Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 27 die Aprilis, 16° Car. IIdi.
LIBERT Basseng did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, in order to his being naturalized.
Ordered, That the said Libert Basseng be inserted into the Bill for Naturalization.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Act concerning Customs; and to hear such Complaints as shall be offered to them, on Behalf of the Merchants, and others; and to consider of Expedients for settling the Table of Fees between the Customer and Merchants, in such Places where the Fees are not already settled; and to report their Opinions therein to the House: And that it be referred to Mr. Musgrave, Sir Rich. Oateley, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Milward, Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir Solo. Swale, Mr. Jones, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Knight, Mr. Jay, Sir John Corryton, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Cha. Hussey, Mr. Scudamore, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Westphaling, Colonel Windham, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Kent, Colonel Gray, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Cory, Sir John Marloe, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Sir John Norton, Mr. Dalston, Mr. Pepis, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Garraway, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir Fran. Anderson, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Mr. Jollife, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Cinque Ports, or any Port Towns; and all the Merchants of the House: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are impowered to name a Sub Committee, to examine and prepare such Matters as they shall find necessary.
A Petition of Colonel Miles Man, Lieutenant Colonel Michaell Richardson, Captain Thomas Reynolds, on the Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Officers and Soldiers of his Majesty's Forces in Scotland, lately under the Command of Major General Sir Tho. Morgan, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Petition be referred to the same Committee to which the Petition of the Victuallers and Creditors for Supply of the Navy was committed; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to report it, with their Opinions, to the House: And Mr. Pryn, Sir Wm. Doyley, and Mr. Birch, are added to the Committee.
A Bill to enable Charles Cotton to make Leases of Lands to raise Money, to pay Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Milward, Lord Newburgh, Sir Tho. Gowre, Sir John Goodrick, Colonel Gilby, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Charles Berkley, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Edw. Moseley, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Morrice, Sir Rich. Oateley, Mr. Stanhop, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir William Doyley, Sir Tho. Strickland, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the several Counties of Stafford, Nottingham, and Derby: And they are to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee to which Mr. Cottington's Bill was referred, That the Committee had perused the Bill; and summoned and heard the Parties concerned in the said Bill; and found no Cause to make any Alteration to the said Bill.
But, it being moved, on the Behalf of Mr. Clutterbrooke, a Trustee for the Estate of the late Lord Cottington, That he had not any Notice to attend the Committee;
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to the former Committee, to the end Mr. Clutterbrooke, or some on his Behalf, may be heard before them: And for that Purpose, the Committee are revived: And do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Dawney have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.
A Bill for settling the Estate lately belonging to Sir William Poole was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Vaughan, Colonel Sandys, Sir Solo. Swale, Lord Richardson, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Rich. Powle, Sir Tho. Higgons, Sir Bayn. Throckmorton, Lord Cornebury, Mr. Graham, Sir Allan Apsley, Lord Gorge, Colonel Phillips, Mr. Pryn, Sir Edw. Walpoole, Mr. Baynton, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Edw. Moseley, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Chicheley, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Earnely, Sir Hen. Lee, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Robert Holt, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Allan Broderick, Sir Edm. Pooley, Sir Hen Capell, Mr. George, Mr. Hide, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Westphaling, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Budteele, Mr. Cornewallis, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. John Ashburneham, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Hen. Herbert, and all the Members of this House that serve for the Counties of Wilts and Glocester; and all the Members that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are to examine, Upon what real Consideration Sir Walter Walker, and Mr. Beck, are Purchasers; and to take Care of the Interest of the Lord Newburgh; and that there be sufficient Provisoes to secure his Estate; or else that the Lands wherein he is concerned, be expunged out of the Bill: And the Committee are to summon and hear all Parties concerned in the Entail, or otherwise: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Lord Strangford's Estate.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling the Lord Strangford to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, be read the first Bill To-morrow Morning.
King appoints to be attended.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Childe and Sir Justinian Lewin;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to acquaint you, That they have sent to his Majesty: And that his Majesty hath appointed to receive both Houses, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
The Messengers being again called in, Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That the House had agreed with the Lords, to wait on his Majesty in the Banqueting House, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.
An ingrossed Bill to prevent and suppress seditious Conventicles, was read; and debated.
Resolved, &c. That the further Debate of this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That these Members following, viz. Mr. John Pawlett, Sir John Stroud, Mr. John Heath, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Roger Vaughan, Mr. John Strangwayes, Sir William Smith, Mr. Churchill, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Edw. Littleton, Sir James Smith, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Colonel Wancklyn, Mr. Cornewall, Colonel Bisshop, Sir John Coryton, Sir Winston Churchill, Lord St. John, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Hump. Bennett, be added to the Committee to which the Petition of the Creditors of the Navy is committed.
And then the House adjourned till One of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Northampton Return amended.
THE Clerk of the Crown's Deputy, and the Mayor of Northampton, attending at the Door, were called in to the Clerk's Table. And the Indenture, by which Sir John Barnard was returned, was amended: And the Name of Sir Henry Yelverton inserted.
The King attended.
Mr. Speaker, with the House, went to attend his Majesty to Whitehall: And
The House adjourned till Three of the Clock.
Mr. Speaker, with the House, being returned;
Mr. Speaker reports, That his Majesty, being made acquainted, That the Lords and Commons, having considered the great Decay of Trade, did find the chief Occasion of it to proceed from the Injuries and Depredations done by the Dutch: And that therefore they had agreed in the Vote, which they humbly tendered to his Majesty: And that his Majesty was pleased to declare, That he had considered of the Vote.
And then the House adjourned till Eight of the Clock the next Morning.