Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, 6th September, 1660.
THE House being informed, that great Quantities of Spanish Tobacco, lately imported, have been landed, and secretly conveyed away by several Persons, without due Entry, or paying of Custom or Excise; to the defrauding of his Majesty, and Prejudice of the Law;
And the Question being put, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the House of Commons, by himself, or his Deputies, do forthwith search for, seize, inventory, and secure, the said Tobaccoes, where-ever they shall be found, to the Intent the same may be disposed according to Law; and to call Thomas Blinkhorne to his Assistance, for the more effectual putting of this Service in Execution;
|Lord Herbert,||Tellers for the Noes:||99.|
|Mr. Hollis,||With the Noes,|
|Lord Angier,||Tellers for the Yeas:||61.|
|Dr. Clayton,||With the Yeas,|
Resolved, That the Commissioners for the Excise do forthwith take Notice of this Information; and, according to their Duty, and the Powers they are intrusted with, to make a Seizure of the said Tobacco; to the Intent it may be disposed according to Law.
Resolved, That this House doth declare their Judgment, that the Act for Continuance of the Excise, till the Twenty-fifth of December next; whereby the Collecting, Levying, and Paying thereof, is directed to be after the Rates, Rules, and Proportions, as the same was formerly collected and payable; doth enable the Commissioners therein named to act and proceed according to the Rates and Rules passed by the late pretended Powers.
Disbanding the Army.
That the Commissioners for disbanding of the Army, or any Three of them, shall and may give Directions, from time to time, that all Sheriffs, Members of the House of Commons, and Justices of the Peace, in every County, be aiding and assisting, to such Person or Persons as they shall employ, for disbanding of the Army and Forces; and shall take care to see them truly mustered; and paid off, on the Place; and their Quarters satisfied: Which, on the Question, was agreed unto.
They have also sent you another Act intituled, An Act for preventing Inconveniences, which may arise by reason of Patents or Grants made, or pretended to be made, during the late Troubles: To which they desire your Concurrence; and a speedy Dispatch of them both.
In the last Line, after the Word "Patents" add these Words, "and as fully and amply as if the said Act had never been had or made; any thing in the said Clause, or before-mentioned Act, to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding,"
"Provided always, and be it Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, that nothing in this Act shall extend, or be construed to extend, to restore, or intitle, the said Marquis of Hertford, or his Heirs, to any Manors, Lands, Tenements, or other Hereditaments whatsoever (the said Honour, Dignity, Authority, and Title of Duke of Sommerset, with all Privileges, Pre-eminencies, and Precedencies, thereunto belonging, only excepted); or to invalidate, or make void, any Grant or Grants of any Manors, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, or of any Part thereof (except before excepted); any thing in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding."
Disbanding the Army.
Resolved, That these Words, viz. "Which the said Commissioners, or any Three of them, are hereby impowered to administer," be added in the 6th Line of the said Instructions, next after the Word "Oath."
Message for Lords to sit, &c.
Ordered, That Colonel Jones do put the Lords in mind of the Bills for confirming of Ministers; and Magna Charta; the Bill for indemnifying Officers; for regulating of Bays-making; and the Bill for Encouragement of Navigation.
Soldiers to exercise Trades.
A Bill for enabling Soldiers to exercise any Trades, in any Cities or Corporations, although they have not served Seven Years as Apprentices, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Knight, Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Ralph Knight, Mr. West, Sir Tho. Wroth, Lord Broghill, Sir John Marsham, Mr. Baynton, Sir John Clobery, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Minors, Mr. Parrot, Lord Howard, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Swinfyn, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Titus, Mr. Henby, Mr. Dalton, Mr. Thirbane, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir John Frederick, Lord Fairfax, Lord Bruce, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Babington, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Ferrers, Mr. Walpoole, Mr. Foly, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Middleton, Dr. Cleyton, Serjeant Hales, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Willoughby, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Boscawen, Lord Herbert, Mr. Radcliffe: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
Lords will sit.
|Lord Angier,||Tellers for the Yeas:||43.|
|Sir Geo. Downing,||With the Yeas,|
|Sir Wm. Wheeler,||Tellers for the Noes:||67.|
|Mr. Boscawen,||With the Noes,|
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That the Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, are hereby desired to attend the King, and humbly to recommend to his Majesty, from this House, Mr. Edward Voyce, Master of Arts, for some Mark of his Majesty's Favour, in regard of his constant and diligent Attendance upon this House, ever since the Beginning of this Parliament, as Chaplain.
