Wednesday, July 18th, 1660.
Debt to Peck, &c.
ORDERED, That Colonel Jones do carry to the
Lords the Orders of this House concerning Mr.
Peck, and Lancelot Emot.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Swanton, a Member of this House,
have Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Samuell
Perry, Governor of the Town and Castle of Taunton,
Ordered, That it be referred to the late Commissioners
for the Militia, in the County of Somerset, or any Three
of them, to examine the Debt of Four hundred Eightythree Pounds, demanded, as disbursed by the Petitioner,
for Payment of the Soldiers in the Garison at Taunton;
and that what they shall find to remain due to the Petitioner, be paid unto the said Samuell Perry, or his Assignees, out of the Money remaining in the Hands of any
Person in that County, upon the Assessment raised for
the last Militia, or any other Militia within the said
County; and the Acquittance of the said Samuell Perry,
testifying the Receipt of the said Money, or any Part
thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to such Person or
Persons, as shall pay the same: And it is further ordered,
that the Garison of the Town and Castle of Taunton, and
the Soldiers there, be forthwith discharged.
Restoring Marquis of Ormond.
A Bill for settling on James Lord Marquis of Ormond,
and his Heirs, all his Manors, Lands, and Tenements,
whereof he hath been dispossessed, since the 23th of
October 1641, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr.
Annesley, Mr. Serjeant Glyn, Lord Angier, Mr. Serjeant
Hales, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir John Lowther, Sir Edward
Turner, Earl of Kildare, Mr. Thurland, Sir John Temple,
Sir Henage Finch, Sir Geo. Browne, Sir John Holland,
Sir Geo. Savill, Lord Spencer, Mr. Rich, Sir Francis
Gerrard, Lord Bruce, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir Solomon Swale,
Lord Richardson, Mr. Perrepont, Sir Robt. Pye, Sir
Launcelot Lake, Mr. Pryn, Sir Gilbt. Gerrard, Sir Walter
Earle, Mr. Hele, Sir Christopher Clapham, Sir Anthony
Irby, Mr. Hyde, Col. Jones, Sir Tho. Wharton, Sir
Henry Oxenden, Col. West, Mr. Knightley, Sir Dudley
North, Sir Ralph Bancks; and are to meet To-morrow
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber, and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That who arrested Walter Curtis,
one of the Serjeant's Deputies, at the Suit of Thomas
Blunt, be forthwith discharged, and set at Liberty.
Sir Edmund Turner reports from the Committee for
Privileges and Elections, the Case upon the Election for
the Borough of Cirencester in the County of
that, upon Examination of the Fact, it appeared to the
Committee that * Powell Esquire, who is returned
in the same Indenture with * Masters Esquire, concerning the Validity of whose Election there is no
Question, had a greater number of Voices, than Mr. *
George the Petitioner; and that therefore they were of
Opinion, the said Mr. Powell is duly elected, and ought
to sit in this House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. Powell is duly chosen, and do sit in this
St. Michell's Election.
He also reports from the said Committee, the Case
upon the Election for the Borough of St. Michells in the
County of Cornewall; that, upon Examination of the
Fact, it appeared to the Committee, that the Question
was, whether the Right of Election belongs to the Commonalty at large, or to the Twenty-four claimed by
Custom, consisting of Two Elizors, nominated by the
Lord of the Manor; and Twenty-Two of the Freemen
chosen by the said Elizors; which Twenty-four the Committee were of Opinion, had the Right of Election: And
that * Cary Esquire, who is returned by Indenture as
one of the Burgesses for the said Borough, had a greater
Number of Voices than Mr. Humphrey Burlace the Petitioner; and that therefore the said Mr. * Cary is duly
chosen, and ought to sit in this House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Mr. * Cary, having the Plurality of Voices,
is duly elected, and do sit in this House.
Book of Rates.
The House resumed the Debate upon Alterations of
the Book of Rates.
The Particulars in the Letter A, for Goods outward,
were read; and, on the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That a Rate be laid upon Corn imported.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to
whom the Rate upon wrought Silks was referred by an
Order of Yesterday, to consider what Rate will be fit
to be laid on Corn imported; and to report it to this
House: And Col. King, Mr. Lucy, Sir Ralph Bancks,
Sir John Bradshaw, Col. Willoughby, Mr. Yong, Sir
Geo. Booth, Mr. Ellison, Sir Wm. Vincent, Sir John
Northcot, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Proby, Sir Henry
Chomley, Sir Trevor Williams, Col. West, Mr. Saville,
are added to the same Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
to consider and offer to the House what they shall think
fit, concerning the Exportation of the several Commodities of the Breed, Manufacture, and Growth of this
Kingdom, mentioned in a late pretended Act.
The Particulars under the Letter B were read: and the
Four first and last were, on several Questions, agreed unto.
Resolved, That there be no Alteration in the Rates of
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider what Rates are fit to be set on foreign
Manufactures of Wool imported; as also what's fit to
be done in the Case of Wool exported.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee,
to consider what's fit to be laid on foreign Vessels coming
into the Ports of this Kingdom in respect of Lights
and Anchorage; and to make Report therein to the
The Particulars under the Letter C. were read.
Resolved, That the former Rate upon Calves Skins do
Resolved, That the Rate upon Canvas, and all Sorts
of Linnen, fine or coarse, of the Manufacture of this
Kingdom, exported, be Six-pence upon every Piece not
exceeding Forty Yards.
The Alteration concerning Cheese exported, was agreed
Resolved, That the former Rates of Custom for Sea
Coals, exported by Strangers, do stand unaltered.
Resolved, That this House doth agree to the Alteration
brought in of the Rates for Sea Coals, exported by
English in English built Bottoms.