Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 7 die Aprilis, 1671.
Houses burnt in London.
THE Amendments, reported, to the Bill for Determination of Differences touching Houses burnt down, were twice read: And all the several Amendments, except the Second, for leaving out the Places within the Weekly Bill of Mortality, were, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the several Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, or any Three of them, to bring in a Clause for Relief of such Persons, whose Houses have been blown up, by Command.
Duke of Yorke's Revenue.
The ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Profits of the Post Office, and Power of granting Wine Licences, on his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, and the Heirs Males of his Body, was read the Second time.
And no Exception being taken thereto;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Third time Tomorrow Morning.
Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for laying Impositions on Courts of Law, and other Courts.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Robert Atkins took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had gone through the Bill; and were ready to make their Report, as soon as they should be commanded.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to receive the Report from the Committee of the whole House, of the Bill for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts.
Exporting of Wool.
Ordered, That the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool, be read To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock Afternoon.
ORDERED, That Leave be given, instead of the Amendments, to report the Agreements upon the Bill concerning the Maintenance of Ministers.
A Bill to enable Charles Howard, and Mary his Wife, to levy and suffer a Fine and Recovery, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Lord Richardson, Sir William Coventry, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Morris, Mr. Mervill, Mr. Hobby, Colonel Titus, Colonel Kirby, Mr. Henley, Sir Edmund Bowyer, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Cheney, Sir Solom. Swale, Lord Aungier, Sir Robert Steward, Sir John Talbot, Sir Edw. Bish, Mr. Steward, Sir Edw. Massey, Sir John Knight, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Coventry, Sir John Norton, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Surry and Berks: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Report for settling the Assizes for the County of Cornwall, be heard To-morrow Morning.
Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.
Sir Robert Atkins reports from the Committee of the whole House, the several Amendments, Clauses, and Provisoes, agreed by the Committee to be made, and added, to the Bill for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which were twice read; and, with some Amendments agreed and made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses agreed to, be ingrossed.
Resolved, &c. That when this Bill, for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts, is presented to His Majesty, Mr. Speaker do intimate to His Majesty, that the Time for Continuance of the said Bill, and Duties hereby given, was enlarged, in Contemplation of the Debt due to the Prince of Orange; which his Majesty has owned, and engaged to pay.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do, at the Presenting of the said Bill, in the Name of the House, humbly desire His Majesty to take Order, that the Value of the Aids given by this, and the other Acts, be applied towards Satisfaction of His Majesty's Debts.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.