House of Commons Journal Volume 8
22 February 1662

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 22 February 1662', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 370-371. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26463 Date accessed: 23 September 2014.


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Sabbati, 22 Februarii, 14 Car.

Prayers.

Skinuers.

A BILL for the Regulation and Encouragement of such as lawfully use the Trade of Handicraft Skinners, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday next.

Assurance.

Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the additional Bill concerning Matters of Assurance used amongst Merchants, being this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;

Resolved, That the Bill be accordingly amended, and returned back to the Lords.

Lord Scudamore's Endowment.

Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for the Endowment of several Churches, by the Lord Viscount Scudamore, being this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;

Resolved, That the Bill be accordingly amended; and returned back to the Lords.

Importing Madder.

Sir William Doyley reports from the Committee to which the Bill for importing of Madder, pure and unmixed, was committed, an Amendment to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's . . . . And the same being twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;

Resolved, That the Bill, with the said Amendment so agreed to, be ingrossed.

Earl of Derby's Estate.

Upon Information, That, in the Case upon the Bill, sent from the Lords, for restoring of Charles Earl of Derby to the Manors of Hope and Hopesdale, Mould and Mouldsdale, in the County of Flint; which, by Order of this House, made Yesterday, was appointed to be heard at the Bar of this House; both Parties were ready, and would attend the Hearing on Tuesday next;

Resolved, That the Parties concerned therein shall be heard at the Bar of this House, on Tuesday next.

Stower, &c. Navigation.

Mr. Street reports from the Committee to which the Bill for making navigable the Rivers of Stower and Salwerpe, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and Three several Provisoes to be added to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

And the said Amendments, being severally twice read, were, upon the Question, agreed to.

The First Proviso being twice read;

Resolved, That this Proviso be agreed to.

The Second Proviso being twice read;

Resolved, That after the Word "Amblecot," in the Seventh Line of the Second Proviso, these Words be added; "the Rates whereof the said Commissioners shall from time to time, have Power hereby to settle and appoint."

Which being done, and the Proviso so amended at the Table;

Resolved, That the said Proviso, so amended, be agreed to.

The Third Proviso was twice read.

And the Question being put, To agree to the said Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso, tendered on the Behalf of the County of Warwick, being twice read;

Resolved, That, after the Word "Stafford," in the Seventh Line of the said Proviso, these Words be added; "the Rates whereof the said Commissioners shall, from time to time, have Power hereby to settle and appoint."

Which being done, and the Proviso so amended, at the Table;

Resolved, That the Proviso, so amended, be agreed to.

Resolved, That the said Amendments and Proviso, so amended and agreed to, be read the Third time, on Tuesday Morning next.

Receivers of Prizes.

A Bill for calling Persons to Account for Monies in their Hands received upon Prizes, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Second time, on Monday Morning next, the first Bill.

Chamber's &c. Estate.

An ingrossed Bill for Chambers, and others, to levy and receive Two thousand Nine hundred and Sixty Pounds, out of the Lands of Mr. John Hutchinson, was this Day read the Third time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill do pass;

It passed in the Negative.

Militia.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Debate of the Bill for the Militia.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Milward took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And

Mr. Milward made Report, That the Committee had made some Progress in the said Debate; and desired Leave to take into Consideration the Proviso following:

"Provided nevertheless, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That, in case of apparent Danger to the present Government, it shall and may be lawful for his Majesty, at any time or times that the same shall so happen, during the Space of Three Years, from the Twenty-fifth Day of June, in the Year 1662, to raise such Sum or Sums of Money as shall be necessary for the defraying of the Charges of the Whole, or such Part of the Militia as his Majesty shall find himself obliged to employ, in order to the Quiet and Security of this Nation: the same Sum not exceeding in one whole Year; and the same to be raised by his Majesty's Lieutenants, or their Deputies, in their respective Counties, according to the Rules and Directions in an Act of this present Parliament for the Raising of Eighteen Months Assessment, after the Rate of Seventy thousand Pounds per mensem; as also to continue the Space of Three Years from the aforesaid Twenty-fifth Day of June, and no longer; any thing in this Act, or in any other, to the contrary notwithstanding."

Resolved, That, after the Word "Militia," the Word "aforesaid," be inserted in the said Proviso.

Resolved, That the Blank in the Proviso be filled up with "Seventy thousand Pounds."

Which were done accordingly.

Resolved, That the said Proviso, so amended, be committed to the Committee of the whole House: Who are to examine the Coherence with the Body of the Bill.

Ordered, That Leave be given to offer a Proviso to the Committee of the whole House, for reimbursing of Constables, and other Officers, what they have laid out for Arms, or Charges of Soldiers.

Resolved, That this House do forthwith resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to resume the Debate of the Bill for the Militia.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Milward took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair: And

Mr. Milward made Report, That the Committee had made some further Progress in the said Bill; and desired, that the House would again resolve itself into a Committee, on Wednesday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

Resolved, That the House will again resolve itself into a Committee, on Wednesday next, to resume the further Debate of the said Bill.

And then the House adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.