House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 30 July 1661

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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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Martis, 30 Julii, 13° Car. Regis.


Conference with Lords.

A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Estcourt and Sir Nathaniell Hobart.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill for amending the Highways in and near Westminster.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the said free Conference.

And the Messengers being called in, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had agreed to a present free Conference.

Ordered, That the same Persons that did manage the last, do manage this free Conference.

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Which Proviso was as followeth:

"Provided always, That nothing in the Passing of this Bill, nor any thing therein contained, shall extend to the Prejudice of the Privileges of both or either of the Houses of Parliament, or any of them; but that all the Privileges of the said Houses, or either of them, shall be and remain, and be construed to be and remain, as they were before the Passing of this Act; any thing therein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.

And the said Proviso being twice read, this House agreed upon an Amendment to the said Proviso, sent down from the Lords, which was as followeth:

Amendment to the Proviso, sent by the Lords, to be added to the Bill for Paving and Repairing the Highways from Charing Cross to the Stone Bridge, beyond Piccadilly, &c.

After the Word "nothing," and before the Word "in," insert these Words, "in this Act shall be understood, or shall extend to the admitting or creating of any Right or Privilege to either House of Parliament, which have not formerly and justly belonged to either of them;" and leave out all the rest of the Words in the Proviso.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Proviso sent from the Lords, with the Amendment; and to pass the Bill, with the Proviso amended and agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir Baynham Throgmorton do go to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last free Conference.

Sir Baynham Throgmorton reports from the Lords, That they had consented to a present Conference in the Painted Chamber.


Resolved, That a Bill be brought in, the next Meeting of the Parliament, after this Recess, to make it Felony for those that shall steal and carry away Children.

And Mr. Alderman Fowke is desired to prepare and bring in the Bill.

Message to attend the King.

Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod, brought this Message;

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this honourable House to attend His Majesty forthwith in the House of Peers.

Whereupon Mr. Speaker, accompanied with the Members of this House, did presently go up to the House of Peers, to wait upon his Majesty.


And Mr. Speaker, at his Return, did acquaint the House, That his Majesty did return Thanks to this House for the good Bills they had passed: But, there being many more in Forwardness, his Majesty was pleased to direct both Houses to adjourn till the Twentieth of November.

Whereupon it was Resolved, That this House be adjourned till the Twentieth of November next.