House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 March 1673

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Jovis, 20 die Martii, 1672.


London Streets and Sewers.

ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a for the better Paving, Cleansing, and Maintaining the Streets and Sewers within the City of London: And that it be brought in and read To-morrow Morning.

Exeter Parishes.

A Bill for uniting several Parishes within the City of Exeter, and providing a Maintenance for Ministers within the City, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning.

Selling Cattle.

A Bill was read, to repeal a Clause in a former Act, for prohibiting the Sale of fat Cattle by Jobbers or Salesmen, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time.

Rebuilding Navy Office, &c.

The Bill for rebuilding the Navy Office was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Jones, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir John Knight, Sir John Frederick, Sir Thom. Clergis, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Sacheverill, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Milward, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Geo. Fletcher, Mr. Progers, Sir Hugh Windham, Mr. Thomas, Sir John Talbott, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Seymour, Sir Will. Doyley, Sir John Mallett, Mr. Powle, Sir Solomon Swale, Col. Birch, Sir Thom. Bludworth, Mr. Steward, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Titus, Sir John Shaw, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Nicholas Pedley, Mr. Wright, and all that serve for the City of London: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Message for expediting Business.

Mr. Secretary Coventry reports from his Majesty, That his Majesty had commanded him to acquaint the House, that he intends a Recess, on Thursday the Twentyseventh Instant: And therefore his Majesty would be glad, that such Bills of Importance as can be prepared by that Time, as well that of Supply (which is of absolute Necessity for the Safety of the Nation) as others, may be ready for his Royal Assent.


The House then proceeded upon the Report of the Clauses, brought in to be added to the Bill for the continuing the former Act of Coinage: Which being again read; and some Amendments being thereto agreed, and made at the Table;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Clauses and Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Butlerage and Prizage in London.

A Bill for exempting the Freemen of London from Butlerage and Prizage, was read.

The Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.