Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, 17 Octobris, 18 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That the Committee to which the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness is committed, be impowered to receive Information touching such Books as tend to Atheism, Blasphemy, or Profaneness, or against the Essence or Attributes of God; and, in particular, the Book published in the Name of one White; and the Book of Mr. Hobbs, called The Leviathan; and to report the Matter, with their Opinions, to the House.
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Act for regulating the Press; and to consider, Wherein it is defective; and bring in a Bill for supplying the Defects, and for putting the Act in effectual Execution: And also to inquire, Whether there be any illegal Patent, or any Abuse, in the licensing or stopping the lawful Printing of Books:
And that it be referred to Mr. Millward, Sir Edm. Pearse, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Crouch, Sir Rowland Berkley, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Robert Barneham, Sir Robert Carre, Dr. Burwell, Colonel Reames, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Chetwin, Sir John Heath, Mr. Devereux, Mr. Cheyne, Sir Thom. Clifford, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Coventry, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Jo. Lowther, Mr. Morice, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Prynn, Sir Edw. Masters, Colonel Birch, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Gaudy, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Hobby, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Mountague, Mr. St. John, Mr. Herbert, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Colonel Strangwaies, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Seymour, Sir Richard Oateley: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ways and Means.
Mr. Milward reports that the Committee of the whole House had made some further Progress in Debate of the Manner of raising the King's Supply: And desired, that, as soon as the Message, sent from the Lords, was over, the House would again resolve into a Committee, to proceed in the Debate.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, after Order taken in Relation to the Message from the Lords, again resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Debate of the Manner of raising the King's Supply.
Lords desire a Conference.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with the House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Vote of this House, to which the Concurrence of the Lords was desired, touching the prohibiting the Importation of French Manufactures and Commodities.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Conference, That they had attended the Lords: And that the Lord Anglesey did manage the Conference; and had delivered several Reasons in Answer to the Vote of this House: Which (to prevent Mistakes) he had also reduced into Writing; and delivered the Paper at the Conference: Which Mr. Solicitor read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Ways and Means.
Mr. Millward reports, That the Committee had made some further Progress in the Debate of the Way and Means for the effectual Raising of Eighteen hundred thousand Pounds Supply for his Majesty: But, coming to no Resolution, desires, that the House would resolve into a Committee again, at their next Sitting, to proceed in the further Debate thereof.