Friday, 14th December, 1660.
A BILL, sent from the Lords, for restoring Sir George
Hamilton unto his Lands and Estates in Ireland, was
this Day read the Second time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill be now read the Third time
And it was accordingly read the Third time; and, on
the Question, passed.
This to be sent to the Lords.
Sick and Wounded.
A Letter from his Highness the Duke of Yorke,
directed thus: "For Sir Harbottle Grimston, Baronet,
Speaker of the House of Commons;" and dated at
Whitehall, 13 December 1660; was this Day read.
A Petition which came inclosed in the said Letter,
and is hereby recommended to the House, intituled, The
humble Petition of many of the Inhabitants of Dover, and
the Chirurgeons employed for Cure of the Sick and
Wounded sent thither, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Harwich,
and the Chirurgeons employed for Cure of the Sick and
Wounded sent thither, was this Day read.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
disbanding the Army, to examine what Monies remain
due to the Inhabitants of the Port of Dover, and other
the Port Towns of this Kingdom, for the Cure, Quartering, and Attendance, of Sick and wounded Soldiers and
Seamen, sent thither from Flaunders, and the Ships of
his Majesty's Navy; and report the State thereof Tomorrow Morning.
And Mr. Sprey is added to the said Commissioners as
to this Business.
Mr. Serjeant Charlton reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for granting to his
Majesty the Second Moiety of the Excise of Beer, Ale,
and other Liquors, during his Life: Which he read in
his Place; and were after read the First and Second
time by the Clerk.
Resolved, That the Rate of Excise on foreign Cyder
imported be Two Shillings and Six-pence by the Hogshead, and so proportionably for a greater or lesser Quantity; to be divided, Fifteen-pence into the Bill for the
first Moiety; and Fifteen-pence into the Bill for this
Moiety, on Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, settled on his
Resolved, That where the Penalty in this Bill amounts
to Ten Pounds, the same be reduced to Five Pounds:
And so the Amendments, with those Alterations, being
put to the Question, were agreed unto.
Resolved, That this Bill, with the said Amendments
and Alterations, be ingrossed.
Members standing in Passage.
Resolved, That every Member of this House, who shall
stand in the Passage by the Door of this House, shall
forfeit Twelve-pence; to be paid to the Serjeant to the
Use of the Poor of Westminster.
Colonel Birch reports from the Committee, a Bill for
settling the Excise of inland Goods, and foreign Commodities imported: Which was read the First time.
Attainder of Oliver Cromwell, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by the Lord Chief Baron
and Mr. Justice Atkins;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down the Bill
sent up to them, for the Attainder of the Persons guilty
of the Murder of the King's Majesty; wherein they concur
with this House; except in the Proviso which concerns
the Lord Herbert, and the Marquis of Worcester, his
Father; to which they have made some small Amendments and desire your Concurrence therein.
The said Amendments, sent from the Lords, were read
the First and Second time; and were, on the Question,
agreed, being as followeth:
3 Skin, 59 Line, after the Word "late," and before
the Word "of," put out the Word "Earl;" and put in
the Word "Marquis."
60 Line, after the Word "Edward," and before the
Word "Marquis," put in the Word "now."
61 Line, after the Word "said," and before the Word
"Marquis," put in the Word "Edward;" and after
the Word "Marquis," put in the Words "of Worcester."
62, after the Word "Use," and before the Word
"had," put in these Words, "or any other the Persons
attainted by this Act, or otherwise, or any Person or
Persons in Trust for them, or any of them."
4 Skin, 2 Line, after the Word "before," and before
the Word "the," put in these Words, "or since."
4 Line, after the Word "and," in the Beginning of
the 4th Line, and before the Word "Henry," in 5th
Line, put out these Words "from and after the Decease
of the said Marquis, shall be and remain."
5 Line, after the Word "Herbert," and before the
Word "any," leave out the Words, "and his Heirs;"
and insert these Words "in such Manner and Form, and
for such Estate and Estates, with such Powers and Privileges, as they formerly had in the same respectively."
6 Line, after the Word "made," and before the
Word "by," put in these Words, "or acknowledged."
The Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
The House have considered of your Message, and of
the Amendments sent down from the Lords to the Proviso touching the Marquis of Worcester, and the Lord
Herbert; and do agree therein with the Lords.
Resolved, That Colonel Birch do make Report Tomorrow morning, at Ten of the Clock, of the publick
Debts proposed to be secured out of the Excise of Foreign
Goods, and inland Commodities.
Assessments, and Militia.
Resolved, That the House do sit in a Grand Committee
this Afternoon, to go on with the Bill for Six Months
Assessments; and, that being dispatched, then with the
Bill for the Militia.
This House adjourns itself till Eight of the Clock