Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 28 Novembris, 1670.
INFORMATION being given to the House, of a Breach of Privilege, committed against Sir Henry Herbert, a Member of this House, by one Thom. Mason Gentleman, in causing an Injunction of the Court of Chancery to be served upon the said Sir Henry Herbert, by one Henry Littler, for Stay of his Proceedings at Law upon a Bond of * * * *: A Copy of which Injunction was read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Mason and Henry Littler be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in serving Sir Henry Herbert with an Injunction of the Court of Chancery, at the Suit of the said Mr. Mason.
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Price, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Cholmondley, Mr. Streete, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Gilby, Mr. Spry, Mr. Waring, Serjeant Maynard, Col. Birch, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Edw. Harlow, Sir Fran. Goodricke, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Pettus, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Char. Harbord, Col. Reames, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Erncley, Sir Thom. Osborne, Sir Steph. Fox, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Hereford: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Mr. Birch reports from the Committee appointed to inspect the Accounts delivered in from the Farmers and Officers of the Customs, an Estimate of what Monies may arise, upon the several Commodities, in One Year, which are voted by the Committee of the whole House to be charged towards his Majesty's Supply; which Estimate is grounded upon an Account, from the Custom-house, of the several Quantities of those Commodities, which were imported from Michaelmas Sixty-eight, to Michaelmas Sixtynine; out of which is no Deduction for Exportation, defective or damaged Goods; and is cast up according to the Quantities then imported, and according to the Rates voted by the said Committee to be paid for those Commodities by the first Buyer; the Estimate whereof amounted to Three hundred Fifty-nine thousand Three hundred and Ten Pounds Nine Shillings and Two-pence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon French Lockerums imported, per Piece, containing One hundred and Six Ells, Seven Shillings and Six Pence; to be paid by the first Buyer.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that German and all other foreign Linen and Callicoes be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid by the additional Duty at the Custom-house, except Lawns and Cambricks.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that foreign Fustians, Tape, Incle, and Thread, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid at the Custom-house, by the Importer.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Sorts of Wrought Silks imported, be charged with double the Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as formerly paid by the Importer for the Duty of Custom.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Glass and Glasses, Stone and Stone Ware, Earth and Earthen Ware, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as they stand charged in the Book of Rates.
Resolved &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Stuffs made of Wool or Hair, or mixed with Silk, Hair, Thread or Wool, imported, be charged at Ten Pounds per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.
The Vote of the Committee, of all Raw Silks not imported in English Shipping from the Place of its first Growth, or first Port of the shipping of it, be charged at Six Pence per Pound, to be paid by the first Buyer, was read:
The Vote of the Committee, That there be charged upon every Felt Hat imported from France, Two Shillings and Six Pence a Hat; for every Castor, Five Shillings; and upon every Beayer, Ten Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.
Resolved, &c. That there be charged upon every Felt Hat imported from France, Five Shillings per Hat; upon every Castor, Ten Shillings; and upon every Beaver, Twenty Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, upon the Votes passed by the House, for improving Rates upon the several Goods and Commodities, towards his Majesty's Supply; and that it be referred to the same Committee appointed to draw a Bill upon the Imposition on Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, to prepare and bring in this Bill also.
Ordered, That the Farmers and Officers of the Customs do send in a particular Account of the Commodities exported for One whole Year, from Michaelmas 1668, to Michaelmas 1669; and what Allowances were made for defective Goods, for that Year.
Bulkley's, &c. Petition.
Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Mr. Mainard, Sir Philip Musgrave, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Theoph. Biddulph, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Birch, Mr. Jolly, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Spyre, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir John Knight, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Fagg, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Love, Sir James Rushout, Sir Thom. Lee, . . . Harvey, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thom. Chichley, Sir Will. Hickman, Colonel Sands, Mr. Fagg, and all the Members that serve for London: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to certify it, with their Opinions, to the House.