Saturday, 28th July, 1660.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue
out a Writ for Election of a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Bucks, in the Place of
Thomas Tyrrill Esquire, now called by Writ to be one
of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas;
and that the Lord Chancellor do pass the said Writ under
the Great Seal of England.
A Bill enabling Sir Wm. Wray to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed; viz. to Sir Anthony
Irby, Mr. Pryn, Mr. James Fynes, Mr. Annesley, Col.
Hatcher, Sir John Tufton, Mr. Newton, Sir John Lowther, Sir Henry Ceasar, Sir Henry North, Sir Capell
Luckin, Sir George Savile, Col. King, Lord Castleton,
Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Tho. Widdrington,
Mr. Serjeant Hales, Mr. Brampston, Mr. Crowcher, Sir
Bussy Mansell, Sir Geo. Reeve, Mr. Skipwith, Sir Gilbert
Gerrard, Mr. Peirrepont: And they are to meet on
Monday in the Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the
Captives in Turkey.
Ordered, That the List of Captives who have suffered
under the Turks in Argeere, Tunis, and Sally, with their
Ransoms, now presented by Mr. Pryn, be referred to the
Committee for Captives; to consider thereof: And that
the Citizens of London, and Merchants, Members of this
House, be added to that Committee.
A Bill enabling the County and City of Durham to
send Knights and Burgesses to serve in Parliament, was
this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That this Bill be read the Second time on
Tuesday Morning next.
Wards and Liveries.
Mr. Pierrepont reports Amendments to the Bill for
taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and
Tenures in Capite: Which were twice read; and, upon
the Question, agreed unto.
The Rate of the Assessment of One hundred thousand
Pounds per Annum, on the whole Nation, in proportion to the monthly Assessments, made in Anno 1648,
Ordered, That this Debate be adjourned until Tuesday
Records of House of Peers.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Child and Mr. *,
Two Masters of the Chancery;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent us to put you in
mind of a former Message, sent the 11th of this Month,
concerning certain Deeds and Evidences, which concern
some of their Lordships, remaining with the Clerk of
The Messengers were again called in; and Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer;
The House hath considered of your Message; and
they will return an Answer by Messengers of their
Ordered, That the Message from the Lords, concerning
Deeds and Evidences, claimed by some of the Lords,
remaining in the Hands of the Clerk of this House, be
taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next.
Book of Rates.
Sir Henage Finch reports an Amendment, by way of
Exception, to be added to the last Rule, restraining
the Duties for Goods imported and exported, to those
mentioned in the Book of Rates: Which was twice
Resolved, That Wool, Wool-fells, and Leather, be
omitted out of this Amendment.
And the said Amendment, being put to the Question,
was agreed unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Sir Henage Finch reports another Amendment to be
added to the Book of Rates, touching Garments of
Confirming Marriages, &c.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
Bills, to prepare several Bills for Confirmations of Marriages, made according to an Act, or pretended Act,
intituled, An Act touching Marriages, Births, and Burials:
and for Confirmation of Leases, made by Masters of
Colleges and Hospitals: And Serjeant Hales, Sir Solomon
Swale, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Bampfeild, Sir Anthony
Ashley Cooper, Mr. Swinfin, Mr. Goodrick, Sir Francis
Gerrard, and the Burgesses for both the Universities, be
added to that Committee.
Message to attend the King.
The House being informed, That the Usher of the
Black Rod was at the Door, he was called in; and,
coming into the House, and standing in the Midst of the
House, delivered this Message;
The King hath commanded me to call yourself, and
the rest of the Members of this House, into the Lords
Mr. Speaker, and the Members of the Parliament attending him, went unto the Lords House: And Mr.
Speaker carried to the Lords House Two Bills; the one
intituled, A Subsidy granted to the King of Tonage and
Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon
Merchandize, exported and imported, together with a
Book of Rates, mentioned in the said Bill; and the other
Act intituled, An Act for Continuance of the Excise,
until the 20th Day of August, 1660.
Book of Rates.
Ordered, That the Original of the Book of Rates,
and Rules annexed, be bound up, and remain in this
Ordered, That Three Transcripts be made of the
Book of Rates, and of the Rules thereunto annexed;
one to be transmitted to the Lords House, there to remain among the Records; another to be transmitted into
the Exchequer, there to remain on Record; and a Third
to the Commissioners of the Customs, to be by them
made use of for his Majesty's Service.
Ordered, That the Act of Tonage and Poundage, and
the Book of Rates, together with the Rules annexed, be
forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to draw Heads of a Conference to be had with
the Lords; to consider of what was now offered, touching
Mr. Foxwist, a Member of this House, his giving
Testimony in the Lords House, upon the Matter now
The House adjourns itself till Monday Morning,
Eight of Clock.