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 31st of October, 1654.
Resolved, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to transport Wheat when the Price shall not exceed 36s. the Quarter; paying Custom for the same Four-pence a Quarter.
Resolved, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to transport Rye, when the Price shall not exceed 24s. the Quarter; paying Custom for the same at Three pence the Quarter.
Resolved, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to transport Barley or Malt, when the Price shall not exceed Twenty Shillings the Quarter; paying Custom for the same Two-pence a Quarter.
Resolved, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to transport Peas, when the Price shall not exceed Twenty-four Shillings the Quarter; paying Custom for the same Three-pence the Quarter.
Resolved, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, being Natives of this Commonwealth, to transport Beans, when the Price shall not exceed Twenty four Shillings the Quarter; paying Custom for the same Three-pence the Quarter.
|Lord Broghill,||Tellers for the Yeas:||92.|
|Mr. Guys,||With the Yeas,|
|Alderman Gibbs,||Tellers for the Noes:||62.|
|Sir Charles Wolsley,||With the Noes,|
Resolved, That the Custom to be paid upon Butter, to be transported as aforesaid, if transported in Vessels of this Commonwealth by a Native, . . . Two Shillings Sixpence the Barrel; and, if transported by an Alien, to pay for the Custom Five Shillings the Barrel: Which Barrel is to contain Four Firkins; and each Firkin to contain Fifty-six Pounds net.
Weights and Measures.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of the Business of Weights and Measures through the whole Nation: And to peruse the former Laws in that Behalf; and to bring in a Bill for the better Regulation thereof; And Mr. Turner, Mr. Yeo, Mr. Hoskins, and Mr. Gewin, are added to this Committee.
The humble Petition of Sir Wm. Killigrew, and others, the Participants, Adventurers, and Purchasers, with Robert Earl of Lindsey, deceased, in his draining the Fens in Lincolnshire, lying between Bourne, Boston, and Lincoln, and up to Trent River, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed to Lord Broghill, Colonel Beaumount, Commissary-General Whalley, Mr. Turnor, Captain Bains, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Marten Lister, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Charles Wolsley, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Norden, Alderman Gibbs, Sir John Hobart, Lord Rich. Cromwell, Lord Henry Cromwell, Colonel Mackworth, Mr. Guys, Mr. Jenkinson, Colonel Jones, Mr. Peckham, Colonel Morgan, Colonel Beale, Mr. Wrey, Colonel Fynes, Mr. Bond, Lord Lambert, Mr. Bunckley, Mr. Barkley, Mr. George Purefy, Colonel Lilburne, Mr. Flackett, Sir Wm. Roberts, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir John Witterong, Colonel Lockhart, Mr. Fagg, Colonel Morley, Mr. Ellis, Colonel Shuttleworth, Lord Dacres, Lieutenant-Colonel Worsley, Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Ernley, Colonel Popham, Sir Henry Vane, Colonel Holland, Mr. * Lester, Colonel Ireland, Mr. Yong, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Thomas Gorges, Lord Commissioner Widdrington, Mr. Timbs, Mr. Sam. Disbrow, Colonel Whetham, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Henry Cromwell, Mr. Lance, Mr. Cleypoole, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Recorder, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Sir Ralph Hare, Mr. Barker, Major Long, Sir Wm. Doyley, Major Pudsey Pochin, Colonel Rous, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Hooper, Baron Thorpe, Colonel Twisleton, Mr. Edmondson, Mr. Parker, Sir Theophilus Jones, Lord Herbert, Mr. * Lister, Alderman Avery, Lieutenant-Colonel Baines, Mr. Long, Mr. Hobart, Mr. Carter, Colonel Bright, Mr. Downing, to examine the whole Business; and to call all Parties concerned before them; and to report: With Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Court of Wards.
To Mr. Barnard, Mr. Yong, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Bunckly, Mr. Turner, Mr. Long, Mr. Parker, Mr. Bond, Baron Thorp, Mr. Hoskins, Lord Lithgow, Serjeant Glyn, Sir Anth. Ashley Cooper, Mr. Weles, Mr. Thomas Gorges, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lister; or any Five of them: And this Committee is to meet in the Queen's Court, this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.