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 Veneris, 24 Julii, 15 Car. IIdi.
AN ingrossed Bill for the better ordering and collecting the Revenue arising by Hearth Money, was read.
An ingrossed Proviso, on the Behalf of the Bailiff of Westminster, was read.
The Proviso was read the Second time:
The Proviso was read the Third time:
Resolved, That these Words, "Saving only for the Collecting of such Arrears as then shall happen to be," be inserted into the Proviso.
Which was done.
Resolved, &c. That the Proviso, so amended, be agreed to, and made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An additional Act for the better ordering and collecting the Revenue arising by Hearth Money.
And Sir Robert Howard is to carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Arrears of Excise.
Sir William Doyley reports from the Committee to which the Bill touching the Arrears of Excise, and a Proviso thereto, were committed, That the Committee had agreed several Amendments to be made and added to the Bill and Proviso: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
And the Amendments, being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The Proviso was twice read.
The Question being put, That the Proviso be agreed to;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Preventing Popery, &c
Some Debate being had, touching the Importance of the Bills sent up, and now depending before the Lords, to prevent the Growth of Popery, and the Meeting of Sectaries; and for an Address to his Majesty, in case those Bills should not pass, to acquaint him of the Danger the Kingdom was in;
Resolved, That the Matter of the present Debate, in relation to an Address to be made to his Majesty, be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock; and then taken into Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and Sir Nathamell Hobart;
Lords desire a Conference.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present free Conference with this House, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference concerning the Wine Licences.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present free Conference: And that those Members which did manage the last Conference, with Mr. Jones (who is added to them), are to manage the free Conference.
The Messengers being called . .; Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That the House had agreed to a present free Conerence with the Lords, in the Painted Chamber.
Bills sent to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Howard do carry up the Bills touching the Hearth Money, and the Linen Manufactures, to the Lords; and desire a present free Conference upon the Bill concerning the Excise.
Bills from Lords
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Tho. Bird and Sir Nath. Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you Three Bills, with some Amendments; The one, intituled, An Act to explain and supply a former Act for Distribution of Sixty thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal and indigent Commission Officers; and for assessing of Offices, and distributing the Monies thereby raised for their further Supply: The other, An Act for regulating the Herring and other Fisheries: The Third, An Act for Encouragement of Trade: And desire the Concurrence of this House to the Amendments: And have commanded . . to acquaint you, That they have consented to Three Bills concerning the Naturalizing of several Persons.
The Amendments, sent from the Lords, for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom, were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That the Agreements be inserted into the Bill.
The Amendments to the Bill concerning the indigent loyal Commission Officers, was twice read; and, upon the Question. agreed to.
The Amendments to the Bill for regulating the Herring and other Fisheries, being; to add, in the Title, "and for Repeal of the Act concerning Madder," was twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Seymour reports from the free Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning the Post Office and Wine Licences, That the Lords did adhere to their Amendment for omitting the Proviso on the Behalf of the Patentees; and gave several Reasons of their Adherence: Which he opened at the Bar.
And the same being debated;
The Question being put, To agree with the Lords, in leaving out the Proviso concerning the Patentees;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Sir Robert Howard reports from the Lords, That they had consented to a present free Conference upon the Bill, and Amendments, concerning the Excise.
Ordered, That the Persons formerly named do manage the Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Meres do carry the several Bills agreed to, up to the Lords.
Another Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and Sir Nath. Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, against deceitful, disorderly and excessive Gaming: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Bill sent from the Lords, against deceitful, disorderly, and excessive Gaming, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time Tomorrow Morning.
The House adjourns till To-morrow Morning, at Seven of the Clock.