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The King attended.
MR. Speaker took the Chair; and adjourned the
House till Ten of the Clock.
And then Mr. Speaker, with the House, went to
attend his Majesty at Whitehall.
The King's Speech.
Mr. Speaker returned with the Members of the House,
about Ten of the Clock: And, having taking the Chair,
reports from his Majesty, * * * *.
Thanks for Speech.
Resolved, That the humble and hearty Thanks of this
House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Speech
this Day, and his great Expressions of Kindness therein
to this House: And Mr. Treasurer, Lord Bruce, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Cofferer, Mr. Secretary
Morrice, Mr. Oneale, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, and Colonel
Legg, are desired to attend his Majesty, and return unto
him the Thanks of this House.
Resolved, That the Matters of the King's Majesty's
Revenue, the Militia and Highways, be first taken into
Consideration, and in order proceeded in: And that no
other Business shall intervene, till these be finished.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, for laying an Imposition upon Chimney Hearths, towards the Supply of
his Majesty's Revenue.
A Bill for laying an Imposition upon Chimney Hearths,
towards the Supply of his Majesty's Revenue, was this
Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
The Question being put, To proceed in the Bill for
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the House then resolved itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed in the further Debate of
the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
And Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.
Lords desire a Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Child and
Sir Toby Woolrich;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a present free
Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber,
concerning the former Conference upon the Bill of
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said
And the Messengers being again called in;
Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That this House had
considered of their Message; and had agreed to the said
And the House then going up to attend the said free
Mr. Solicitor reported from the said free Conference,
That the Lord Chancellor managed the said free Conference; and had acquainted them, that the Lords had
agreed with this House in all Particulars, saving in this
Amendment; viz. that, in the First Skin, Twentieth
Line, after the Word "present," they desire these
Words might be put in, "who maintain, that the Taking
of an Oath, in any Case whatsoever, although before a
lawful Magistrate, is altogether unlawful, and contrary to
the Word of God."
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said new
And That new Amendment, and all the former Amendments agreed unto, being read the Third time;
Resolved, That the said Bill be amended accordingly.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Trelawney have the Leave of this
House to go into the Country.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Milward deliver his Papers, which
concerned his Reports from the Committee of Privileges
and Elections, to Sir Thomas Gowre, that he may report
the same to this House.
Order of Proceedings of the House.
Ordered, That this House do daily, at Nine of the
Clock, positively, forbear to proceed in any Business
whatsoever, wherein the House shall be then engaged;
and do then resume the Matter of the Revenue, Militia,
and Highways, in their Order.
Ordered, That the Bill for Maintenance of Ministers,
be read on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That all publick Committees, which were
discontinued, by the House's not sitting on Monday last,
be revived; and sit this Afternoon.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and
Elections do forbear to sit for Three Weeks to come.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Trade do sit
on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and the Grand
Committee of Grievances on Thursdays; for Three
Weeks to come.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of Trade do bring
in a Bill against Exportation of Wool, &c. on Tuesday.
Leave to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Churchill have the Leave of this
House to give Testimony at the Lords Bar.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning at Eight of the Clock.