Monday, the 29th of September, 1656.
ORDERED, That the Post Letters, directed to the
several Members of this House, be brought to the
Door of this House: And that they be free from Postage, as formerly.
Ordered, That the Letters of the several Members of
this House, that go to the several Parts of England, Scotland, and Ireland, be also free from Postage.
Fines on Descent.
An Act for ascertaining of Fines, upon Descent and
Alienation of Copyholds of Inheritance, was this Day
read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered
to be read the Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the
Members to attend.
Resolved, That all the Persons who have been returned
to serve in this present Parliament, and have been, or
shall be, approved, and either have sat, or may sit, in the
House, and are now absent, do give their Attendance on
the Service of this House, in the House, before Monday
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Cromwell have Leave to go
into the Country, to be absent for Fourteen Days.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to consider
of the Abuses in Alehouses, Tipling Houses, Inns, and
Taverns, Tobacco Shops, and Strongwater Houses, and
of Gaming Houses, and of Justices of the Peace being
Brewers, or Maltsters, or Farmers, or Officers of the
Excise, or others, in undue granting Licences: And to
revise the Laws touching Alehouses, and made against
Drunkenness; and to reduce the same into one Bill; with
such Additions or Alterations as are necessary to supply
the Defects in them: Viz. to Sir William Strickland, Mr.
Stone, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Lord Chief Justice
Glyn, Mr. Hely, Major General Haynes, Major General
Goff, Major General Boteler, Colonel Clerk, Major
General Berry, Major General Whaley, Sir John Hobart,
Mr. Hampden, Colonel Edwards, Major Beake, Mr.
Drake, Colonel John Gorges, Colonel Purefoy, Sir Thomas Honiwood, Mr. Lister, Mr. Carter, Lord Commissioner Fienes, Mr. Moody, Colonel Blake, Colonel Foukes,
Colonel Fotheringall, Mr. Pickering, Colonel Crofts, Mr.
Bodurda, Mr. Cobb, Mr. Bond, Mr. Wood, Colonel
Hawksworth, Mr. Carey, Mr. Maidstone, Mr. Bedford,
Mr. Robinson, Mr. Drewry, Lord Broghill, Sir Charles
Wolsley, Mr. Christofer Lister, Mr. Hoskins, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Mr. Jenkinson, Major General Lilborne, Mr.
Smyth, Colonel John Jones, Major Templer, Mr. Fienes,
Mr. Fowell, Colonel Beamont, Major General Packer,
Colonel Howard, Mr. Waring, Lord Strickland, Colonel
J. Jones, Captain Blackwell, Major Audley, Captain Hatsell, all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And are to
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock,
in the Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, That the Words "Gaming Houses" be inserted into the last Vote.
Excess in Apparel.
Ordered, That the Abuse in Gold and Silver Lace,
Wearing Silks, and Fine Linen, and other Excess in Apparel, be referred to the Grand Committee for Trade.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Major Templer have Leave to go into
the Country for a Fortnight.
Ordered, That Mr. Stapeley have Leave to go into the
Country for a Fortnight.
Weights and Measures.
Ordered, That the Business of Weights and Measures
be referred to the Grand Committee for Trade.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee lastnamed, to take into Consideration the Matter now in
Debate, touching undecent Fashions; to prepare a Bill
for the Redress thereof; and report it to the House.