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 Jovis, 20 Decembris, 18 Car. IIdi.
THE House being informed that * * * *.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Speaker, to examine the Matter; and, if he find that the said Wm. Jackson was sued and arrested contrary to the Privilege of this House, to give Order for his Discharge, and for Stay of all Proceedings in the Suit.
Ordered, That in all Causes of the like Nature, where Servants of Members are alleged to be arrested in Breach of Privilege, it be referred to Mr. Speaker; and, if he find it so, to give Order for their Discharge, and for Stay of the Suit.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Mr. Grills, from the Committee to which the Matter concerning the loyal indigent Officers was referred, be made on Saturday Morning next.
Fire of London Judicature.
An ingrossed Bill for erecting a Judicature for Determining of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished, by reason of the late Fire which happened in London, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for erecting a Judicature for Determining of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London.
And Sir Solomon Swale is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Bill of the Assessment.
Resolved, &c. That the remaining Part of the City of London shall be charged at the same Rate that Part did stand charged in the last Act of Assessment, and no more.
The Question being put, That the Rate on Pembrokeshire shall stand as it was;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Blanks for all other Countries, Cities, and Places, except the City of London, be filled up according to the Proportions in the last Act of Assessment, and no more.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Abatement to be made to the City of London of their Proportion, and of the Surplus charged, in Proportion, on other Places, more than the One Million Three hundred thousand Pounds; and see what will be wanting to make up the One Million Three hundred thousand Pounds to his Majesty: And that it be referred to Mr. Garraway, Mr. Scowen, Colonel Birch, Mr. Jones, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Jolly, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Buscowen, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thom. Clerges, Sir Thomas Bloudworth, Sir Geo. Downing, or any Five of them, to report the Matter to the House: And to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had filled up most of the Blanks; and made some further Progress in the Bill of Assessment.
The Question being put, That the House do sit To-morrow;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out.
Mr. Speaker gave his Voice with the Yeas.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.