House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 14 January 1667

Pages 675-676

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, 14 Januarii, 18 Car. IIdi.


Bedford Level.

A PETITION of Henry Howard of Northfolke, Sir Wm. Terringham Knight of the Bath, Samuell Sandys the elder, and Robert Phillips, Esquires, and Sir Matthew Holworthy Knight, and Thomas Pinfold Gentleman, on the Behalf of themselves, and other Adventurers in the Great Level of the Fens, was read.

A Bill for ascertaining the Taxes to be imposed on Part of the Lands lying in Bedford Level, was read.

Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning.

Shirley's Estate.

Ordered, That the Report of Sir Seymour Shirley's Bill be heard, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.


Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege complained of to be committed by one Thomas White, in causing Mr. Chowne, a Member of this House, to be arrested in an Action for a vast Sum of Money, for Words pretended to be spoken; and that such Arrest was on the Lord's Day, as he was coming from Church; be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections; to summon and hear both Parties; and report the Matter, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Coal and Fuel.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to which the Matter touching Coal and Fuel was referred, be heard To-morrow Morning.

Poyntz's Estate.

Ordered, That the Report of Sir John Poyntz his Bill be heard on Wednesday Morning next.

Regulating the Press.

Ordered, That the Report of the Committee touching Printing be heard on Thursday Morning.


Ordered, That the Two Bills concerning the Elections of Members to serve in Parliament be read To-morrow Morning.

Lords desire Conferences.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Justinian Lewen and Sir Thomas Estcourt;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill concerning Foreign Cattle: And also another Conference, at the same time, on the Poll Bill.

The Messengers being called in; Mr. Speaker did acquaint them, That the House had agreed to the Conferences.

Irish Cattle.

Sir Robert Howard reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill concerning Irish Cattle, That the Duke of Buckingham did manage the Conference: And that his Lordship acquainted them, That although there were Reasons for rejecting the Word "Nuisance;" yet the Lords, being willing to continue a good Correspondence with the House of Commons, had consented, That the Word "Nuisance" should stand in the Bill.

Poll Bill.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Conference had with the Lords upon the Poll Bill, That the Lords had agreed with this House in all Things, saving, That, instead of the former Clause for the Lords taxing themselves, they had sent down another Clause, instead of it, according to the Precedent in the former Poll Bill: And that the Lords taking Consideration, that the Bill had been long in passing, and of the Shortness of Time between this and the of February; so that if that Day, and other the Day limited in the Bill, and proposed by the additional Amendments, sent from this House, should stand, the Act could not be put in effectual Execution; and therefore the Lords had proposed new Amendments for altering the Days throughout: Which Amendments he read; as also the Clause, sent from the Lords, to be added, instead of the former.

And the Amendments and Clause, being delivered in at the Clerk's Table, were twice read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to;

Ordered, That the Amendments be inserted, and the Clause fixed to the Bill.

Bills sent to Lords.

Ordered, That the Lord Saint John do carry up the Bill touching Coinage, to the Lords; and acquaint them, That the House hath agreed to the Lords Amendment to that Bill; and also to the Amendments and Proviso last sent down to the Poll Bill: And do put the Lords in mind of the Bill for taking the publick Accompts.

Call of the House.

The House being Called over; and several Members having made Default in attending;

Ordered, That the Names of the Defaulters be called over on Friday next.

Ordered, That the House be called over on Friday next come Sevennight.

Members Attendance.

Ordered, That the Bill to compel the Members to give their Attendance on the Service of this House, be read To-morrow Morning.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.