House of Commons Journal Volume 9
11 April 1671

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 11 April 1671', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 233-234. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27329 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Martis, 11 die Aprilis, 1671.

Prayers.

Intestates Estates.

Mr. Crouch reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates, was committed, several Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read, in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto.

A Proviso, for continuing the Ordinary to grant Administrations cum Testamento annexo, was read the First, Second, and Third time; and agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General Sir George Downing, Mr. Att. Mountague, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Carr, Mr. Waller, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Phil. Warwicke, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Will. Coventry, Colonel Birch, Mr. Milward, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir. Edw. Deering, do manage the Conference, to be had with the Lords, upon the Bill of Impositions.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Will. Beversham and Sir Jo. Coell;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that the Lords having received, from the House of Commons, an Answer to the Message, sent to them Yesterday; which Answer their Lordships conceive so unparliamentary that they could not proceed in that Conference; and desire a Conference, upon that Answer, in the Painted Chamber, at Five of the Clock this Afternoon: At which time their Lordships will be sitting; and desire, that the House of Commons will be sitting also.

The Messengers being withdrawn; and called in again;

Mr. Speaker acquaints them, that this House had considered of their Message; and did agree to the Lords to the Conference, at Five of the Clock this Afternoon.

Intestates Estates.

The House then resumed the Debate upon the Bill concerning Intestates Estates.

Ordered, That the further Debate thereof be adjourned till the Afternoon.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees, that were to sit this Afternoon, be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Duke of Yorke's Revenue.

THE Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for explaining a Proviso contained in an Act for settling the Profits of the Post Office, and Power of granting Wine Licences, on his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, and the Heirs Males of his Body, was read the Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.

Debtors Relief.

Ordered, That Sir Edw. Massey, Mr. Glascocke, Mr. Milward, Mr. Roberts, be added to the Committee, to which the Bill for Relief and Release of poor Prisoners, is committed.

Howard's Estate.

Sir Solomon Swale reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable Charles Howard Esquire, and Mary his Wife, to levy and suffer a Fine and Recovery, was committed, some Alterations and Amendments to be made to the said Bill: Which he read, in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed unto.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Intestates Estates.

The House then resumed the Debate of the Bill concerning Intestates Estates.

And the Bill, Amendments, and Provisoes, were read a Third time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Provisoes, do pass: And that Mr. Crouch do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Cornwall Assizes.

The ingrossed Bill for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Cornwall at Bodmin, was read a Third time.

The Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers,

Sir Jonath. Trelawny, For the Yeas, 49.
Mr. Roberts,
Sir John Coriton, For the Noes, 31.
Mr. Vaughan,

So it was resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for holding the Summer Assizes for the County of Cornwall at Bodmyn: And that Sir Jonat. Trelawny do carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Wey Navigation.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, upon the Bill concerning the River Wey, be heard the First Business To-morrow Morning.

Houses destroyed to stop the Fire in London.

Ordered, That the Bill concerning blowing up and demolishing of Houses, to prevent the Increase of Fire, be read next after.

Preventing Profanation of Sunday.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the better Observation of the Lord's Day, be read next after them.

Conference-Foreign Commodities Bill.

Ordered, That the Members appointed to manage the Conference upon the Bill of Impositions on foreign Commodities, be appointed Managers for the Conference to be had with the Lords this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock.

The House then went up to attend the Conference accordingly.

Sir Robert Howard reports, That they had attended the Conference; and that * * * *.

Upon Debate of the Report of the Conference;

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference: And that Sir Robert Carr do go up to the Lords to desire a Conference.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.