Monday, the 3d of November, 1656.
Weights and Measures.
ORDERED, That it be referred to a Committee to
revise the Statute made in the Seventeenth Year
of the late King, touching the Office of Clerk of the
Market, and regulating Weights and Measures; and also
the Statute of the Eleventh of Henry the Seventh; and to
consider of the Assize of Bread; and particularly of RyeBread; and of the Defects in those Statutes; and to prepare an Act for supplying the said Defects, if need be:
And that this be referred to the Committee for Trade.
An Act for the Exportation of several Commodities of
the Breed, Growth, and Manufacture of this Nation, was
this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed unto the Committee for Trade.
Ordered, That Power be given to this Committee to
present to the House how the Blanks in this Bill may be
Ordered, That the several Committees do take Care to
dispatch the Bills to them committed, and report them
to the House; especially such as are of publick Concernment.
Pardon of Prisoners.
Colonel Shapcot reports from the Committee for Prisoners, the Case of Three Portugalls condemned for
Murder; being Servants to the late Portugall Embassador's Brother, who was executed for the said Murder;
it not appearing, that the said Persons had an Hand
actually therein, but only were present.
Ordered, That the same Committee do bring in a Bill
for the Pardon of the Three Portugalls.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Business
touching the Bill for Registers was committed, do sit this
Ordered, That the Committee for Recusants also do
sit this Afternoon: And the Members of this House, who
are of that Committee, are enjoined to attend the said
Business: And that Mr. Nicolls and Mr. Bedford be
added to that Committee.
A Bill for the taking away of Purveyance, and the Composition for Purveyance, was this Day read the Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. Robinson, Sir Thomas Wroth, Major Burton, Colonel Rous,
Lord Commissioner Whitlock, Lord Broghill, Mr. Sadler,
Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Beeley, Colonel Brompton,
Captain Lilborne, Mr. Thomas, Colonel Gorges, Mr. St.
Aubin, Major-General Bridge, Sir John Hobart, Mr.
Margaretts, Mr. Purey, Major Owen, Mr. Peckham, Mr.
Westlake, Mr. Bond, Mr. Barey, Mr. Wakering, Mr.
Bampfeild, Colonel Wood, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Edwards,
Mr. Nath. Bacon, Mr. Lucy, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Ash, Mr.
Francis Bacon, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Carter, Mr.
Jenkinson, Mr. Crooke, Mr. Maynnad, Sir John Reynolds:
This Committee are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Two of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
Mr. Bedford reports Amendments to the Bill for the
quiet enjoying of sequestred Parsonages and Vicarages
by the present Incumbent: Which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, re-committed.
Ordered, That this Committee take care, That the Bill
commence from a Day to come; and that it have no
Ordered, That Sir Roger Burgoine, Alderman Foote,
Mr. Boteler, Colonel Shapcott, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Pedley,
be added to this Committee: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
York Courts of Law.
A Bill for the erecting a Court of Law and a Court of
Equity at the City of York, &c. was this Day read the
First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read
the Second time upon Friday Morning next.