House of Commons Journal Volume 8
27 July 1661

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 27 July 1661', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 313-315. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26398&strquery=navy Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sabbati, 27 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.

Prayers.

Lord Scudamore's Endowments.

MR. Crouch reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Endowment of several Churches by the Lord Viscount Scudamore was committed, several Amendments: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same, with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table: Which said Amendments, being severally twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.

Excise Revenue.

A Bill for investing the King with the Arrears of the Excise, and New Impost, not pardoned by the Act of Oblivion, was read the First time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be now read again.

The Bill was accordingly read the Second time.

The Question being put, That the said Bill be ingrossed;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Westminster Streets.

A Bill for Repairing and amending the Highways about Westminster, was this Day read the Third time.

And some Amendments being made at the Table to the Bill; and a Proviso also tendered; and, upon the Question, agreed to;

Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Proviso and Amendments, do pass.

Regulating the Press.

An ingrossed Bill for regulating unlicensed and disorderly Printing, was this Day read the Third time.

And a Proviso, tendered to be added to the said Bill, being thrice read;

Resolved, That the said Proviso be added to the said Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Proviso, do pass.

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for regulating unlicensed and disorderly Printing.

Excise Revenue.

The said Bill for investing his Majesty with the Arrears of the Excise, or New Impost, being ingrossed, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill do pass.

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for investing his Majesty with the Arrears of the Excise, or New Impost.

And Sir Philip Warwick is to carry up the said Bill.

Bills from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Estcourt and Sir Toby Wolrich, Two of the Masters in Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, We are sent from the Lords to acquaint you, That the Lords have passed Two Bills; one with Amendments concerning the ordering his Majesty's Navy; and the other concerning the Militia.

Pains and Penalties against Regicides.

Another Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bennett and Sir Thomas Estcourt, Two of the Masters of the Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned to you the Bill declaring Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, imposed upon the Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders; with some Amendments, to which they desire your Concurrence.

Which Amendments being twice read, and compared with the Coherence in the Bill; the First and Second Amendments, were, upon the Question, agreed to.

And the Third Amendment being to leave out the Provisoes belonging to the Lord Craven and the Lord Marquis of Winchester, the same was also read: And

The House was then informed, by one of the Members, That the Lord Craven had withdrawn his Proviso: Whereupon this House agreed to the leaving out of his Proviso.

And the House then took into Debate the other Part of that Amendment, concerning the Proviso for the Marquis of Winchester.

And the Question being put, That this House doth agree to the leaving out of the Proviso for the Marquis of Winchester;

It passed in the Negative: And

Resolved, That this House doth adhere to the said Proviso, that it shall stand in the Bill.

Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, touching the said Proviso: And Mr. Clifford is to go up to the Lords to desire a Conference: And Sir George Ryve, Lord Falkland, Mr. Churchill, Mr. Fane, Mr. Clifford, Sir Thomas Strickland, Mr. Coventry, Sir John Duncombe, and Sir Tho. Meres, are to manage the Conference: Which Conference was accordingly had with the Lords in the Painted Chamber.

Doorkeeper.

Ordered, Upon the Petition of Joseph Harrison, setting forth, That, though he constantly kept the Door the last Assembly, as he hath done all this Parliament; yet, by Mistake, his Name was omitted in the Report made by the Committee, and the Order thereupon;

Ordered, That he be included in the Recommendation to the Right honourable the Lord Treasurer, for an Allowance for his Service and Attendance in the last Assembly, and during this Parliament, as the other Doorkeepers have.

High Commission Court.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bennett and Sir Thomas Estcourt, Two of the Masters of the Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down the Bill for Explanation of a Clause, &c. concerning Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions, with some Amendments: To which they desire your Concurrence.

And the said Amendment being a Proviso to be added to the said Bill;

The same was Three times read: And

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the Lords to have the Proviso added to the Bill.

And Sir Charles Harbord is to go up to the Lords, to acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House therein.

Disbanding the Army, &c.

Mr. Birch reports from the Committee for the Navy, that all paid off, save One hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, and the Accompts ready to be delivered in.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Disbanding and Paying of the Army and Navy to continue so many of the Auditors as they shall find necessary; and to pay them for such time only as they shall be employed in the Service.

Brecknock Election.

Ordered, That the Sheriff of Brecknock do attend the Second Monday in the next Meeting of the Parliament, after this Recess, to answer his Miscarriage in the Election for that County; and that the Sheriff shall be at the Charge of the Summons.

Conference with Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Estcourt and Sir Toby Wolrich, Two of the Masters in Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference in the Painted Chamber, with this House, upon the Matter of the last Conference, concerning the Proviso of the Marquis of Winchester.

And this House having agreed thereto;

The Messengers were called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had considered of their Message; and had agreed to a present free Conference.

Ordered, That Mr. Milward, Sir Edmund Peirse, and Sir Robert Howard, be added to those who were to manage the former Conference, to assist in this free Conference.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the free Conference, That the Lords did adhere to their Opinion for the same Reasons they did before; because this Proviso did intrench upon the Act of Oblivion: And that his Majesty had signified, that, upon mature Advice, he was against it; and that it would intrench upon his Prerogative, &c.: And that the Lords hoped the Commons would change their Opinion, and agree with the Lords.

Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords, in the leaving out the said Proviso concerning the Marquis of Winchester.

Resolved, That a Petition be prepared, to which the Lords Concurrence is to be desired, for recommending the Cause of the Marquis of Winchester; and the Merits and Sufferings of that Family, to the gracious Consideration of his Majesty.

Resolved, That Sir Heneage Finch be desired to draw up the Petition against Monday Morning.

Resolved, That, when the Message is sent up to signify the Concurrence of this House to the Amendments sent from the Lords to the Bill declaring Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, that this Petition shall also be carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Confirming Acts.

A Bill for confirming Three Acts, made last Parliament, was this Day read the First time.

Ordered, That it be read the Second time.

The Bill was read the Second time.

Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.

The said Bill being ingrossed, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That this Bill do pass.

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act for confirming of Three Acts therein mentioned.

And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock, on Monday Morning.