House of Commons Journal Volume 8
5 April 1662

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 5 April 1662', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 397-398. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26490 Date accessed: 29 August 2014.


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Sabbati, 5 Aprilis, 14 Car.

Prayers.

Committees added.

ORDERED, That Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir John Talbot, Sir William Doyley, Sir Allen Apsley, Sir Allen Brodrick, and all the Gentlemen of this House which are of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for making navigable the River * * was committed.

Piedmont Protestants.

An Ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for confirming, explaining, and enlarging, an Act for the Levying of certain Monies, due upon the Collection for the Protestants of Piedmont, was this Day read the First time.

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

Harwich Harbour.

A Bill for repairing and maintaining the Harbour of Harwich in Essex was this Day read the First time: But, being brought in without Leave, was ordered to be withdrawn.

Pilchard Fishing.

Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill for regulating the Pilchard Fishing, in the West, was committed, several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to;

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

Bp. of London's Estate.

Mr. Mountague reports from the Committee to which the ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to enable the Bishop of London to make Leases of the House built upon the Site of his Palace in London, was committed, several Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to be added to the Bill: Which were twice read; and, upon the Second Reading of the Second Amendment;

Resolved, That the Blank, in the Second Amendment, be filled up with the Word "Twenty."

The rest of the Amendments, and the Proviso, were upon the Second Reading, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Third time on Monday Morning.

Captives in Tunis, &c.

Sir John Coryton made Report, That his Majesty being attended, upon the Address from this House, touching the Money in the Hands of Mr. Langley, to be applied for Redemption of the Captives of Tunis and Algiers, was pleased to declare, That he intended the Money for That Use; and held it no less than Sacrilege, it should be diverted to any other.

Resolved, That an Address be made, from this House, to his Majesty, by the Lord Falkland and Mr. Henry Coventry, to acquaint his Majesty, That it is the Desire of this House, that his Majesty would be pleased to direct, that the Money resting due in the Hands of Mr. Langley, when it shall be recovered, may be employed for the Benefit and Redemption of such Persons as were taken Captives by the Pirates of Tunis and Algiers, at the time when the said Money was raised, or since, according as it was originally intended.

Bedford Level.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to which the Bill concerning Bedford Level was committed, be heard on Monday Morning; after the Matter upon the Report, made by Mr. Knight, from the Committee of Trade.

Judicial Proceedings.

Ordered, That the Bill for Confirmation of an Act touching Judicial Proceedings, be read on Monday Morning.

London, &c. Streets.

Amendments sent from the Lords to the Bill for Repair of the Highways and Streets, were this Day twice read.

Resolved, That these Words, "according to the Standard," be inserted, after the Word "High," into that Clause, in the Second Amendment, concerning the Size of Horses: And that this House doth agree to the former Part of the Second Amendment, with that Addition.

The Question being put, To adhere to the Bill, as to the Number of Hackney Coachmen to be Four hundred; which, by the latter Part of the Second Amendment, and the Third Amendment, were reduced to Three hundred;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To agree to the Ninth Amendment, concerning the Standing of Carts cross the Streets, while they are lading and unlading;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, To adhere to the Bill, as to the Description of the Passage by Exeter House, mentioned in the former Part of the Fifteenth Amendment;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the latter Part of the said Amendment, so far as to insert these Words, "obstructed by a Rail, and the Unevenness of the Ground thereabouts."

The rest of the Amendments, upon the Second Reading, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

A Proviso concerning Exeter House being twice read;

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

It passed in the Negative.

Another Proviso, concerning Lay-stalls for Dung and Soil, being twice read;

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

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That a Conference be desired, to be had with the Lords, upon the Particulars of the said Amendments and Provisoes not agreed to.

Highways.

The House then resumed the Debate upon the Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes, reported to the Bill for the Highways in general: Which were twice read; and several of them, upon the Question, agreed to.

Resolved, That a Clause be prepared, to provide, that no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall travel with, or use, above Seven Horses at one time; and that those which shall employ Seven Horses, shall use Six of them in Pairs.

Resolved, That, as to such Travelling Carts, Waggons, Wains, or Carriages, that go for Hire, wherein Horses shall be employed to draw at Length, Five Horses only at a time shall be made use of, and no more.

Resolved, That such Travelling Carts, Waggons, Wains, or Carriages, that go for Hire, as shall be drawn with Horses and Oxen mixed, shall have Six Oxen and Two Horses only at a time for that Purpose, and no more.

Resolved, That such Travelling Carts, Waggons, Wains, or Carriages, that go for Hire, that shall travel and be drawn with Oxen only, shall be confined to use the Number of Eight Oxen, and no more.

Ordered, That no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall carry above Thirty hundred Weight, from the First Day of April, until the First Day of October, yearly: And that from the First of October, until the First of April, yearly, no Travelling Cart, Waggon, Wain, or Carriage, that goes for Hire, shall carry above Twenty hundred Weight.

Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee, to prepare and bring in Amendments, according to the Instructions and Votes before mentioned: and also to call before them, and consult with, some Wheelwrights, or any other Persons as they shall think fit, for ascertaining the Breadth of Wheels to be used for Waggons, Carts, and Carriages; and to make such further Alterations and Amendments as they shall see Cause: And, for that Purpose, the said Committee are revived; and to sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock: And Sir Robert Atykns, Sir John Talbot, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Henry Newton, and Mr. Bainton, are added to the said Committee.

Bullion.

Ordered, That the Committee of Trade do sit on Monday, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and do, in the First Place, take into Consideration the Matter concerning Bullion; and do speed their Report therein.