Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 2 die Martii, 1676.
JOHN Dumesnil, Abraham Kuweidt, Peter Mohrman, Cornelius van Aldenwenelt, Abram de Porto, and William Vega, this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.
A Bill for settling of the Draining of the Fens called Lindsey Level, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill be read a Second time, on Tuesday next, after Ten of the Clock in the Morning.
Delays in Suits.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir William Beversham and Sir Edward Lowe;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act to revive and perpetuate a former Act, intituled, An Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Manner of raising of the Supply to his Majesty, not exceeding Six hundred thousand Pounds, for the Building of Ships.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Richard Temple took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Richard Temple reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed Two Votes or Resolves to be reported to the House: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were again read; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the whole Supply, not exceeding Six hundred thousand Pounds, to be given to his Majesty, for the Building, and for the Guns, Rigging, and Furnishing of Thirty Ships of the First, Second, and Third Rates, shall be raised by a Land Tax. and monthly Assessment.
Resolved, &c. That the said Supply, not exceeding Six hundred thousand Pounds, be raised in Seventeen Months, according to the Rules and Proportions of the Royal Aid.
Ordered, That all Committees which were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.