Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Wednesday, 17th June, 1657.
MR. Nathaniell Bacon reports from the Grand Committee to whom the Bill for an Assessment upon England for Three Years, was committed, Amendments to the said Bill; having therein pursued the Order of the House for shortening the Bill: Which Amendments contained that which is to come instead of the whole Bill, except the last Proviso: And likewise reports, Additional Names to the Commissioners for the County of Wiltes:
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That neither this Act, nor the said Act for the said Assessment of Sixty thousand Pounds by the Month, or any thing therein contained, shall extend or be construed to authorize or impower the said Commissioners, or any Person or Persons whatsoever, to raise or levy the said Tax hereby assessed or taxed, or any Part thereof, by free Quarter, or by Quartering of Soldiers; any thing in this Act, or in the said Act for the said Monthly Assessment, to the contrary notwithstanding."
Mr. Bacon reports from the same Grand Committee, the Opinion of the said Grand Committee, That the County of Cardigan shall be abated the one Half of their Assessment: And that the County of Pembroke shall be abated One Third Part of the Assessment that they formerly paid.
|Colonel Jones,||Tellers for the Yeas:||56.|
|Mr. Lloyd,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Tho. Parker,||Tellers for the Noes:||64.|
|Sir Richard Pigott,||With the Noes,|
Divers Names being presented by several Persons of the House, to be added to the Commissioners for Assessments in several Counties and Places, to be inserted into the Bill; the same were severally put to the Question; and ordered to be put into the Bill.
Resolved, That this Clause, now read, touching Scotland, be committed to the Committee for Scotland, to set down the Proportions on the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Places, according to the Proportions in the Bill for the Fifteen thousand Pounds: And that they bring in the same in Parchment, to be added to this Bill: And the Committee are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Resolved, That the Committee for Ireland do bring in a Clause in Parchment, to be added to this Bill, for the Assessment upon Ireland, for Three Years; with reference to the former Act: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the usual Place of Meeting.
A Bill for the Stating and Ascertaining the Debts upon the Publick Faith, and providing Security for the same, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time, To-morrow Morning.
A Bill for punishing such Persons as live at high Rates, and have no visible Estates, Profession, or Calling, to maintain the same, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to Colonel Shapcott, Sir John Thoroughgood, Sir Tho. Pryde, Sir John Barksteed, Colonel Cox, Major-General Kelsey, Major-General Berry, Mr. Margetts, Mr. Lockard, Mr. Scotton, Mr. Bampfeild, Major Audley, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Smyth, Lord Whitelock, Colonel Chadwick, Mr. Godfrey, Colonel Cox, Mr. Beamond, Mr. Duncomb, Mr. Briscoe, Major-General Bridg, Mr. Gorges, Colonel Jones, Colonel Winthrop, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Hall, Mr. Hussey: To meet To-morrow Morning, at Seven of Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: With Power also to fill up the Blanks in the Bill.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Commonwealth, for a Writ for the Election of a Knight for the County of Hereford, in the Place of Major General Berry, who hath made his Election to serve for * *.
|Major Beak,||Tellers for the Yeas:||51.|
|Mr. Francis Bacon,||With the Yeas,|
|Col. Hawkesworth,||Tellers for the Noes:||47.|
|Mr. Harvey,||With the Noes,|
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, by his Highness, and this present Parliament, That one Act of Parliament, made the Twelfth of March 1649, intituled, An Act for the better Packing of Butter, and Redress of Abuses therein, shall be, and is hereby, revived; and that all the Clauses, Matters, Authorities, and Things in the said Act contained, shall be, from and after the First Day of August, in the Year of our Lord 1657, in full Force, Virtue, and Power: And for the Prevention of the like Abuses in Scotland and Ireland, be it further Enacted; and it is hereby Enacted; That from and after the Five-and twentieth Day of March, which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1658, the said Act shall be in Force, and upon the like Penalties, in Scotland and Ireland:"
|Lord Whitelock,||Tellers for the Yeas:||42.|
|Alderman Foote,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Tho. Honywood,||Tellers for the Noes:||46.|
|Mr. Secretary,||With the Noes,|
Sequestered Parsonages, &c.
|Mr. Bedford,||Tellers for the Yeas:||51.|
|Colonel White,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir John Thoroughgood,||Tellers for the Noes:||35.|
|Mr. Lister,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Smyth,||Tellers for the Yeas:||41.|
|Dr. Bathurst,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. West,||Tellers for the Noes:||45.|
|Mr. Smyth,||With the Noes,|
And another Proviso was tendered, in these Words; viz. "Provided, that no ejected or sequestered Minister shall have or receive any Benefit or Advantage, by virtue of this Act, that without the Consent of the Incumbent resides and remains in the Parish or Place out of which he is ejected or sequestered, during such Residence; any thing before in this Act, or any other Matter or Thing to the contrary hereof, notwithstanding."
A Proviso was tendered to this Act, in these Words, "Provided always That this Act, or any thing therein contained, shall not extend to give or confirm unto Anthony Lapthorne the present Minister of Sedgfeild in the County of Durham, any Right or Title to the Profits of the Rectory of Sedgfeild, save only to so much thereof as shall amount unto the Sum of Two hundred Pounds per Annum, allowed to him out of the Profits of the said Rectory, by the Committee of the late Parliament for plundered Ministers; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding."
Another Proviso was tendered, in these Words, "Provided always, and be it enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful to and for any Patron or Parson, having Right of Presentation, and not being a Papist or Delinquent, to present unto any Church or Chapel, where the Incumbent hath been Delinquent, and sequestered; and in which any Minister hath been placed by Authority of Parliament, that is since deceased, and such Church or Chapel not supplied or presented unto before the Seventeenth Day of June 1657; any thing in this Act, or any other Matter or Thing to the contrary hereof, notwithstanding."
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill: That it might be lawful for an ejected or sequestered Minister, upon a Licence from Five of the Commissioners, to reside in the Parish out of which he was sequestered, without losing his Fifths.