Martis, 3 die Aprilis, 1677.
Augmenting Vicarages, &c.
MR. Crowch reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for
confirming and perpetuating Augmentions made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies, was
referred, some Amendments to be made, and a Proviso to
be added, to the Bill: Which Amendments were twice
read; and upon the Question, agreed to.
And the said Proviso was twice read: But the same
being mistaken, was, upon the Question, withdrawn; and
another Proviso tendered, and twice read; and with an
Amendment, made at the Table, upon the Question,
And the Bill, with the Amendements, and Proviso, was
read a Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and
Proviso, do pass; and be returned to the Lords.
And Mr. Crowch is to carry it up.
Mr. Mallett reports from the Committee to which the
Bill, sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the
Sale of certain Lands in Winterborne Whitchurch in the
County of Dorsett, lately belonging to Laurence Squibb
Esquire, was referred, That the Committee had carefully
perused the Order and Directions of the House; and,
upon hearing all Parties concerned, and Examination
of the whole Matter, had returned the Bill without any
Bills, &c. not to be taken off the Table.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do, hereafter,
take off from the Clerk's Table any Bill; or Brief of a
Bill; or the Journal Book; or be permitted to take Notes
or Copies thereout, during the Sitting of the House, or
Committee of the whole House.
Ordered, That the Bill, sent from the Lords, for the
more effectual Conviction and Persecution of Popish
Recusants, be read To-morrow Morning at Ten of the
An ingrossed Bill, touching Simoniacal Contracts, was
read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the
Title be, An Act, That the Successor may not be punished
for the Simony of the Predecessor.
And Mr. Crowch is to carry up the said Bill to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
An ingrossed Bill for enabling Commissioners to take
Affidavits in the Country, was read the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That this Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for taking of Affidavits in the Country, to be
made use of in the Courts of King's Bench, Common
Pleas, and Exchequer: And that Mr. Crowch do carry up
the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Supply Bill; building Ships.
The House then resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his Majesty's
Supply for building Ships.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Trevor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of the
whole House, That they had made some further Progress
in the Bill; and humbly moved from the said Committee,
That the House would resolve again into a Committee of
the whole House, on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of
the Clock, to proceed further upon the said Bill.
To which the House agreed.
Resolved, &c. That this House will on Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for his
Majesty's Supply for building Ships.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived which are
discontinued; and do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Two of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.