Die Martis, 26 Maii, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Colonel Tynt have the Leave
of this House to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Report of the Bill concerning Draining of Lindsey Level, be heard on Saturday next.
Ordered, That John Kestle Esquire, do, within Ten
Days after Notice, attend the Committee of Privileges
and Elections; to answer his Breach of Privilege, in entering upon, and detaining certain Salt, being the proper
Goods of Colonel Thomas Robinson, a Member of this
House; unless the said Mr. Kestle shall, upon Notice
of this Order, deliver the said Salt into the Possession
of the said Mr. Robinson, or to such Person as he shall
appoint to receive the same.
Bishop of Winchester's Leasing.
A Bill to enable George Lord Bishop of Winchester to
lease out the Tenements now built upon the Scite of his
Mansion House, in the Parish of St. Saviour's in Southwarke, in the County of Surrey; and the Two Parks and
other Demesnes at Bishop's Waltham, and other Lands,
in the County of Southampton; was this Day read the
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time,
on Saturday Morning next.
Mr. Yorke reports from the Committee to which the
Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day was
committed, several Amendments to the said 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;
Ordered, That these Words, "or any Citation to be
personally served," be added, after the Word, "Decree,"
in the Fourth Sheet, * Line.
Ordered, That the Word "Execution" be transposed,
and inserted after the Word "Decree," in the * Line of
the * Folio.
Resolved, That the Amendments, with the Alterations
above-mentioned, be agreed to.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed
to, be ingrossed.
Mr. Vaughan reports from the Committee to which the
Petition, exhibited in the Name of the Clothiers of England, and several other Petitions from the Clothiers of
several distinct Counties and Places, were referred, That
the Committee, after many Meetings, and hearing the
Parties concerned, and their Counsel, hath proceeded to
pass several Votes and Resolutions: Which he read,
and did open the Reasons which induced the Committee
to pass them: Which Votes and Resolutions, being in
Writing, were delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
And the same were read the First time, and debated,
and were as followeth; viz.
The Question being put, That by the Statutes of 39°
and 43° Eliz. all Cloths brought to London (except such
small Parcels as being contracted for in the Country, by
Persons that have bought the same for their own private
Use, and not to sell again), are immediately to be pitched
and lodged at Blackwall Hall, London;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That all Cloths brought to
London to be sold, are, by virtue of the Statutes of 39°
and 43° Eliz. to be brought to Blackwell Hall, London,
to be searched;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That it is a Grievance, that all Persons that
bring Cloths, or other Woolen Manufactures, to London,
be obliged immediately to bring and pitch the same at
Blackwell Hall, and Leaden Hall, London, or either of
That it is a Grievance, that all Persons that bring
Cloths, or other Woolen Manufactures, to Blackwell
Hall, and Leadenhall, London, or either of them, to be
sold, be obliged to continue them there for Twenty Days;
and be at Charge for such Continuance, before they be
That all Clothiers, and other Proprietors of Woolen
Manufactures, may sell their Cloths or Woolen Manufactures, by such Factors and Agents as they shall think
And that it is a Grievances to enjoin their Factors or
Agents to enter into Recognizances, or Bonds, by any
Act of the Common Council of the City of London:
That the Increase of the Hallage, and other Charges,
by the Act of the Common Council of the City of
London, of the Fourth of December 1661, beyond the
ancient Hallage; and other Charges for Cloths, or other
Woolen Manufactures, lodged at Blackwell Hall, or
Leadenhall, London; is a Grievance:
That it is a Grievance, that all or any Person or Persons that bring Norwich or Norfolke Stuffs, Stockings,
and other Woolen Manufactures of Norwich or Norfolke
aforesaid, to London, be obliged to bring, pitch, or sell
the same at Blackwell Hall, and Leadenhall, London, or
either of them, or at any other Place, by an Act of
Common Council, or other Order of the said City
That all Sorts of Woolen Cloths, usually brought to
Blackwell Hall, and Leadenhall, London, or either of them,
to be exposed to Sale, before the late Act of the Common Council of the City of London, of the Fourth of
December 1661, be brought to BlackwellHall, and Leadenhall aforesaid, or either of them, and there exposed to
Sale; and not to be thence removed (unless there sold)
for the Space of Seven successive Days, from the Time
they were first brought thither; and the Hallage for the
same to be no more than the ancient Rate formerly paid
for Hallage, before the said Act of the Common Council:
That the Western and Colchester Stuffs, brought to
Blackwell Hall, and Leadenhall, or either of them, may,
after the ancient Duty of Hallage paid, be taken thence
by the Owners as soon as they please, as was formerly
used, without continuing there the Space of Seven Days.
The Question being put, That Bewdley and Monmouth
Caps, and other Woolen Caps, are a Woolen Manufacture, which ought to be brought, and pitched at Blackwell Hall, and Leadenhall, London, or either of them;
It passed in the Negative.
The Committee, upon Debate of the Right of the
City of London, as to Foreign . . . . bought and sold,
finding it to be a Point of great Concern, as well to the
Clothiers of England as to the City of London, do not
think fit to proceed to any Resolution therein: But do
order, That Mr. Vaughan do report it to the House for
their Direction therein.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of the Matter
upon this Report be adjourned till Monday next.
Message from the King-Expediting Business.
Mr. Secretary Bennet did report, and deliver in, from
his Majesty, a Message, in Writing: Which was read
twice; and is as followeth; viz.
HIS Majesty, reflecting upon the Season of the
Year, and the Necessity of the Members Return to their
Countries, for the Security of them, as well as their own
private Conveniences, hath thought fit, by this Message,
to let them know His Intentions, of permitting a Recess
at or before Midsummer: And, though his Majesty well
knows, the House hath before them Matters of the greatest
Moment; yet, intending they shall meet again, He desires this short Time they have now to sit were spent in
expediting those Bills which appear to be most important:
Whereby His Majesty would not be understood to divert
the Inspection into his Revenue; being most confident
He shall receive from thence an Advantage and Improvement proportionable to His Trust in this House, and their
known Affections to Him.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of
his Majesty's Revenue, that the Knights of every Shire,
or, in their Absence, the Burgesses of the Shire Town
in every County, do take and peruse all the Returns of
the Chimney Rolls in their respective Counties; and make
their Report to the Committee on Saturday next, whether they find any of the Towns or Parishes omitted;
with their Judgment, in Writing, of the said Returns;
and what each County may probably produce upon true
Returns; that the same may be reported to the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee; and do Order, That the Knights of every
Shire; or, in their Absence, the Burgesses of the Shire
Town in every County, do take and peruse all the Returns of the Chimney Rolls in their respective Counties;
and make their Report to the Committee, on Saturday
next, whether they find any of the Towns or Parishes
omitted; with their Judgment in Writing, of the said
Returns; and what each County may probably produce
upon true Returns; that the same may be reported to
Dispatch of Business.
Ordered, That the Matter of the King's Majesty's
Revenue, the Bill for the Militia, the Bill against Conventicles, and the Bill against the Growth of Popery, shall
have Preference of Dispatch before any other Business.
Ordered, That . . additional Bill touching the loyal
indigent Officers be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Master, Wardens,
Freemen and Commonalty of the Mystery of Vintners
of the City of London, be referred to the Committee to
which the Bill for vesting the Office of Postmaster
General, and the Office of granting Wine Licences, in his
Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, is committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.