Jovis, 20 die Februarii, 1672.
Destroying Houses to stop Fire.
A BILL being tendered, touching Blowing up or
Demolishing Houses, to prevent the Increase of
Fire; but without a Brief, or Leave of the House;
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill
touching Blowing up Houses, to prevent the Increase of
Fire, on Saturday next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the Repair of Churches: And that Sir Adam Browne
do bring it in.
A Bill for Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An
Act for encouraging of Coinage, was read a First time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be read a Second time.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That these Members following be added to
the Committee of Elections and Privileges; Lord Morpeth, Sir John Austen, Colonel Sands, Mr. Swanton, Sir
Stephen Fox, Sir Denny Ashburnham.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed upon the Consideration of the
Subject Matter of a Bill for Ease to his Majesty's
Protestant Subjects, Dissenters, in Matters of Religion,
from the Church of England.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meeres took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the said Committee,
That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of the Matter to them committed; and humbly
moved, from the said Committee, That the House would
resolve into a Committee of the whole House, on Saturday
Morning next, Ten of the Clock, to proceed in the
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, that the House be resolved into a Committee
of the whole House, on Saturday Morning next, Ten
of the Clock, to proceed in the Consideration thereof.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.