Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 20 Martii, 14° Car.
MR. Knight reports from the Committee to which the Bill for regulating Abuses in Packing of Butter, 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.
And the said Amendments being once read; and some of them read the Second time; and some Alteration being, upon the Question, agreed to be made thereto; and being made; and the Amendments, so altered, upon the Question, agreed to, until the Amendment in the Sixth Line of the Second Page, touching the Value of Butter;
And some Debate arising upon that Amendment;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill be recommitted to the Committee to which it was formerly committed: And they are, for that Purpose, revived; and to sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed; and to hear all Parties concerned, and expedite their further Report therein: And all the Members of this House, that come to the Committee, are to have Voices thereat.
Answer to Address.
Mr.Coventry reports from his Majesty, That the Members appointed to attend his Majesty, and to recommend Mr.Henry Carpenter, the Chaplain of this House, for his good Services, to his Majesty's special Grace and Favour, to be preferred to some Dignity in the Church, That they had waited upon his Majesty, and presented the Desires of this House to him: And that his Majesty declared, That he was well satisfied with the Abilities and Merit of Mr.Carpenter; and would lay his Commands on the Bishop of London, to take him into his Care, and provide for him with the first Opportunity.
An ingrossed Bill to confirm a Sale of Lands made by Mr.Nevill to pay Debts, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act * * * *.
And Sir John Brampston is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Sir Thomas Ingram reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the more speedy bringing Accomptants to Accompt, whose Accompts were excepted in the Act of Oblivion, That the Committee met Yesterday; and had perused the Bill, and found no Cause to make any Amendments to it.
But an Amendment being, upon the Question, agreed to be made to the said Bill; and being made accordingly at the Table;
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the Amendment agreed to, be ingrossed.
Exportation of Wool.
Ordered, That the Committee to which the Bill against exporting Wool and Wool-sells was committed, do sit this Afternoon: And that the Quorum of the Committee be reduced to Five.
Difference between Members.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had examined the Matter of Difference between Mr. Marvell and Mr. Clifford; and found, that Mr. Marvell had given the first Provocation, that begot the Difference: And that his Opinion was, that Mr. Marvell should declare his Sorrow for being the First Occasion of this Difference; and then Mr. Clifford to declare, that he was sorry for the Consequence of it: And that Mr. Clifford was willing to yield to this Determination, but that Mr. Marvell refused.
And the House thereupon directing the said Mr. Marvell and Mr. Clifford to withdraw; and taking the Matter into Debate;
Resolved, That the said Mr. Marvell and Mr. Clifford be called into their Places: And that each of them shall have a Reprehension from Mr. Speaker, for Breach of the Peace and Privilege of the House; and, according to Mr. Speaker's Report, be enjoined to declare their Sorrow for it; and to crave the Pardon of the House.
And the said Mr. Marvell and Mr. Clifford being accordingly called in to their Places; and having received a grave Reprehension from Mr. Speaker; and Mr. Marvell declaring, that he was sorry, that he should give the first Provocation of the Difference; and Mr. Clifford acknowledging, that he was sorry for what ensued; and both of them engaged to keep the Peace and Privilege of the House for the future; and not to renew this Difference, but to have the same Correspondence they had before it did happen: With which the House was well satisfied; and did remit the Breach of Privilege.
Frauds in Customs.
The House then resumed the further Debate of the Matter upon the ingrossed Bill for preventing of Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in his Majesty's Customs.
A Proviso, on the Behalf of the Town of Southampton, was read.
The Question being put, That the said Proviso be laid aside;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Another Proviso, for an Imposition on Salt brought out of the Kingdom of Scotland, was twice read.
The Question being put, That these Words, "shall be brought out of the Kingdom of Scotland," be omitted out of the Proviso;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Blank in the Proviso be filled with the Word "Halfpeny."
Resolved, That the said Proviso be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the further Debate of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.