Mercurii, 22 die Januarii, 13 Car. Regis.
An Amendment, sent from the Lords, to an ingrossed
Bill, sent from this House, to enable Anthony
Etrick to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was twice
read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That the said Amendments be inserted and
made Part of the Bill.
A Bill for discharging the Manor of Stodgscomb, and
other Manors, in Devon, from a Trust of One hundred
and Fifty Years, unto the Earls of Exeter, Bridgewater,
and Bullingbrooke, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on
Ordered, That the Bill against stealing Children, be
read To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for the Establishment of the Level of Fen Lands, formerly drained
by Sir Anthony Thomas, was this Day read the Second
Resolved, That this Bill be committed to the same
Committee to which the Bills concerning Lindsey Level,
and other the Levels of the Fens in Lincolnshire, are committed: And they are to take into Consideration the Petitions already brought in; and such other Petitions as
shall be tendered to them by any Persons concerned in the
Fens in Question; and to summon and hear all Persons
concerned, and give them convenient Time to come in:
And all the Members of this House, that shall come (except such as are concerned in Point of Interest in this
Level) are to have Voices at the said Committee, according to the former Orders made, touching Lindsey
Level, and other the Fens in Lincolneshire: And it is referred to the said Committee, to consider of the Matter
of Breach of the Privilege of this House, objected to be
in this Bill sent from the Lords, in laying a Tax on the
People, and naming Members of this House to be Commissioners in the Bill; and to make Report to this
Ordered, That the Bill for preventing Frauds and
Abuses in the Customs, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Petition of divers Mercers and
Drapers, within the County of Warwick, and City and
County of Coventry, be referred to the same Committee
to which the Bill concerning Aulnage is committed; to
take the said Petition, and Case of the Petitioners, into
Ordered, That the Matter upon the Amendments reported to the Bill of Highways, and the other Bill for
repairing and maintaining the Highways in and near the
Cities of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent,
be resumed into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Collectors of Revenue.
A Bill for indemnifying such as have been Collectors
of publick Monies, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Second time
And then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the Debate of the Bill for the
Militia; and to take into Consideration such Proposals
as should be offered for preventing of present Dangers,
and securing the Peace of the Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
And Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.
And Mr. Solicitor General made Report, That the
Committee of the whole House had made some Progress
in the said Bill; and desired, that the House might again
resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on
Saturday next, to resume the further Debate of the said
Resolved, That this House do again resolve itself into
a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday next, at
Ten of the Clock, to resume the further Debate of the
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning at Eight of the Clock.