House of Commons Journal Volume 8
20 May 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 May 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 488. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26584 Date accessed: 28 November 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 20 Maii, 15 Regis Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Lord Strangford's Estate.

A BILL to enable the Lord Strangford to sell Lands for the Payment of his Debts, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Friday next.

Wells Key.

A Bill for the Repairing and Maintaining of Wells Key in the County of Norfolke, was read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Bills not to be taken away.

Ordered, That it be declared to be the antient Order and Course of the House, That, when any Bill is committed, no private Member ought to take it away: But the Clerk of the House, or his Deputy, is to attend with the Bill and Order, at the Time and Place appointed for the First Meeting of the Committee; and deliver the same in at the Committee, after the Chairman is chosen.

Crown Revenue.

Ordered, That the Speaker's Inner Chamber be appointed for the Sitting of the Committee for the King's Majesty's Revenue: And no other Committee to meet there, at the Times of their Sitting.

Forrester's Petition.

A Petition of Mr. Abraham Forrester was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Denham, Colonel Reames, Mr. Hoby, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Ralph Bancks, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Yorke, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir John Fitz-James, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. John Vaughan, Lord St. John, Sir Sol. Swale, Sir John Strode, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Colonel Birch, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Walker, or any Five of them, to take the Petition into Consideration; and to consider some Expedient, how the Petitioner may be gratified, in some Way answerable to his Skill and Merit; and report their Opinions therein to the House.

Damage Cleere.

A Bill to take away Damage Cleere was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Ministers Maintenance.

The House did then resolve itself into a Committee of the House, to proceed upon the Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Meres took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker again took the Chair.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee, That the Committee had made a good Progress in the said Bill; and desired, that the House would again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, to resume the Debate upon the said Bill.

Resolved, That this House will again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, to resume the Debate upon the said Bill.

Mersey, &c. Navigation.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee to whom the Bill for making navigable the Rivers of Mersey and Weever is committed, be revived; and they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.

Bills sent to Lords.

Ordered, That Mr. Street do carry up the ingrossed Bills, already passed, to the Lords.

Hertford, &c. Roads.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and Sir Walter Littleton;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill, sent from this House, for repairing the Highways within the Counties of Hertford, Cambridge, and Huntington, with some Alterations and Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lessees for Lives.

Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the Counties of Cornwall and Devon be added to the Committee to which the Bill to make the Lessee prove his Lives in being, is committed.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.