House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 24 March 1671

Pages 223-224

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Veneris, 24 die Martii, 1670.


Supply Bill; foreign Commodities.

A CLAUSE for recompensing his Majesty for the Duty of Brandy imported, taken away by the Prohibition thereof in this Bill, was read the Second time.

The Clause was read, by Paragraphs, the Third time: And the several Paragraphs, with some Amendments agreed on the Question, and made at the Table, were, upon the Question, agreed.

A Clause was tendered, for the better Discovery of Brandy imported; and thrice read.

The Question being put, To agree with the First Paragraph, or Part of the Clause for a Discovery, by the Merchant Importer, to whom he hath sold his Brandy;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The next Part of the Clause was read; and, on the Question, agreed.

The last Paragraph was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.

The Clause, for Exemption of private Persons distilling for their own Use, was twice read, and agreed.

Resolved, &c. That the said Clauses be added to the former Clauses concerning Brandy.

Another Proviso, for an Appeal, was twice read; and, with the Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, agreed.

A Proviso was tendered, against importing Brandy by Licence.

The Question being put, That the Proviso be read;

It passed in the Negative.

The ingrossed Clauses, concerning Brandy, were read the Third time.

A Proviso for the better taking and expediting the Accounts between the Merchants and Farmers of the Customs and his Majesty, was read twice: But, being imperfect, was withdrawn.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for an additional Imposition on several foreign Commodities; and for the Encouragement of several Commodities and Manufactures of this Kingdom: And Sir Robert Howard is to carry up the Bill to the Lords.

Supply Bill; Duty on Brandy.

Amendments coming from the Lords to the Bill of Brandy: Which being for laying an Imposition on the People, in Breach of the Privilege of this House, where all Impositions on the People ought to begin; therefore the House did think fit to lay the said Bill and Amendments aside.


Ordered, That the Report of the Bill, to prevent the planting Tobacco in England, be heard on Tuesday, the first Business.

Lindsey Level.

Ordered, That the Cause concerning Lindsey Level, be heard on Monday Morning, according to the former Order.


Ordered, That the Report concerning the Mayor of Bristoll, be heard on Tuesday Morning.


Ordered, That the Report of the Bill of Conventicles, be heard on Wednesday Morning.

Cornwall Assizes.

The Question being put, That a further Day be given, for hearing the Matter upon the Bill for settling the Assizes for Cornwall, before the Committee;

The House divided.

The Yeas go out.


Sir John Coriton, for the Yeas, 20.
Sir Charles Harbord,
Mr. Ford, for the Noes, 43.
Mr. Sprye,

So it passed in the Negative.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.