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, 19 die Aprilis, 1671.
Bills sent from Lords.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir John Coell, and Sir William Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House to the Bill on the Behalf of Charles Howard Esquire, and his Wife, without any Amendment: And have returned you the Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, with some Alterations and Amendments; and the Bill for settling the Workhouses, and setting the Poor on Work; and also the Bill to prevent the Planting Tobacco in England; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to revive a former Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen; and to preserve the Stores of his Majesty's Navy Royal, several Amendments agreed to be made to the said Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were twice read; and, with some Alterations and Amendments made at the Table, severally agreed:
And a Debate arising, touching the Manner of Trial of Offenders; and for preventing false Musters; and for the due Payment of Seamen, and other Matters;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be re-committed, upon the Debates of the House: And that these Members following be added to the Committee; Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Coleman, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Waller: And all that shall come are to have Voices: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Lands at Portsmouth.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for vesting and settling the Fee Simple of certain Lands; on his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, which have been taken into and spoiled, by making new Fortifications about the Town of Portsmouth, was read the Second time: And being by Agreement of all Parties concerned, and no Exception taken thereto;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Third time, To-morrow Morning.
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for the better regulating and settling of Workhouses for setting the Poor on Work, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed, except one of the Amendments, which, with this Addition of these Words, "and no longer," was also agreed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morow Morning, Eight of the Clock.