Die Veneris, 21 Decembris, 1649.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Ordered, That whereas divers Lands were formerly settled by Ordinance of Parliament on the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland; it be referred to a Committee to
bring in an Act, whereby the said Lands may be settled
on him, and his Heirs: And this Committee have Power
to rectify the Misnomers, and other Mistakes in the
said Ordinance: Viz. to Mr. Love, Lord Commissioner
Lisle, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Long, Mr. Trenchard,
Lord Commissioner Whitelock, Colonel Wauton, Mr.
Miles Corbett, Mr. Bond, Mr. Oldisworth; or any Three
of them: And this Committee are to meet in the Court
of Wards, this Afternoon at Two of the Clock.
And the Lord Commissioner Lisle and Mr. Love are
to take care hereof.
The House resumed the Debate of the Business of
Resolved, That the Word "Leather" be added to the
former Vote touching Upholstery, Haberdashery, &c.
to pay after the Rate of Five Pounds per Cent. according
to the Values set upon them in the Book of Rates, to
be paid by the first Buyer from the Merchant or Importer.
Mr. Myles Corbett reports from the Committee for
Excise, the several Votes of that Committee touching
Resolved, That, for every Ton of Wines, as well already imported, not having paid the Excise, as which
hereafter shall be imported, shall pay Five Pounds for
Excise; and so after that Rate for a greater or lesser
Quantity; the same to be paid by the first Buyer thereof
from the Merchant or Importer:
Resolved, That all Foreign Salt, as well already imported, which hath not paid Excise, as which shall be
hereafter imported, shall pay Three Halfpence upon
every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer of such
Resolved, That all Salt, made or to be made within
England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, which is or shall
be shipped or conveyed by Water, shall pay One Halfpeny
upon every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer of such
Salt, at the Place of Landing or Unlading thereof.
Resolved, That all other Salt, made or to be made
within England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, and not
shipped or conveyed by Water, shall pay One Halfpeny
upon every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer of such
Salt, upon the First Delivery thereof.
Resolved, That all Salt upon Salt, that is made of Salt,
within England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, which
hath once paid Excise, shall pay One Farthing upon
every Gallon, to be paid by the Maker of such Salt upon
Salt, before such Time as the same shall be put to Sale.
Resolved, That it be provided that no Salt expended
upon Fishing shall be liable to this Excise.
Resolved, That the Commissioners of Excise, and their
Sub Commissioners and Officers, shall collect, receive,
and take the Excise and Impost, set and rated upon the
Goods and Merchandizes above-mentioned; and no other
Excise or Impost upon the said Goods and Merchandizes.
Resolved, That these several Votes abovesaid, touching
the Excise, be forthwith printed and published: And
that the same be sent to the Commissioners for Excise:
And that they, and all Sub Commissioners, and other
Officers and Ministers of the Excise under them, be authorized and injoined to put the same in Execution forthwith; and to collect and gather the Excise according to
the said Votes, and according to their former Powers,
and under the Pains and Penalties expressed in the former
Ordinances and Acts of Parliament touching the Excise
and New Impost.
Ordered, That the Matter touching Free Ports be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Navy;
to send for and advise with such Merchants, or others,
as they shall think sit, therein; and to consider touching
the Number of them, and all other Circumstances; and
of the Conveniencies and Inconveniencies thereof: Wherein they are to have a special Care, that the Commonwealth be not prejudiced in their Custom and Excise;
and report the same to the House for their further Consideration: And that the Report be made on This-daysevennight.
And Mr. Edward Ashe is to take special Care hereof.
Preaching the Gospel.
Ordered, That Major Salwey, Mr. Oldisworth, Mr.
Darley, Mr. Edwards, Major General Skippon, Sir Thomas
Wroth, Colonel Bossevile, Mr. * Corbett, Mr. James
Challener, Mr. Aldworth, be added to the Committee
concerning Preaching the Gospel: And all that come to
Resolved, That, at the Rising of the House, Mr. Speaker
do adjourn the House until Tuesday Morning next.
Relief of Debtors.
Mr. Dove reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for discharging from Imprisonment poor Prisoners,
was committed, the Amendments to the said Bill: Which
were now read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "Except only the
Debts due to him or them from the Parliament, for the
Service of the Commonwealth;" be added to the Oath in
the said Act, next after the Words "Estate real and personal."
Resolved, That these Words "or for Breach of Promise, Contract, or Covenant," be added in the Beginning
of the said Act.
Some Amendments being made at the Table;
The Question being put, That this Bill be ingrossed;
It passed with the Negative.
And the Bill, so amended, being put to the Question,
was passed; and ordered to be forthwith printed and
Relief of Creditors.
Mr. Say reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for Relief of Creditors was committed, the Amendments to the said Bill; Which were read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, re-committed to
the same Committee: And that Sir James Harrington,
Mr. Say, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. Stephens. Major General
Skippon, Colonel Sidney, Lord Commissioner Whitelock,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Holland, Mr. Long, Mr. Pury,
Mr. James Challener, be added to that Committee: With
Power to consider of Remedies to be provided for Relief
of Creditors, either by this Act, or by any other Ways
or Means: And that the same be reported on Wednesday
Ordered, That the Report touching the poor Irish
Women be made on Wednesday Morning next.
The House adjourned itself, according to former
Order, until Tuesday Morning next.