Saturday, 24th November, 1660.
Restoring Ld. Arundell.
A BILL, sent from the Lords, for restoring Henry
Lord Arundell of Wardor, to the Possession of his
Estate, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time
on Tuesday next.
Ordered, That the Bill for enabling Mr. Micklethwayt
to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions,
be read the Second time on Monday Morning next.
The humble Petition of Rowland Langhorne Esquire,
was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Demands of Rowland Langhorne
Esquire, for the Arrears mentioned in his Petition, shall,
in due time, be taken into Consideration; and that, for
his present Supply, and towards Satisfaction of the said
Arrears, the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be charged
on the Receipts arising by the Excise of foreign Commodities imported, and paid to the said Rowland Langhorne,
or his Assigns, in Course, after the other Sums shall be
satisfied, which, by former Orders of this Parliament, are
charged on the Receipt of Excise: And the Commissioners of Excise are impowered and required to pay the
same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of the said Rowland Langhorne, or his Assigns,
testifying his Receipt thereof, shall be to the said Commissioners a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Resolved, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
herein: And Captain Tytus is to carry it to the Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Glascocke and * *
Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to
present this Bill to this House; being for Restitution of
Thomas Earl of Arundell, Surrey, and Norfolke, to the
Dignity and Title of Duke of Norfolke: Wherein they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
A Bill for Restitution of Thomas Earl of Arundell,
Surry, and Norfolke, to the Dignity and Title of Duke
of Norfolke, was this Day read the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for enabling John
Newton to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, be read on
Monday Morning next.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to
whom the Petition of Christopher Metcalfe, Surveyor
General of his Majesty's Customs, was referred, the State
of Fact, as to the Proceedings of several Persons, called
Smugglers, in conveying away secretly several Goods, to
the defrauding of his Majesty of his Customs; and in
resisting his Majesty's Officers in doing their Duties
touching the said Goods.
Resolved, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to prepare such Remedies, as they shall think fit,
for preventing the like Inconveniences for the future;
and for the making of his Majesty's Revenue by the
Customs more certain and settled; and to consider of a
Bill in the Hands of Sir Wm. Vincent, prepared for that
Purpose; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That his Majesty's Counsel learned be desired
to take notice of this Riot; and to take effectual Order
that the Rioters be proceeded with in the King's Bench,
and in the Court of Exchequer, according to Law.
Resolved, That Mr. Hollis, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir George
Downing, and Mr. Hide, be desired to repair forthwith
to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench; and communicate to him the Nature of the Proceedings represented this Day to the House, to the great Prejudice of
his Majesty's Customs; and to desire his Lordship's special Care, that Justice may be done upon the Offenders:
As also, to the Lord Chief Baron; and to desire his
Lordship's Care, that his Majesty's Duties for Customs
be duly answered; and such as shall imbezzle the same,
to be effectually proceeded against; and that the Goods
in Question be not restored.
Ordered, That Sir William Penn be added to the
Committee for publick Debts.
The Question being put, That the Committee to whom
it was referred to prepare a Bill upon his Majesty's Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Affairs, do bring in
the Bill on Tuesday next;
The House was divided:
And the Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
|Sir Tho. Rich,
||With the Noes,
So it passed in the Negative.
Captain Tytus reports, that he went to the Lords
House with the Order of this Day, concerning Rowland
Langhorne Esquire; but found their Lordships engaged
in a Debate:
Ordered, That Captain Titus do carry the said Order
to the Lords on Tuesday next.
Resolved, That the Committee to whom it is referred
to prepare a Bill upon his Majesty's Declaration concerning Ecclesiastical Affairs, do bring in the Bill on
Wednesday Morning next.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennet and * *,
Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to bring
you Two Bills: One, for the Naturalizing of Francis
Astley, Son of Isaack Astley Lord Astley, an Infant of the
Age of Six Years, or thereabouts, born in Holland: The
other, for Naturalizing of Renee de Sabran, an Infant
of about Eight Years of Age: Wherein their Lordships
desire the Concurrence of this House.
Mr. Shaw reports from the Committee, Amendments
to the Bill for preventing the Exportation of Wool, Woolfells, Fullers Earth, &c.: Which he read in his Place;
and were after read the First and Second time by the
Clerk; and, on the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That this Bill, with the said Amendments,
This House doth adjourn itself to Monday
next, at Eight of the Clock.