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, 2 die Julii, 1678.
AN ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Platir Gentleman to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts charged upon the same; and reimbursing him such Sums of Money as he hath or shall lay out, in repairing the Breaches made by the Inundation of the Sea, and keeping the Waters out, was read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Preventing Champerty, &c.
Serjeant Seis reports from the Committee to whom the Bill concerning Champerty and Maintenance, 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, agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
The Members that were appointed to manage the free Conference, did attend the same.
And being returned;
Rights of Commons in granting Money.
Ordered, That the Members who did manage the Conference, or any Three of them, do prepare and draw up a State of the Rights of the Commons in Granting of Money; with the Reasons and Proceedings that were offered and had at the Conferences: And they are to consider how the Rights of this House may be asserted; and also of the Methods and Manners of Proceedings in Conferences between the Two Houses: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Speaker's Chamber.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuel Clerk and Sir Lacon William Childe;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down several Bills; One intituled, An Act to prevent the unlawful Coursing, Hunting, Killing, Selling, or Buying of Deer; another intituled, An Act to prevent Abuses in returning of Jurors; another intituled, An Act for registering Certificates of the Deceases, Burials, Marriages, and Issue of the Nobility and Gentry of England; another intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell Mr. Thomas Thorisby's Lands, for Payment of Debts, and other Uses: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill, sent from this House, intituled, An Act for making Part of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields a new Parish, to be called by the Name of St. Ann, within the Liberty of Westminster, without any Amendment.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.