Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Thursday, July 19th, 1660.
Leave to petition Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Vantteythusen's, &c. Nat.
A Bill for Naturalizing of Gerrard Vantteythusen, Danyell Demetrius, Theodore Cock, and others, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Col. King, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Wm. Wheeler, Mr. Sprey, Mr. Jolliffe, Col. Birch, Mr. Hall, Sir John Fredrick, Mr. Richard How, Sir John Temple, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Yong, Sir Geo. Browne, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Malet, Mr. Throckmorton, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Dennys, Mr. Wing feild, Sir Wm. Doyley, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Thomas, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir Lancelot Lake, Sir Francis Gerrard, Sir Tho. Jones, Sir Edward Turner, Sir George How, Sir Anthony Auger, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. Whitehead: And they are to meet, on Monday next in the Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards, at Three of the Clock.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds, Part of the One thousand Six hundred Pounds drawn by several Bills of Exchange on the Treasurer, of the Contingencies of the late Council of State, by the Commissioners lately residing at the Sound, and payable to Robert Swale, of London, Merchant, be charged upon the Receipt of the Excise; and that the Commissioners of the Excise do pay the same to the said Mr. Swale, or his Assignees, out of the Monies coming into the said Receipt, in Course towards Satisfaction of the said Bills: And this Order, together with the Acquittance of Mr. Swale, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be, to the Commissioners of Excise, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom the Business of the Lord General, the Lord Willoughby, Mr. Peck, and others, concerning Money, is referred, to consider of the Six hundred Pounds, the Overplus of One thousand Six hundred Pounds drawn by the late Commissioners at the Sound, by Bills of Exchange, payable to Mr. Swale, above the One thousand Pounds charged on the Excise; and to examine when the same became due, and the whole State of Fact; and to report the same to the House.
Book of Rates.
Resolved, That when imported Wheat exceeds not Five Shillings Six-pence the Bushel, at the Place of Importation, then the same to pay Three-pence the Bushel Custom; but, when it shall exceed that Rate, then to pay Four-pence the Quarter, and no more.
Resolved, That when Rye exceeds not the Price of Four Shillings Six-pence the Bushel, at the Place of Importation, then to pay Two-pence the Bushel Custom; but when above that Rate, then Three-pence the Quarter, and no more.
Resolved, That when Beans, Barley, and Malt, at the Place of Importation, exceeds not the Price of Three Shillings Six-pence the Bushel, then to be paid Twopence the Bushel Custom; but when above that Rate, then Three-pence the Quarter, and no more.
Col. Birch also reports from the said Committee, that it was referred to the said Committee to consider, what Advantage might be made, to the King's Majesty, by Strangers Ships anchoring upon this Shore; that the Committee desired to advise with the Officers of Trinity House thereupon; and are not yet ready to make Report thereof.-
Commissioners of Sewers.
Debt to Peck, &c.
Col. Jones reports, that, according to the Command of this House, he had delivered to the Lords the Order of this House concerning Mr. Peck, and Lancelot Emot; and that the Lords gave Answer, that they will return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Book of Rates.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee, to whom the Rates on Silks and Corn were referred, to consider what Rates will be fit to be set upon all Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom exported, whether of Silk alone, or Silk mixt with Hair or Wool; and to make Report therein To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee, who bring in the Bill for Tonage and Poundage, do consider of a fit Clause to be inserted for the Repealing of former Laws, whereby Rates are established different from those now agreed on.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee appointed for the Excise, where Col. Birch is in the Chair, to fill up the present Book of Rates, according to the Rates in the former Book, and the Alterations and Amendments now agreed upon: And they are also to consider of the Rules added to the Book of Rates, and what Alterations are fit to be made therein; and to report it to the House.
Resolved, That it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of the Book of Rates for Excise, and what Commodities, therein mentioned, are fit to be transferred into the Book of Rates for Customs; and to report the same To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the Clerk of this House do perfect the Book of Rates, by filling up the Sums with respect to the Rates in the former Book, and the Alterations agreed upon; and to attend the Committee for Direction, as he shall find necessary.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, That Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. Serjeant Hales, be desired to take care, that the Bill for Tonage and Poundage be brought in To-morrow Morning; and Mr. Serjeant Glyn and Mr. Allen are added to that Committee.
Lords reminded of Bills.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to quicken them in the Act of Oblivion, and the Act for confirming judicial Proceedings; and that Mr. Annesley do go to the Lords with that Message, and urge the Necessity of a Dispatch of those Two Bills, upon Reasons offered in the present Debate.
Resolved, That Mr. Solicitor General be desired to attend the King's Majesty, and to represent the great Inconveniences, that may ensue, if the Assizes be held before the passing of the Bill of Indemnity, and That for confirming judicial Proceedings; and therefore humbly to move his Majesty, that the Assizes may be put off, till those Two Bills be passed: And he is also desired to confer with the Judges therein.
Committee of Privileges.
Mr. Rainesford reports from the Grand Committee, upon the Bill for Sales, the Desire of the said Committee, that they may sit every Monday and Friday every Week, until the Bill be perfected; and that their Sub Committee, to whom they have referred the Petitions, do sit de die in diem in the mean time.
Resolved, That the Grand Committee, upon the Bill of Sales, do sit every Monday and Friday every Week, until the Bill be perfected; and that the Sub Committee, to whom the Petitions were referred from the said Grand Committee, do sit de die in diem in the mean time.