House of Commons Journal Volume 8
17 December 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 December 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 209-213. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26328 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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Monday, 17th December, 1660.

Prayers.

Hitcham Manor.

MR. Pedley reports Amendments to the Bill for confirming the Sale of the Manor of Hitcham, and other Lands sold by Sir John Clerke Knight: Which were first read by him in his Place, with the Coherence; and after, twice read by the Clerk; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.

Browne's Estate.

A Bill, ingrossed, for enabling of Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands for Payment of Debts, was this Day read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Sir Edw. Turner is to carry up this Act to the Lords.

Resolved, That this be the Title of this Act, An Act for enabling Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.

Earl of Dongale's Claims.

The humble Petition of Arthur Lord Chichester, Earl of Dongale, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee, to examine the whole Matter of Fact, whether the Debt be a public Debt, and whether the same be paid, or other Security or Payment accepted, and why the Bond was not delivered up; and offer to the House, what they think fit to be done in the Business; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, Witnesses, and Records; viz. unto Sir John Northcott, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Yong, Mr. Bampfield, Sir John Temple, Mr. Prynn, Lord Valentia, Mr. Knight, Lord Anger, Mr. Palmer, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Wm. Doyly, Colonel King, Mr. Spreey, Mr. Walpoole; or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon.

Hodder's Claims.

The humble Petition of John Hodder, late Commissary of the Provisions of Victuals for his Majesty's fixed Magazine in the City of Corke in Ireland, was read.

Ordered, That the Petition be referred to the Committee for publick Debts, to examine this Business, state Matter of Fact, and report it to the House: And that Captain Titus be added to that Committee, as to this Business.

Milton's Complaint against the Serjeant.

A Complaint being made, that the Serjeant at Arms had demanded excessive Fees for the Imprisonment of Mr. Milton;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine this Business; and to call Mr. Milton and the Serjeant before them; and to determine what is fit to be given the Serjeant for his Fees in this Case.

Jews.

Mr. Hollis represents to this House, an Order made by the Lords of his Majesty's Privy Council, and specially recommended to this House for their Advice therein, touching Protection for the Jews: Which was read.

Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

King's Revenue.

A Bill, ingrossed, for settling the Moiety of Excise of Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, on the King's Majesty, during his Life, was this Day read the Third time.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, for securing Monies advanced by Alderman Backwell, upon Orders of Parliament; and is as followeth;

"Provided always, and be it further Enacted, that this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not be prejudicial to Edward Backwell, Alderman of London, as to the Sum of Twenty-eight thousand Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, or any Part thereof, by him advanced upon the Credit of several Orders of this present Parliament; and by them charged on the Receipt of the Grand Excise; that is to say, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, payable to his Majesty's Surveyor General, for the Repair of his Majesty's Houses, charged, by virtue of an Order of the Sixth of September 1660, with Interest for the same: The Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, advanced to her Highness the Princess Royal, being charged, with Interest, by an Order of the Thirteenth of September, 1660: The Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, payable to her Majesty the Queen of Bohemiah, being charged, together with Interest, by an Order of Thirteenth September, 1660: The Sum of Three thousand Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, payable for Provisions for Donkerque, by Order of the Twentysixth of November 1660: Which Sum of Twenty-eight thousand Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, together with Interest for the same according to the Tenor of the said Orders after the Rate of Six per Cent', shall be paid to the said Edward Backwell, or his Assigns, out of the Grand Excise, and the Arrears thereof, in Course, as is by the said Orders appointed; and in case the same shall fall short in Payment, by the Twenty-fifth of December 1660, that then the Remainder shall continue secured to him out of the whole Excise, in Course, as aforesaid: And that no other Payments be made out of the Excise, but what is appointed by this present Parliament, in Course to precede the same, until the said Debts due to the said Edw. Backwell be satisfied: And, that in case any Part of the Monies due to Alderman Backwell be paid out of that Part of the Excise which shall grow due to the King's Majesty, that then his Majesty shall be reimbursed the same out of the First Monies that shall come in of the Arrears of Excise that will be due the said Twenty-fifth December:"

Which was read the First, Second, and Third time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of this Bill.

And the said Bill, with the Proviso, being put to the Question, passed.

