Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturni, 13 die Julii, Anno 1678.
SIR John Pettus reports from the Committee to whom the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Settling of certain Lands and Tenements to charitable and publick Uses, for the Benefit of the Parish of Kelshall in the County of Suffolke, was committed, That the Committee had perused the Bill, and saw no Cause to make any Alteration therein; but had returned the same, without Amendment.
The House being informed, That the Committee had not sent out Summons to the Country, to appear before them;
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon, in the Place formerly appointed: And they are to send out Summons; and hear the Persons concerned therein.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Electing of a Knight of the Shire to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Berks, in the room of Sir Rich. Powle, deceased.
Keels, &c. carrying Coals.
The Members appointed did then attend the Conference with the Lords, upon the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill for admeasuring Keels and Boats carrying Coals.
And being returned;
Sir Geo. Downing acquaints the House, That the Members had attended the Conference; and delivered the Reasons; and left the Bill and Amendments with the Lords.
Lords agree to Amendments to Bills.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Low and Sir John Hoskins;
Conference on Method of passing Bills.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill for burying in Woollen: And have likewise agreed to the Amendments made to the Bill for continuing the Act concerning preventing unnecessary Suits and Delays; and the Act concerning Intestates Estates: And to desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, about the Method of passing Bills between the Two Houses.
And the Messengers being withdrawn;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to meet the Lords at a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as desired.
And the Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That this House had agreed to meet the Lords at a Conference.
Ordered, That the Members, that did attend, and manage the last Conference, do attend, and manage this Conference.
And the Members being returned;
Ordered, That the Members that did manage the Conference, do prepare and draw up Reasons, to be offered at a Conference to be had with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.
Keels, &c. carrying Coals.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Law and Sir John Hoskins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill for admeasuring Keels and Boats carrying Coals, without any Amendment.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.