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 Lunæ, 1 Junii, 15 Car. IIdi.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bockland, Mr. Devereux, and Mr. Croke, have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
A Bill for the Improvement of Ashdowne Forest, and the Park called the Broyle Parke, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the additional Bill for supplying the Act concerning the indigent loyal Officers, be read To-morrow Morning.
Jacob's, &c. Nat.
A Bill for naturalizing of Dame Elizabeth Jacob, and others, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Post Office, &c.
Mr. Seymour reports from the Committee appointed to inspect the Two Branches of his Majesty's Revenue, arising by the Post Office, and Granting of Wine Licences, That the Committee, upon Consideration of the Claim of those that had Patents for selling Wine by Retale, had passed the Resolves following; viz.
That the Patentees had an equitable Right before the Passing the late Act of Parliament;
That there is no Ways to relieve the Patentees, but by an Act of Parliament:
That Leave of the House be desired, that an Act be brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Matter by them reported concerning the Patentees.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to prepare and bring in a Bill for Relief of the Patentees, according to the Report and Vote of this House for agreeing therein.
Wool and Leather.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Act against the Transporting of Wool, &c.; and also the Act against Transporting of Leather; and to consider whether the same be defective, and wherein; and to propose Expedients, or bring in additional Bills to supply the Defects in the said several Acts, and make the same effectual for the Purpose intended; viz. Mr. Mountague, Sir Nich. Crispe, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Knight, Colonel Robert Phillips, Mr. Jones, Mr. Chowne, Sir John Lowe, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Brampston, Lord Ancram, Sir Rich. Ford, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Milward, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Sol. Swale, Mr. Culleford, Sir John Frederick, Sir Wm. Tompson, Sir Theo. Biddulph, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir John Shaw, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Courtney Poole, Lord Fanshaw, and such Members of this House as serve for the Cinque Ports, or any other Port Towns, or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Committee to which the Bill for the better Regulating Vestries was re-committed, by Order of the Eighteenth of May last, upon the Debates of the House, arising upon the Amendment formerly reported from the Committee, to the Seventh Line of the First Folio of the Bill, That the Committee had agreed upon an additional Amendment: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which additional Amendment was twice read; and agreed to.
The rest of the Amendments formerly reported from the Committee were read the Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
An ingrossed Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act for the better Observation of the Lord's Day: And Sir Henry North is to carry up this Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Sale of Offices.
Resolved, &c. That the Report of the Bill against Buying and Selling of Offices, be heard To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Calling over of the House be adjourned till the Monday after Whitsun Week.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect and take an Account of the King's Majesty's Revenue, arising by Chimney Money, do return their Report To-morrow Morning.
The House then resumed the Debate of the Matter upon the Report of the Committee to which the Petition of the Clothiers of England was referred.
And the Report was again read over.
The First Vote passed at the Committee was read the Second time.
Several Clauses in the Statutes of 39° and 43° Eliz. were read.
A Proclamation touching the bringing Woolen Manufactures to Blackwell Hall, dated the Sixteenth of April, in the Fourteenth Year of King Charles the First, was read.
The Question being put, That a Day be appointed to hear Counsel for the City of London, at the Bar of this House, as to the Point of Law upon the First Vote passed at, and reported from, the Committee;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the main Question, For agreeing with the Committee in the First Vote by them passed, and reported, be now put;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, To agree with the Committee in the First Vote by them passed;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Matter upon the Report be adjourned till Friday Morning next, Nine of the Clock.
The House adjourns itself till To-morrow Moning, Eight of Clock.