House of Commons Journal Volume 7
23 December 1656

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 23 December 1656', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 473-474. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24533 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Tuesday, 23d December, 1656.

Earl of Carlisle's Petition.

MAJOR-General Haines reports Amendments to the Bill for the Confirmation of an Improvement lately made by the Earl of Carlisle, in certain Lands in Nazing, in the County of Essex, for settling the same upon him, and upon his Tenants respectively: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That the said Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.

Isle of Ely.

The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports Amendments to the Bill for Grant and Confirmation of the Liberties and Privileges within the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge: Which were twice read; and agreed.

And the Bill, so amended, ordered upon the Question, to be ingrossed.

Leave of Absence.

Resolved, That Colonel Gorges have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks.

Lucy's Petition.

Resolved, That the Petition of Sir Richard Lucy be read on Monday next.

Grant to Gen. Monck.

Resolved, That the Bill touching General Monck, be read To-morrow the Second time.

Newport Ministers.

Resolved, That the Bill for Maintenance of Ministers of Newport, be read To-morrow Morning.

Exeter Ministers.

Resolved, That the Bill for Maintenance of the Ministers of Exeter, be read To-morrow Morning.

Corn and Meal.

Resolved, That the Bill for repealing some Clauses in the Act for Corn and Meal, shall be read the First time on Friday next.

Recusants.

Resolved, That the Amendments to the Bill touching Recusants, be reported on Thursday next.

Yorkshire Petition.

The humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants within the North Riding of the County of York, on the Behalf of Themselves, and the Well-affected of the Nation, was this Day read.

Resolved, That the Lord Eure, who presented this Petition to the House, do acquaint his Countrymen of the North Riding of York, that the House doth well accept of their Petition.

Resolved, That the Words "good Affections, expressed in their" be added to the said Vote, next before the Word "Petition." And so it was

Resolved, That the Lord Eure, who presented this Petition to the House, do acquaint his Countrymen of the North Riding of York, That the House doth well accept of their good Affections, expressed in their Petition.

London Assessment.

The House resumed the Debate, upon the Report made by Captain Baines on Friday last, touching the Arrears of the Assessment from the City of London.

The Question being put, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Two thousand Three hundred Twenty-five Pounds, charged upon the Temple, and Inhabitants there, be forthwith assessed, and paid, or levied by Distress upon such as shall refuse to pay the same; in regard the Acts for Assessments expressly say, That no privileged Place, or Person, shall be exempted from Payment of the Assessments;

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this Sum of Two thousand Three hundred Twenty-five Pounds be charged again upon the City.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That so much of the Two thousand Five hundred and Seventeen Pounds Nine Shillings, as was charged upon the said Offices, and Officers, be paid by, or levied upon, such Officers as have not been assessed in some other Place, where they lived, and did and ought to pay for their said Offices; as also, what hath been charged upon the Houses where the said Offices were kept; and, that the Remainder of the said Sum of 2,517£. 9s. together with the 12,330£. 18s. abated by the Commissioners, as aforesaid, be forthwith re-assessed upon the said City, according as the Acts for Assessments do direct.

The Question being propounded, to agree with the Committee, that the 6,685£. 9s. 4d. alleged to be discharged by the Act of Oblivion, be remitted, and the said City discharged therefrom; provided, That the Remainder of the said Arrear be paid in to the Treasurers at War, on or before the Day of;

Resolved, That the Blank in this Question be filled up with these Words, "the 25 of March next."

And so the Question being put; It was

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Six thousand Six hundred Eighty-five Pounds Nine Shillings Four Pence, alleged to be discharged by the Act of Oblivion, be remitted, and the said City discharged therefrom; provided, that the Remainder of the said Arrear be paid in to the Treasurers at War, on or before the 25th of March next.

Union with Scotland.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Friday next, upon the Bill for Uniting Scotland into one Commonwealth with England.

Union with Ireland.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Saturday next, upon the Bill for Uniting Ireland into one Commonwealth with England.

E. of Derbie's Estate.

Ordered, That Mr. Drake, Colonel Grosvenor, Lord Cleypoole, Lord Richard Cromwell, Colonel Fitz-James, Sir John Hobart, Mr. Dickenson, be added to the Committee for the Petition for the Earl of Derbie's Bill.

Scott's Bill.

Ordered, That Mr. Meredith, Mr. Sileard, Mr. Bampfeild, Alderman Foote, be added to the Committee, to whom Mr. Scott's Bill is referred.

Petition from London, &c.

The House being acquainted, that there were divers Petitioners at the Door;

The Question being propounded, That the Petitioners be now called in; and the Petition received;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Barkley, Tellers for the Noes: 74.
Mr. Barrington, With the Noes,
Colonel Sidenham, Tellers for the Yeas: 108.
Colonel Clerk, With the Yeas,

So it passed in the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; The House was again divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Lord President, Tellers for the Yeas: 91.
Lord Strickland, With the Yeas,
Mr. Berkley, Tellers for the Noes: 90.
Mr. Attorney-General, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That the Petitioners be now called in, and their Petition received.

And they were called in; and being come to the Bar, Mr. Joshua Sprigge presented a Petition: Which was received; and, when the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of divers peaceable and well-affected Persons in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, in Behalf of themselves, and many others."

House rises.

Resolved, That the House do now rise.