House of Commons Journal Volume 8
3 May 1662

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 3 May 1662', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 418-420. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26511 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Sabbati, 3 Maii, 14° Car.

Prayers.

St. Mawes Election.

ORDERED, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections do proceed upon the Petition of Sir Richard Vivian, to hear, and report, the Matter touching the Election for the Borough of St. Mawes in Cornwall, the first Tuesday of the Meeting of the House, after the Recess.

Conference desired with Lords.

Ordered, That Sir Phillip Warwick do go up to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Amendments to the Bill for regulating his Majesty's Customs.

Ly. Wandesford's Estate.

The House then resumed the Matter upon the Alterations and Additions, reported from the Committee to which the Bill for confirming Letters Patents, granted by his late Majesty, for draining certain ouzy Lands, unto the Lady Wandesford.

And some of the Paragraphs of the said Additions, being read the Second time; and some Alterations being, upon the Question, agreed to be made; and being accordingly made at the Table; and the several Paragraphs, unto that which concerns * * * *, being agreed to;

Ordered, That the Matter upon the rest of the said Paragraphs and Additions be adjourned; and taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning.

Conference.

Sir Phillip Warwick reports from the Lords, That they had agreed to a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That Sir Phillip Warwick, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Birch, Mr. Clifford, Sir Richard Ford, and Sir Thomas Meres, do manage the Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning his Majesty's Customs.

Mr. Birch reports from the Committee which were appointed to manage the Conference with the Lords, That the Conference was ended.

Regulating the Press.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, to prevent the frequent Abuses in printed seditious, treasonable, and unlicensed Books and Pamphlets, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Yorke, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Tho. Allen, Mr. Fane, Sir Phil. Warwick, Sir Fra. Goodrick, Mr. Bunckley, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Wm. Coventry, Mr. Newport, Dr. Birkenhead, Serjeant Charleton, Lord Gorges, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Winston Churchill, Mr. Hen. Coventry, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Strode, Mr. Smith, Mr. Milward, Colonel Kirkby, Colonel Windham, Serjeant Keeling, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir John Brampston, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Rich. Browne, Colonel Bishop, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Tho. Wendy, Mr. Mallett, Sir Adam Browne, Lord Vaughan, Dr. Quatremain, Mr. Buller, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Swinfein, Mr. Knight, Mr. Chowne, Mr. Jones, Mr. Oakeley, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Reames, Sir James Smith, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Rigby, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Hen. Worsley, Mr. Morice, Mr. Barnaby, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Two Universities of Oxford and Cambridge: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

* * * *

Militia.

The House then proceeded to the Reading of the Amendments sent from the Lords to the Bill for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom.

The Amendment to the Second Line of the First Skin was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Tenth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Eleventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Twelfth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Seventeenth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

That Part of the Amendment to the Eighteenth Line, being to insert the Words "shall think fit to be," instead of the Word "as," was, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Question being put, To agree to the other Part of that Amendment, for inserting the Words "Lord Lieutenant," instead of the Word "Lieutenants;"

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment to the Twentieth Line was twice read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment to the Twenty-seventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Twenty-ninth Line was twice read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendments to the Thirtieth and Thirty-second Lines being twice read;

Upon Debate thereof;

Resolved, upon the Question, That all Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and Captains, shall be approved by the King, before they receive Commissions: And that the Deputations to the Deputy Lieutenants, and the Commissions to all the Officers, do continue during the King's Pleasure.

Ordered, That Serjeant Charlton, Sir Thomas Meres, and Mr. Churchill, do attend Mr. Speaker; and do prepare, and bring in, Alterations to the said Amendments, pursuant to these Votes, and the present Debate.

And then the House adjourned for an Hour.

Post Merid.

Committees.

ORDERED, That all Committees, which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned; and do meet on Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, at the Places appointed.

Militia.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee appointed to prepare, and bring in, Alterations to the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Thirtieth and Thirty-second Lines of the First Skin of the Bill for the Militia, these Alterations following; viz.

30 Line, agree to the Amendment, leaving out after the Words "to be," in the Second Line of the Amendment, these Words, "Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, Captains, and other Commission Officers;" and, instead thereof, insert "Lieutenants of Companies and Troops, and all other inferior Officers."

32 Line, agree to the Amendment, inserting before the Word "upon," in the Second Line of this Amendment, these Words, "to be Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and Captains, of the said Persons so to be armed, arrayed, and weaponed as aforesaid, and;" and adding, between the Word "Deputations" and "accordingly," in the Third Line, these Words, "and Commissions;" and, after "accordingly," adding "to continue during his Majesty's Pleasure," and, after the Word "said," leaving out the Word "Lord."

The Amendment to the Forty-sixth Line of the First Skin was twice read.

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

It passed in the Negative.

The Amendment to the Forty-seventh Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill as to That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Three-and-fiftieth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Fifty-sixth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Fifty-seventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Fifty-eighth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Fifty-ninth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Sixtieth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Clause as it is in the Bill;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Sixty-third Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Third Line of the Second Skin was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Fifth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill as to This Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Sixth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To agree to That Part of the Amendment, for inserting the Word "Three," instead of the Word "Two;"

It passed in the Negative.

And the other Part of the Amendment for inserting the Word "Horseman," was, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Ninth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Eleventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Twelfth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Fourteenth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Fifteenth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Sixteenth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Militia.

The Amendment to the Eighteenth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Three-and-twentieth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the One-and-thirtieth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Thirty-third Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Thirty-fourth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Thirty-seventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lords."

The Amendment to the Forty-fifth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Forty-seventh Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Fifty-fifth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Sixty-first Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Sixty-third Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the First and Second Line of the Third Skin was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Fourth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Thirteenth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lords."

The Amendment to the Twentieth and Twenty-first Lines was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lords."

The Amendment to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Lines was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Thirty-sixth Line was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill in That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Forty-first Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lords."

The Amendment to the Forty-second and Fortythird Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Forty-fourth Line was twice read: And that Part of the Amendment for inserting the Words "and paying," instead of the Words "as pay," was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Forty-seventh and Fortyeighth Lines was twice read.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill as to That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Forty-eighth Line was twice read.

Militia.

And the Question being put, To adhere to the Bill as to That Particular;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Fifty-second Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; inserting, after the Word "Directions," in the Fourth Line, these Words, "concerning their Meetings;" and leaving out the Word "Lord" in the Fifth Line.

The Question being put, To adjourn;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Sir Robert Holt, Tellers for the Yeas: 48.
Sir Edm. Mosley, With the Yeas,
Sir John Talbot, Tellers for the Noes: 67.
Sir Hen. Capell, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Amendment to the Fifty-seventh Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lord."

The Amendment to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the First Line of the Fourth Skin was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lord."

The Amendment to the Fourth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; leaving out the Word "Lord."

The Amendment to the Fifth Line was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to; with these Alterations following; viz. after the Word "Cities," in the Third Line, insert these Words, "and their Suburbs;" and, after the Words "Town Corporate," insert these Words, "Market Towns, and Houses within the Bills of Mortality, where it shall and may be lawful to search in the Night-time by Warrant as aforesaid, if the Warrant shall so direct; and, in case of Resistance, to enter by Force."

Some Debate arising, Whether in case of Resistance in the Day-time, there were sufficient Power given by the Act to enter into any House to make Search for Arms;

Ordered, That Serjeant Charleton, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Coventry, and Sir Thomas Lyttleton, do consider of, and prepare and bring in a Clause for the Purpose aforesaid, if they find it necessary.

Regulating the Press.

Ordered, That Sir John Vaughan be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for regulating the Press is committed.