Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Saturday, 18th August, 1660.
RESOLVED, That so much of the Debt of Two thousand Six hundred Pounds, payable, by Order of Parliament to Samuell Vassall of London Merchant, and charged on the Excise, as remains due and unpaid, both Principal and Interest, be charged on the Receipt of Excise; and that, of the Interest Money due thereupon, there be forthwith paid to the said Mr. Vassall, or his Assigns, for his present Support, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds; which the Commissioners of Excise are hereby impowered, and required to satisfy, and pay to him, or his Assigns accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of him, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for publick Debts, to examine what remains due to Mr. Samuell Vassall, on Orders of Parliament; and state the same, and report it to this House.
A Bill for enabling John Windham, Thomas Windham, and Wm. Windham, to fell Timber on the Manors of Felbrigge, Aylemerton, and other Manors and Lands, in the County of Norfolk, was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time, on Wednesday Morning next.
Colchester Bay Trade.
A Bill for establishing the Congregation of the Dutch Bay Hall in Colchester, to practice the Art and Trade of Bay and Say making, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee for encouraging the Woolen Manufactures: And that Sir Edward Turner, Mr. Knight, Sir John Frederick, Sir Wm. Doyley, be added to this Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, to bring in a Bill for regulating of all other Bays in the several Parts of the Nation.
Colleges and Hospitals.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee, further Amendments to the Bill for Confirmation of Leases made by Masters of Colleges and Hospitals, and others, being referred to them by an Order of Tuesday last: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.
Ordered, That this Bill be ingrossed.
A Clause was tendered to this Bill, that this Bill shall not extend to make good Leases granted over the Head of ancient Tenants, who came in due Time to renew their Leases: Which was read; and laid aside.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Bill for the Excise; and the said Amendments, being put to the Question, were agreed unto.
Resolved, That the present Committee for the Army, be the Commissioners for Appeals, and regulating the Excise; and inserted into the Bill.
Ordered, That this Bill, thus amended, be ingrossed.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Annesley reports from the Committee appointed to go into the City of London, to borrow One hundred thousand Pounds; that the said Committee went into the City of London to the Lord Mayor and Common Council; but could then have no positive Answer, only, that a Committee should be appointed to take the same into Consideration.
Sir Wm. Vincent gave an Account to the House, that he, and the rest of the Committee, had been with the Lord Mayor, and received this Answer from the Lord Mayor; that he had received no Account, as yet, from the Committee; but he will appoint a Common Council on Tuesday in the Afternoon; and that then they will give Satisfaction to this House therein.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Wild, and the other Members of this House, who serve for the City of London; and Sir John Langham, and the rest of the Members of this House of the said City, do bring the Answer of the Common Council to this House, on Wednesday Morning next.
Pardon and Indemnity.
Sir Wm. Wild reports the Matter of Fact, upon the Amendment, Yesterday in Debate, touching the excepting of the Persons who sat in Judgment upon the late King, in the pretended High Court of Justice, when Sentence of Death was pronounced against him; out of the Act of General Pardon.
Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for Excise be now read.
The ingrossed Bill for Continuance of the Excise, until the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1660; was this Day read the Third time.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill; that all English Salt shall pay One Farthing per Gallon Excise; and all Scotch Salt shall pay One Peny per Gallon Excise.
And the Question being put, That this Proviso be read;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this be the Title of this Bill; viz. An Act for Continuance of the Excise, till the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1660.
And the said Bill, being put to the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Glyn do carry this Bill, with the Bill for Confirmation of judicial Proceedings, to the Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and * *, Two Masters of Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned the Bill of Excise, which they have passed; and, presuming that his Majesty will be desired to be speedily at the House of Peers, to pass the same, they do therefore desire that this House will sit a while.
Resolved, That this House will sit a while; and that That Answer be given to the Messengers.
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker gave them this Answer;
The House has considered of your Message; and they will sit a while.
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, that the Black Rod was at the Door, he was called in; and, standing in the Midst of the House, with the Black Rod in his Hand, he delivered this Message;
The King hath commanded me to let you know, that it is his Pleasure, that yourself, and the rest of the Members of this House, do presently attend him in the House of Lords.
Mr. Speaker, with divers Members of the House with him, did accordingly attend the King's Majesty in the House of Lords: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, did carry with him the Act, intituled, An Act for continuing of the Excise, until the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1660, for his Majesty's Consent.
Conference desired with Lords.
Resolved, That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference; and that the Matter of Fact, this Day reported, touching the King's Judges, be presented to the Lords; to declare and shew, how far this House is engaged: And that Serjeant Hales, Mr. Swinfin, Sir Wm. Wild, Mr. Allen, Serjeant Maynard, Mr. Annesley, Col. King, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pryn, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir Antho. Ashley Cooper, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Charlton, and Sir Edward Turner, do manage this Conference.
Ordered, That this Committee do prepare Heads for this Conference, and present them to this House, on Monday Morning: And are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child, and * *, Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that the Lords do agree to those Amendments, which this House sent to them, about the Act for Confirmation of judicial Proceedings.
Warrant for executing the late King.
Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do safely keep in his own Custody, the Warrant for Execution of the late King; and that he do not deliver the same out of his Hands to any Person whatsoever.
This House adjourns to Monday next, at Eight of the Clock.