Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii 11 die Aprilis , 1677.
Lord Kilmory's Estate.
THE Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for Payment of the Debts of Charles late Lord Viscount Kilmory; and raising Portions for Byron Nedham and Charles Nedham, two of his younger Sons; were thrice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to.
An ingrossed Bill for Repair... the Pier of Yarmouth, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for repairing and maintaining the Pier of Great Yarmouth: And that Sir Wm. Coventry do carry up the Bill to the Lords; and do acquaint them, That this House have agreed to the Amendments to the Lord Kilmorrey's Bill.
Fire in Southwark.
An ingrossed Bill for erecting a Judicature to determine Differences touching Houses burnt and demolished by the late dreadful Fire in Southwark, was read the Third time.
A Proviso, for keeping the Market in the former Place, was tendered; and twice read.-
Bills sent from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Low and Sir John Francklyn;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for settling the Laws of the Stannaries of Cornewall and Devon, and Encouragement of Adventurers in Tin, and Preservation of his Majesty's Revenue arising in and by the same: And have also commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Bill, sent from this House, to enable Thomas Barkeley Esquire, and his Trustees, to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for his younger Children; and also to the Proviso, sent from this House, to the Bill on the Behalf of the Lord Manchester: And have commanded us further to acquaint you, That they desire a present Conference with this House, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill for raising the Sum of Five hundred Eightyfour thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds Two Shillings Two-pence Halfpeny, for the speedy Building Thirty Ships of War.
And the Messengers being withdrawn;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a present Conference with the Lords, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Bill for raising the Sum of Five hundred Eightyfour thousand Nine hundred Seventy-eight Pounds. Two Shillings Two-pence Halfpeny, for the speedy Building Thirty Ships of War.
The Messengers being called in;
Mr. Speaker acquaints them, That this House had agreed to meet the Lords at a present Conference in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter desired by their Lordships.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Trevor, Mr. Powle, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Robert Carr, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Serj. Mainard, Sir Wm. Coventry, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Ernle, Sir Jos. Tridenham, Lord O Brien, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Secretary Coventry, Mr. Secretary Williamson, do attend, and manage the Conference.
Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That he had a Message to deliver to this House from his Majesty: And the same, being in Writing, was delivered to Mr. Speaker; and by him twice read; and is as followeth;
an HIS Majesty having considered your last Address, and finding some late Alteration in the Affairs abroad, inks it necessary to put you in mind, That the only Way to prevent the Danger which may arise to these Kingdoms, must be, by putting His Majesty timely in Condition to make such fitting Preparations, as may enable Him to do what shall be most for the Security of them. And if, for this Reason, you shall desire to sit any longer time, the King is content you adjourn now before Easter, and meet again suddenly after; to ripen this Matter, and to perfect some of the most necessary Bills now depending. Given at the Court at Whitehall, the Eleventh Day of April, 1677.
And a Debate arising in the House thereupon;
Ordered, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
Conference on Supply Bill.
Sir Tho. Meres reports from the Conference had with the Lords, upon the Bill for raising the Sum of Five hundred Eighty-four thousand Nine hundred Seventyeight Pounds Two Shillings Two-pence Halfpeny, for the speedy Building Thirty Ships of War, some Amendments agreed by the Lords to be made to the Bill; with their Lordships Reasons for the same.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Amendments be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, after the Debate touching the Message sent from his Majesty.-
Fire in Southwark.
The Question being put, That the Proviso to be added to the Bill, for erecting a Judicature to determine Differences touching Houses burnt by the late dreadful Fire in Southwark, be read a Third time;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir Gilbert Talbott,||for the Yeas,||74.|
|Sir Robert Howard,|
|Tellers,||Sir Tho. Littleton,||for the Noes,||72.|
So it passed in the Affirmative.
And the Proviso being read a Third time;
The Question being put, That the Proviso be made Part of the Bill;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers,||Sir Robert Howard,||for the Yeas,||78.|
|Sir Gilbert Talbott,|
|Tellers,||Sir John Frederick,||for the Noes,||78.|
|Sir Rich. Ford,|
And Mr. Speaker declaring himself with the Yeas;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for erecting a Judicature to determine Differences touching Houses burnt and demolished by the late dreadful Fire in Southwarke: And that Sir Adam Browne do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.