Saturday, 10th November, 1660.
The humble Petition of many Thousand Merchants, Clothiers, and others, concerned in the
Manufactures of Wool in the County of Devon, and
within the City of Exon, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of this House for Trade; to examine the Business,
and hear Parties; and state the Case, and report the
same to the House, with their Opinion: And they have
Power to send for Parties and Witnesses, and what else
may conduce to the Business.
Sir William Wheeler reports Amendments to the Bill
for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, which
he read, with the Coherence, in his Place; and were
afterwards read the First and Second time; and, on the
Resolved, That the said Bill, with the said Amendments, be ingrossed.
A Bill for regulating the Election of the Bailiffs and
Wardens of the Company of Weavers, London, was this
Day read the First time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time
on Monday next.
A Bill for uniting and consolidating of the Rectory and
Vicarage of Preston, in the County of Suffolke, was this
Day read the Second time; and, on the Question, committed to Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Crowch, Sir Walter Erle,
Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Thornton, Mr. Harris, Sir Geo. Browne,
Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Stoughton, Sir Henry North, Mr.
Thomas, Sir William Wheeler, Sir Tho. Rich, Mr. Collins,
Lord Bruice, Sir John Talbott, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Tompkins,
Sir Capel Luckin, Sir John Rolle, Mr. Stroade, Sir Salomon
Swayle, Sir Geo. Reeves, Mr. Bacon, Mr. Minors, Sir
Samuel Luke, Mr. Cleyton, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Cornwallis, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Thurland, Serjeant Hales, Mr.
Parker, Sir Edmond Boyer, Sir Samuel Jones, Sir Tho.
Willis, Mr. Shaw, Sir Edw. Deering, Sir Wm. Montague,
Mr. Clifford, Mr. Lowther, Mr. John Stevens, Mr. Mollineux, Mr. Reames, Sir John Northcott, Mr. George Mountague, Mr. Elliott, and all the Knights and Burgesses for
the County of Suffolk: And they are to meet on Tuesday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court
of Wards: and have Power to send for Persons, Parties,
Deeds, and Evidences, as they shall find it necessary.
Ordered, That on Monday next the House take into
Consideration the Business of the Excise.
Swearing and Cursing.
A Bill for the better preventing and suppressing of the
detestable Sins of profane Swearing and Cursing, was
this Day read the Second time; and, on the Question,
committed to Mr. Edward Stevens, Mr. Swanton, Mr.
Harris, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir John Northcott, Serjeant Maynard, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Shaw, Mr.
Orme, Sir Capell Luckin, Lord Falkland, Sir Edward
Deering, Mr. Wendy, Mr. Thornton, Sir Tho. Rich, Sir
Sal. Swale, Mr. Thurland, Sir Edmund Boyer, Mr. Ansley,
Lord Ancram, Mr. Huxley, Mr. Trevor, Sir John Temple,
Sir Tho. Wharton, Mr. Tucker, Serjeant Hales, Mr.
Hales, Mr. Reames, Sir George Reeve, Sir John Cloberry,
Lord Bruice, Sir John Carey, Mr. John Goodwin, Mr.
Aldworth, Mr. Herbert, Sir Henry North, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Merricke, Serjeant Browne, Mr. Stevens, Mr.
Titus, Mr. Stroade, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Ratcliffe, Serjeant
Rainsford, Mr. Thurland, Mr. Peacocke, Sir Anth. Cope,
Mr. Fox, Colonel Arundle, Sir John Rolle, Mr. Delves,
Mr. Rigby, Sir Edw. Turner, Lord Angier, Major Cleyton,
Mr. Shapcot, Mr. Coker, Mr. How, Mr. Orme, Sir Henry
Crofts, Mr. Foley, Lord Herbert, Mr. Radcliffe, Major
Knight, Sir John Marsham, Mr. Gerard, Mr. Minors,
Mr. Wingfeild, Mr. Haris, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Hele, Mr.
Bowman, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Grove, Mr. Yong, Mr.
Bacon, Colonel Popham, Mr. More, Mr. Knightly, Mr.
Lucy, Sir Hen. Wolsley, Mr. Vowell, Mr. Baker: And
they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the
Clock, in the Afternoon, in the Chequer Chamber.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to peruse the Laws in Force against Drunkenness; and
to consider what is defective therein; and to propose to
the House what they shall find most convenient for Supply of those Defects: And Mr. Bampfeild is desired to
take care hereof.
Separation of married Persons.
A Bill for preventing the voluntary Separation, and
living apart, of married Persons, was this Day read the
And the Question being propounded, That this Bill
be read the Second time, on Wednesday next;
The House was divided:
And the Yeas went forth.
Sir Ralph Knight,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so it was Resolved, That this Bill be read the
Second time on Wednesday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for repairing of Highways, be
read on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Lord Faulkland, Sir Rowland Litton,
Sir John Marsham, Mr. How, Sir John Potts, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Allen Brodricke, Mr. Allen, Sir Tho. Meeres,
Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Orme, Sir Hen.
Cholmeley, Sir Anth. Cope, Mr. Henly, Mr. Fox, Mr.
Pedley, Sir Francis Gerrard, Mr. Barton, Mr. Elliot, Sir
John Talbot, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Mollineux, Sir
George Reeve, Colonel Windham, Mr. Earnely, Mr.
Capell, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Crowch, Mr. Winfeild,
Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Henry Cesar, Mr. Goodricke,
Mr. Minors, Mr. Cronwallis, Sir Samuell Jones, Sir
George Browne, Mr. Babington, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Mr. Bascowen, Mr. Trelawny, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Phillip Woodhouse, Mr. Reames, are added
to the Committee to whom the preparing of a Bill for
settling the Militia of the Kingdom, is referred.
Earl of Bristoll's Claims.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Bill sent from
the Lords, concerning the Earl of Bristoll, be and hereby
Marq. of Winchester's Estate.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Bill sent from
the Lords, concerning the Marquis of Winchester, be and
hereby is revived.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling Sir Anth. Browne,
to make Sale of some Lands, be read the Second time on
This House doth adjourn itself to Monday Morning
next, at Eight of the Clock.