Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 6, 1648-1651. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 18 Decembris, 1649.
Admissibility of a Witness.
COLONEL Wauton reports from the Committee for Advance of Money, the Opinion of that Committee, That, in the Case depending, touching certain Goods of the late Earl of Worcester's, informed to be in the Hands of Mr. Serjeant Glyn, and by him concealed, it be reported to the House, for their Opinions, Whether Mr. Edward Mugford, having contracted for a Tenth (conceiving it due to him as a Discoverer), ought to be admitted as a Witness in the Cause, on the Behalf of the State.
An Act touching Elections of Questmen, Constables, and all other subordinate Officers in the City of London, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be printed and published.
Letter to be read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That this House doth agree with the Grand Committee, That, for every Pound of Tobacco, which is not of English Plantation, as well already imported, having not paid Excise, as hereafter to be imported, Two Shillings be paid by the first Buyer thereof from the Merchant or Importer.