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, 24th February, 1659.
ORDERED, That Mr. Manton be desired to be assisting in carrying on the Work of publick Thanksgiving before the Parliament, on Tuesday next, at Margarett's Church Westminster, for the Union of the Parliament; and restoring the Members of Parliament to the Discharge of their Trust.
Gen. Monck, Commander in Chief.
A Bill constituting George Monck Esquire to be CaptainGeneral, and Commander in Chief, of all the Land Forces in England, Scotland, and Ireland, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Ansley, Sir John Temple, Mr. Scoen, Mr. Pym, MajorGeneral Browne, Mr. Dacres, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Povey, Mr. Pryn, Lord St. John, Mr. Pury, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Justice Hill, or any Five of them: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and what else may conduce to the Business.
Customs and Excise.
Resolved, That Mr. Nathaniell Manton be, and is hereby, constituted and appointed one of the Commissioners for Excise, in the place of Mr. Bulstrode: And that Mr. Bulstrode be, and is hereby, discharged from being a Commissioner for the Excise.
Resolved, That Captain Stone be, and is hereby, constituted and appointed one of the Commissioners for Appeals, in the place of Captain Adam Baynes: And that Captain Adam Baynes be, and is hereby discharged from being a Commissioner for Appeals.
Resolved, That Mr. Scoen be, and is hereby constituted one of the Commissioners for the Appeals, in the place of Luke Robinson Esquire: And that the said Mr. Luke Robinson be, and is hereby discharged from being a Commissioner for Appeal.
Resolved, That Jervase Bennett Esquire be, and is hereby, constituted one of the Commissioners for Appeals, in the place of Dr. Wm. Parker: And that Dr. Wm. Parker be and is hereby discharged from being a Commissioner for Appeals.
Colonel White also reports A Clause, to be added to the Bill for Continuing of the Customs and Excise, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it nevertheless Enacted and Ordained, That no Duty or Sum of Money shall be paid or payable for the Custom or Excise of any Woolen Cloth, Woolen Stockings, or Stuff mixed of Woolen and Linen, of the Manufacture of England, upon the Transportation thereof from England into Ireland, or any the Ports thereunto belonging; so as the same be spent and used by the People of Ireland, and not thence transported to any Foreign Parts beyond the Seas; but shall go, in like Manner, free, as if the same were to pass from Port to Port in England; any Law, Statute, Custom, or Ordinance to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding."
Colonel White reports Another Clause to be added to the said Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided, and it is hereby declared, That the same Commissioners, Collectors, and Governors of the said Excise and Customs, which were employed in Ireland respectively, at or upon the 29th Day of September 1659, were and hereby are, continued Commissioners, Collectors, and Governors, of the said Excise and Customs in Ireland, to all Intents and Purposes: any thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding: And that the said Commissioners, Collectors, and Governors of the Excise and Customs, shall continue until:"
Another Proviso was tendered, to be Part of the said Bill, in these Words; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, by this present Parliament, and the Authority thereof, That no Brewers Tuns or Vessels shall be gauged by any other Gallon, than such as contain Four full Exchequer Ale-Quarts: And that the common Brewers of this Nation shall not be forced to account for the Excise of Beer or Ale by them brewed and made, after any other Measure or Standard, save only according to such Gallon as contains in it Four full Exchequer Ale-Quarts, as aforesaid:"
Another Clause was tendered to this Bill, to be Part thereof, in these Words: viz. "Provided always, this Act or any thing therein contained, do not extend, or be construed to extend, to any the old or new WoolenDraperies, being the Manufacture of England; but that the same be free from all Customs, Excise, Subsidies, Tax, Tallage, or other Impositions whatsoever; the old Customs and Duties settled by former Parliaments, only excepted."
Loan by the City.
Resolved, That the Assessments for the Army shall be the Security to be given to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, for the Monies which shall be advanced by them for the Use of the Army and Navy.
Friday, February 24th, 1659; Afternoon.
And the said Bill, so amended, was, upon the Question, committed unto Colonel John Birch, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Francis Gerrard, Colonel Tho. Birch, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Foxwist, Lord Chief-Justice St. John, Mr. Pryn, Captain Wingate, Colonel Lee, Mr. Shapcott, Colonel Dove, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Lechmere, Attorney of the Duchy, Mr. John Nelthorpe; or any Five of them: And are to meet in the Duchy-Court, Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock: And that Mr. Attorney Lechmere do take care of it.
Mr. Serjeant Waller reports An Act for repealing an Act constituting Commissioners for Government of the Army, which was this Day read the First, and Second, and Third time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, That this be the Title to this Act; viz. An Act making void the Acts appointing Commissioners for Government of the Army; and for making Charles Fleetwood Esquire Commander in Chief of the Land Forces.
Gen. Monck, Commander in Chief.
Sir Wm. Wheeler reports Amendments to the . . constituting General George Monck Captain-General, and Commander in Chief of all the Land-Forces in England, Scotland, and Ireland: Which were read the First and Second time; and upon the Question agreed unto.
Council of State.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "and other Officers for the Civil Government; and also these Words, "and other Officers for the Administration of Justice;" and these Words, "Scotland and Ireland;" be inserted in this Clause.
Council of State.
|Sir Wm. Wheeler,||Tellers for the Noes:||36.|
|Lord of Ancram,||With the Noes,|
|Mr. Attorney-General,||Tellers for the Yeas:||26.|
|Mr. Corbet,||With the Yeas,|