Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Seamen and Naval Stores.
House to sit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.