Saturday, the First of December, 1660.
Wards and Liveries.
MR. Pierrepont reports Amendments to the Bill for
taking away the Court of Wards: Which were
read the First and Second time; and, on the Question,
committed to a Grand Committee; who are to sit this
Afternoon; and so, after Monday next, de die in diem, till
this Business be dispatched.
Advances to the Public.
The humble Petition of Edward Backwell, Alderman
of London, concerning several Sums of Money by him
advanced on the Credit of several Orders of this House,
was this Day read.
Resolved, That this House doth declare the said Service
of the Petitioner to be a good Service, and very accept
able to this House; and that he shall not thereby suffer
in his Estate or Reputation.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Grand Committee,
to whom the Amendments to the Bill concerning the Court
of Wards, is referred, to consider of the said Petition;
and to send for and speak with the Petitioner, and also
with the Commissioners for Excise; and inform themselves
whether Satisfaction is likely to be made to him, for the
Sum so by him advanced, out of the Receipt of Excise,
in the Course appointed, by or before the Twenty-fifth of
December next; or what Part thereof; and, if they shall
find it uncertain whether all, or any Part thereof, may,
by that time, be satisfied at the said Receipt; then to consider how effectual Provision may be made for his certain
Reimbursement; and to report the same to the House.
Serjeant Rainsford reports from the Grand Committee
for the Bill of Sales, the Desire of the said Committee,
that they may have Leave to sit on Monday next, in the
Resolved, That the Grand Committee for the Bill of
Sales, have Leave to sit on Monday next, in the Afternoon.
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Excise do
attend the Grand Committee to whom the Amendments
to the Bill touching the Court of Wards, is referred, at
Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
Highways, is referred, do make their Report on Monday