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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 27 March 1657

Pages 513-514

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Friday, the 27th of March, 1657.

Clerk's Estate.

A BILL for disposing and settling the Estates of John Clerk Esquire, and Philadelphia his Wife, was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

E. of Derby's Estate.

Colonel Mathews reports, Amendments to the Bill for settling certain Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, upon Charles Earl of Derby: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Fish Trade.

Mr. Downing reports from the Committee to whom the Bill giving Licence for transporting Fish in Foreign Ships and Bottoms . . . . . : Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Halford's Estate.

A Bill for providing for the younger Children of Wm. Halford Esquire, deceased, and for Payment of his Debts, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Jones, Major Aston, Alderman Tigh, Major-General Boteler, Mr. Bampfield, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Fiennes, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Berisford, Lord Strickland, Colonel Blake, Sir Tho. Wroth, Colonel Hacker, Mr. Bodarda, Mr. Fowell, Colonel Grosvenor, Lord Cleypoole, Colonel Ingoldsby, Mr. Eacon, Mr. Downing, Colonel Talbort, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Captain Hatsell, Colonel Welden: To meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards.

Exeter Ministers.

A Bill for the Promoting, and more frequent Preaching, of the Gospel, and Maintenance of Ministers, in the City of Exeter, and for the Uniting of Parishes, was this Day read the Third time.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the City of Exon, whose Names are subscribed, on the Behalf of Themselves and many Thousands more, was this Day read.

A Clause in Parchment was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; "And George's and John's, alias John's Bowes:" Which was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto, to be Part of the Bill, in the 38 Line of the Second Press.

Resolved, That, in the 5th Line of the Second Press, instead of "George's" the Word "Pancras" be inserted.

Resolved, That the Words "several Parishes" be made "Parish."

Resolved, That, in the * Line of the same Press, the Words "and Pancrass" be omitted.

Resolved, That in the * Line of the same Press, instead of "them, and every of them," these Words, "the said Parish," be inserted.

The Question being put, That the Words "John's, Bowe," in the 22th Line, in the 2 Press, do stand;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That, instead of "them, and every of them," in the 23 and 24 Line of the same Press, these Words, viz. "the said Parish," be inserted.

And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed.

Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Debts.

A Bill for Recovery of certain just Debts, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.

Jacobson's &c. Petition.

The humble Petition of Jacob Jacobson Master, and the rest of the Merchants and Natives of the Hans Towns of Germany inhabiting the Stilliard, London, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Trade, to examine the Matter of Fact, and state the same; and report it to the House, together with their Opinions therein.

Sequestered Parsonages.

Ordered, That the Bill for settling Ministers in sequestered Parsonages, be read on this Day Sevennight.

General Issue.

Ordered, That the Bill touching the Pleading of the General Issue, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That the House, at the Rising, be adjourned until Three of Clock.

Bill of Indemnity.

A Bill for indemnifying of such Persons as have acted for the Publick, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Ld. Clanebois.

Major Aston reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Lord Clanebois was committed, The said Bill, without any Amendments; the Committee being satisfied in the Points excepted against.

Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Prices of Wine.

A Bill for limiting and settling the Prices of Wine was this Day read the Third time.

The humble Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Company of Vintners, of the City of London, was this Day read.

Resolved, That Eighteen-pence stand for Canary, and other Spanish Wines, by the Quart.

The Question being put, That Seven-pence stand for the Price of French Wines by the Quart;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Hacker, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Mr. Nowell, With the Noes,
Mr. Dunch, Tellers for the Yeas: 40.
Mr. Rolls, With the Yeas,

So it was resolved.

Resolved, That Seven-pence do stand for the Price of French Wines by the Quart.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Bill.

Post Meridiem.

Petition and Advice.

THE humble Petition and Advice of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, now assembled in Parliament, of this Commonwealth, being fairly ingrossed in Vellum, was this Day read.

Resolved, That, in the Seventh Article, before the Word "Revenue" the Word "yearly" be added.

Resolved, That "this Nation" be made "these Nations."

Resolved, That his Highness the Lord Protector's Consent be desired to this Petition and Advice.

Resolved, That this Petition and Advice shall be presented to his Highness by Mr. Speaker, and the whole House; and that Mr. Speaker, at the Presenting thereof, do shew the Grounds and Reasons inducing the House to this Petition and Advice.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to attend his Highness the Lord Protector, to acquaint his Highness, That this House doth desire to attend his Highness on some important Affairs; and desire his Highness will be pleased to appoint a Time and Place for that Purpose: Viz. Lord Broghill, Sir Charles Wolsley, Colonel Jones, Sir Rich. Onsloe, Mr. Trevor, Major-General Whalley, Sir John Reynolds, Major-General Goffe, Mr. Hampden, Major-General Kelsey, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Throckmorton, Lord Commissioner Lisle, General Mountagu, Lord ChiefJustice Glyn, Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Master of the Rolls, Mr. Desbrow, Colonel Carter, Colonel Ingoldsby, Sir John Hobart, Colonel Fitz-James, Sir Christofer Pack, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Recorder of London, Major-General Bridges, Major-General Boteler, Sir Theo. Jones, Mr. Bond, Mr. West, Major Aston, Mr. Burton, Captain Hatsell, Sir Tho. Rous, Sir Tho. Honeywood, Alderman Foote, Major-General Berry, Colonel Fowke, Mr. Thomas, Colonel Brookes, Mr. Whitgrave, Mr. Bampfield, Mr. Lee, Mr. Price, Sir Francis Norris, Mr. Drake, Mr. Grove, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Mason, Earl of Twedale, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Phillips, Sir James Mackdowell, Lord Cockram, Lord Howard, Major Beak, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Fleetwood: To meet To-morrow, at Eight of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That the House, at the Rising, be adjourned till Monday.

Business deferred.

Resolved, That the Business appointed for Saturday be dispatched on Wednesday next.

The House adjourned, accordingly, till Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.