House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 13 December 1660

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 13 December 1660', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667, (London, 1802) pp. 207. British History Online [accessed 20 April 2024]


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Thursday, 13th December, 1660.


House to sit.

ORDERED, That this House do sit To-morrow at Three of the Clock, and every Afternoon after this Day, till further Order.

Restoring E. of Derby.

An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for restoring of Charles Earl of Derby to the Possession of the Manors, Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, belonging unto James late Earl of Derby, his Father, was this Day read the First time.

Restoring Hamilton.

Ordered, That Sir George Hamilton's Bill be read the Second time To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Assessment on the City.

Mr. Titus reports a Bill for enabling the City of London to raise Monies to defray the Charges of the Militia of that City.

Resolved, That the said Bill be now read the First time.

And the same was read the First time accordingly.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Mr. Titus, Tellers for the Yeas: 114.
Sir Sal. Swayle, With the Yeas.
Colonel Gerard, Tellers for the Noes: 56.
Colonel King, With the Noes,

And so, the Question passing in the Affirmative,

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Saturday next.

King's Revenue.

Sir Henage Finch reports from the Committee, a Bill for settling on the King's Majesty, for and during his Life, the other Moiety of the Excise of Beer, Ale, and other Liquors: Which was read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That this Bill be referred to a Grand Committee; who are to sit this Afternoon; and so de die in diem till this Business be dispatched.


Ordered, That this House do forthwith resolve into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for Six Months Assessments.


Resolved, That the Grand Committee, to whom the Bill for settling the Militia is referred, do meet this Afternoon, and proceed upon the said Bill, after Dispatch of the other Bills for granting to his Majesty the other Moiety of the Excise; and That for the Six Months Assessments: And to sit de die in diem till they be ready for a Report; which they are to make with all convenient Speed.

Powell's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Child and * *, Two Masters of Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords do here send you a Bill, intituled, An Act for making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied by Sir Edward Powell, Knight and Baronet, and Dame Mary his Wife; to which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

Ordered, That this Bill be read To-morrow.

Poll Bill.

Ordered, That the Names of Commissioners which have been this Day delivered in as Additionals for the Poll Bill, be inserted into the Bill ordered to be ingrossed.