, That, according to the Desire of this House, they have sent to his Majesty, to desire him, that he would be pleased to appoint a Day of Humiliation: And that his Majesty had appointed Tuesday next.
Resolved, That this House will sclemnize the Day of Humiliation appointed by his Majesty on Tuesday next, in St. Margarett's Church, Westminster: And the Dean of Westminster is desired to preach before the House in the Forenoon, and Mr. Alsop in the Afternoon, of that Day: And Mr. Morrice is to signify the Desires of the House to Mr. Deane; and Mr. Crouch to Mr. Alsop.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Committee to which the Petition of the Clothiers was referred, That the Committee had met; and examined the Matter of the Petition; and heard the Parties concerned on both Sides; and had thereupon proceeded to pass Two Resolves; viz.
1. That the Matter of Fact, in taking Hallage from the Clothiers, above the ancient Hallage usually taken, since the Proceeding of the House upon the Clothiers former Petition, be specially reported to the House: And that the Matter of Fact, which did appear to the Committee, was, that the City had taken Hallage, beyond the ancient Hallage usually taken; demanding Ten-pence, where the ancient Rate is but Eight-pence.
2. That it be reported to the House, That it is the Opinion of the Committee, The increased Hallage is unduly taken; and that the City ought to be satisfied with the ancient Hallage usually paid before the late Act of Common Council of the Fourth of December 1661.
Sir Charles Cotterell reports, That he and Mr. Progers had attended his Majesty with the Recommendation of this House, for some Ecclesiastical Dignity or Preferment to be conferred on Mr. Wotton: And that his Majesty had been graciously pleased to declare, That he would take him into his Care.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, by Sir Charles Cotterell and Mr. Progers, for his Grace and Favour towards Mr. Wotton, upon the Recommendation of this House.