Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 3 die Aprilis, 1677.
Augmenting Vicarages, &c.
MR. Crowch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentions made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies, was referred, some Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which Amendments were twice read; and upon the Question, agreed to.
And the said Proviso was twice read: But the same being mistaken, was, upon the Question, withdrawn; and another Proviso tendered, and twice read; and with an Amendment, made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed to.
And the Bill, with the Amendements, and Proviso, was read a Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso, do pass; and be returned to the Lords.
And Mr. Crowch is to carry it up.
Mr. Mallett reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Sale of certain Lands in Winterborne Whitchurch in the County of Dorsett, lately belonging to Laurence Squibb Esquire, was referred, That the Committee had carefully perused the Order and Directions of the House; and, upon hearing all Parties concerned, and Examination of the whole Matter, had returned the Bill without any Amendment.
Bills, &c. not to be taken off the Table.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do, hereafter, take off from the Clerk's Table any Bill; or Brief of a Bill; or the Journal Book; or be permitted to take Notes or Copies thereout, during the Sitting of the House, or Committee of the whole House.
Ordered, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the more effectual Conviction and Persecution of Popish Recusants, be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
An ingrossed Bill, touching Simoniacal Contracts, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act, That the Successor may not be punished for the Simony of the Predecessor.
And Mr. Crowch is to carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An ingrossed Bill for enabling Commissioners to take Affidavits in the Country, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for taking of Affidavits in the Country, to be made use of in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer: And that Mr. Crowch do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Supply Bill; building Ships.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply for building Ships.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and humbly moved from the said Committee, That the House would resolve again into a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, to proceed further upon the said Bill.
To which the House agreed.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's Supply for building Ships.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived which are discontinued; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.