House of Commons Journal Volume 8
24 March 1663

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 24 March 1663', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 456-457. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26549 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 24 Martii, 15 Car. 11di.

Prayers.

JAMES Taudin and Didier Faucant did this Day take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, before Mr. Speaker, at the Clerk's Table, in order to their Naturalization.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Scudamore have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Killigrew's, &c. Nat.

A Bill for Naturalizing of Charlotte Hessen Killigrew, and several other Persons, was this Day read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That this Bill be committed to the Committee to which the First Bill of Naturalizing was committed: And that the Committee be revived: And that these Persons following be added to the Committee; viz. Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Oldfeild, Mr. Hoby, Mr. Elliot, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Moore, Mr. Turgis, Mr. James, Sir Edm. Bowyer, Sir Edm. Peirce, Mr. Dunster: And they are to sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Judgments against Pit.

A Bill to make void several Judgments and Securities obtained by Practice, against George Pit Esquire, and several other Persons in the Bill mentioned, was this Day read the Second time.

A Petition of Sir George Pratt was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill and Petition be committed to Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Sandis, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Courtney Poole, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Holland, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Cha. Berkley, Mr. Knight, Colonel Phillips, Lord Castleton, Sir Geo. Probert, Sir Robert Atkyns, Mr. Gaudy, Lord St. John, Mr. Yorke, Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir John Birkinhead, Mr. Seymour, Colonel Windham, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Clifford, Sir John Strode, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Rich. Oatley, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Dolman, Sir Rich. Browne, Mr. Culleford, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Scawen, Sir Rich. Onslow, Colonel Kirkby, Serjeant Charlton, Sir Bain. Throckmorton, Mr. Phillips, Colonel Sandis, Mr. Steward, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Tho. Cary: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Thursday next: And to summon and hear all Parties concerned: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Restoring Cheadle.

Ordered, That the Bill for restoring in Blood of Elizabeth Cheadle, an Infant, be read on Thursday Morning next.

Lord's Day.

Mr. George reports from the Committee to which the Bill for better Observation of the Lord's Day was recommitted, upon the Amendment formerly reported, concerning decent Demeanor in the Church, That the Committee had met, and thought fit to omit the Words "be or sit irreverently or undecently."

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That the Word "walk" be also left out;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Amendment, with these Alterations, be agreed to.

The House proceeded to the Second Reading of the rest of the Amendments formerly reported.

And the several subsequent Amendments to the Second Line of the Second Page were read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Second Line of the Second Page was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to that Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

The next Amendment, to the Eighth Line of the same Page, was read the Second time; and, on the Question, agreed to.

The Amendment to the Ninth Line of the same Page was read the Second time.

The Question being put, To agree to the Amendment, as to the leaving out the Word "unlawful;"

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the remaining Part of the Bill, which is not yet passed, be re-committed to the former Committee: And they are to inspect the former Laws touching the Observation of the Lord's Day; and to comprehend them in this Bill, so as the same may be effectual for the due Observation thereof: And these Persons following are added to the Committee; viz. Colonel Legg, Mr. Clifford, Dr. Burwell, Sir John Duncombe, Mr. Chowne, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Robert Holt, Mr. Westphaling, Mr. Yorke, Mr. Kent, Mr. Ernley, Sir Wm. Compton, Colonel Windham, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Sir John Birkenhead, Mr. Coventry: And all the Members of this House that shall come to the Committee are to have Voices thereat: And they are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Royal Mines.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning Mines Royal, be read the Second time on Thursday next.

Preserving Woods, &c.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Tompkins do carry up the Two ingrossed Bills for preventing the Cutting and Stealing of Wood; and for enabling the Sale of some of the Lands of Richard and Anthony Seignior; to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ministers Maintenance.

The House then resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for the Increase of the Maintenance of Ministers in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Thomas Meres took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker re-assumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Meres reports from the Committee, That they had made some further Progress in the said Bill: And that it was the Opinion of the Committee, That the House would again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, to proceed upon the same.

Resolved, &c. That the House, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Bill for the Maintenance of Ministers, in Cities, Towns Corporate, and Market Towns.

Clothing Trade.

The Question being put, That the Committee for the Clothing Trade, appointed to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon;

It passed in the Negative.

Committees.

Resolved, &c. That all other Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned till Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till Thursday Morning next, Eight of the Clock.