Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 29 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Samyne's and Cowper's Bill.
The Earl of Aylesbury reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for raising of Money, to pay the Debts of John Samyne and Cecill Cowper Esquires, have met several Times, and heard all Parties concerned; and are of Opinion, That the Bill be engrossed, with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the said Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Seamen and Watermen's Bill.
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for the Encouragement and Breeding up of Seamen, and the better ordering of Watermen rowing upon the River of Thames; and are of Opinion, That the Bill takes away a Right of Nomination of Rulers from the Court of Aldermen, which they have by the Statute of 2° and 3° Phillip and Mary; and also a Privilege that Trynity House have, by the Statute of 8° Eliz. of licensing of Seamen to row as Watermen upon the River of Thames.
"That the Mischiefs complained of in the Bill, by the Watermen, may be remedied by His Majesty and Council.
"That thereupon their Lordships are of Opinion, That the Bill should be no further proceeded in."
The House agrees with the Committee in this Report; and orders the same accordingly.
Bill against Clandestine Marriages.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent Clandestine Marriages, without Consent of Parents."
Unlicensed Books to suppress, Bill.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more effectual suppressing of unlicensed Books and Pamphlets."
Ledbury Vicarage Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Augmentation of the Vicarage of Ledbury, in the County of Hereford."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Beversham and Sir Edward Low:
To deliver the Bill for Augmentation of the Vicarage of Ledbury, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Protestant Foreigners Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the empowering and licensing of Protestant Foreigners to set up, for the Increase and Benefit of Trade."
Bill for better Observation of the Sabbath.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Liberty of the Subject Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject."
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
ORDERED, That this House gives Directions to the Committee of the whole House, to divide the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's-day, called Sunday, the Baptizing of Infants, and the Exercise of Catechism, into Two distinct Bills, if the Committee shall think fit.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of the said Bill.
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Rochester reported, "That the Committee are of Opinion, That it is convenient that the Bill for the better Observation of the Lord'sday, the Baptizing of Infants, and the Exercise of Catechism, be divided into Two Bills; and that the Committee may begin with that Bill which concerns the better Observation of the Lord's-day To-morrow Morning, in a Committee of the whole House."
Which the House ordered accordingly.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 30um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.