House of Commons Journal Volume 8
14 July 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 14 July 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 524. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26622 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Martis, 14 die Julii, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.

Prayers.

Pitcarne's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill to confirm a Deed made by Charles Pitcarne Esquire, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act * * * *

And Sir Thomas Allan is to carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

Lord Strangford's Estate.

Sir Francis Goodrick reports from the Committee to which the Bill for enabling the Lord Strangford to sell Lands to pay his Debts, was committed, several Amendments, agreed by the Committee 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, were, upon the Question, severally agreed.

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

Clothiers.

A Petition of many of the Clothiers of England was read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to examine the Matter concerning the Clothiers; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to report it, with their Opinions, to the House: And the Committee are, for that Purpose, revived; and to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to expedite their Report therein by Friday Morning next.

Militia.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee of the whole House, to which the Bill for ordering the Forces of the several Counties of this Kingdom was committed, That the Committee had agreed several Amendments to be made, and some Clauses to be added 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 several Amendments, till you come to the Amendment concerning the Mustermasters, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Question being put, That the Blanks in the Bill for the Pay of the Mustermaster, be filled up with the Sum of One Shilling, as to the Horseman, and Six-pence, as to the Footman;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Amendment to the Tenth Line of the fourth Folio; viz. "and every such Mustermaster shall be an Inhabitant of the respective County;" was read the Second time:

Resolved, &c. That the Amendment be agreed to.

The next Amendment to the Tenth Line of the Fourth Folio, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the last Line of the same Folio was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The next Amendment, being to add the Clause marked Number I. and the Clause read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to this Amendment;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The following Amendments to the Tenth Line of the Fifth Folio, Second and Third of the Sixth Folio, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.

The last Amendment, being to leave out the Seventh and Eighth Lines, and to insert the Clause marked N° IId, and IIId, and the First of the Clauses, were read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The next Clause was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

A Proviso was tendered for Indemnifying of such as have acted in Dismantly of the Walls and Fortifications of any Cities, Towns, or Garisons; and read, and laid aside.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare and bring in a Clause, asserting the King's Prerogative in point of erecting or demolishing the Walls of Fortifications of any City, Town, or Garison.

The Question being put, That Leave be given for the bringing in a Proviso, ingrossed, for reducing the Month's Tax, chargeable on the City of London, by the Act of the Militia, to a Week's Tax;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That Leave be given to bring in a Proviso for charging the Borough of Southwerke, the City of Westminster, and the Hamlets of the Tower.

Resolved, That Leave be given for a Proviso to be brought in, ingrossed, for explaining what Estates shall be charged with Payment towards Horse or Foot.

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

The House adjourns till To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.