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House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 17 July 1660

Pages 91-92

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Tuesday, 17th July, 1660.

Prayers.

Vaulteythusen's, &c. Nat.

A BILL for naturalizing of Gerrard Vaulteythusen, and others, was read the First time.

Resolved, That on Friday next the said Bill be read the Second time.

Debt to Lord Willoughby.

Sir Edward Turner reports from the Committee to whom the Lord Willoughby of Parham's Business was referred; that the Lords and Commons allowed unto the Lord Willoughby on his Account, for his Arrears, and for Money by him disbursed in their Service, the Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds, Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence, and charged the same by Ordinance upon the Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall, and made payable the 5th of March 1646, towards which he received only One thousand Pounds; and that afterwards the Lord Willoughby going beyond the Seas, the Residue of the said Debt was applied towards disbanding the Lancashire Forces; with the Opinion of the said Committee, that the Remainder of the said Debt, that is to say, Two thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Eighteen Shillings Ten-pence, be paid to the Lord Willoughby, and charged on the Excise in Course.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence, the Residue and Remainder of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence, charged by Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, on the Receipt of Goldsmiths Hall, and payable, in the Year 1646, to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, as due to him on his Account, be, and hereby is, charged on the Receipt of Excise, and to be paid by the Commissioners of Excise in Course, to the said Lord Willoughby of Parham, or his Assignees, in full Satisfaction of the Money due and owing upon his Account, as aforesaid: And this Order, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Lord Willoughby, or his Assignees, testifying his or their Receipt thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.

Navy Debts.

Ordered, That the late Commissioners for the Admiralty and Navy, do, with the first Opportunity, certify to this House, a particular and distinct State of all the Debts of the Navy, expressing the Kinds and Natures thereof, under their several Heads.

Army Commissioners.

Col. Birch reports a Bill for settling Commissioners for the Army, and Treasurers at War: which was read the First time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Second time on Thursday next.

Sales.

Mr. Rainsford reports from the Grand Committee, to whom the Bill touching Satisfaction for Sales is referred, the humble Desire of the said Committee, that they may sit again To-morrow in the Afternoon.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee to whom the Bill touching Sales is referred, have the Leave of this House to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, for the carrying on of that Business.

Weobly Writ.

Ordered, That a new Writ be issued for a new Election of Members to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Weobly, in the County of Hereford, the former Election being declared by this House null and void; and that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to prepare a Writ for the Purpose aforesaid: which the Lord Chancellor is to issue, and pass under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.

Book of Rates.

The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments to the Rates for Customs; and the Particulars under the Letter B were read.

Resolved, That the Rate on Butter be omitted, and stand at the Rate formerly set upon it; and the rest were agreed unto.

The Particulars under the Letter C were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars under the Letter D were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars under the Letter E were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars under the Letter F were read; and agreed unto.

The Particulars under the Letter G were read;

Resolved, That Currants be omitted, and stand at the Rate formerly set upon that Commodity.

Resolved, That Almonds stand at the Rate that was formerly set upon that Commodity.

Resolved, That Dates stand at the Rate that was formerly set upon it.

Resolved, That all Pepper imported directly from the Place of its Growth in English shipping, be one Peny in the Pound.

Resolved, That all other Spicery and Drugs imported directly from the Place of their Growth in English Shipping, be one Third Part of what is charged in the Book of Rates, and no more.

Resolved, That there be no Alteration in the Rate for Figs; but that it stand at the Rate formerly set upon that Commodity.

Resolved, That there be no Abatement of the Rate upon Muscavado Sugar; but that it stand at the Rate formerly set upon it.

The Particulars in the Letter H, concerning Hides, * * were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter I were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter L were read; and those concerning Lattin, Leather, Callicoe, and Cambrick, were, on the Question, agreed unto.

Resolved, That there be no Alterations on Linen rated at above Two Shillings per Ell; but that it stand at the Rate formerly set upon it.

The Particulars on the Letter M were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter O were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter P were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter Q were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter R were read.

Resolved, That Silk Ribbands do stand as formerly, without any Alteration.

The Particulars on the Letter S were read; and those concerning Saltpetre, Sizers, Orgazine Silk, Raw China Silk, and Raw Long Silk, were, on the Question, agreed unto.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to apportion the Duty on all Sorts of wrought Silk, at Twenty Shillings the Pound Weight, so as to answer the former Rate; viz. to Sir George Downing, Sir John Frederick, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Thomas, Col. Birch, Mr. Riche, Mr. Boscawen; and they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, and to make Report therein To-morrow.

Resolved, That there be no Alteration in the Rate of Spectacles.

The Particulars on the Letter T were read; and, on the Question, agreed unto.

The Particulars on the Letter W were read.

Resolved, That whatever Fins of English Fishing are brought in by his Majesty's Subjects in English Shipping, directly from the Place, shall pay as in the Report.

Resolved, That all other Fins, not of English Fishing, shall pay double.

Resolved, That all Wool of Sheep be imported freely.

Resolved, That all Beaver Wool be imported freely.

Resolved, That all Cotton Wool, of the Growth of English Plantations, be imported freely.

Resolved, That Latten Wire do stand as in the Book of Rates.

Resolved, That Brazil, or Fernambuck Wood, rated in the Book of Rates at Three Pounds Ten Shillings, be reduced to One Pound Fifteen Shillings; and Fustick Wood at Ten Shillings, to Five Shillings.

Ordered, That this Debate be taken up To-morrow Morning.