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, 28 Jan. 18 Car. IIdi.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a Writ, for electing a new Member to serve for the City of Cambridge, instead of Sir Richard Fanshaw, deceased.
An ingrossed Bill for settling the Taxes to be imposed on the Adventure Lands lying in Bedford Level, after a Pound Rate, was read.
And Two Amendments, by . . serting the Words "or Debts," and omitting Part of the Clause in the Close of the Proviso concerning his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, being, upon the Question, agreed; and made thereto at the Table;
A Proviso for limiting a Time for making the Survey and Valuation of the Lands, was twice read; and laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for settling the Taxes to be imposed on the Adventure Lands lying in Bedford Level, after a Pound Rate.
Ld. Norreis Estate.
An ingrossed Bill for settling the Estate of the Lord Norreis in Trustees, for the Benefit of the Lord Norreis, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for settling the Estate of the Lord Norreis in Trustees, for the Benefit of the Lord Norreis.
And the Lord Ancram is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
An ingrossed Bill for the Relief of poor Prisoners, and Setting of them on Work, was read.
A saving . . . . ., to be added to the Bill, was thrice read; and, on the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for Relief of poor Prisoners, and Setting of them on Work.
Lords agree to Bills, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Moundeford Brampston and Sir Walter Littleton;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for granting the Sum of Twelve hundred Fifty-six thousand Three hundred Forty-seven Pounds Thirteen Shillings to the King's Majesty, towards the Maintenance of the present War; and to the Bill for Sale of a Messuage in Cheswick, for Payment of the Debts of Edward Russell Esquire.
The Lords have also agreed to the Votes concerning the French Merchants: And have appointed a Committee of Six Lords to join with a proportionable Number of this House, to wait upon the King; and have sent to know, What Time his Majesty will be pleased to be attended therein: Of which their Lordships will give them timely Notice.
Resolved, &c. That, after the Amendments to the Bill for rebuilding the City are dispatched, the Report of the Lord Rosse's Bill be next heard; and, next after That, the Report of the Bill against importing French Manufactures and Commodities.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the Amendment to the Bill for rebuilding the City of London.
The Amendment, Folio Thirty, Line Thirteen, postponed.
The rest of the Amendments, being read the Second time, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Moundeford Brampston and Sir Wm. Glasscock;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint . . ., That they are now ready to give an Answer to the Two Demands made by the Committee of the House of Commons on Saturday, in the Case of Proceeding against the Lord Viscount Mordant.
Ordered, That the Members appointed to manage the said Proceeding, do withdraw, to attend that Service.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Persons appointed to manage the Proceeding upon the Impeachment against the Lord Mordant, to consider of the Precedents cited by the Lords, and such other Precedents as they can find; and report what the Custom and Method of Proceeding hath generally been in like Cases; and to report the same To-morrow Morning.
The House then resumed the Consideration of the Bill for rebuilding the City of London.
A Proviso for Disposing of the Materials and Sites of Churches not to be rebuilt, for rebuilding the other Churches, was tendered; and twice read.
The Question being put, That this Proviso be made Part of the Bill:
The House was divided.
The Yeas go forth.
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Bill for rebuilding the City of London be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.
Ordered, That all Committees that were to sit this Afternoon be adjourned till To-morrow, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.