House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 28 November 1660

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, 28th November, 1660.


Lord's Day.

A BILL, ingrossed, for the due Observation, and better preventing the Profanation of the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Ordered, That Mr. Bampfeild do carry this Act to the Lords.

Resolved, That this be the Title of this Act; An Act for the due Observation, and better preventing the Profanation, of the Lord's Day, commonly called Sunday.

Newton's Estate.

Ordered, That Mr. Newton's Bill be sent to the Lords, when the next Message is sent by this House to the Lords.

Cursing and Swearing.

A Bill, ingrossed, against Cursing and Swearing, was this Day read the Third time.

Resolved, That an Esquire do pay, for the Second Offence, Ten Shillings; and that the Blank be filled up with the Word "Ten" accordingly.

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

Resolved, That the Title of the said Bill be, An Act against profane Swearing and Cursing.


Ordered, That the Bill against the planting of Tobacco in England; and the ingrossed Bill against Exportation of Wool; be read To-morrow Morning.

Wool Trade.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Trade, to examine the Matter charged upon John Bount, and other Persons of Canterbury, (now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House for exporting of Wool out of this Kingdom); and to state the Case, and report it to this House.

Ecclesiastical Affairs.

A Bill for making the King's Majesty's Declaration touching Ecclesiastical Affairs, effectual, was this Day read the First time.

The Question being propounded, That this Bill be read the Second time;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

It passed in the Affirmative:

And the main Question being put, That this be read the Second time;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Sir Anth. Irby, Tellers for the Yeas: 157.
Sir George Booth, With the Yeas,
Sir Salomon Swaile, Tellers for the Noes: 183.
Mr. Palmer, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.