Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 20 Martii, 15 Car.
CORNELIUS Le Brune, Son of Jasper Le Brune, born at Cullen on the Reyne in Germany, did, this Day, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to his being naturalized.
Le Brune's Nat.
Ordered, That the Name of the said Cornelius Le Brune be inserted into the Bill of Naturalizing.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Reames have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
Petition from Chelsey.
A Petition of John Hill, Constable of Chelsey in the County of Berks, and the rest of the Inhabitants there, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be referred to a Committee of the Persons following; viz. Mr. Fane, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Sandis, Sir Tho. Tomkins, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Walter St. John, Mr. Westphaleing, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Clifford, Sir Cha. Hussey, Sir Geo. Strode, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Knight, Sir John Birkinhead, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. James, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Vaughan, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Berks, Wilts, Surrey, and Hampshire: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And examine the Matter of the Petition; and make Report of their Proceedings and Opinions thereupon to the House.
Mr. George reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Amendments were read the First time.
And the several Amendments, preceding that Amendment concerning decent Demeanor in the Church, being read the Second time, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The said Amendment concerning decent Demeanor in the Church, was read the Second time.
The Question being put, That the Bill be re-committed to the former Committee upon the present Debate, whether it be fit to leave out the said Amendment;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Committee are to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning Lyndsey Level in the Fens, which was appointed to be read this Day, be read the First Bill To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to peruse the Act concerning the Militia, do sit this Afternoon, to proceed in the Consideration thereof: And that they do expedite and make their Report therein on Monday next.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Widow Ramadge be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meres took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and desired, that the House would again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon Tuesday next, to proceed upon the same.
Resolved, &c. That the House will, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House, that serve for the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolke, Lincolne, Cambridge, and Huntington, and Isle of Ely, be added to the Committee to whom the Two Bills for Bedford Level in the Fens, are committed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.