Resolved, That this be the Title of the Bill, viz. A Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for the Increase of his Majesty's Revenue, during his Life:

That this Bill be carried to the Lords: And Mr. Pierepont is to carry it to the Lords.

Grant for Coronation, Jewels, &c.

Resolved, That One Month's Assessment, after the Rate of Seventy thousand Pounds per Mensem, be granted towards the Charges of his Majesty's Coronation; and for Jewels to be set in his Majesty's Crown, suitable to his Majesty's Honour and Grandeur; and as a Memorial of the Respects and Affection of this House to his Sacred Majesty.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to this Purpose:

That Mr. Solicitor do prepare and bring in this Bill.

Bills sent to Lords.

Sir Edward Turner carried to the Lords, the Bill for Naturalization; the Bill for the Lord Viscount Roscommon; and the Bill for Sir Anthony Browne; and also the Bill of Attainder, amended, on the Message sent from the Lords.

Ditto.

Mr. Pierrepont carries to the Lords, the Bill for taking away to the Court of Wards, . . settling on his Majesty, a Revenue in lieu thereof: And the Bill, passed this Day, containing a Grant of certain Impositions, for Increase of his Majesty's Revenue.

Grant, &c. to Windham.

Resolved, That a Jewel, of One thousand Pounds Value, be provided and presented, in the Name of this House, to Francis Windham Esquire, as an Expression of their Sense and high Esteem of the great and eminent Service by him performed, in securing and preserving his Majesty's Person, after the Battle at Worcester.

Ordered, By the and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, that the Sum of One thousand Pounds, for the buying of a Jewel for Francis Windham Esquire, in respect of his great and eminent Service, in securing the Person of the King's Majesty, after the Battle at Worcester, be and hereby is charged on the Arrears of Excise, which are or shall become due on the 25th of December Instant, and paid to the said Mr. Windham, or his Assigns, in Course, after the Monies shall be satisfied, which are already charged on the Grand Excise, by former Orders of this Parliament: And the Commissioners of the Excise for the Time being, are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Mr. Windham, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.

The Lords Concurrence is desired herein: And Mr. Yong is to carry it to the Lords; and to present to their Lordships the Grounds and Reasons of this House passing this Vote.

Resolved, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Windham for his said Service.

And Mr. Speaker gave him the Thanks of this House accordingly, as follows;

Mr. Windham, You perceive what Notice the House hath taken of your great and eminent Service, whereby it pleased God to make you instrumental in the Safeguard and Preservation of his Majesty's sacred Person; a Blessing we have all so great an Interest in. We have had many despairing Years, and, by your Means, we have been raised out of the Grave of Despair and Confusion: And therefore I am commanded in the Name of this House, and of those they represent, the Commons of England, to give you, and I do accordingly give you, their hearty Thanks.

Protestants of Piedmont, &c.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Child and Mr. Two Masters of Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for levying of certain Monies due upon the Collection for the Protestants of Piedmont, together with several Alterations and Amendments; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The Amendments are as followeth;

8 Line, after the Word "same," and before the Word "and," put in these Words, "at Four Pounds Ten Shillings per Cent' by the Year;" and after the Word "Thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," put in these Words "and Fifty," and leave out the Words "or thereabouts."

10 and 11 Lines, after the Word "nevertheless," leave out the Words "by reason of the Insufficiency of the said Security."

11 Line, instead of the Word "Five," read "Four;" and after the Word "Thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," put in these Words "Nine hundred and Fifty."

14 Line, After the Word "King," and before the Word "the," leave out the Words "and by," and instead thereof, insert these Words, "with the Advice and Consent of."

24 Line, instead of the Word "Five," read "Four."

25 Line, After the Word "thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," put in these Words, "Nine hundred and Fifty."

26 Line, after the Word "same," leave out all to the Words "and that," in the 29 Line; and, instead thereof, insert these Words, "to be paid in such Manner as is hereafter expressed."

30 Line, instead of the Word "Five," read "Four."

31 Line, after the Word "thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," put in these Words, "Nine hundred and Fifty;" and after the Word "be," and before the Word "levied," leave out the Word "forthwith."

