Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 9 die Martii, 1677.
MR. Crouch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Sir Wm. Thorold Knight, deceased, 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, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed.
A further Amendment being offered to be made at the Table;
And a Motion being made, That the Bill may be recommitted;
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee; to consider of the Amendments; and to report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House: And they are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Low and Sir John Francklyn;
St. Asaph's Cathedral.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act for the Appropriating the Rectories of Llanrhayader in Mochnant, in the Counties of Denbigh and Mountgomery; and of Skeiviog, in the County of Flint; for Repairs of the Cathedral Church of St. Asaph; and for the better Maintenance of the Choir there; and also for the uniting several Rectories sine Cura, and the Vicarages of the same Parishes within the Diocess of St. Asaph aforesaid: The other intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors, Farms, and Lands, in the County of Hertford, now in the Possession of Francis Shalcross Esquire; and for making Provision for younger Children, and Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
St. Martin's in the Fields Church.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erecting a new Church in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields; and making it parochial, distinct from the said Parish; and for endowing the same.
Burying in Woolen.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Burying in Woolen was committed, 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 once read.
And the First Amendment being read a Second time;
And the same being to repeal the former Act; and the Committee having no Leave or Order from the House so to do;
A Motion being made, That the Bill may be re-committed, and that the Committee may have Power to consider of repealing the former Law;
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee: And the Committee are to consider of the former Act; and whether it be fit to repeal the same; and to bring in a Clause for that Purpose, as they shall see Cause: And they are to meet this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed: And Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Ernle, and Sir Court. Poole, are added to the said Committee.
Managers of Conference.
Ordered, That these Members following be appointed to attend and manage the Conference to be this Day had with the Lords; viz. Sir John Trevor, Mr. Powle, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Sir Tho. Meeres, Colonel Birch, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Fr. Russell, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Swinfen.
Hawkers, Pedlars, &c.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars was committed, 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 with some Amendments made at the Table, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Conference on Bill for Preservation of Fishing.
The Members appointed by the House, did attend, and manage the Conference with the Lords.
And being returned;
Mr. Powle reports from the Conference had with the Lords, That the Lord Privy Seal did manage the Conference: And that he said, That the Lords desired this Conference upon a Bill, intituled, An Act for Preservation of the Fishing in several Rivers in this Kingdom.
That the Amendments and Alterations which the Commons had made in the Bill were so great, that it had, in Effect, made it a new Bill: For, whereas the Bill, as it was sent down, did extend to all the Rivers in several Counties of this Kingdom; they are now all struck out of the Bill, except only the River of Seaverne.
That no Reasons having been delivered at a Conference for so great Alterations, the Lords did see no Reason to agree to them; and so have sent down the Bill.
My Lord Privy Seal, being asked, If the Lords did disagree to the Amendments sent up by the Commons, did Answer, "I do not say, The Lords disagree; but, That they cannot agree to those Amendments."
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of the Proceedings at the Conference be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.
Tax on new Buildings.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for charging of new Buildings, pursuant to the Votes of the House: And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor General, and Sir Thomas Meeres, to prepare and bring in the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Charge upon new Buildings: And the Committee are to take into their Consideration the Prohibiting and Restraining of any more new Buildings; and to consider of a Clause for that Purpose, as they shall see Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Lyndsey Level, which is appointed for Monday Morning next, be heard at the Bar on Wednesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Consideration of encouraging the Woolen Manufactures is committed, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon in the Place formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.