Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 16 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, being not well.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Atkins and others; who brought up Two Bills passed by the House of Commons, to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. "An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar, between the 24th Day of June, 1670, and the 24th Day of June, 1678."
2. "An Act for ascertaining the Measures of Corn and Salt."
ORDERED, That the Bill for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon Wines and Vinegar shall be read To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Bill against Conventicles.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill to prevent and suppress seditious Conventicles.
After a long Debate thereof,
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported to the House, That the Committee of the whole House have proceded further in Consideration of the Bill against Conventicles; but desires that the House would please to appoint another Day, when the House may be again adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in the further Debate thereof."
Whereupon it is ORDERED, That, after the Lord Roos's Business is dispatched To-morrow, this House shall be adjourned into a Committee, to proceed further in Consideration of the Bill against Conventicles.
Imposition on Wines Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Imposition upon all Wines and Vinegar imported, between the 24th Day of June, 1670, and the 24th Day of June 1678."
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 17um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.