House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 9 May 1663

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

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 9 May 1663', in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667, (London, 1802) pp. 478-479. British History Online [accessed 29 February 2024]


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Die Sabbati, 9 Maii, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.


Defaulters to Call of the House.

ORDERED, That Colonel Popham, Sir Edward Hungerford, and Mr. Seymour, be excused for not attending the House on Monday last.


The Question being put, That the Order made for the Commitment of Mr. Appleyard to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, do stand;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege, objected by Mr. Cooke against Mr. Appleyard, be referred to the Committee of Privileges; to take the same into Examination at their next Sitting; and to make Report of it to the House.

Post Office.

A Petition of Samuell Northcot, and others, concerning the Post Office, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to inspect that Branch of the Revenue which does arise by the Post Office, to consider the Matter of the Petition; and report it to the House: And they are hereby impowered to make a Sub Committee, to examine the Matter of the Petition, if they think fit.

Preventing Popery, &c.

Sir Robert Atkyns reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to prevent the Growth of Popery, was formerly committed, and unto whom it was referred to bring in a Clause to supply the Paragraph for making the Refusal of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy a Conviction, which was formerly rejected; That the Committee had agreed of a Clause, instead of the said Paragraph: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the First Paragraph of the Clause being twice read;

Resolved, &c. That this First Part of the Clause be agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That the Blank be filled up with "Ten Pounds."

Resolved, &c. That the Blank in the next Part of the Clause be filled up with "Five Pounds:" And that this Part of the Clause be agreed to.

The next Part of the Clause was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.

The Proviso in the Close of the Clause was twice read; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The House then proceeded to the reading the Residue of the Five Sheets, formerly reported from the Committee by way of Amendment.

The Paragraph next ensuing was twice read.

Ordered, That the Blank for the Time be filled up with "Three Months."

Ordered, That the Penalty be inserted, "Twenty Pounds for each Month;" and that the Words "after the said Three Months" be inserted; and the Words "the like."

Which was done accordingly.

Ordered, That the Paragraph, so amended, be agreed to.

The Proviso following, in the Five Sheets, was twice read.

Resolved, &c. That the Clause concerning the receiving the Sacrament, and the Minister's Certificate, be omitted out of the Proviso.

The Proviso, as amended, being read, and debated, was, upon the Question, agreed to.

Resolved, &c. That a Proviso or Provisoes be brought in, upon the present Debates of the House: And that it be referred to Mr. Vaughan, Sir John Keeling, Sir Job Charlton, Sir Hum. Wynch, Sir John Maynard, Sir Robert Atkyns, Serjeant Seys, or any Two of them, to prepare and bring in the same: And it is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Maynard, and Mr. Vaughan, to take especial Care thereof.

Hearthmoney Tax.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee to which the Act for the Chimney Monies is committed, have Power to inspect that Act, as to the Defects; and also to consider of the Improvement of that Revenue.

Marq. of Winchester's Award.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Henry Pawlett, and Charles Pawlet, Son and Heir of the Lord Charles Pawlet, deceased, be referred to the Committee to which the Bill for the Lord Marquis of Winchester, and the Lord St. John, is committed.

Ministers Maintenance.

Resolved, &c. That the House, on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, will 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.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.