Veneris, 1 Feb. 19 Car. IIdi.
AN ingrossed Bill for ascertaining the Bounds of the
several Rectories of Swaffham Saint Ciriar, and
Swaffham Saint Mary's within the Town of Swaffham
Prior, in the County of Cambridge; and for the uniting
the Two Church . . there; was read.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to
which the Bill against the Importation of French Manufactures and Commodities was committed, several Amendments agreed to be made to the Bill; and also the Opinion of the Committee for Ten Shillings per Tun to be
imposed on Wines, for a Recompence to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, for the Prejudice to him in
his Wine Licences: Which he read; and after, delivered
the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee appointed to draw up and bring in a Clause touching the
Space to be left unbuilt next the Thames, a Clause, agreed
by the Committee to be added to the Bill for rebuilding
the City of London: Which was twice read: And some
Alterations, upon the Question, agreed, and made at the
Resolved, &c. That the Clause, so amended, be agreed
to; and made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause for an Imposition on Coals, towards the
re-edifying the Guildhall Hall, and other publick Buildings belonging to the City of London, was twice read.
Resolved, &c. That the said Clause be committed to
the Committee of the whole House.
Impeachment of Lord Mordant.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton be added to the
Managers of the Business against the Lord Viscount
Bills sent to Lords, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Pepis do carry up such Bills as are
ready, to the Lords: And do desire a Conference with
the Lords, on the Bill concerning the Plague.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Serjeant Charleton, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Pepis, Mr. Waller, Sir Thomas
Gower, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Thomas Meres, be appointed to manage the Conference.
An ingrossed Bill to explain the former, for raising
Money by a Poll, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the
Title shall be, An Act explanatory of the Act for raising
Money by the Poll, and otherwise, towards the Maintenance of the present War.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Bill against
French Commodities be taken into Consideration next
after the Bill for rebuilding the City is dispatched.
Impeachment of Ld. Mordant.
Mr Seymour reports, Two Reasons agreed by the
Committee, to be offered at the Conference to be had
with the Lords, touching the Manner of Proceeding in
the Tryal upon the Impeachment against the Lord Viscount Mordant.
Ordered, That Mr. Seymour do desire the Conference
with the Lords.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, upon the Clause for an Imposition on Coal,
towards the rebuilding the Guildhall, and other publick
Buildings belonging to the City of London.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Steward took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Steward reports, That the Committee of the whole
House had considered of the said Clause; and made
several Resolutions thereupon; consisting in Substance,
with the Matter of the same; and that it wanted only
the Drawing up in Form.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.