House of Commons Journal Volume 8
14 May 1664

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 14 May 1664', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 564-565. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26669 Date accessed: 01 August 2014.


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Sabbati, 14 die Maii, 16° Car. IIdi.

Prayers.

Conventicles.

THE House did then resume the Debate upon the Report from the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Amendments and Provisoes to the Bill against Conventicles.

And the Amendments to which the Lords adhere; and Proviso offered for an Expedient, in the stead of the former Proviso touching the Privilege of Peers, was read.

The First Amendment, for adding the Words "or Practice" after "Liturgy," to which the Lords adhere, was read the Second time; and debated:

The Question being put, To agree with the Lords in This Amendment;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Amendment, to which the Lords adhere, being to leave out all from the Beginning of Thirtyseventh Line to the Word "which," in the Forty-first Line; and, instead of "Oaths," to read "Oath;" was read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The next Amendment, to which the Lords adhere, for adding the Proviso marked Letter B, was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To add the Words "or Two Justices of the Peace, whereof one to be of the Quorum," to the Proviso, after "* *";

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, To add these Words, "whilst he, or his Wife, shall be there resident," to the Proviso, after the Word "*;"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That these Words, "nor shall any other Dwelling-house of any Peer, or other Person whatsoever, be entered into with Force, by virtue of this Act but in the Presence of one Justice of the Peace, or Chief Magistrate, respectively," be added to the Proviso;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That this Clause following; viz. "Except within the City of London, where it shall be lawful for any Dwelling-house to be entered into as aforesaid, in the Presence of any one Justice of the Peace, Alderman, or Deputy Alderman, or any one Commissioner of the Lieutenancy for the City of London;" be agreed, and added to the Proviso;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Clause, relating to the Quakers, which the Lords adhere to be added by way of Amendment, was read the Second time; and debated:

The Question being put, That these Words, "being twice convicted of any of the Offences within this Act aforesaid," be added, after the Word "Persons;"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That these Words, "except a. Court Leet," be added, after the Word "Record," in the Third Line of the Proviso;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That these Words "or any Court Ecclesiastical," shall stand in the Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Court of Equity shall stand in the Bill;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went out.

Lord Cornebury, Tellers for the Yeas: 64.
Colonel Robinson, With the Yeas,
Sir John Talbott, Tellers for the Noes: 118.
Sir Hen. Yelverton, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, To insert the Word "and" for the Word "or;"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "who is hereby authorized and required to administer the same," be added, after "Justice of the Peace."

The Question being put, To agree to the Clause, with the Amendments;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The last Proviso, to be inserted as an Expedient, instead of the former Proviso, sent from the Lords, touching the Privilege of Peers, was twice read:

The Question being put, To agree to this Proviso;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went out.

Sir Rich. Temple, Tellers for the Noes: 95.
Mr. Tanner, With the Noes,
Sir Edm. Pooley, Tellers for the Yeas: 133.
Mr. Newport, With the Yeas,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired to be had with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference upon the Amendments to the Bill against Conventicles.

And Sir John Goodrick is to go to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be returned to the Members that were appointed to manage the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill against Conventicles, for their great Care and Pains therein; and in maintaining the Honour and Privilege of this House.

Ordered, That the Persons formerly appointed do manage the Conference.

Message from the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Wm. Child and Sir Justinian Lewen;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you, That his Majesty hath been pleased to forbear his coming this Night; and hath given them Time till Monday at Ten of the Clock, for Dispatch of the Matter now in Hand.

Resolved, That this House be adjourned till Nine of the Clock on Monday Morning.