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 Lunæ, 14 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
A PETITION of Henry Howard of Northfolke, Sir Wm. Terringham Knight of the Bath, Samuell Sandys the elder, and Robert Phillips, Esquires, and Sir Matthew Holworthy Knight, and Thomas Pinfold Gentleman, on the Behalf of themselves, and other Adventurers in the Great Level of the Fens, was read.
Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege complained of to be committed by one Thomas White, in causing Mr. Chowne, a Member of this House, to be arrested in an Action for a vast Sum of Money, for Words pretended to be spoken; and that such Arrest was on the Lord's Day, as he was coming from Church; be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to summon and hear both Parties; and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Coal and Fuel.
Regulating the Press.
Lords desire Conferences.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning Irish Cattle, That the Duke of Buckingham did manage the Conference: And that his Lordship acquainted them, That although there were Reasons for rejecting the Word "Nuisance;" yet the Lords, being willing to continue a good Correspondence with the House of Commons, had consented, That the Word "Nuisance" should stand in the Bill.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Conference had with the Lords upon the Poll Bill, That the Lords had agreed with this House in all Things, saving, That, instead of the former Clause for the Lords taxing themselves, they had sent down another Clause, instead of it, according to the Precedent in the former Poll Bill: And that the Lords taking Consideration, that the Bill had been long in passing, and of the Shortness of Time between this and the of February; so that if that Day, and other the Day limited in the Bill, and proposed by the additional Amendments, sent from this House, should stand, the Act could not be put in effectual Execution; and therefore the Lords had proposed new Amendments for altering the Days throughout: Which Amendments he read; as also the Clause, sent from the Lords, to be added, instead of the former.
Bills sent to Lords.
Ordered, That the Lord Saint John do carry up the Bill touching Coinage, to the Lords; and acquaint them, That the House hath agreed to the Lords Amendment to that Bill; and also to the Amendments and Proviso last sent down to the Poll Bill: And do put the Lords in mind of the Bill for taking the publick Accompts.