Wednesday, August 15th, 1660.
A BILL for Naturalizing of Nicholas Oudart Esquire,
Barbara his Daughter, and others, was this Day
read the Second time; and, upon the Question; committed to the Committee to whom the former Bill for
Naturalization was referred; and that Mr. Knightley, Mr.
Mountague, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir John Evelyn, Mr.
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Capell Luckin, Mr. Thomas, Sir
George Reeves, be added to that Committee: And they
are to meet on Friday next, in the Afternoon.
A Bill for making the Precinct of Covent Garden parochial, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That the Lady Gargrave's Bill be read the
Second time To-morrow Morning.
Colchester Bay Trade.
Mr. Shaw reports a Bill for settling the Governors of
the Dutch Bay Hall in Colchester, to exercise the free
Trade of making Bays, Says, and other foreign Draperies: Which was this Day read the First time.
He also reports a Bill for Increase and Encouragement
of Shipping and Navigation: Which was this Day read
the First time.
He also reports from the Committee for encouraging
and regulating the Manufacture of Wool, and Navigation, a Report: Which was read; and is as followeth;
That his Majesty be desired forthwith to issue a Proclamation against the Transporting and Conveying
any Sort of Wool, Wool-fells, and all Yarn made of
Wool, Fullers Earth, and all other scouring Earth
whatsoever, out of England, Wales, or the Town of Berwick, into Scotland, or into any foreign Parts out of
England; and to give Order to the Customers and Officers of the several Ports, and other Officers, to take
special Care therein; and also that Care be taken, that no
more of the said Commodities be sent to Garnsey and
Jarsey, than what is necessary for the Use and Manufactures of those Islands; and that the Persons shipping the
same thither, do give good Security for the Landing the
same there: And that all Governors, and other Officers,
upon the said Islands, be required to take special Care,
that what shall be so landed be not re-shipped thence
into any foreign Parts; and, for the better regulating of
what shall be permitted to be transported to those Islands,
that the same shall be shipped thither from two or three
Ports of England only: And also
That another Proclamation issue in Ireland, for the
speedy putting in Execution all the Laws and Statutes made against the Transporting of Wool out of
Ireland into the Islands of Garnesey and Jersey, or into
Scotland, or any other Parts, except into England only.
Ordered, That his Majesty be humbly desired forthwith to issue his Proclamation against the Transporting
and Conveying any Sort of Wool, Wool-fells, and all
Yarn made of Wool, Fullers Earth, and all other
scowering Earth whatsoever, out of England, Wales, or
the Town of Berwick, into Scotland, or into foreign
Parts out of England; and to give Order to the Customers and Officers of the several Ports, and other Officers, to take especial Care therein; as also that Care be
taken, that no more of the said Commodities be sent to
Guernesey or Jersey, than what is necessary for the Use
and Manufactures of those Islands; and that the Persons
shipping the same thither, do give good Security for the
Landing the same there: And that all Governors and
other Officers, upon the said Islands, be required to take
special Care, that what shall be so landed be not reshipped thence into any foreign Parts: And, for the better
regulating what shall be permitted to be transported to
those Islands, that the same shall be shipped thither
from two or three Ports of England only: And also that
his Majesty will be pleased to issue another Proclamation in Ireland, for the speedy putting in Execution all
the Laws and Statutes made against the Transporting of
Wool out of Ireland into the Islands of Guernsey and
Jersey, or into Scotland, or any other Parts, except into
That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein: And
Sir George Downing is to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee for Encouragement
and Regulating the Manufacture of Wool, and Navigation, do, with all possible Speed, bring in a Bill for
restraining the Exportation of Wool, Wool-fells, woollen Yarn, Fullers Earth, and all other scowering Earth:
And Sir Anthony Irby, Serjeant Hales, Col. Morley,
Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Pryn, are added to the said
Sir Henage Finch reports a Bill for continuing the Excise till the Five-and-twentieth of December 1660: Which
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed to the Committee that brought
in the other Bill for the Excise, where Colonel Birch hath
the Chair: Who are to report the same To-morrow
Morning: And Colonel Birch is to take care herein.
Resolved, That Captain Edward Wingate be, and is
hereby, constituted and appointed one of the Commissioners of the Excise, in the Place of Alderman Atkin:
And that Alderman Atkin be, and is hereby, discharged
from that Employment.
Resolved, That Mr. Pargiler be, and is hereby, discharged from being one of the Commissioners of Excise.
Conference with Lords-Poll Bill.
