Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 12 die Aprilis, 1671.
SIR John Brampston reports from the Committee, to which the Bill for settling the Navigation of the River Wey, was committed, that the Committee had many Meetings, and fully heard all Parties interested and concerned; had, by Agreement, concluded and brought in a Bill to the Satisfaction of all Parties: The Effect of which he opened, in his Place; together with some Provisoes also agreed: Which were delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Duke of Yorke's Revenue.
Conference-Foreign Commodtiie Bill.
"My Lords, The House of Commons have commanded us to acquaint your Lordships, that they desired this Conference, for the Preservation of a good Correspondence between both Houses, by representing to your Lordships the Mistake that had happened:"
"By these your Lordships may perceive, that, by the Message, Two distinct Conferences were desired: To one the Commons agreed: To the other they replied, They would send an Answer by Messengers of their own: So that there was no Conference denied."
"The Commons therefore conceive, that your Lordships were very sudden, by a Message, to term it unparliamentary, before Reasons on either Side were heard: And they conceive there is hardly a Precedent to be found, where, by a Message, (before any Conference) the Lords, or Commons have called any thing unparliamentary."
Houses destroyed to stop the Fire in London.
Preventing Profanation of Sunday.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to desire a Conference with this House, presently, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill for an additional Imposition on foreign Commodities; and concerning an Address to be presented to His Majesty:
Mr. Attorney General reports from the Conference, That the Managers had attended the Conference with the Lords; where their Lordships opened the material Amendments, that they had made to the said Bill of Impositions on foreign Commodities; and expressed their Reasons for the same: As to their Lordships Amendments to that Part of the Bill concerning Impositions on Sugars, their Lordships gave their Reasons for the same, in Writing: Which he read, in his Place.
Address for wearing English Manufactures.
"We Your Majesty's most loyal and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You would be graciouly pleased, by Your Own Example, to encourage the constant Wearing of the Manufactures of Your own Kingdoms and Dominions; and discountenance such Persons (Men or Women) in Your Court, as shall wear any Manufactures made by foreign Countries."