Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 20 die Februarii, 1672.
Destroying Houses to stop Fire.
A BILL being tendered, touching Blowing up or Demolishing Houses, to prevent the Increase of Fire; but without a Brief, or Leave of the House;
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill touching Blowing up Houses, to prevent the Increase of Fire, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Repair of Churches: And that Sir Adam Browne do bring it in.
A Bill for Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An Act for encouraging of Coinage, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; Lord Morpeth, Sir John Austen, Colonel Sands, Mr. Swanton, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Denny Ashburnham.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Consideration of the Subject Matter of a Bill for Ease to his Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters, in Matters of Religion, from the Church of England.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meeres took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the said Committee, That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the Matter to them committed; and humbly moved, from the said Committee, That the House would resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the Consideration thereof.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the House be resolved into a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the Consideration thereof.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.