House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 10 April 1671

Pages 232-233

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, 10 die Aprilis, 1671.


London Paving, &c.

THE Bill for perpetuating the Powers contained in the Clause in an Act for rebuilding the City of London, touching Pavements and Sewers, in the Mayor, Commonalty, and Citizens, was read a Second time [a].

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Steward, Mr. Henly, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. Dunster, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Wood, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Thomas Allen, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Maynard, Mr. St. John, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Jones, Mr. Chalmondley, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir John Knight, Colonel Birch, Mr. Marvell, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Bence, Mr. Turgis, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Sands, Sir Henry Herbert, Mr. Wright, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Head, Sir John Fredericke, Mr. Love, Dr. Burwell, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Will. Doyley, Mr. Low, Colonel Titus, Mr. Grey, Mr. Onslow, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Morris, Colonel Reames, Sir Winston Churchill, and all the Members that serve for the City of London: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Harlakenden's Estate.

Sir William Doyley reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the enabling Mr. Harlakenden to sell Lands for the Payment of a Debt due to his Majesty, was committed, several Alterations and Amendments agreed to be made to the said Bill: Which he read, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto;

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Debtors Relief.

The ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Relief and Release of poor Prisoners in Debt, was read a Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Robert Howard, Colonel Reames, Colonel Phillipps, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Crouch, Col. Sands, Sir Thomas Allen, Lord Richardson, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Jonath. Trelawny, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Mountague, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir John Earnly, Doctor Arris, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Ford, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Newport, Mr. Love, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Sprye, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Doctor Burwell, Sir Thom. Clergis, Sir John Knight, Mr. Henley, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Edm. Windham, Sir John Fredricke, Sir John Barnaby, Colonel Titus, Mr. Morris, and all the Members that serve for the City of London, and Counties of Middlesex and Surrey: And all that come are to have Voices: And they have Power to bring in a Clause to be added to the Bill, if they think fit, of the Nature of a Clause now tendered to the House, concerning the binding-out of poor Children to Apprenticeships: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Supply Bill; Law Proceedings.

The ingrossed Bill for laying Impositions on Proceedings at Law, was read the Third time.

A Clause being offered to be added to the Bill, that for every Dispensation to hold Two Ecclesiastical Dignities, to pay Fifteen Shillings: Which, being thrice read, was inserted in the Bill, being omitted in the Report of the Impositions from the Committee of the whole House.

A Proviso being tendered, that no Latitats out of the King's Bench be valid, without a Bill of Middlesex first issued;

The Question being put, That this Proviso be read;

It passed in the Negative.

A Proviso, for preventing vexatious Suits, was read a First, Second, and Third time; and agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

A Proviso, to prevent malicious and vexatious Informations and Indictments, was read a First and Second time.

The Question being put, That the Proviso be read a Third time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.


Lord St. John, For the Yeas, 60.
Sir Robert Holt,
Sir Will. Terringham, For the Noes, 67.
Mr. Progers,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for laying Impositions on Proceedings at Law: And that Sir Robert Atkins do carry up the Bill to the Lords.


A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir William Beversham;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent stealing and transporting Children, and other Persons; with some Alterations and Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lords desire a Conference.

Also their Lordships have commanded us to acquaint the House, that they desire a Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow Morning at Eleven of the Clock, upon the Bill of Impositions on foreign Commodities:

And also a Conference touching an Address to be made to his Majesty.

The Messengers being withdrawn; and called in again;

Mr. Speaker acquaints them, that this House did agree with their Lordships to the Conference on the Bill of Impositions upon foreign Commodities; and that, for the other Part of the Message, for a Conference touching the Address to be made to his Majesty, they would send Answer by Messengers of their own.

The House taking into Consideration the Message, sent down from the Lords, for a Conference touching an Address to be made to his Majesty; which not mentioning the Subject Matter of the said Address;

Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Thomas Lee, Mr. Waller, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Robert Carr, to search the Books for Precedents concerning Messages between both Houses; and report the same To-morrow Morning.

Intestates Estates.

Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning Intestates Estates, be made To-morrow Morning, the First Business.

Wey Navigation.

Ordered, That the Report concerning the River Wey, be made the next Business.

Houses destroyed to stop the Fire in London.

Ordered, That the Bill for Relief of such, whose Houses were blown up, or otherwise demolished, to prevent the Increase of Fire, be read the First time next after.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.