House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 12 May 1662

Pages 426-427

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Lunæ, 12 Maii, 14 Car.



AN ingrossed Bill for encouraging and regulating the Trade of Handicraft Skinners, was read the Third time; and laid aside.

Dean Forest.

Upon Information, That, it being recommended, by Orders of this House, to the Lord High Treasurer, to consider of the Claim of Sir John Wintour, to the Forest of Deane; and also by what Means the King's Revenue in the said Forest might be advanced, and the Timber and Wood be preserved and increased; his Lordship had returned his Report, in Writing, to the House; and that there had a Commission of Survey since issued by his Lordship's Directions; and that the same was executed, and returned; and the Return did now rest in his Lordships Hands;

Ordered, That Mr. Mountague, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Hungerford, and Mr. Bunkley, do attend the Lord High Treasurer; and desire his Lordship, that he would be pleased to give Direction for the bringing in, and leaving, the Return of the said Commission of Survey concerning the Forest of Deane, with the Clerk of this House, that the same may be taken into further Consideration.

Conference desired with Lords.

Ordered, That the Lord Bruce do desire a Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill for distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the loyal Commission Officers; and the Amendments thereupon.


The Lord Bruce reports, That the Lords had agreed to a present Conference, upon the Bill for distributing the Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the loyal Commission Officers.

The Reasons to be insisted on by those that were appointed to manage the Conference, being opened by Sir Thomas Meres, were, with some Alterations, allowed by this House.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Strickland be added to those formerly appointed to manage the Conference.

Bedford Level.

The Question being put, To go on with the Report concerning Bedford Level;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.


Sir George Ryve reports from the Committee to which the rest of the Additions, formerly reported to be added to the Bill concerning Bedford Level, were re-committed by Order of the Twenty-ninth of April last, upon the former Votes, and the then Debate; That the Committee had agreed upon new Additions, in relation to *, and the Judicature to be made instead of the former Additions: Which he opened at the Bar; and then delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were read the First Time.

The Preamble to the said Additions was read the Second time.

A temporary Bill, as to Bedford Level, being tendered;

The Question being put, That the Bill be read;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Lord Gorge, Tellers for the Yeas: 58.
Mr. Spencer, With the Yeas,
Mr. Williams, Tellers for the Noes: 113.
Sir Tho. Littleton, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

Bills depending.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bills now depending, and such Amendments to Bills as were returned from the Lords, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Interposition to prevent a Quarrel.

Mr. Phillip Howard, a Member of this House, being this Day present in the House, according to the Order of this House in that Behalf;

The House taking into Debate the Matter of Difference between the Lord Ossory, and the said Mr. Howard;

Mr. Howard, in Obedience to the Commands of the House, having engaged, That he will attend the King's Majesty; and submit to his Order, as to the Difference between the Lord Ossory, and him; and in the mean time, will not prosecute the old, or begin any new Difference;

Ordered, That Sir John Talbot do go to the Lord Ossory, and take his Engagement, that he will attend the King's Majesty, and submit himself to his Order, as to the Difference between him and Mr. Phillip Howard; and, in the mean time, will not prosecute the old, or begin any new Difference with him: And, upon such Engagement given, the Restraint upon the Lord Ossory to be taken off.

Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his Care, in endeavouring to prevent the Mischief which might have happened, upon the Difference between the Lord Ossory and Mr. Phillip Howard: And that his Majesty be humbly desired, That he would be pleased to take the Trouble to call both Parties before him; and compose, and put an End to the Difference between them.

And Sir William Compton is to attend his Majesty; and present unto him the Address and Desires of this House.

Lord's Day.

Ordered, That these Persons following, viz. Mr. Rigby, Mr. Stanley, Sir Jordan Crosland, Dr. Birkinhead, Sir John Talbot, Sir Tho. Gower, Sir Clement Fisher, and Mr. Puckering, be added to the Committee to which the Bill for better Observing the Lord's Day was committed.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Lindsey Level.

SIR Thomas Meres reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Lindsey Level was committed, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and after delivered in, with the Bill, at the Clerk's Table.

And the House then resumed the Debate of Sir Charles Hussey's Case, as to his Interest in the said Lindsey Level.

After much Debate whereof; and reading of several Decrees of the Commissioners of Sewers made, touching the said Level;

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will proceed upon the Bill for Lindsey Level, and the Report made hereupon.

Ordered, That this House will take the same into Debate To-morrow in the Afternoon, if the Time will permit; or otherwise on Wednesday Morning.

Interposition to prevent a Quarrel.

The Earl of Ossory gave his Engagement to this House, upon his Honour, that he will not do any thing in Prosecution of the former Difference, nor engage in any new Quarrel with Mr. Phillip Howard; but will attend his Majesty, and submit unto his Majesty's Judgment.

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