House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 3 January 1667

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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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Die Jovis, 3 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.


Russell's Estate.

ORDERED, That the Bill for Sale of an House in Cheswicke, for Payment of the Debts of Edw. Russell Esquire, deceased, be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Pride's Estate.

Mr. Ford reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling an Estate, in Trust, for the Benefit of Mrs. Pride, and her Children, was committed, some Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed;

Resolved, &c. That the Name of Serjeant Mainard be struck out of the several Places of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.

Rebuilding London.

Ordered, That the Bill for rebuilding the City of London, be read To-morrow Morning.

Publick Accompts.

Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference had with the Lords upon the Matter of taking the Accompts of publick Monies, That the Lord Anglesey acquainted them, That the Lords had formerly agreed to a Committee of both Houses; but found no Precedent for such Committee to be impowered to take Oaths: But, as to a Bill, they found that an Extraordinary Way; and that there was no Necessity for it: But had thought on an Expedient, which might conduce to the Business, and make it as effectual as a Bill: And had drawn a Petition to his Majesty (to which his Majesty had sent his Answer) for a Commission to issue for taking the Accompts on Oath: A Copy of which Petition, and his Majesty's Answer, were delivered at the Conference: Which Report he read; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Petition and Answer being read again, and debated;

Resolved, &c. That this Proceeding of the Lords, in going by Petition to the King, for a Commission for taking the publick Accompts, there being a Bill sent up from this House, and depending before them, for taking the Accompts in another Way, is unparliamentary and of dangerous Consequence.

Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords upon the Matter of this Vote.

And that it be referred to Sir Thom. Littleton, Colonel Sandys, Sir Thom. Meeres, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Garraway, Mr. Swinfen, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Richard Temple, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Thom. Gower, Colonel Birch, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Edw. Wallpoole, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Seymour, or any Three of them to prepare and draw up Reasons for the Conference: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.


Ordered, That all Committees that are to sit this Afternoon, except the Committee appointed to draw up Reasons for a Conference, be adjourned till To-morrow, Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Leave of Absence.

The Question being put, That Colonel Strangwaies have Leave to go into the Country;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.


Sir John Duncombe, For the Yeas, 78.
Sir Lanc. Lake,
Lord Allington, For the Noes, 73.
Mr. Garraway,

And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.

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