Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 6 Martii, 1667.
Comine's, &c. Nat.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondsold Esquire, for settling certain customary Lands of the Manor of Wimbleton in the County of Surrey: And that Sir Adam Browne do carry it up to the Lords.
Six Clerks Office.
Escapes from London Sheriffs.
Duties on Foreign Commodities
Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee appointed to consider of an additional Duty on foreign Commodities, that the Committee had made some Progress therein; but had not come to any Estimate, nor finished their Report, having not had sufficient Time; but had agreed upon a Resolve in general, upon what foreign Commodities the additional Duties should be imposed; Which Resolve was as followeth; viz.
Mr. Seymour reports from the whole House, That it was the Opinion of the Committee to proceed in the Manner of raising a Supply for his Majesty, not exceeding Three hundred thousand Pounds; nor to be raised by a Land Tax, or Home Excise.
Message from the King for a Supply.
"HIS Majesty hath been unwilling hitherto to interrupt you in your Proceedings: But, considering the Posture in which His Neighbours now are; and that the Spring is already so far advanced; and that His Allies (as they have great Cause) press His Majesty to hasten His Preparations; He holds it absolutely necessary, in respect of the Safety, as well as Honour, of the Nation, that a Fleet be set out with all Speed; and that Course be taken for fortifying of His Forts, and building more Ships: And therefore He doth again earnestly recommend it to you, forthwith to provide for such a Supply, as these Occasions require: And, because you have not yet had Satisfaction, upon the Bill of Accounts, of the former Supplies, His Majesty is very willing, that this be collected and issued for these Purposes, by such Persons only as you shall think fit. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the Day of March1667/8.
Mr. Seymour reports, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration and Manner of raising Money for his Majesty's Supply, and that by the Duty of Tonage of Goods imported: And that they humbly moved it, as the Opinion of the Committee, that the House would appoint a Committee, to consider of the raising of Money in that Manner; and that the House would resolve again into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Manner of his Majesty's Supply.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Committee be appointed to consider of the raising of Money for his Majesty's Supply by the Duty of Tonnage of Goods imported; and to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House; viz. Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Humfrey Winch, Mr. Jones, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Spry, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Pryn, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Higgons, Mr. Love, Sir Jo. Talbott, Mr. Andrew Newport, Mr. Talbott, Sir Nicho. Carey, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Robert Carre, Lord St. John, Mr. King, and all the Members of this House; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.