Entry Book: September 1666

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Calendar of Treasury Books, Volume 1, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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September 1666

Date. Nature and Substance of the Entry. Reference.
Sept. 13 Same from same to same. "Whereas it is needfull that the howse in Mark Lane heretofore called by the name of the Lord Baunis House, now appointed to be the Custom House, be with all speed brought into that forme as may answer that use; and that the late ruins of howses in the citty of London by the late conflagation gives so much imployment to carpenters, bricklayers and masons that they cannot be procured but by some speciall warrant: this service being for the publique trade of the citty and so consequently for the advantage of the whole body" therefor authorises them to press as many men as they have present occasion of for this service, duly paying them their usual wages and discharging them so soon as they shall have finished. Ibid, p. 344.
Sept. 29 Same from same and Lord Ashley to Sir Heneage Finch, Solicitor General, for preparation of a Bill to pass the Great Seal for a Commission to constitute Robert Huntington, Richard Kingdon, John James, junr., and William Forth to be His Majesty's Commissioners and Governors of Excise of London, Middlesex and Surrey, to exercise the judicial powers only: to the intent the execution of the ministerial powers may remain in the farmers of the said duty according to a late Act of Parliament. Ibid, XII. pp. 220–1.