Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Friday, the 12th of June, 1657.
THE House being acquainted, that there were divers Aldermen of the City of London, and others, at the Door, with a Petition; they were, by Order of the House, called in: And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Alderman Fooke declaring the Occasion of this Address, presented a Petition: Which, when they were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of the Committee of Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, on Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the said Adventurers, for whom they are intrusted.
Resolved, That in the 12th Line of the 5th Folio, after the Words, "the Twenty ninth of September 1657," these Words be added, "or within Three Months after the Setting of the said Fine:" And that, after the Words then next following, in the next Line, these Words be added; viz. "or within Six Months after the Setting of the said Fine."
Petition from Irish Members.
Assessment for Ireland.
|Lord Deputy,||Tellers for the Yeas:||71.|
|Colonel Jones,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Nevill,||Tellers for the Noes:||50.|
|Colonel Blake,||With the Noes,|
A BILL for punishing of such Persons as live at high Rates, and have no visible Estates, Profession, or Calling answerable thereunto, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words, "Provided nevertheless, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That in case, during the Continuance of this present Parliament, any other more equal Way of raising the said monthly Assessment of hereby appointed, shall be found; and the Parliament shall make a Declaration to that Purpose; That then such Part of the said Assessment as shall be then to be collected, shall be taxed, assessed, collected, levied, and paid, according to such Proportions upon the respective Counties and Places, or in such Way, and for such Time of the said Three Years, as the Parliament shall, by such Declaration, direct and set down; and not according to the Proportions in this Act expressed; this Act, or any thing therein contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."