Die Veneris, 24 Julii, 15 Car. IIdi.
AN ingrossed Bill for the better ordering and collecting the Revenue arising by Hearth Money, was
An ingrossed Proviso, on the Behalf of the Bailiff of
Westminster, was read.
The Proviso was read the Second time:
The Proviso was read the Third time:
Resolved, That these Words, "Saving only for the
Collecting of such Arrears as then shall happen to be,"
be inserted into the Proviso.
Which was done.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, so amended, be agreed
to, and made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An additional Act for the better ordering
and collecting the Revenue arising by Hearth Money.
And Sir Robert Howard is to carry up the Bill to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Arrears of Excise.
Sir William Doyley reports from the Committee to
which the Bill touching the Arrears of Excise, and a Proviso thereto, were committed, That the Committee had
agreed several Amendments to be made and added to the
Bill and Proviso: Which he read, with the Coherence;
and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon
the Question, severally agreed to.
The Proviso was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be agreed to;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Bill, with the
Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Preventing Popery, &c
Some Debate being had, touching the Importance of
the Bills sent up, and now depending before the Lords,
to prevent the Growth of Popery, and the Meeting of
Sectaries; and for an Address to his Majesty, in case
those Bills should not pass, to acquaint him of the Danger
the Kingdom was in;
Resolved, That the Matter of the present Debate, in
relation to an Address to be made to his Majesty, be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock;
and then taken into Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and
Sir Nathamell Hobart;
Lords desire a Conference.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the
last Conference concerning the Wine Licences.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present free
Conference: And that those Members which did manage
the last Conference, with Mr. Jones (who is added to
them), are to manage the free Conference.
The Messengers being called . .; Mr. Speaker acquaints
them, That the House had agreed to a present free Conerence with the Lords, in the Painted Chamber.
Bills sent to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard do carry up the Bills
touching the Hearth Money, and the Linen Manufactures,
to the Lords; and desire a present free Conference upon
the Bill concerning the Excise.
Bills from Lords
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Tho. Bird and Sir
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Three
Bills, with some Amendments; The one, intituled, An
Act to explain and supply a former Act for Distribution
of Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal and indigent Commission Officers; and for assessing of Offices,
and distributing the Monies thereby raised for their further Supply: The other, An Act for regulating the
Herring and other Fisheries: The Third, An Act for
Encouragement of Trade: And desire the Concurrence
of this House to the Amendments: And have commanded
. . to acquaint you, That they have consented to Three
Bills concerning the Naturalizing of several Persons.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, for ordering
the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom, were
twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Agreements be inserted into
The Amendments to the Bill concerning the indigent
loyal Commission Officers, was twice read; and, upon the
Question. agreed to.
The Amendments to the Bill for regulating the Herring
and other Fisheries, being; to add, in the Title, "and
for Repeal of the Act concerning Madder," was twice
read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Seymour reports from the free Conference had with
the Lords, upon the Bill concerning the Post Office and
Wine Licences, That the Lords did adhere to their Amendment for omitting the Proviso on the Behalf of the Patentees; and gave several Reasons of their Adherence: Which
he opened at the Bar.
And the same being debated;
The Question being put, To agree with the Lords, in
leaving out the Proviso concerning the Patentees;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Lords, That they
had consented to a present free Conference upon the Bill,
and Amendments, concerning the Excise.
Ordered, That the Persons formerly named do manage
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Meres do carry the several Bills agreed to, up to the Lords.
Another Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird
and Sir Nath. Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill,
against deceitful, disorderly and excessive Gaming: To
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Bill sent from the Lords, against deceitful, disorderly, and excessive Gaming, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
The House adjourns till To-morrow Morning,
at Seven of the Clock.