Mr. Hollis reports the Substance of the Conference
desired by the Lords Yesterday; being, in Effect, as followeth: "That it was only concerning the Poll Bill;
wherein the Lords offered some Considerations of theirs,
to which we thought we had no Power to make a Reply.
The Lord Chancellor began, and told us, the Lords desired this Conference, in order to the passing of the Poll
Bill; and that some Lords were appointed to acquaint us
with the Particulars their Lordships had under Consideration, which he left to them to communicate."
The Lord Mohun began, and said, he was to offer
something concerning the Clause about double Payments
by Popish Recusants, and such as refuse the Oaths of
Supremacy and Allegiance; which Oaths, he said, were
settled by Parliament, both as to the Persons to whom
they are to be administered, and the Persons to administer
them: And to alter the Law on a sudden, specially since
the same trenches on the Privileges of the Peers, their
Lordships could not agree to it. He added, that the
Persons who are by that Clause to take the said Oaths,
were of Two Sorts; one, those who were of the same
Religion with us, and differ only in Circumstances;
as, particularly, scrupling Oaths; and to make that
Distinction now, their Lordships thought it might occasion Trouble, and thwart the Bill of Indemnity, when it
is the Care and Endeavour of both Houses to unite all:
For the Popish Recusants, he said, they were by Law
liable to pay Two-thirds of their Estates; and now, to
charge the remaining One-third with a double Payment,
it might amount to a Sixth Part of that; which is more
than the Laws require; and so is not reasonable to be
Then my Lord Finch told us, "He was to move something concerning a Clause, in which a former Alteration
was offered by their Lordships, about the naming of Commissioners for the Cinque Ports; which, he said, were
Towns in Two Counties, Kent and Sussex; and have a
peculiar Jurisdiction among themselves, the Counties
not having to do with them, nor they with the Counties
at large; and that the Alteration desired by their Lordships was more in Circumstance than in Substance, being
only to authorize Commissioners within the said Ports,
for that they had appropriate Jurisdictions of their own;
and therefore their Lordships hoped this House would
agree to the Alterations, being now sent in Paper, as they
were before in Parchment."
After him, the Lord Roberts told us, "That, what
he was to offer, he was assured this House would agree:
For that, as to the Lords to name Commissioners in this
Bill, they had done it in the late Bill of Assessments for
Seventy thousand Pounds by the Month; and in the
former Poll; and then there was no Question made; and
therefore the Lords hope it will not be questioned now:
Which Names they have sent down in Paper as they
were formerly sent in Parchment; the same relating to
the County of Cornewall."
Then my Lord Wharton said, "The last Proviso annexed by the Lords to the Bill, was, for the Assessing of
the Peers; and, if that should be omitted, the Peers
might be assessed by the Commoners, which is against
the Liberty and Privilege of the Peers; and therefore
they had sent down the Names of some Peers, in Paper,
to be inserted in that Proviso."
And, when that was done, the Lord Finch stood up
again; and said, "He had omitted one Thing, for the
adding, to one Clause, these Words, "Except they be
Peers of the Realm; which were misplaced in the
Amendments formerly sent down, but are now put in
their proper Places."
The Amendments to the Poll Bill, sent down by the
Lords, were read. And, first, the Names of Commissioners for the Cinque Ports, sent in Paper, were twice
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords
in this Amendment.
Another Amendment, formerly sent down, concerning
the expunging of some Commissioners Names in the
Counties of Kent and Sussex, was read; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
Another Amendment, in the 25th Skin, 20th Line,
viz. for inserting, after the Word "County," and before the Word "there," these Words, viz. "Except
they be Peers of this Realm," was read; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
The Paper containing the Names of Commissioners appointed by the Lords for rating themselves, was read:
Resolved, That this House doth agree with what's reported from the Lords, as to the Commissioners by them
named, for assessing such of the Peers as shall be assessed
higher than according to his or their Ranks or Degree,
particularly expressed in this Act.
The Paper containing the Names of Commissioners
sent from the Lords for the County of Cornewall, was
The Question being put, That this House doth agree
with the Lords, as to the additional Names of Commissioners for the County of Cornewall;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee to prepare,
and report to the House, To-morrow Morning, a Salvo,
upon the present Debate touching the Privilege of this
House only, to name the Commissioners in Bills that
charge the People; to the Intent the same may be entered
in the Journal of this House, for the asserting of the
Rights of this House; viz. to Mr. Hollis, Sir Henage
Finch, Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir John
Northcot, Mr. Pryn, Serj. Hales, Mr. Secretary Morris,
Mr. Annesley, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Col. King, Sir
Solomon Swale, Mr. Chafe, or any Three of them.
