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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 6 September 1653

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Tuesday, the 6th of September, 1653.

Correspondence with Tuscany.

A LETTER from the Great Duke of Tuscany, dated at Florence the 2d of August 1653, was this Day read.

Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State, to take Notice thereof, as there shall be Occasion, upon any Transactions between this Commonwealth, and the said Grand Duke of Tuscany.

Army in Ireland.

Resolved, That the Time for the Establishment for Ireland do commence from the 24th Day of October 1653: And that the Vote passed Yesterday be amended, accordingly.

Excise.

Amendments were reported to the Bill for Continuance of the Receipts of the Excise until the Day of: Which were this Day read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Question being put, That the Time of this Bill to continue till the 29th of December 1653;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Alderman Titchborne, Tellers for the Yeas: 29.
Colonel Cromwell, With the Yeas,
Alderman Ireton, Tellers for the Noes: 22.
Mr. Wroth Rogers, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That the Time for the Continuance of this Act be till the 29th Day of December 1653.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;

It passed in the Negative.

And the Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and was ordered to be printed and published.

Comm rs of Excise.

Resolved, That the Order, made Yesterday, touching the Fines imposed by the Commissioners, Sub-Commissioners, and Farmers of the Excise, be amended in these Words:

Resolved, That the Committee for Inspection of the Treasuries, and for regulating Officers, and their Salaries, be authorized and impowered to call to Account the Commissioners for the Excise, for the Fines, which have been by them set and received within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs thereof, and Borough of Southwark; and to give Orders to some Gentlemen in every County, to call to Account the Sub-Commissioners, and Farmers of the Excise, in the respective Counties, for the Fines, which have been by them set and received in the respective Counties; and make Return thereof to the said Committee."

Irish Adventurers.

The House, according to former Order, took up the Debate upon the Bill, intituled, An Act for the speedy and effectual Satisfaction of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, &c.

The Clause beginning with the Word "And," in the Seventh Line of the Tenth Folio, unto the Word "provided," in the last Line save one of the same Folio, being read;

And the Question being put, That this Clause do stand as it is brought in, in the Bill;

It passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, That the Quit-Rents of Ireland shall be remitted for Five Years;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Anlaby, Tellers for the Yeas: 44.
Mr. Spence, With the Yeas,
Alderman Ireton, Tellers for the Noes: 30.
Sir Gilbert Pickering, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, by the Parliament, That the QuitRents of Ireland shall be remitted for Five Years.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Colonel Ayres have Leave to go into the Country.