Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 1 die Julii, 1678.
ANN Rousseau did this Day take the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to her Naturalization.
Preventing Champerty, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Champerty and Maintenance, is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Mr. Harbord, Colonel Titus, Sir Gervas Elwes, Sir Allen Broderick, Mr. Henley, Sir Phil. Monckton, Mr. Foote, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Pit, Mr. Herbert, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Arthur Harris, Mr. Browne, be added to the said Committee.
A Petition of several Merchants trading and dealing in Stuffs and Serges, was read.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Petition of the Creditors of the Merchants Adventurers of England, commonly called the Hamburgh Company, was committed, do make no further Progress before a Recess.
Ordered, That all Committees which are discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.
Scoppens', &c. Nat.
An ingrossed Bill for Naturalizing of John Scoppens and others, was read the Third time.
And the Name of Ann Rousseau, who was this Day sworn, being inserted at the Table;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Naturalizing John Scoppens, and others: And that Sir Tho. Stringer do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An ingrossed Bill concerning Pawnbrokers, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for regulating the Pawnbrokers: And that Sir Thomas Stringer do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Low and Sir John Francklyn;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Lands, late of Robert Childe, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and Provision for his Wife and Children.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference: And that Sir Thomas Stringer do go up to the Lords to desire the same.
Executors and Administrators.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Creditors to recover their Debts of the Executors and Administrators of Executors, in their own Wrong, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Mallet, Mr. Butler, Sir John Mallet, Mr. May, Mr. Goreing, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Neale, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir Lan. Lake, Mr. Weld, Mr. Geo. Downing, Sir Lewis Palmer, Sir Rob. Holmes, Mr. Spry, Sir John Coryton, Sir Tho. Clerges, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Ch. Wheeler, Mr. Papillon, Mr. Wright, Serjeant Gregory, Mr. Linfeild, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Tho. Meers, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Mr. Devereux, Sir Ric. Wiseman, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Browne, Sir Rog. Bradshaw, Mr. Dalmahoy, Mr. Williams, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Court. Poole, Sir John Trevor, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Knight, Serjeant Stringer, Serjeant Seis, Alderman Love, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Thyn, Sir Chr. Musgrave: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Supply Bill; Disbanding the Forces.
The House then took into Consideration the First and Second Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting a Supply to his Majesty, for enabling him to pay and disband the Forces which have been raised since the Twenty-ninth of September last.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the Words of the said Bill mentioned in the First and Second Amendments made by the Lords to the said Bill.
Lords agree to Conference.
Sir Tho. Stringer acquaints the House, That the Lords had agreed to a free Conference, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference, To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.