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, 28 Novembris, 18 Car. IIdi.
Fire of London.
ORDERED, That the Committee apointed to inquire into the Causes of the late Fire be revived; and do sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And that Mr. Pepis, Mr. Marvell, and Mr. Onslow, be added to the Committee.
A Bill for settling the Level of the Fens, called Lyndsey Level, was tendered, and received.
Ordered, That the Bill for settling Lindsey Level be read on this Day Sevennight, if the publick Business will permit.
A Petition of James Northfolke Esquire, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read.
Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to examine the Matter; and to report it to the House: And that all further Proceedings at Law, upon the Verdict obtained by John Symball against Mr. Northfolke, be stayed.
Committee of Grievances.
Ordered, That the Committee of Grievances have Leave to sit on Friday in the Afternoon.
De Leure's Petition.
A Petition of Anthony de Leure was read.
Ordered, That the Petition of Anthony de Leure be referred to the Committee appointed for preventing the Insolency of Papists; to examine the Matter: and report it, with their Opinions, to the House.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Poll Bill.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Isham and Sir Moundeford Brampston;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, upon the Message of this House of the Ninth of November instant, touching Accompts.
The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Solicitor, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Seymour, Lord Allington, Colonel Sandys, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Garraway, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Howard, Sir John Holland, do attend the Conference.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Conference, That they had attended the Lords: And that the Lord * did manage the Conference: And that the Matter thereof, being reduced into Writing, was read at the Conference; and afterwards delivered to him: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which, being there also read, is as followeth:
This Conference is desired, to continue that good Correspondence between the Houses that hath been since the Beginning of this Sessions.
That, as to the Matter of their Desire, expressed in a Message of the Ninth of this Month, concerning the Examination of Accompts, upon Oath, the Lords are willing and ready to agree with them: But, as to the Manner proposed unto them, they do not find it warranted by the Course of Parliament, That any Committee of Lords and Commons, upon any Occasion, have had Power given to examine upon Oath.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Conference now had with the Lords, upon the Message of this House, touching Accompts, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, Nine of the Clock.
The House resolved into a Committee of the whole . . . . concerning the Poll Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee of the whole House had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the Poll Bill: And humbly moved, That the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Poll Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Poll Bill, for his Majesty's Supply.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.