Officers of the House.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Geo. Reeves, Sir Francis Gerrard, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Trevor, Mr. Knightley, Sir John Potts, Mr. Lucy, Sir John Holland, Mr. Swinfen, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir John Northcot, Sir John Temple, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Rowse, Colonel Reames, Mr. Eyre, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Bowyer, be added to the Committee, as to the Business concerning the Officers attending this House: And that they, or any Three of them, be a Committee as to that Business; and do sit To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock: And the said Committee are to take into Consideration the Account of the Printers, and of John Owen Stationer; and how they may be satisfied; and report it to this House.
Restoring Marq. of Newcastle.
Colonel Willoughby reports Amendments to the Bill sent from the Lords, for restoring unto Wm. Marquis of Newcastle all his Honours, Manors, Lands, and Tenements, in England, whereof he was in Possession on the Twentieth Day of May 1642, or at any time since: Which were read the First and Second time, and agreed; viz.
"Provided always, That this Act, nor any thing therein contained, shall not extend, or be taken, to make void, or any way prejudice, the Jointure or Estate of Elizabeth now Duchess of Richmond and Lenox, late Wife of Charles Viscount Mansfeild, eldest Son of the said Marquis of Newcastle; nor any Articles, Covenants, or Agreements, made in relation thereunto; but that such Jointure and Estate, Articles, Covenants, and Agreements, shall be as good and effectual, and in and of as full Force and Virtue, as if this Act had never been made; any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding."
A Bill impowering the King's Majesty to constitute and appoint a Post Master General for Life, or Years, not exceeding Twenty-one Years, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Tho. Clergis, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir John Northcot, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr. Serjeant Hales, Mr. Trelawney, Sir Anthony Irby, Colonel West, Mr. Bamfeild, Mr. Secretary Morris, Sir Heneage Finch, Mr. Holles, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Potts, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Colonel Jones, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Rolls, Colonel Harley, Mr. Hilton, Sir Ralph Knight, Lord Aunger, Colonel Gerrard, Mr. Shapcot, Mr. Pryn, Sir Henry North, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Mynors, Mr. Walpole, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Gurdon, Mr. Herle, Colonel Buller, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Henley, Sir John Marsham, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Bower, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Babington, Mr. Ellison, Captain Titus: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Six of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses; and to receive and consider of all Petitions concerning this Business.
Disbanding the Army.
Mr. Secretary Morris brings a Message from the King's Majesty to this House; That it is . . . Majesty's Desire, that the Regiments of the Dukes of Yorke and Gloucester be not disbanded by Lot, but left to be the last to be disbanded.
Resolved, That the Regiments of their Highnesses the Dukes of Yorke and Gloucester, and the Lord General's Regiments of Horse and Foot, shall be last disbanded; and that the Third Instruction be amended accordingly.
Protestants of Piedmont, &c.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, to discharge Martin Noell from the Debt of Five thousand Pounds, in the Bill mentioned, he paying One thousand Pounds with Interest; he having paid Three thousand Pounds already, and having only had Four thousand Pounds of the said Money; which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Serjeant Hales, Mr. Bamfeild, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Shapcot, Mr. Charlton, Colonel West, Sir Wm. Vincent, Dr. Cleyton, Mr. Young, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Ellison, Sir Thomas Bludworth, * Viner, Dr. Mills, Sir Thomas Clergis, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Minors, Sir Wm. Wheeler, or any Three of them; to amend the Proviso upon the Debate; and call the Parties, and examine and state the Matter of Fact; and report it to this House: And are to meet To-morrow Morning, in the Speaker's Chamber.