Friday, June 19,1657.
I was very sick all the forenoon, and had three messengers
at my chamber-door to come away to the House with the report upon the Bill of Indemnity. I was not in condition to
stir; and knowing the night before that it would be my ill
day, I left the papers with Mr. Vincent, and engaged Colonel
Shapcott to report for me, which was done accordingly. (fn. 1)
Colonel Shapcott reported amendments to the Bill for punishing such persons as live at high rates and have no visible
estates, profession, or calling, to maintain the same; which
were twice read, and, upon the question, agreed to.
Resolved, that this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.
Colonel Shapcott reported amendments to the Bill of In
demnity, which were twice read and agreed; and the Bill, so
amended, ordered to be ingrossed.
A Bill, intituled an Act for the preventing of the multiplicity of Buildings in and about the suburbs of London, and
within ten miles thereof, was this day read the third time.
The ingrossed Bill for the new buildings was read, and a
great many provisos were tendered, and a long debate upon
every one. The House seeing so many of them, (fn. 2) almost in
every member's hand, were forced to pass this overnight vote.
That no more provisos should be admitted, other than those
that were that night delivered in to the clerk. After a large
debate upon some of them till nine o'clock, the debate and the
House were adjourned till to-morrow morning.