Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Monday, the 22d of June, 1657.
Assessment for Scotland.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, That the one Moiety of the Assessment charged upon the County of Cardigan in an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for an Assessment upon England, at the Rate of Sixty thousand Pounds by the Month for Three Months, from the Twenty-fifth Day of March 1657, to the Twentyfourth Day of June then next ensuing, shall be only levied, collected, and paid; and the other Moiety of the said Three Months Assessment, together with the Moiety of all former Assessments, charged upon the said County of Cardigan since the Twenty-fifth of December 1649, and remaining in Arrear, shall be wholly remitted; and the said County of Cardigan shall be, and is hereby declared to be, fully acquitted and discharged therefrom; any thing in the said Act, or former Acts or Ordinances, or Orders and Declarations, to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was twice read.
Sir James Mackdowell reports from the Committee for Scotland, Another Clause to this Bill, ingrossed in Parchment, concerning the Levying of Six thousand Pounds a Month for Scotland: Which was read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Another Clause, ingrossed in Parchment, was tendered to this Bill, concerning the Levying of Nine thousand Pounds by the Month for Ireland: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be Part of this Bill.
A Title was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "An Act for an Assessment at the Rate of Five-andthirty thousand Pounds by the Month upon England, Six thousand Pounds by the Month upon Scotland, and Nine thousand Pounds by the Month upon Ireland, for Three Years, from the Twenty-fourth of June 1657, for a temporary Supply towards the Maintenance of the Armies and Navies of this Commonwealth:" Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Mr. Noell reports Amendments to the Bill for Importation of Bullion: Which were read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, re-committed to the same Committee: To sit the First Tuesday of the next Meeting of the Parliament, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy-Chamber.
Monday, 22d of June, 1657.
|Lord Whitelock,||Tellers for the Noes:||54.|
|Col. Jones,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Marbury,||Tellers for the Yeas:||43.|
|Major Burton,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Thomas Pryde,||Tellers for the Noes:||48.|
|Sir Richard Onsloe,||With the Noes,|
|Sir James Mackdowell,||Tellers for the Yeas:||53.|
|Mr. Nevill,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Edward Rhodes,||Tellers for the Yeas:||52.|
|Colonel Winthrop,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Noell,||Tellers for the Noes:||49.|
|Captain Stone,||With the Noes,|
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful, to and for all and every Person or Persons using or exercising the Trade of Brewer in London, or within the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Parts adjacent, to discount and abate out of every Twenty-five Barrels, for the Excise whereof he or they shall any way stand or be chargeable or accounted, the Quantity of Five Barrels; and so after that Rate proportionably, for and in Consideration of filling Beer, Leakage, Returns, Christmas Beer and Ale; and for the strong Beer and Ale used to make the small Worts into Beer fit for Sale; and for Wastes in the Brew-house, Casualties, and other Losses, incident to the Trade and Occupation of a Brewer; and the great Charge, Loss, and Trouble in collecting, receiving, and paying the same."
A Clause was tendered to this Bill in these Words; viz. "And be it further Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That no Merchant or Importer whatsoever, of any Goods or Commodities, who have any Accompts depending in the Office of Excise, under which his or their Habitations are, and shall not, from time to time, clear his or their Accompts, according as is directed by this Act, or any other Act, Ordinance, or Order, relating to the Excise; or that have not visible Estates, whereby to pay and satisfy the Duty of Excise, for the Goods by him or them imported; shall be permitted to pass his or their Entries at the Custom-house, for the Commodities he or they shall from time to time import into any Port, Haven, Creek, or Member within this Commonwealth, by his or their Firme, or Signature, or have Credit for the Excise, or such Goods so imported, without first giving Bond, with approved Sureties, for the due Payment of the Duty of Excise for such Goods or Commodities he shall from time to time import, as aforesaid:" Which was read the First time;
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, That the said Commissioners for Appeals, and regulating the Excise, shall not indemnify any Person or Persons whatsoever, whether commissioned or not commissioned, for any Act or Thing by him or them done, or to be done or executed, in relation to the Excise; for the Doing or Executing of which Act or Thing he or they shall not be fully authorized by and according to this present Act, or some other Acts and Ordinances continued by this Act; any thing in this present Act to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding:" Which was read the First time.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words; viz: "Provided always, That this Act shall not extend to the laying any Excise upon Salt that shall be expended upon the Salting or Saving of any Herrings, Cod, Ling, Pilchards, or any other Fish; as also upon the Beer that shall be expended in taking the said Fish; or that shall be carried to Sea by any of the Persons employed in that Affair, during that Voyage; any thing in this Act to the contrary notwithstanding:" Which was read the First time.