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 Martis, 17 Martii, 15 Car. IIdi.
PETER Bousenear, William Wight, and Mary Dubois, did, this Day, take the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Massey have the Leave of this House to go into Ireland.
A Bill to enable Edward Challoner Esquire to make Provision for his Wife, and younger Children, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Richard Ingoldsby, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Westfaling, Sir John Norton, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir John Shaw, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Crouch, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Geo. Clarke, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Wm. Smith, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Geo. Probert, Colonel Gilby, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Nich. Steward, Sir John Yorke, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Edw. Phillips, Sir Geo. Ryve, Mr. Ambrose Pudsey, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Yorke: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Bill to define what Mines shall be deemed and adjudged to be Mines Royal, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on Saturday next.
A Bill for explaining and enlarging an Act made concerning the Poor, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Westfaling, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Yorke, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Geo. Clarke, Mr. Crouch, Sir Edw. Masters, Mr. Culleford, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Fra. Lawley, Mr. Barnham, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Newport, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Fane, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Knight, Sir John Norton, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Wm. Lowther, Dr. Burwell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Clifford Clifton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Phillips, Mr. James, Mr. West, Mr. Lowther, Sir Chichester Wray, Colonel Leg, Sir John Fredrick, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Tho. Dike, Sir Tho. Gower: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Sir William Coventry reports from the Committee to which the Bill for enlarging the Power of the Law Martial, in his Majesty's Fleet, 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 Amendments being twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;
A Proviso was tendered to be added to the Bill: Which was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
Message from the King-Lyndsey Level.
Mr. Secretary Morice reports, That he had a Message to deliver from his Majesty, in Answer to an Address made by this House to his Majesty at the last Session: Which, being in Writing, he delivered to Mr. Speaker: Which was as followeth:
WHERE AS, by an Order, of the Nineteenth of May last, Our House of Commons did humbly recommend it unto Us, to take care for the Preservation of the Level of the Fens, called Lyndsey Level; and did make it their humble Request unto Us, to give Ourself the Trouble of calling all Parties concerned before Us, and of hearing their several Claims and Interests: We did accordingly cause Summons to be given to all Parties, for their Appearance at Our Council Board: Where We heard what was alledged by each Party: And, conceiving that the Matters in Difference might be brought to some Accommodation, We required a Committee of Our Council to endeavour it: By whose Report We are given to understand, that, through the Averseness of some Persons concerned, nothing hath been effected: Wherefore, out of Our Desire that so good and beneficial a Work may not fall to the Ground, We have thought fit to return it back into your Hands; with Our special Recommendation, That Our House of Commons take speedy and effectual Care to put the said Business into such a Way, that the foresaid Level may not be destroyed, so great Charges and Expences cast away, nor the Commonwealth receive such a Damage as is likely otherwise to ensue.
And the same being read;
A Bill was delivered in for the Draining of the Level of the Fens in Lincolneshire, called Lyndsey Level.
Ordered, That the Bill for Draining of the Level of the Fens, called Lyndsey Level, be read on Thursday next.
Preventing Popery, &c.
A Bill to hinder the Growth of Popery, and the Increase of the Number of Popish Recusants, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Hum. Bennett, Sir Wm. Morice, Mr. Coventry, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. West, Mr. Waller, Sir John Denham, Colonel Gilby, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Hen. Newton, Mr. Culleford, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Coriton, Mr. Crouch, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. George, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Talbot, Lord Fanshaw, Sir John Newton, Colonel Strangwayes, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Wm. Hickman, Lord Herbert, Mr. Higgons, Mr. Clifford, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Vaughan, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Roger Vaughan, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Morgan, Sir Cha. Berkley, Sir Hen. Bennett, Sir Chichester Wray, Lord Ancram, Sir Jordan Crosland, Lord Vaughan, Mr. Barnaby, Mr. Boscowen, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Lewis, Sir John Goodrick, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Knight, Sir Robert Brooke, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Gaudy, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Lord Bruce, Sir Ralph Hare, Sir Hum. Winch, Sir Edw. Wise, Mr. Whorwood, Lord Richardson, Mr. Jay, Sir Phil. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Gower, Dr. Burwell, Sir Tho. Lee, Lord Spencer: And all the Members of this House, that come to the Committee, are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Priests and Jesuits.
Resolved, &c. That his Majesty, having most graciously declared his Zeal for the Prevention of the Growth of Popery, be humbly desired to issue out his Proclamation, to command all Jesuits, and all English, Irish, and Scotch Popish Priests, and all such other Priests as have taken Orders from the See of Rome, or by Authority thereof (except such Foreign Jesuits or Priests, as, by Contract of Marriage, are to attend the Person of either of the Queens, or, by the Law of Nations, to attend Foreign Ambassadors), to depart this Kingdom by a Day.
Resolved, &c. That the Concurrence of the Lords be desired to this Vote.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.