Mercurii, 19 die Aprilis, 1671.
Bills sent from Lords.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir John Coell,
and Sir William Beversham;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have agreed with this House to the
Bill on the Behalf of Charles Howard Esquire, and his
Wife, without any Amendment: And have returned you
the Bill on the Behalf of the indigent loyal Officers, with
some Alterations and Amendments; and the Bill for settling the Workhouses, and setting the Poor on Work;
and also the Bill to prevent the Planting Tobacco in
England; with some Amendments: To which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
Sir Thomas Littleton reports from the Committee to
which the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to
revive a former Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen; and to preserve the Stores of his Majesty's Navy
Royal, several Amendments agreed 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 Amendments were twice read; and, with some Alterations and
Amendments made at the Table, severally agreed:
And a Debate arising, touching the Manner of Trial
of Offenders; and for preventing false Musters; and
for the due Payment of Seamen, and other Matters;
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be re-committed, upon the
Debates of the House: And that these Members following
be added to the Committee; Colonel Birch, Sir Thomas
Lee, Mr. Coleman, Sir Will. Coventry, Sir Edw. Massey,
Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir Thom. Higgons, Mr. Vaughan, Mr.
Hampden, Mr. Waller: And all that shall come are to have
Voices: And the Committee is revived; and to sit this
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Lands at Portsmouth.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for vesting and
settling the Fee Simple of certain Lands; on his Majesty,
his Heirs and Successors, which have been taken into and
spoiled, by making new Fortifications about the Town of
Portsmouth, was read the Second time: And being by
Agreement of all Parties concerned, and no Exception
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Third time,
Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Bill for the
better regulating and settling of Workhouses for setting
the Poor on Work, were twice read; and, upon the
Question, severally agreed, except one of the Amendments, which, with this Addition of these Words, "and
no longer," was also agreed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.