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, 13 die Martii, 1677.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors, Farms, and Lands, in the County of Hertford, now in the Possession of Francis Shalcross Esquire; and for making Provision for younger Children, and Payment of Debts; was read the First time.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for encouraging the Wearing of Woolen Manufactures, and regulating the Making thereof, was committed, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice . . . ; and, with some further Amendments made at the Clerk's Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Mr. Wright reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands for Payment of the Debts of Sir Thomas Smith, deceased, several Amendments agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The House then, according to Order, proceeded to the Hearing of the Cause concerning Lyndsey Level, by Counsel at the Bar of the House; and went through the Evidence, on the Behalf of the Adventurers, for draining the same.