House of Commons Journal Volume 8
12 May 1664

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 12 May 1664', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 562-563. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26667 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Jovis, 12 Maii, 16° Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Painter Stainers.

MR. Whorwood reports from the Committee to which the Bill for better regulating the Company of Painter Stainers was committed, That the Committee had agreed several Amendments 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 to.

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

Letter to be sent by Mr. Speaker.

A Letter, to be sent by Mr. Speaker to the Commissioners appointed by Acts of Parliament, for the Taxing, Assessing, and Levying of the Eighteen Months Assessment, granted to his Majesty; and especially to such of the said Commissioners as acted in the Taxing and Assessing of the said Assessment, and whose Clerks received the Allowance appointed by the said Acts, and to every of them; was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "Officers and Agents," be added to the Letter; and that the Letter be agreed to: And Mr. Speaker be authorized to sign, and send several Letters to such Places as he shall find convenient.

Vintners.

Ordered, That the Report concerning the Abuse in altering the Bill for Levying of Forfeitures, incurred by Vintners, and others, Retailers of Wine, Ale, and Beer, be heard To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock: And that Mr. Pryn have Notice to attend at that time.

Attendance of Members.

Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Geo. Ryve, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Seymour, Sir Charles Hussey, Mr. John Vaughan, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Garway, Sir Anth. Irby, or any Three of them, to consider of Expedients for the Members better Attendance upon the Service of the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to report the Matter to the House To-morrow Morning.

Privilege.

Ordered, That Mr. Witherley the Attorney, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, for causing Judgment to be entered, and Execution taken out, against the Tenant of Mr. Jay, against the Order, and in Breach of the Privilege of this House.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Walter Littleton and Sir Toby Woolrich:

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill against Conventicles;

The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker does acquaint them, That the House had agreed to a present Conference with the Lords.

Ordered, That Sir Job Charlton, Mr. John Vaughan, Mr. Seymour, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Phillip Warwick, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Clifford, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Waller, and Sir John Birkinhead, be appointed to manage the Conference.

Poor Relief.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee to which the additional Bill for Relief of the Poor was committed, That the Committee had agreed several Amendments to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Officers of the House.

Ordered, That all such Members of this House as have not yet paid in the Money which, by former Orders they were to have paid, to be distributed amongst the Officers attending this House, do pay the same into the Hands of Mr. Marsh, Deputy to the Clerk of this House: And that all the Members of this House do now again anew contribute, and pay, for the Use of the Officers attending this House, every Knight of the Shire, Ten Shillings, and every Burgess, Citizen, and Baron of Cinque Port, the Sum of Five Shillings apiece, into the Hands of the said Mr. Marsh; to be distributed amongst the said Officers, in such Manner and Proportion as Mr. Speaker shall direct: And that a List of the Members Names be prepared; and the Money collected in the House To-morrow Morning.

Conventicles.

Sir Job Charlton reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill against Conventicles, That the Lord Bridgwater did manage the First Part of the Conference; and the Lord Mohun the Residue: And that they they did declare, That the Alterations being of Moment, it was therefore thought proper they should be delivered at a Conference: Which Alterations were opened by the Reporter; and read, with the Coherence, in the Bill; and after, delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Conventicles.

THE Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill to prevent and suppress seditious Conventicles, were read the First time.

The First Amendment being, to add the Words "or Practice," after the Word "Liturgy," in the Twentythird Line of the First Press;

The Question being put, To agree with that Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The next Amendment, to the Twenty-seventh Line of the same Press, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Thirty-seventh Line was read the Second time:

The Question being put, To agree to This Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The next Amendment, to the Fifty-third Line, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

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

The Two next Amendments, to the Twelfth and Thirteenth Lines of the same Press, were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The next Amendment, to the Thirty-seventh Line of the Third Press, was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Twentieth Line of the Fourth Press was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendments to the Nineteenth and Twentysecond Lines of the Fifth Press were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Thirty-fourth Line of the same Press, and Proviso to be added, were read the Second time.

The Question being put, To add these Words, "whilst he is there resident" be added to the Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, To agree to the Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The last Amendment, being to add several Clauses and Provisoes, marked with the Letter C, was read: And the First Clauses and Provisoes, relating to Quakers, were read the Second time:

The Question being put, To agree to the First of the Clauses;

It passed in the Negative.

The First Paragraph of the Proviso relating to the Lords, was read the Second time:

The Question being put, to agree to this Paragraph;

It passed in the Negative.

The next Paragraph was read the Second time: And,

Upon the Question to agree;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired to be had with the Lords, upon the Amendments and Provisoes sent from the Lords, to the Bill against Conventicles: And that Mr. Seymour do desire the Conference: And the Persons who were appointed to manage the former Conference, do also manage This.