House of Commons Journal Volume 8
26 July 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 26 July 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 103-104. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26250 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Thursday, 26th July, 1660.

Prayers.

Royston Vicarage.

A BILL for Maintenance of the Vicar of Royston, in the Counties of Hertford and Cambridge, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning next.

Brooke's, &c. Nat.

Elias Brooke, alias Beake, John Peterson Ryall, Persons desirous to be naturalized, came up to the Clerk's Table, and there took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Serjeant Browne, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Harwich Minister.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for Maintenance of a Minister in the Town of Harwich is referred, have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses; and what else may conduce to the Business.

Book of Rates.

Col. Birch reports from the Committee, certain Orders, Directions, and Allowances, for the Advancement of Trade, and Encouragement of the Merchant; as also for the regulating as well of the Merchants in making due Entries and just Payments of their Customs, as of the Officers in all the Ports of this Kingdom, in the faithful Discharge of their Duty: Which were read.

Resolved, That these Rules shall be the Rules to be observed in the collecting and gathering of the Subsidies of Tonage and Poundage, and other Monies, for new Impost, mentioned in the Act, intituled, A Subsidy granted to the King, of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon the Merchandize exported and imported.

Another Rule was tendered to be added to these Rules, touching impowering the Barons of the Exchequer, Attorney General, or Solicitor General, or any Three of them, to compound for all Seizures and Forfeitures upon the Act of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage: Which was read; and, upon the Question, rejected.

Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Samuell Jones to prepare the Draught of a Petition, to be presented to his Majesty from this House, that he will please to take such Course, by Treaty or otherwise, as he shall in his Wisdom think fit, for the getting of the Tare, and other extraordinary Charges, taken off, which are laid by the Dutch on Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom; and present it to this House.

The Question being put, That the Sum of Eight-pence be set upon every Head of great Cattle, brought out of Scotland into England, to be inserted into the Book of Rates;

And the Question being put, That this Question be now put:

It passed with the Affirmative:

And the main Question being put, That the Sum of Eight-pence be set upon every Head of great Cattle, brought out of Scotland into England, to be inserted into the Book of Rates;

The House was divided:

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yeas: 131.
Sir Wm. Lewis, With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Doyley, Tellers for the Noes: 140.
Sir Anthony Irby, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to pen a Clause touching Port Duties for foreign Shipping and Vessels, upon the Debate of the House; viz. Col. King, Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Pryn, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr. Elliston, Major Tolhurst, Sir John Northcot, Sir Geo. Downing, Col. Morley, Mr. Serjeant Hales, Mr. Dennys, Serjeant Glyn, Mr. Delves, Mr. Got, Mr. Annesley; and all that will come to have Voices; or any Five of them: And they are presently to withdraw.

Book of Rates

Col. Birch reports from the Committee, Directions for the Payment of the Subsidy upon Woolen Cloths, and old Drapery: Which were read; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.

He also reports a Clause, that Goods inward, not rated, do pay Five per Cent; which was read.

The Second Article of the said Clause, in these Words, viz. "the Duties, and Sums of Money, appointed to be paid by the Act of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, passed this Parliament, and no other, shall be paid to his Majesty's Officers, during the Continuance of the said Act, upon Goods imported and exported," was read the Second time:

And the Question being put, That this Clause be laid aside;

The House was divided:

The Noes went forth.

Sir Ralph Knight, Tellers for the Noes: 95.
Col. King, With the Noes,
Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Yeas: 67.
Sir Wm. Vincent, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the said Second Article be added to the Rules for Tonage and Poundage, viz. That the Duties, and Sums of Money, appointed to be paid by the Act of Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, passed this Parliament, and no other, shall be paid to his Majesty's Officers, during the Continuance of the said Act, upon Goods imported and exported.

Resolved, That these Words following be added at the End of the said last-mentioned Clause, viz. "Any Law, Statute, or Usage, to the contrary, in anywise notwithstanding."

Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider what Laws are now in Force, that settle any Duties upon the King, which are intended by this House to be discontinued, and comprehended within the present Book of Rates; and to bring in a Bill for the taking of them away; viz. to Sir Henage Finch, Mr. Bampfeild, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Annesley, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Shapcot, Sir Edward Turner, Sir John Northcot, Col. King, Mr. Gott, Serjeant Hales, Mr. Pryn, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Peirepont: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.

The First Clause of the Paper, intituled, Goods inward, not rated, to pay Five Pounds per Cent', was read the Second time; and, upon the Question, agreed unto.