Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbat, 18 die Januarii, 13° Car. Regis.
MRS. Mary Russell, Wife of * Russell, born at Hamborough, did this Day take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, in order to her Naturalization.
A Bill for settling the Matter of Brokage, and lending Money upon Pawns, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday next.
Upon Information to this House, That Mr. Broome Whorwood, being in London about some necessary Occasions on Wednesday, and being in his Return home, was seized, assaulted, and detained, and much affronted and abused, by one William Holmes, a pretended Constable, after he had Information, that the said Mr. Whorwood was a Member of this House;
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do apprehend, and take into Custody, the said Wm. Holmes; to answer his Misdemeanor, and Breach of Privilege, in seizing and detaining the said Mr. Whorwood, and his rude and uncivil Carriage used towards him, in Contempt of the Privilege of this House.
Ordered, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, concerning Stodgcombe, be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Petition to be read.
Ordered, That the Petition brought in by Sir Charles Hussey be read on Thursday next, and left in the mean time with the Clerk of this House, for such as are concerned to peruse.
A Bill for the constituting Corporations in the Cities, Boroughs, and Market Towns in the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for the Preventing of Poor by the Settling of them; and for the better Execution of the Laws against Rogues and Vagabonds; was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants, and other disorderly Persons within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and the Bills of Mortality, is committed: Who are to incorporate this Bill into the other, if they shall find Cause; and to supply any Defect in the former Laws relating to the Particulars in these Bills.
Frauds in Customs.
A Bill for preventing Frauds and Abuses to his Majesty, in relation to his Duties of Customs, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee hereafter named, to take into Consideration such Reasons and Proposals as shall be offered to them, for raising and improving the Duty of Excise at the Establishment it is now at; and to make Report of it to this House; viz. Lord Richardson, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Gawdy, Sir Allan Broderi k, Sir William Lowther, Mr. Jay, Mr. Milward, Mr. Clifford, Sir Charles Hussey, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Anthony Irby; or any Five or more of them: And they are to meet, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That on Wednesday next, the Reports from the several Counties, as to the present Revenue of the Excise, such as are ready, shall be received: And they are to be delivered in Writing.
Ordered, That Sir Chichester Wray, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Serjeant Keeling, Lord Buckhurst, Sir Edmond Pearse, Mr. Clarke, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Scudumore, Mr. Newton, Sir Thomas Tompkins, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for Naturalization is committed.
Ordered, That Mr. Skelton be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That Mr. Peter Lely be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning at Eight of the Clock.