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 Veneris, 23 Nov. 18 Car. IIdi.
A PETITION of John Gunter Gentleman was read.
Ordered, That John Gunter be discharged from the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms paying his Fees.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill for inclosing Part of the Common of Outwood, was committed, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon.
Leave for a Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Killigrew have Leave to bring in a Bill on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Meres, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Morice, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Street, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Sir John Coryton. Mr. Westphaling, be added to the Committee for Naturalization.
A Bill for enabling Thomas Leigh Esquire to sell Lands to pay Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Thom. Tompkins, Sir Anth. Irby, Doctor Burrell, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Mountague, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Rigby, Sir Foulke Lucy, Colonel Reames, Sir Thomas Gower, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Thom. Higgons, Sir John Morton, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Hardes, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Joseph Mainard, Colonel Whitley, Sir Edmund Peirce, Colonel Grey, Mr. Street, Mr. Andrew Newport, Major General Egerton, Colonel Millward, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Robarts, Sir John Newton, Mr. Price, and all the Members of this House who serve for the several Counties of Lancaster and Chester: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Pryn, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir John Morton, Colonel Kirkby, Sir John Talbott, Sir Thom. Allen, Sir Phill. Musgrave, Doctor Burrell, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Strode, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Hen. Cæsar, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Morice, Sir Phill. Harcourt, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Harbord, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Street, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Reames, Mr. Ratcliffe, Sir Robert Carr, Lord Richardson, Mr. Pepis, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Hardes, Sir Thom. Dyke, Sir John Newton: And all the Members that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill for providing Utensils for the speedy Quenching of Fire, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate of the King's Supply; and in particular, Whether Honours shall be assessed by the Poll Bill.
Resolved, &c. That Honours and Titles shall be charged in this Poll Bill.
The Question being put, That Honours and Dignities shall be rated, as they were in the last Poll Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That Honours and Dignities be assessed at a Moiety of what they were in the last Poll Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being propounded, That, where the Estate doth exceed the Dignity, Persons shall be rated a Moiety of what they were in the last Poll Bill;
The Question being put, That this Question be now put;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That a Gentleman shall be taxed Twenty Shilliings in the Poll Bill for his Dignity.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.