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, 24th November, 1660.
Restoring Ld. Arundell.
Resolved, That the Demands of Rowland Langhorne Esquire, for the Arrears mentioned in his Petition, shall, in due time, be taken into Consideration; and that, for his present Supply, and towards Satisfaction of the said Arrears, the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be charged on the Receipts arising by the Excise of foreign Commodities imported, and paid to the said Rowland Langhorne, or his Assigns, in Course, after the other Sums shall be satisfied, which, by former Orders of this Parliament, are charged on the Receipt of Excise: And the Commissioners of Excise are impowered and required to pay the same accordingly: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of the said Rowland Langhorne, or his Assigns, testifying his Receipt thereof, shall be to the said Commissioners a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to present this Bill to this House; being for Restitution of Thomas Earl of Arundell, Surrey, and Norfolke, to the Dignity and Title of Duke of Norfolke: Wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Sir George Downing reports from the Committee to whom the Petition of Christopher Metcalfe, Surveyor General of his Majesty's Customs, was referred, the State of Fact, as to the Proceedings of several Persons, called Smugglers, in conveying away secretly several Goods, to the defrauding of his Majesty of his Customs; and in resisting his Majesty's Officers in doing their Duties touching the said Goods.
Resolved, That it be referred back to the same Committee, to prepare such Remedies, as they shall think fit, for preventing the like Inconveniences for the future; and for the making of his Majesty's Revenue by the Customs more certain and settled; and to consider of a Bill in the Hands of Sir Wm. Vincent, prepared for that Purpose; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That his Majesty's Counsel learned be desired to take notice of this Riot; and to take effectual Order that the Rioters be proceeded with in the King's Bench, and in the Court of Exchequer, according to Law.
Resolved, That Mr. Hollis, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir George Downing, and Mr. Hide, be desired to repair forthwith to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench; and communicate to him the Nature of the Proceedings represented this Day to the House, to the great Prejudice of his Majesty's Customs; and to desire his Lordship's special Care, that Justice may be done upon the Offenders: As also, to the Lord Chief Baron; and to desire his Lordship's Care, that his Majesty's Duties for Customs be duly answered; and such as shall imbezzle the same, to be effectually proceeded against; and that the Goods in Question be not restored.
|Mr. Bascawen,||Tellers for the Yeas:||117.|
|Mr. Marvell,||With the Yeas,|
|Mr. Shaw,||Tellers for the Noes:||131.|
|Sir Tho. Rich,||With the Noes,|
Bills from Lords.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to bring you Two Bills: One, for the Naturalizing of Francis Astley, Son of Isaack Astley Lord Astley, an Infant of the Age of Six Years, or thereabouts, born in Holland: The other, for Naturalizing of Renee de Sabran, an Infant of about Eight Years of Age: Wherein their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
Mr. Shaw reports from the Committee, Amendments to the Bill for preventing the Exportation of Wool, Woolfells, Fullers Earth, &c.: Which he read in his Place; and were after read the First and Second time by the Clerk; and, on the Question, agreed.