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, 31 Jan. 19 Car. IIdi.
Seamen and Naval Stores.
AN ingrossed Bill, to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen, and others; and to preserve the Stores of his Majesty's Navy Royal; was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen, and others; and to preserve the Stores of his Majesty's Navy Royal.
And Sir Thomas Clerges is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill concerning the Common of Outwood was committed, be revived; and do sit To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
House to sit.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit, whilst the Committee appointed is with the Lords, upon the Business of the Lord Mordant's Tryal.
Frazers', &c. Nat.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for Naturalization of Dame Mary Frazers, and others, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and the Amendments read the Third time.
Amendments sent from the Lords, to the Bill for settling an Estate in Trust, for the Benefit of Mrs. Pride, and her Children, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to; and the Amendments read the Third time.
Sir John Talbott reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable Leicester Grosvenor, and his Trustees, to sell certain Lands, for the Payment of his Debts, . . . . . . . . That the Committee had carefully perused the Bill; and examined the Matter; and found no Cause to make any Alteration or Amendment thereto.
And the Bill being read the Third time;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
An ingrossed Bill for punishing and preventing Atheism, Profaneness, and profane Cursing and Swearing, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for punishing and preventing Atheism, Profaneness, and profane Cursing and Swearing.
Amendments sent from the Lords, to the Bill for making Provision for Places and Persons which shall be infected with the Plague, were twice read: And the Two first Amendments were disagreed to: The last Amendment was, upon the Second Reading, agreed.
Fire of London Judicature.
Amendments sent from the Lords, to the Bill for erecting a Judicature for Determination of Causes touching Houses burnt down, or demolished by reason of the late Fire, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed; and read a Third time.
An additional Bill relating to the former Poll Bill, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports from the Committee of the whole House, certain Amendments agreed to be made to the additional Bill touching Monies to be raised by a Poll: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
The Question being put, That the Clause in the Bill for giving further Time for levying and collecting the Money do stand in the Bill;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Impeachment of Lord Mordant.
Sir Robert Atkins reports, That the Committee, appointed, had attended the Lords, in the Business concerning the Lord Mordant, according to the Direction of the House; and acquainted them, That, as to allowing Counsel to the Lord Mordant, this House did acquiesce in the Proposal of the Lords: But could not agree to the Lord Mordant's sitting within the Bar, with his Hat off, during the Time of his Tryal; because they could not find any Precedents to warrant that Method of Proceeding: And that the Lords did still adhere to their former Resolution in that Particular; and had delivered their Reasons, in Writing, for so doing: Which he read.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired to be had with the Lords, upon the Matter of the Lord Mordant's sitting within the Bar at the Time of his Tryal, with his Hat off.
Ordered, That the Persons formerly appointed to manage the Evidence against the Lord Mordant, do search for Precedents, and prepare Reasons, against To-morrow Morning, to be delivered at the Conference: And that Sir Thomas Lee and Mr. Waller be added to the former Managers.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for Rebuilding of the City of London.
A Proviso for excepting the Churches of Saint Paul's, Saint Faith's and Saint Gregory's, from being vested in the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the said City, was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Phill. Warwick, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir John Frederick, Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Birch, Mr. Jones, Sir John Denham, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. Steward, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in a Proviso for suspending Building for a Year within some Space of the Thames Side.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning the prohibiting the Importation of French Manufactures be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.