DIE Jovis, 31 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell Trerice.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common
Pleas sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of
the Lord Keeper.
Bill for repairing Highways.
The Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for repairing of
Highways and Bridges, and have made some Alterations and Amendments; which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
The said Amendments and Alterations were read
Twice, and some Amendments made at the Table, and
vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for
the better repairing of Highways and Bridges."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with
the Amendments and Alterations now read,
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Jonathan Trelawny and others; who brought up
1. A Bill to enable the King's Majesty to make Leases,
Grants, and Copies of Offices, Tenements, Hereditaments, Parcel of His Highness' Dutchy of Cornwall, or
annexed to the same.
2. He returned the Bill for naturalizing of Captain
Christopher Gunman, with their Lordships Addition of
Names, to which they agree; and that they wave their
Additions to the said Bill.
Message to them, with a Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Mundyford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart:
To deliver to them the Bill concerning repairing of
Highways, and desire their Concurrence to the same.
Imposition on Brandy Bill.
According to Order Yesterday, the House heard the
Counsel of the Merchants, Importers of Brandy, at the
Bar, and also the Counsel of the Commissioners or
Farmers of the Excise, concerning the Bill for settling
the Imposition on Brandy.
And, after some Consideration, it is ORDERED, That,
upon Saturday Morning next, the Report of the Conference with the House of Commons concerning the Bill
against Conventicles shall be made, the First Business;
and next after that, this House will resume the Debate
of this Business heard by Counsel at the Bar; and no
other Business to intervene.
King did not withdraw, when Counsel were called in.
Memorandum, That His Majesty did not withdraw
Himself, but sat in His Chair, and heard the Counsel at
the Bar, concerning the Bill for settling an Imposition
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Mr. Leigh shall meet at the Rising of the House.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Sabbati, 2dum diem Aprilis, 1670, hora nona
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,