Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Tuesday, 24th July, 1660.
Commissioners of Sewers.
Resolved, That, next after the Word "also," fol. 3. 1. 1. these Words be added in the last Proviso, viz. "and it is declared;" and in the same Line, next after the Word "Act," these Words, "doth not nor," be inserted; and that the Word "not," next after the Word "shall," be omitted.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wheeler do carry this Bill to the Lords: And acquaint the Lords with the irregular returning of the former Act, sent from them to this House, for nominating Commissioners of Sewers.
Memorandum, That the Lords sent down a Bill ingrossed, intituled, An Act for present nominating of Commissioners of Sewers: And the said Bill, being twice read in this House, was committed; and several Amendments and a Proviso reported; and agreed unto: And the said Bill passed; and, with the Amendments in Paper, and the Proviso in Parchment, affixed thereunto, sent back to the Lords for their Concurrence, being signed by the Clerk.
The Lords afterwards returned Answer by their Messengers, that their Lordships did agree to the Bill with the Amendments and Proviso, as passed by this House; sending back the Bill, as it was returned from this House, together with another Proviso, added by the Lords; but without Ingrossment of the Amendments made by this House: Which being conceived not agreeable with the Rules of Parliamentary Proceedings; and that no further Proceedings could be regularly had thereupon; this House did therefore, as an Expedient in the Case, direct a new Bill to the same Effect to be prepared: Which was accordingly done; and this Day read, and passed.
Tonage and Poundage.
A Proviso formerly tendered to the said Bill, that no Person, who after the 24th of June 1660, and before the 24th of July in the same Year, who have paid, received, or collected, any Duties or Customs, according to the Rates used in April 1660, shall be molested or impeached for the same by this Act, &c.: Which was this Day read the Third time; and, upon the Question, agreed to be Part of the Bill.
Sir Henage Finch reports an additional Clause to be inserted into the said Bill, touching the additional Rates of Wines, in pursuance of the Resolves of Yesterday; and the discharging of all Sorts of Wines from the Imposition of Excise: Which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, with some Amendments agreed unto, and ordered to be ingrossed.
"Provided, and it is hereby Declared and Enacted, that the Prizage of Wines, or Prize Wines, ought not to pay Tonage or Custom; and shall not be charged with the Payment of any Custom, Subsidy, or Sum of Money, imposed upon Wines by this Act, or any thing therein contained:"
Ordered, That the Rate of Woolen Cloths exported by his Majesty's Subjects, be Three Shillings Four-pence; and by Strangers, Six Shillings Eight-pence; and that the ingrossed Bill be accordingly amended, by inserting Three Shillings Four-pence . . two Places, instead of Six Shillings Eight-pence; and Six Shillings Eight-pence in one Place, instead of Thirteen Shillings Four-pence.
Lord Mountague called to House of Peers.
The Lord Mountague, standing up in his Place, acquainted the House, that it had pleased the King's Majesty to confer some. Honour on him, and to call him by Writ to the House of Peers; which he thought it his Duty to acquaint this House with; and to return unto them his humble and hearty Thanks, for their many Favours conferred on him: And did assure them, that in whatsoever Condition he shall be, it shall ever be his Endeavour to do this House faithful Service: And acquainted them, that he must take his Leave of this House.
My Lord, Full Hearts have no need of the Help of a Tongue: You see how, upon the least Joy, they break out in Thanks for your many eminent Services; which is our Happiness, and the Crown of your Merits. This House is like a Ship, and you like the Steersman: As you have one Eye upon your Compass, so you have your other Eye upon God, who will steer all your Courses aright. You have acted in this lower Sphere these many Years: Now, his Majesty is pleased to draw you up into an higher Orb, and That on your Part, deservedly. We rejoice much at your Preferment to that Honour; and bid you heartily farewel.
Tonage and Poundage.
Another Proviso was tendered to this Act, that this Act do not extend to prejudice the Surveyor General of the Customs, to take the Fees, contained in a Table now hanging in the Port of London, and have been paid ever since the 15th Year of King James: Which was read the First time:
|Mr. Annesley,||Tellers for the Yeas:||76.|
|Sir Daniel Harvey,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noes:||133.|
|Sir Ralph Hare,||With the Noes,|
Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, prohibiting the levying or collecting any greater or lesser Sum of Money, for the Duty of all or any the Commodities in this present Act, or Book of Rates, mentioned, than by this Act, or in the Book of Rates, are set: Which was read the First time; and, upon the Question, laid aside.
Leave to petition Lords.
Lords to continue sitting.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wheeler do go with a Message to the Lords, and acquaint them, that it is the Desire of this House, that their Lordships will be pleased to sit awhile; for that the House will presently send Two Bills to them, which require Speed in the Dispatch.
Tonage and Poundage.
Lords will sit.
Tonage and Poundage.
Another Proviso was tendered to the Bill for Tonage and Poundage, that Calve Skins, which shall not exceed Thirty-two Pounds in Weight, no more shall be paid, by way of Custom for exporting thereof, than after the Rate of Two Shillings the Dozen: Which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
Lords desire Leave for a Member to attend them.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords desire of this House, that Mr. Rushworth may attend the Lords; to be asked some Questions about the Death of his late Majesty; and, in case he be not here now, that you will give Order, that he attend them To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That, at the Desire of the Lords, the House do give Leave to Mr. Rushworth, a Member of this House, to attend the Lords, if he pleaseth; to answer some Questions, touching the Death of the late King.