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, 21 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.
Regulating the Press.
Ly. Roose's illegitimate Children.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Herbert, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Jonathan Trelawney, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Millward, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Prynn, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Mallett, Mr. Russell, Sir Thomas Higgons, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Heath, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Morton, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir John Shaw, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Lan. Lake, Colonel Fran. Windham, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Richard Oateley, Lord Ancram, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Rigby, Mr. John How, Mr. Will. Mountague, Colonel Windham, Mr. Anchitell Grey, Sir Thomas Ingram, Mr. Coleman, Sir Wm. Gawdy, Serjeant Seis, Sir John Duncombe, Doctor Burrell, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Hobby, Lord Hawley, Mr. Hyde, Sir Gilbert Talbott, Mr. John Millward, Sir Wm. Godolphin, Mr. Waller, Mr. George Mountague, Sir George Reeves: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Clause, and for retaining Monies to pay the Seamen, to be added to the Bill of the monthly Assessment, That the Committee had drawn up a Clause, according to the Direction of the House: Which he read; and delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lowther do go up to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to appoint a Day for proceeding on the Articles of Impeachment against the Lord Viscount Mordant; and to put them in mind of the Bill for erecting a Judicature for determining Causes touching Houses burnt down or demolished by reason of the late Fire, which began in London; and desire them to take it into Consideration.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Sir Wm. Lowther reports an Answer from the Lords, to the Message by him carried up to their Lordships, That they had appointed Saturday for proceeding on the Articles against the Lord Viscount Mordant: And, as to other Matters in the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee of the whole House, the several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, agreed by the Committee to be inserted and added to the Bill of the monthly Assessment: Which he read with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
A Proviso for Rating of the Borough of Thetford in the Counties of Northfolke and Suffolke, to pay in such County as it hath usually and formerly paid to publick Payments before 1648, and since his Majesty's Restoration, was tendered.