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, 31 Martii, 16° Car. IIdi.
AN additional Bill for the better Relief of the Poor was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Robert Atkins, Mr. Treasurer, Lord Allington, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Hen. Wood, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Jay, Sir Adrian Scroope, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Wren, Mr. Newport, Mr. Seymour, Sir Nic. Steward, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Trevor, Mr. John Ashburnham, Mr. Pryn, Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Lord Gorge, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Jones, Mr. Yorke, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir John Brampston, Colonel Reames, Sir Tho. Doleman, Mr. Scawen, Sir John Maynard, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Chicheley, Lord Richardson, Sir Allan Apsley, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Tho. Littleton, Dr. Burwell, Sir Theop. Biddolph, Sir Fra. Vincent, Colonel Whitley, Mr. Daniell, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Windham, Sir Rich. Browne, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Sir Edm. Pye, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Cyrell Wich, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Daniell, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Weld, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Progers, Mr. Palmer, Sir Tho. Wendy, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Morrice, Sir John Fredericke, Sir John Duncombe, Major General Layherne, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Robert Long, Colonel Robinson, Sir Wm. Batten, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Wm. Ashburneham, Mr. Heath, Mr. Sandys, Sir John Worseley, Sir John Denham, Sir John Knight, Lord Fitzharding, Sir Fra. Clerke, and all the Members of this House that serve for Middlesex, London and Sarrey: And all the Members that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to take into Consideration the Petition of the Inhabitants of Westminster: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for settling the Navigation of the River Wey in the County of Surrey was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Wm. Sandys, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Adam Browne, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Tho. Wendy, Mr. Yorke, Sir Rich. Browne, Colonel Sandys, Mr. Jolliff, Mr. Moore, Sir Nich. Crispe, Sir Abra. Cullen, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Heath, Mr. Maynard, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Trelawney, Lord Richardson, Sir Tho. Dolman, Lord St. John, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Lord Butler, Earl of Aran, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Fra. Compton, Mr. George, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Roger Vaughan, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Sir Edm. Peirse, Colonel Leg, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir Robert Long, Mr. Clifford, Sir Cliff. Clifton, Sir John Knight, Colonel Robinson, Mr. Onslow, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Cha. Cotterell, Colonel Reames, Sir Cha. Berkley, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Palmer, Sir John Holland, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Hen. Seymour, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Thurland, Sir Tho. Woodcock, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir John Shaw, Sir Tho. Dike, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Lucy, Sir Wm. Tirringham, Sir John Denham, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Sir Edw. Masters, Sir Tho. Ingram, Sir John Shaw, and all the Members of this House that serve for the City of London and Westminster, and the Counties of Middlesex and Sussex, Surrey, and Southampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sale of Lands.
Ordered, That Mr. Vaughan have Leave to bring in a Bill to prevent Frauds in the Sale of Lands.
Mersey, &c. Navigation.
A Bill for the making navigable of the Rivers of Mersey and Weever, in the Counties Palatine of Lancaster and Chester, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Monday next.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Tirrell and Mr. Baron Rainsford;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you, That they have concurred with this House in the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Assembling and Holding of Parliaments once in Three Years at the least; and for the Repeal of an Act, intituled, An Act for the Preventing of Inconveniences happening by the long Intermission of Parliaments.
Sir John Birkinhead reports from the Commissioners appointed by Act of Parliament, for the putting in Execution, An Act, intituled, An Act for Distribution of Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal indigent Commission Officers, and for Taxing of Officers, &c. . . . .
And a Petition was tendered, and read, on their Behalf.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Sir John Birkinhead, Colonel Fretchvile, Colonel Sandys, Mr. How, Mr. Secretary Bennett, Mr. Jay, Colonel Whitley, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Clifford, Sir Winston Churchill, Mr. Churchill, Sir Herbert Price, Sir Hen. Wood, Mr. Goreing, Sir Edm. Peirse, Sir Mathew Appleyard, Mr. Oneale, Sir Wm. Lowther, Colonel Robinson, Colonel Fra. Windham, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Herbert, Colonel Wm. Ashburnham, Sir John Covert, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir John Bennet, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Heath, Sir Wm. Tirrinham, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir John Robinson, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Colonel Leg, Mr. Pryn, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Progers, Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Musgrave, Sir Jordan Crosland, Lord St. John, Sir Fra. Compton, Major General Egerton, Colonel Edm. Windham, Mr. Scott, Mr. John Trelawney, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Morice, Colonel Gilby: And they are to examine, What Money, to be distributed amongst the loyal indigent Officers, hath been collected, and not yet paid in; and in whose Hands the said Monies are: And to examine the Matter of the Petition; and report the same, with their Opinions, What they think fit to be done therein, to the House: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records, in order for the speedy Expediting of the same: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Star Chamber.
A Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of the Clothiers of England, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to which the Petition of the Clothiers of the Old and New Woolen Draperies is committed.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the better enabling the principal Officers and Commissioners of his Majesty's Navy Royal for the Performance of their Duties in the Service thereof, was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Which said Amendments being severally twice read;
Resolved, &c. That the said Amendments be agreed to: And that the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
And then the House adjourned itself till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.