32 Line, after the Word "Exchequer," and before the Word "and," put in these Words, "at Wesminster;" and after the Word "Proceedings," and before the Word "thereupon," put in these Words "to be."

33 Line, after the Word "for," and before the Word "Debts," put in these Words, "stated, estalled, and determined;" and after the Word "King," and before the Word "Two," put in the Word "and."

34 Line, leave out these Words, "out of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Wesminster."

34 Line, after the Word "for," instead of "a Debt," read "such Debts."

38 Line, instead of the Word "Five," read "Four;" and after the Word "thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," insert these Words, "Nine hundred and Fifty."

43 . . ., leave out these Words, "Treasurers, or one of them, or their Assigns as aforesaid;" and, instead thereof, put in these Words, "Chamberlain of London for the Time being, or his Assigns."

44 Line, after the Word "by," and before the Word "them," put in these Words, "him or."

45 Line, after the Word "Piedmont," and before the Word "and," in the Interlining, leave out the Words "as aforesaid."

46 Line, instead of the Word "Five," read "Four;" and after the Word "thousand," and before the Word "Pounds," insert these Words, "Nine hundred and Fifty."

55 Line, after the Word "Equity," leave out all the Words to the End of the Bill; and, instead thereof, put in these Words, "for Relief, concerning the Premises; any thing in this present Act to the contrary notwithstanding."

The Provisoes are as follow;

"Provided also, and be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Interest to be paid from the Time of the First Lending of the aforesaid Monies, until the Twenty-fourth Day of December in this present Year of our Lord 1660, shall be after the Rate of Four Pounds and Ten Shillings per Cent', for every Hundred Pounds thereof, and so proportionably, and no more; and that the said Interest for the said Debt in Arrear, at the Time aforesaid, shall be paid and satisfied on or before the said Twenty-fourth December next, to the good Liking of the Deputies of the said Protestants of Piedmont now in England, or any Two of them; and that the said Four thousand Nine hundred and Fifty Pounds remaining of the said Debt, with Interest for the same after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent' for one Year, and so proportionably for all the time the same shall be unpaid after the said Twenty-fourth Day of December next, shall be paid as followeth; that is to say, Five hundred Pounds thereof, on the Twenty-fourth June which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1661, with Interest for the said whole Sum of Four Thousand Nine hundred and Fifty Pounds, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent' per Annum, for Six Months then ended; and Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth Day of December then next following, with Interest at the Rate aforesaid, for the whole Sum then behind, for Six Months then ended; and Five hundred Pounds more thereof, the Twentyfourth of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1662, with Interest for the whole Sum then unpaid, after the Rate aforesaid, for Six Months then ended; and Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth of December then next ensuing, with Interest, after the same Rate, for the whole Sum then unpaid, for Six Months then ended; and Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1663, with like Interest for the whole Sum then unpaid, for Six Months then ended; and the Sum of Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twentyfourth Day of December then next following, with like Interest for the whole Sum then behind, for Six Months then ended; and the like Sum of Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth Day of June which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1664, with Interest, after the same Rate, for the whole Sum then behind, for Six Months then ended; and the like Sum of Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth of December, then next coming, with like Interest for the whole Sum then behind, for Six Months then ended; and the like Sum of Five hundred Pounds more thereof, on the Twenty-fourth Day of June which shall be in the Year 1665, with like Interest, for the whole Sum then unpaid, for Six Months then ended; and the Sum of Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, Residue of the said whole Sum of Four thousand Nine hundred and Fifty Pounds, with Interest for the said Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, after the Rate aforesaid, on the Twenty-fourth Day of December then next ensuing, for Six Months then ended."

"Provided also, that, until Default of Payment shall be made of some of the Sums or Payments before-mentioned, no Process or Proceedings be had or taken forth of the said Court of Exchequer, for the Levying of the aforesaid remaining Debt or Debts, or Interest, or any Part thereof; but in case, on any of the said Days and Times herein before-mentioned, Default of Payment shall be made; and that all and every of the said Payments, on all and every the Days and Times aforesaid, shall not be firmly holden and kept, according to the true Meaning hereof (unless the said Debt and Interest, by Agreement between the Parties concerned, or otherwise, shall be sooner paid and satisfied); then the whole remaining Debt and Interest, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent' per Annum, from the aforesaid Twenty-fourth Day of December 1660, shall be forthwith levied and paid, as is herein above-mentioned; any thing herein contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."