The Proviso formerly sent down from the Lords, and
the Paper of Commissioners Names, and other Amendments relating thereunto, was read; and, on the Question,
with the said Amendments, agreed unto.
The Clause beginning in the 3d Skin, 54th Line, with
these Words, "And be it further enacted," and ending
in the 4th Skin, 6th Line, wth these Words, "by virtue
"of this Act," concerning the paying double Rates, by
Popish Recusants, &c. was read:
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords
in this Amendment; and that the said Clause be left out.
Pardon and Oblivion.
Sir Henage Finch reports, that he had delivered the
Bill of General Pardon, according to the Command of
this House, to the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Pryn do carry the Bill for Poll Money to the Lords, To-morrow Morning; and acquaint
them, that this House hath agreed to all the Amendments, excepting only to the Commissioners named for
the County of Cornewall.
Wool and Fullers Earth.
Sir George Downing reports, that he carried to the
Lords the Order to desire his Majesty to issue Proclamations against transporting Wool, Wool-fells, and
Fullers-earth; and that the Lords do agree, and will acquaint his Majesty therewith.
Mr. Elliston reports, that he carried to the Lords the
Bill for impowering the County, and City of Durham to
send Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Baker, a Member of this House,
have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Bagot, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That this House do resume the Debate upon
the Amendments to the Bill for Ministers, To-morrow
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. James Robins have Leave to go
into the Country.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
The humble Petition of Elianor Richardson, Matroness
of the Hospitals of the Savoy and Ely House, in the
Behalf of One hundred Forty-six languishing Soldiers,
Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to
the former Order of this House, of the 26th of May
1660, for charging Two thousand Pounds, upon the
Three Months Assessments, commencing the 24th of
June 1660, for Relief of the maimed Soldiers, Widows,
and Orphans of the Savoy, and Ely House.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerrard, a Member of this
House, be desired, and authorized, to receive the said
Two thousand Pounds, for the Use aforesaid; to be by
him issued to such Persons, and in such Proportions, as
shall be agreed, and directed, by the Committee of the
House of Commons to whom the Business of the said
Hospitals is referred: And that Sir Thomas Player
Knight, Receiver General of the said Three Months
Assessments, be, and hereby is, authorized to pay the
Ordered, That it be recommended to the said Receiver
General to advance, or procure to be advanced, the said
Two thousand Pounds, forthwith, for the present Relief
of the Persons to whom it is designed; and to repay the
same in Course, out of the said Assessments, as they shall
come in: In which Case, he is authorized to allow to himself, or such as shall advance the same, Interest at Six
Pounds per Cent. for the time it shall remain unpaid:
The Lords Concurrence is desired herein; and Mr.
Pryn is to carry them to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business
of the Hospitals of the Savoy, and Ely House, is referred,
do, in the Distribution of the Two thousand Pounds
among the Pensioners there, take the best Care they can,
that upon the Parties receiving the Proportions assigned
them, . . be sent home to the several Places where they
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to grant a free
Conference with this House, To-morrow in the Forenoon, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference;
and that Mr. Pryn do go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee who managed the last
Conference with the Lords, do also manage the Conference now to be desired of their Lordships.
Ordered, That the said Committee do, at the Conference with the Lords, represent to their Lordships, that
though, in regard of the pressing Occasions of dispatching
the Poll Bill, to supply the present Exigencies of the
Kingdom, for paying of the Army and Navy, this House
hath been content not to insist upon that Clause in the
said Bill, whereby Popish Recusants were to pay double
to the Rate charged on others of their Rank and Quality; yet this House is satisfied, that Popish Recusants
have usually paid double Rates in all such Cases; and
that only the pressing Necessities of the Army and Navy
have moved them not to insist upon it in this Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Powell, Mr.
Dowdeswell, Col. Birch, Sir Edward Mansell, Mr.
Stuart, Mr. Fowell, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir Tho. Meeres, and
all the Gentlemen of this House, of the Long Robe, be
added to the Committee to whom the Marquis of Hertford's Bill is referred.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. James Stephens, a Member of this
House, have the Leave of this House to go into the
A Person absconds from Custody.
Whereas Nicholas Cosens, High Sheriff of Cornewall,
being lately in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House, went privately out of Town, without taking out his Order of Discharge, or paying his
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, do forthwith take the said Nicholas Cosens into
his Custody again; and him safely keep, till he shall pay