Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 14 die Decembris,16 Car IIdi.
A BILL for relief of the Creditors of the Governor, Assistant, and Fellowship, of the Merchant Adventurers of England, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second time on Friday next.
A Bill for making the River of Avon navigable, from the City of New Sarum to Christ Church, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Edw. Hide, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Allan Apsley, Sir John Low, Sir Hen. Worsley, Mr. Gyles Hungerford, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir Wm. Hayward, Mr. Yorke, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Jo. Moreton, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Collyns, Sir Cyril Wych, Sir Walt. St. John, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Tho. Allan, Sir Wm. Moreton, Serjeant Seys, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Fox, Sir Hen. Herbert, Sir Charles Cotterell, Lord Cornebury, Mr. Lawrence Hide, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Milward, Lord Castleton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Rich. Oatly, Sir Jo. Monson, Mr. Buller, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Allan Broderick, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Weld, Mr. Dowdswell, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Wilts and Southampton: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers and Records. And it is recommended to Mr. Edward Hide to take care of the Bill.
A Bill to enable the Sale of certain Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Christopher Beresford Esquire, deceased, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday next.
A Bill for removing some Inconveniencies whereby many Persons do suffer in their Estates, was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.
A Bill for Improvement of Part of the Common called the Outwood, within the Manor of Wakefeild in the County of Yorke, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Jervas Clifton, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Solo. Swale, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Winst. Churchill, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Bulteele, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Tho. Clifford, Sir Jo. Goodrick, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir Jord. Crosland, Sir Wm. Moreton, Sir Jo. Moreton, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Jay, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of York and Lancaster: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are to take Consideration of the Lands heretofore intended to be set out for the Minister and the Poor; and to make such Provision as they shall find just.
Delays in Executions.
A Bill to prevent Delays in Executions was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Dr. Burwell, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Mr. Collins, Mr. York, Mr. Street, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Pepis, and all the Members of this House that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Friday next, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to sit de die in diem. And it is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Maynard to take care of the Bill.
Hemp and Flax.
A Bill for Planting of Hemp and Flax was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Sir Phillip Warwick reports from the Committee appointed to extract and bring in a Medium, for setting the Proportions of Rates on the several Counties, That the Committee had perused and considered of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Subsidy, the Ship Rate in 1639, and the Seventy thousand Pounds a Month Tax; and had, out of those Three, extracted a Medium of Rates, with the greatest Equality they could: Which being reduced into Writing, he delivered it in at the Clerk's Table. And the same being read; and the Matter debated;
Resolved, &c. That, for the setting the Proportions on the several Counties, a Medium be taken out of the Three Rates of the Four hundred thousand Pounds Subsidy, the Ship Rate in 1639, and the Seventy thousand Pounds a Month; taking Consideration of such Counties as shall appear to be over-rated.
Resolved, That the House will, in the next Place, proceed in the Consideration of what Counties shall be eased; And that the same be taken into Debate To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock: And that the Proceedings therein shall be alphabetically, as to such Counties as shall complain.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Leighton, a Member of this House, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.