The said Amendments, and Two Provisoes, sent from the Lords, to the said Bill, were read the First and Second time; and, on the Question, agreed unto.

The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker gave them Answer;

The House have considered of your Message; and, as to the Alterations and Amendments to the Bill for the Protestants of Piedmont, they agree with the Lords therein.

Ordered, That this House do sit this Afternoon.

Message for Lords to sit.

Ordered, That the Lords be desired from this House, to sit in the Afternoon; in respect of the Shortness of the Time, and the Weight of Business depending: And that the Lord Viscount Valentia do carry this Message to the Lords:

Lords reminded of Bills.

That the Lord Viscount Valentia be desired to put the Lords in mind of the Bills sent their Lordships from this House: and particularly, the Bill prohibiting Exportation of Wool: The Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day: The Bill to prevent profane Swearing: The Bill for confirming College and Hospital Leases; and that for endowing Vicarages: The Bill for confirming Marriages; and to desire their Lordship's speedy Dispatch therein.

Usurped Grants.

Ordered, That Report be made in the Afternoon, upon the Bill sent from the Lords, concerning Grants of Honours, Offices, &c.

A Message from the Lords, by * * * *.

Boreel's Nat.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have here sent you a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Boreel Esquire, eldest Son of Sir Wm. Boreel Knight and Baronet; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lords agree to Bills.

They have also commanded us to let you know, that their Lordships agree with this House in the Bill for Naturalizing of Merchant Strangers, and the Bill for the Vicarage of Royston,

Post Office.

Mr. Titus reports Amendments to the Bill for settling the Postage of Letters: Which were first read by him in his Place; and were after read the First and Second time by the Clerk; and, on the Question, were agreed unto.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill; viz.

Provided also, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That a Letter or Pacquet Post shall, twice every week, come by the way of Truro and Penrin to the Town of Market-jew, alias Marhasien, in the County of Cornwall, and once a Week to Kendall, by the Way of Lancaster; and to the Town of Penrith in Cumberland, by the Way of Newcastle and Carlisle; and to the City of Lincolne, and Borough of Grimsby, in the County of Lincolne; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding.

Which was read the First and Second time; and on the Question, agreed, and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Another Proviso was tendered: "That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend or be construed to make good or confirm any Letters Patents, Grant, or Agreement, heretofore made by the King's Majesty, to or with any Person or Persons whatsoever, of or concerning the said Office of Post Master, or Carriage of Letters by Post; but that the King's Majesty shall and may grant and dispose of the said Office, Fees, and Profits thereof, as he shall think fit; any such Letters Patents, Grant, Contract, or Agreement, to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."

And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read the Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

Publick Debts.

Ordered, That Colonel Birch do report the State of publick Debts, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.

Post Office.

Another Proviso was tendered to the Bill; viz.

"Provided aslo, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That such Post Master General to be from time to time appointed by his Majesty, his Heirs and Successors, as aforesaid, shall continue constant Posts for Carriage of Letters to all Places, though they lie out of the Post Roads, as hath been used for the Space of Three Years last past, at the Rates herein before-mentioned, under Pain of Forfeitures, for every Omission, Five Pounds; to be recovered by Action, Suit, or Plaint, in any his Majesty's Courts of Record; the one Moiety to the Use of his Majesty, the other Moiety to the Use of the Informer."

Resolved, That this Proviso, be read the Second time.

And it was read accordingly; and was, on the Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That in the Proviso among the Amendments, concerning the Officers of the Post Office taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, these Words be added; viz. "Before any Two Justices of Peace, of the respective Counties wherein such Person or Persons are or shall be resident; which said Justices are hereby authorized to administer the said Oaths accordingly."

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill; viz.

"Provided also, and it is hereby Enacted, That all the Letters which at any time hereafter shall be sent by or unto any of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, chosen and continuing to be Members of the Parliament of England, shall be freely, and without any Charge unto them, safely carried and conveyed by every Letter Post established by this Act, according to the Directions of the said Letter; any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding:"

Which was read the First and Second time, with the Addition of these Words, in the 4th Line, "and sitting the Parliament:" and was, on the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill.

