House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 20 November 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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Mercurii, 20 die Novembris, Anno Regni Caroli, 2d Regis, 13°.


Courts of Justice.

A BILL for reforming Corruptions, Grievances. Abuses, Delays, Vexations, Exactions, and unnecessary Expences, in the Law and Courts of publick Justice, was this Day read the First time.

The Question being put, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on this Day-sevennight;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Clothing Trade.

A Bill for regulating the Manufacture of Clothing, was this Day read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on This-day sevennight.


Ordered, That all standing and constant Committees be revived, and do sit at the usual Times and Places: And that the several Committees for publick Bills be also revived; and do meet in the Speaker's Chamber this Afternoon; and adjourn to the usual Times and Places of their Sitting.

Brecon Writ.

Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections, at their Sitting To-morrow in the Afternoon, the first Business, do send for the Clerk of the Crown, and examine the Abuse in suppressing the Writ issued for the Election of a Knight for the County of Brecon; and do make Report of it, the next Morning after, to this House.

Message to attend the King.

Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod, came with a Message from his Sacred Majesty;

Mr. Speaker,

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

Mr. Speaker reports to the House the Effect of his Majesty's Speech.

Ordered, That the Advance of the King's Majesty's Revenue be taken into Consideration, the first publick Business, To-morrow Morning.

And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.