Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 13 die Aprilis, 1671.
THE ingrossed Bill for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Harlakenden Esquire, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to his Majesty, was read.
The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;
It was resolved in the Affirmative: And that the Title be, An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Thomas Harlakenden Esquire, for Satisfaction of a Debt due to his Majesty. And Sir William Doyley, is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir William Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you the Bill for settling the Estate of Sir William Clarke, with some Amendments, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed to the Bill for an Imposition on Proceedings in Courts of Law, and other Courts; the Bill for settling the charitable Use of Mr. Sams, without any Amendments: And have also agreed to the Clauses and Provisoes of this House, to the Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling Intestates Estates.
Houses burnt in London.
Sir Robert Steward reports from the Committee to which the Bill for settling Differences touching Houses burned, several Amendments and Clauses, agreed by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Amendments to the Bill for settling Differences touching Houses burned, be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.
Lords alteration of a Supply Bill.
The House then proceeded to the Reading the Amendments and Clauses, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for an Imposition on foreign Commodities: Which were once read:
And the first Amendments, sent from the Lords, being for changing the Proportion of the Impositions on white Sugars from One Peny per Pound, to Halfpeny half Farthing, was read the Second time; and debated.
Resolution against Lords altering Tax Bills.
Resolved, &c. Nemine contradicente, That, in all Aids given to the King, by the Commons, the Rate or Tax ought not to be altered by the Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Coell and Sir Will. Beversham;
Lords at Portsmouth.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting and settling the Fee-simple of certain Lands, on his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, which have been taken into, and spoiled, by making new Fortifications about the Town of Portsmouth: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House:
Buying and selling Cattle.
And have returned you Two Bills; the one intituled, An Act for settling the Manor of Shabbington, for Payment of the Debts of Sir William Clarke; and the other intituled, An Act to prevent Frauds in the Buying and Selling of Cattle; with some Amendments, to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Lords alterations of a Supply Bill.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Coleman, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Attorney Mountague, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Edw. Deering, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel Birch, Mr. Milward, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, Sir Phil. Warwick, or any Five of them, to prepare and draw up Reasons, in order to a Conference to be had with the Lords, to shew them, why the Commons do not agree with their Lordships Amendments and Provisoes to the Bill of additional Impositions on foreign Commodities; and report the same to the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.