Answer from Lords.

The Lord Viscount Valentia brings Answer from the Lords; The Lords have agreed to sit this Afternoon: And, as to the Bills remaining with the Lords, of which he was to mind the Lords, the Lords say, they will make what Dispatch they can of them.

Post Office.

Resolved, That such of the Persons who have contributed their Pains in Improvement of the Revenue of the Post Office, as the Committee to whom this Bill was referred shall think fit to be taken into Consideration, be recommended to the King's Majesty, for Consideration to be had of their Pains taken therein, accordingly.

Committees.

Ordered, That no Committee do sit between the Rising of this House, and the Sitting thereof this Afternoon.

The House adjourns itself till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Restoring Lord Arundell.

THE Question being put, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for restoring Henry Lord Arundell of Wardor to the Possession of his Estate, shall be read the Third time;

The House was divided:

And the Yeas went forth.

Sir Solomon Swayle, Tellers for the Yeas: 94.
Sir Capell Luckin, With the Yeas,
Mr. Prynn, Tellers for the Noes: 35.
Mr. Buller, With the Noes,

And so the Question passing in the Affirmative; it was

Resolved, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for restoring Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour to the Possession of his Estate, be read the Third time.

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That this Bill be returned back to the Lords: and Sir Geo. Downing is to carry it to the Lords.

Tobacco.

Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for restraining the planting of English Tobacco in England, or the Dominions thereof, be now read the Third time.

And it was accordingly read the Third time; and, on the Question, passed.

Resolved, That the Title of this Act be, An Act for prohibiting the Planting, Setting, or Sowing, of Tobacco, in England and Ireland.

Resolved, That this Bill be carried to the Lords: And Sir George Downing is to carry it to the Lords.

Relief of Soldiers.

Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee to whom the Business of the Hospitals of the Savoy and Ely House is referred, as followeth;

£. s. d.
That Mr. Wm. Ashby, Treasurer for the Hospitals of Ely House and the Savoy, hath received, out of the Assessments of Seventy thousand Pounds per Mensem, by Order of Parliament dated 26 May 1660, the Sum of 2,000 - -
That the said Mr. Ashby hath received of the Commissioners of Excise, by Order of Parliament, bearing Date 13 September 1660 4,000 - -
That the Goods in Ely House, belonging to the Publick, were sold by the Commissioners for 126 - -
That the Goods in the Savoy, which of Right belonged to the Publick, (besides those due and belonging to the said Hospitals) are sold, or appraised to be worth 35£.; which Money is to be received by the aforesaid Mr. Ashby 35 - -
£. 6,161 - -
That there were One hundred and Forty maimed Soldiers, Patients under Cure, in Ely House and the Savoy the 13 September 1660, when the last Order of Parliament was made for their Discharge; to whom there is paid the Sum of 315£. 6s. for their Arrears of Pay in the last Quarter, and for Coals and Candles; and of them remains only Four, and those are in the Savoy, and have likewise been discharged, and have received Letters of Recommendation to their respective Counties; but, being Bed-rid, are not at present able to travel thither 315 6 -
That there were One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-two Widows and Orphans Pensioners at the Time aforesaid, whereof One thousand Four hundred Fifty-eight are paid Twelve Weeks Pay a-piece, according to their several Allowances; and discharged into their respective Counties, with recommendatory Letters 2,028 8 -
That there were Two thousand Two hundred Forty-nine maimed Soldiers, Pensioners, belonging to, but not residing within, the Hospitals aforesaid, on the 13 September 1660; whereof One thousand Six hundred Seventy-three are paid, and discharged into their respective Counties, with Letters of Recommendation, and Twelve Weeks Pay a-piece, according to their several Allowances 2,879 5 4
That there is paid, to discharge the Nurses, and some of the necessary Officers of the said Hospitals, and to satisfy other incident Charges, the Sum of 580 17 -
The Sum total paid is £.5,803 16 4
Remaining in Cash £.357 3 8

That the whole Number of Pensioners were Four thousand Thirty-one; whereof Three thousand One hundred Thirty-one are paid, as aforesaid; and Nine hundred are unpaid, who are in the Country.

