Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 17 Nov. 18 Car. IIdi.
A BILL for Continuance of a former Act for Prevention of Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England, was read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read a Second time on Wednesday next.
Thanks to the King.
Sir Robert Brooke reports, That he had attended the Lords with the Vote of this House, with Thanks to be returned to his Majesty for issuing his Proclamation, and for other Orders and Directions given by his Majesty, for Prevention of the Insolency of Papists: And that the Lords had concurred with this House; and had named Twelve of their House; and desired this House to name a proportionable Number, to join with them in returning the Thanks of both Houses to his Majesty.
Ordered, That the Twenty-four Members formerly named to join with the Twelve Lords, be again appointed to join with them, in returning Thanks to his Majesty for his late Proclamation, and for the other Orders and Instructions given by his Majesty, for Prevention of the Insolency of Papists.
Ordered, That the Matter of Breach of Privilege objected against one * Lloyd, for moving for a new Venire Facias, and to set aside a former Tryal, and to have a new Tryal in the Exchequer, concerning a Title of Land, wherein Mr. Wyn, a Member of this House, is concerned, be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine and report: And that all Proceeding herein be staid, during the Session of Parliament.
A Bill for Prevention of Escapes of Prisoners out of the Fleet and King's Bench, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Mr. Pryn, Sir Lanc. Lake, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Mallet, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Milward, Sir Solom. Swale, Mr. Crouch, Mr. Pleydall, Mr. Jones, Mr. Westphaling, Sir Richard Oateley, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. Henley, Sir Thom. Dolman, Sir John Lowther, Colonel Kirkby, Sir Fran. Goodrick, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Charles Harbord, Sir Richard Braham, Mr. Seymour, Sir Thom. Littleton, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Musgrave, Mr. Morice, Mr. Jolly, Sir John Strode, Sir John Mainard, Sir John Knight, Sir James Thyn, Sir Wm. Lewis, Colonel Birch, Mr. Churchill, and all the Members of the House that are of the Long Robe: And all the Members of this House who shall come, are to have Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber, on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That all the Members of the House that shall come to the Committee to which the Bill concerning Sir Thomas Higgons is committed, shall have Voices at the Committee.
Mr. Millward reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had agreed upon several Votes and Resolves, in order to a Poll Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being read;
The Five first Resolves were read a Second time; and, upon the Question, severally agreed to.
The Sixth Resolve, concerning the Polling of Servants, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the Word "Perquisites" be struck out of the Resolve: And that the same, with this Amendment, be agreed.
The rest of the Resolves were read a Second time; and, with some Amendments, upon the Question, agreed.
And an Amendment being made to the Resolve concerning the Polling of Offices;
The said Resolves were, upon the Question, severally agreed to: And were as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That every Head, to be polled, pay not less than Twelve-pence:
That all Aliens, according to their Qualities, be doubly charged:
That all such Persons who conform not to the Church, by coming to Divine Service, according to Law, pay double:
That all Persons receiving Alms from the Parish, be exempted:
That Children under the Age of Fourteen Years, of such Housholders who pay not to Church or Poor, be exempted:
That Servants shall be polled at the Rate of Twelvepence in the Pound for their Wages:
That Corn, Cattle, and Goods employed for Stock of Land, and Furniture of Houses, and so much of the Stock used in Trade, already taxed in the Monthly Assessment, shall be exempted out of personal Estates, to be taxed by the Poll Bill:
That so much of the personal Estate, that is not taxed in the Monthly Assessment, shall be taxed by the Poll Bill:
That Twenty Shillings in the Hundred Pounds be imposed upon Personal Estates to be taxed by the Poll Bill:
That the Person to be polled for his Personal Estate shall be admitted to swear in his own Discharge:
That no Person be taxed in the Poll Bill for Money lent to the King upon the Act of Assessment made at Oxford, and unpaid:
That no Person be taxed in the Poll Bill for Money to be lent to the King upon any Act of this present Session of Parliament for his Majesty's Supply.
The Question being put, That the Monies lent by the City, upon the Chimney Money, to his Majesty, at no greater Advantage than Six per Cent. shall be discharged, whilst unpaid;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
That all Officers, their Secondaries, Deputies, Agents, and Clerks, shall be polled for their Offices and Employments; and all other Persons for their publick Employments and Perquisites; except such Persons as are or shall be, under Muster and Pay at Land or Sea:
That Persons to be polled for their Offices, and publick Employments, that are already taxed in the Monthly Assessment, be taxed at the Rate of Twelve-pence in the Pound in the Poll Bill:
That Persons to be polled for their Offices, and publick Employments, not already taxed in the Monthly Assessment, be taxed at the Rate of Three Shillings in the Pound:
That all Pensions granted by his Majesty's Letters Patents be polled at Three Shillings in the Pound:
That the Practisers in the Common and Civil Law, and of Physick, be taxed, upon the Poll Bill, at the Rate of Two Shillings in the Pound.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Millward, Sir Edw. Thurland, Sir John Mainard, Sir Job Charlton, do prepare and bring in a Poll Bill, upon the Votes of this House.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Bellasis be added to the Committee of Elections.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.