Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 29 die Januarii, 13 Car.
Committe e added.
Ordered, That the Amendments reported to the Bill of Highways, in the Counties at large; and the other Bill, for repairing and maintaining the Highways in and near the Cities of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent; be read on Friday Morning.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill for preventing the Mischiefs and Dangers that may arise by certain Persons called Quakers, and others, refusing to take lawful Oaths, with some Alterations and Amendments, and a Proviso to be added thereunto; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Seventh Amendment, being in the 30th Line of the First Skin, after the Word "said," and before the Word "Day," leave out "First," and put in "Fourand-twentieth;" and, after the Word "of," leave out "September," and put in "March:"
And the Proviso being in these Words following; "Provided always, and be it Ordained and Enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That all and singular Lords of the Parliament, for any Offence committed against the Tenor of this Act, shall be tried by their Peers, and not otherwise;" the same was twice read:
Resolved, That the same be committed to Mr. Pryn, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. York, Sir John Shaw, Sir Edm. Pooley, Mr. Serjeant Charlton, Sir Robert Atkyns, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir John Brampston, Mr. Steward, Mr. Street, Mr. Ed. Smith, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Vaughan, Serjeant Keeling: And they, or any Four or more of them, are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, to peruse the said Proviso; and to make Report to this House of their Opinion touching the same: And the Care of this Matter is especially recommended to Mr. Pryn.
Frauds in Customs.
And a Proviso was tendered to be added to the said Bill: Which was as follows; viz. "Provided always, and be it Enacted, That if any Person employed in or about his Majesty's Customs, shall demand or receive from any Merchant, Mariner, or other Person, any Sum of Money, but what by Law is due; or shall delay any Person in his Dispatch, so as to put him out of his Turn; or shall deny or delay to give or execute such Warrant, Coquet, or Certificate, as he ought to do; or shall, without just Cause, detain the Goods or Merchandize of any Person, he or they shall forfeit and pay Damages, and Costs to the Party grieved; to be recovered by Action of Debt, in any of his Majesty's Courts of Record in this Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Bill, with the said Proviso added thereunto, be committed to Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Secretary Morris, Mr. John Ashburnham, Mr. Edw. Seymour, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Fane, Mr. Phillips, Sir John Duncomb, Sir John Nicholas, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. York, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Tho. Strickland, Mr. Henry Coventry, Lord Bruce, Mr. Strickland, Sir Clement Fisher, Sir John Holland, Serjeant Charlton, Mr. Knight, Mr. Marvill, Mr. Sam. Trelawney, Mr. Birch, Mr. Clifford, Mr. Rigby, Sir Allen Broderick, Sir Richard Ford, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. Cofferer, Sir Clem. Throckmorton, Mr. Henry Seymour, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Phillips, Sir Robert Howard, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Prynn, Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Mr. Goodrick, Mr. Fra. Finch, Mr. Tho. Coventry, Sir Clifford Clifton, Sir Rich. Francklyn, Sir Humph. Bennet, Sir Ralph Banks, Mr. Winston Churchill, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Jonathan Trelawney, Sir Allen Apsley, Mr. Kirkby, Mr. Phillips, Sir Hen. Puckering, alias Newton, Mr. Newton, Mr. Milward, Colonel Windham, Colonel Sandys, Sir Tho. Tompkins, Lord de le Spencer, Sir Robert Holt, Dr. Birkinhead, Mr. Wren, Sir Ja. Smith, Mr. Spry, Mr. Culliford, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Tho. Chute, Sir Chichester Wray, Sir John Shaw, Mr. Wandesford, Mr. Biscowen, Mr. John Churchill, Mr. Milward, Mr. Gilby, Mr. Mountague, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Orme, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Robinson, Sir Wm. Thompson, Mr. Jolliff, Mr. Broome Whormood, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Morton, Mr. Windham, Mr. Wm. Sandys, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Courtney Poole, Lord Angier, Sir Cha. Harbord, Mr. Harbord, Sir Tho. Smith, Mr. Smyth, Sir Tho. Leigh, Mr. John Jones, Sir Tho. Gore, Mr. Whittaker, Mr. Bulteele, Mr. Chetwind, Colonel Robinson, Sir Hen. North, Mr. Jolly, Sir Geo. Ryve, Mr. George Mountague, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Anth. Cope, Sir Edm. Peirse, Mr. Crouch, Alderman Fowke, Sir Theo. Biddulph, Sir John Talbot, Sir Wm. Compton, Mr. Manwaring, Mr. Coriton, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir John Harrison, Sir Edw. Mosley, Sir John Brampston, Baron of Kinderton, Sir John Marley, Mr. Attorney of the Duchy, Sir Edw. Harlow, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Steward, Colonel Legg, Sir Ben. Ayloff, Mr. Higgons, Sir Wm. Batten: And all the Members of this House, that come to the said Committee, are to have Voices thereat: And they are impowered to receive Proposals for Advance of his Majesty's Customs; and to inquire into the Number and Quality of the Officers belonging to the Customs, and their Salaries; and how they hold their Places; and how they have demeaned themselves therein; and who are fit to be removed or continued; and to take into Consideration such Informations and Complaints as shall be offered against any of them, or touching any Frauds or Abuses in the Customs; and to consider of any Proposals, how the Officers may be limited and regulated, and their Fees ascertained; and to bring in a Table of such Fees as they are to receive from the Merchants; and further, to consider how the Charge in collecting and receiving the Customs may be lessened; and to receive any other Informations or Complaints that shall be made, or Proposals that shall be tendered, for the Advantage of the King, or Ease of the People, in relation to the Levying of the Customs: And they are to meet, in the Exchequer Chamber, on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.