That the said Pensioners were discharged to the 13 of September 1660; so that for these Twelve Weeks last past the increasing Charge (which, according to the former Allowance, would have come to about Seven thousand Two hundred Pounds) is saved to the Publick.

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Officers Salaries, still owing, come to 462 8 8
The Debts of both Hospitals, for all Sorts of Medicaments, Firing, and other Accommodations, for many Months last past, come to 1,136 5 9
Sum Total, of Debts to the Hospitals, is 1,598 14 5
That, by Computation, the Nine hundred Pensioners in the Country, unpaid, will require Nine hundred Pounds to satisfy them Twelve Weeks Pay apiece, according to their respective Allowances 900 - -
£.2,498 14 5

A printed Pass, signed by the said Committee, directed to the Justices of Peace of the respective Counties, recommending it to them to take care of providing for them according to Law, was read.

He also reports the Draught of an Order, prepared by the said Committee; and presented to the House for their Consideration: Which was read.

Resolved, That, in the said Order, these Words be inserted, viz. "according to the Statute of maimed Soldiers, and that of 43 of Queen Elizabeth, concerning the Overseers of the Poor."

And so the said Order was, upon the Question, agreed: Which, with the said Addition, is as followeth:

"Whereas the maimed Soldiers and Pensioners, belonging to Ely House, and the Savoy, formerly a great Charge to the Nation, are, by Order of Parliament, discharged, and sent with Recommendations into their respective Counties and Places where they did last reside, but are not accordingly received or relieved by the respective Justices of the Peace: It is therefore Ordered by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That all and every the Justices of the Peace, in all Counties, Corporations, and Places, within his Majesty's Dominions, do take speedy Care, and make Provision, according to the Statute for maimed Soldiers, and that of 43 of Queen Elizabeth, concerning Overseers of the Poor, for the Relief and Livelihood of such Pensioners, maimed Soldiers, Widows, and Orphans, as come unto them with such Recommendations, signed with the Hands of Thomas Lord Fairfax, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Robinson, Sir Fran. Gerard, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Tho. Clergys, John Birch, William Prynn, Edward King, Gilbert Gerard, Richard Knightly, and Michaell Mallet, Esquires, or any Three of them, being Members of the Committee of Parliament, appointed to discharge the said Pensioners: And that this Order be forthwith printed: And that the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, do convey the same unto the respective Places for which they serve in Parliament; reminding the said Justices of the Necessity of this good Work; and of the Laws made concerning the same.

Resolved, That it be referred to Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Pedley, and Mr. Goodricke, to prepare and bring in a short Bill, for charging the Country with providing for the Soldiers who have been wounded in the late Civil Wars in this Kingdom, as well as those mentioned in the former Statutes concerning maimed Soldiers; and to report the same to the House with all convenient Speed.

Candles.

Resolved, That Candles be forthwith brought in.

Tanning Leather.

The Question being put, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the more speedy and ready Way for tanning and dressing of all Sorts of Leather . . .

It passed in the Negative.

Poll Bill.

Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for Supply of the Defects of the Poll Bill, be now read the Third time.

And it was accordingly read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning.

That it be referred to Mr. Swinsen. Serjeant Charlton, Colonel King, Serjeant Glynn, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Bascawen, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Prynn, Mr. Pedley, Sir William Lewes, Lord Viscount Valentia, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Goodricke, Sir Edw. Turner, Mr. Bodarda, or any Three of them, to prepare a Clause upon the present Debate; and report the same To-morrow Morning.

Grant, &c. to Windham.

Mr. Yong reports, that he had delivered to the Lords the Order concerning Mr. Windham; and that their Lordships gave Answer, that they chearfully concur therein.

Crymes' Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Brampston and * *, Two Masters of Chancery;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you this Bill, intituled, An Act for restoring Sir Thomas Crymes Baronet, to his Estate: To which they do desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Usurped Grants.

The Lord Viscount Valentia reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill, sent from the Lords, concerning Grants of Offices and Honours: Which he read in his Place; and were afterwards read at the Table the First and Second time, by the Clerk.

Resolved, That the Debate upon this Bill be adjourned.