Jovis, 15 die Augusti; 1 Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christy reports from the Committee to whom
the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for explaining Part of an Act made in
the First Year of King James the First, concerning
tanned Leather, was referred; That they had thought fit
to make several Amendments to the same: Which he
read in his Place, with the Coherence: And afterwards,
delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the
same were read the First time throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House:
And are as followeth;
Press 2, Line 27, after the Word "unto," add Proviso (A):
"Provided always, That nothing in this, or any other
Act, shall extend to give any Power to the Master and
Wardens of the Company of Curriers to visit, search or
seize any Leather, Hide, or Skin, but such only as shall
be curried or dressed within the City of London, or Three
Miles thereof, by some Members of their own Company,
nor in any other Place but in the open Market, or in the
Shops, Houses, or Warehouses of such Curriers."
Line 40, Leave out these Words, "and not otherwise;" and insert, instead thereof, "or to cut, or convert
the same into other made Ware, according to their several and respective Trades."
And afterwards, add Clause (B):
"And be it further Enacted, That it shall and may be
lawful for any Person or Persons to buy or sell Leather,
Hides and Skins, by Weight."
Then the Bill, so amended, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry up the Bill to
the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath
agreed to the Bill with the said Amendments; and desire their Concurrence to the same.
Supply Bill; Dutch Expedition.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Francklyn
and Sir Rob. Legard;
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to
acquaint this House, That they have passed the Bill for
appropriating certain Duties for paying the States General
of the United Provinces their Charges for his Majesty's
Expedition into this Kingdom, and for other Uses, without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Securing Government against Papists.
Mr. Hawles reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for securing the Government against Papists, and
other disaffected Persons, was referred; That they had
agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the
same: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence:
And afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's
Table: Where the same was read over the First time
throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one;
and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed
unto by the House.
Several other Amendments were proposed to be made
in the Bill, and agreed unto by the House: And the
Bill amended accordingly at the Table.
Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the
Bill, Folio *, Line *, by inserting "commonly called
And the Question being put, That the same be inserted accordingly;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Hen. Ashurst,
So it passed in the Negative.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That
the Act shall continue in Force for Three Years, and no
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to examine
the Cases of the Prisoners in the Tower, Newgate, and
the Gatchouse, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at
Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
that Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Mompesson,
Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Blake, Mr. May,
Sir Walter Moyle, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Hawles, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Reynell, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr.
Whitehead, Major Vincent, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir Wm.
Ashurst, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir John Trevor, be added to
the said Committee.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine of the Clock.