Thursday, 6th December, 1660.
Debts to the Publick.
A BILL for calling Accomptants to Account for
publick Monies received, was this Day read the
Resolved, That this Bill be committed to Colonel King,
Mr. Powell, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir John Temple, Sir John
Cloberry, Sir Salomon Swayle, Mr. Knight, Mr. Eyres,
Mr. Spry, Colonel Gerard, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Barton,
Major Clayton, Sir * Hickman, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Prynn,
Sir Rob. Brokes, Mr. Lowther, Colonel Shapcott, Dr. Clayton, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Dalton, Mr. Vowell,
Sir Phillip Howard, Mr. Knightly, Mr. Hide, Mr. Chafe,
Sir Roger Bradshaw, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Lancelot
Lake, Lord Aungier, Lord Viscount Valentia, Sir Tho.
Meeres, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Shaw, Mr. Harris, Mr. Ellison, Mr. Ferrers, Colonel West, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Power,
Mr. Mynors, Mr. Dalton, and all the Gentlemen of this
House of the Long Robe: And they are to meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Sir George Downing reports Amendments to the Bill
for restraining the Planting of Tobacco in England:
Which he first read in his Place; and were afterwards
read the First and Second time by the Clerk; and were
after read by Parts: And the First and Second Amendments were, on the Question, agreed unto.
The Third Amendment was read; and with some
Amendments thereunto made at the Table, and the
Omission of the Penalty on Justice of Peace, &c. Fol. 2.
Line 8, was agreed unto.
The 4th Amendment was read; and, on the Question,
the Blank beginning Folio 2, Line 15, and ending Line
18, was ordered to be omitted.
The Fifth Amendment was read; and, on the Question, agreed unto.
A Proviso, reported with the said Amendments, was
read; and with the Addition of these Words, "and
Chirurgery," next after the Word "Physick," the same
was agreed unto.
Ordered, That the Fines set by this Act, be divided, One
Moiety to the King's Majesty, the other Moiety to the Prosecutor, as is expressed Folio 2, Line 11, after the Word
"aforesaid;" and that the Clause be inserted accordingly.
Resolved, That this Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Wards and Liveries.
Serjeant Charlton reports from the Grand Committee
to whom the Bill for the Court of Wards is committed,
several Resolves upon that Committee upon the Order of
Reference, in the Case of Edward Backwell, Alderman
of London: Which were read; and are as followeth:
Resolved, That Alderman Backwell be paid the Monies by him advanced upon several Orders of the Lords
and Commons, and still remaining due to him, out of the
Receipts of the Grand Excise and Arrearages thereof, in
Course; and, in case the same shall fall short in Payment
thereof, by the Twenty-fifth Day of December next, that
then the Remainder be continued secured to him, out of
the Grand Excise, in Course; and that no other Payments be made out of the Excise, but what is appointed
by Order of this House, until the said Debt be satisfied
to Alderman Backwell.
Resolved, That in case any Part of the Monies due to
Alderman Backwell be paid out of that Part of the Excise which shall grow due to the King's Majesty; that
then his Majesty shall be reimbursed in such Manner,
and out of such Monies, as the Parliament shall appoint.
Monies charged on Excise.
He also reports an Account of Monies that still stand
charged upon the Receipt of Excise, by virtue of several
Orders of this present Parliament; and since the Sitting
of the secluded Members: Which was read; viz.
|To the Lord Willoughby, by Order 30 August 1660
|For Sir Rich. Browne, payable 15 December Instant
|To his Highness the Duke of Yorke, with Interest, by Order, dated 3 September 1660,
|To the Executors of his late Highness the Duke of Gloucester, by like Order,
|To Mr. Denham, his Majesty's Surveyor, with Interest, by Order of 3 September 1660,
|To her Highness the Princess Royal, with Interest, by Order of 13 September 1660,
|To her Majesty the Queen of Bohemia, with Interest, by Order then,
|To her Highness the Princess Henrietta, with Interest
|To Tho. Loddington, for the Garison of Donkerke, by Order of 26 November 1660,
|To the distressed Protestants of Piedmont and Poland, payable to Sir Tho. Vyner, in case of a Tally, 2,000£. per Mensem, being the Remainder of 7,978£. 8s. 9d. by Order of the 11 May 1660,
Advances to the Publick.
Resolved, That Edward Backwell, Alderman of London, be paid the Monies by him advanced upon several
Orders of the Lords and Commons, and still remaining
due to him, out of the Receipts of Grand Excise and
Arrears thereof, in Course; and, in case the same shall
fall short in Payment thereof by the 25th of December
Instant, that then the Remainder shall continue secured
to him out of the Grand Excise, in Course; and that no
other Payments be made out of the Excise, but what is
already appointed by Order of this House, and mentioned
in a List this Day read, until the Debt due to Alderman
Backwell, as aforesaid, be satisfied.
The Question being put, That in case any Part of the
said Monies due to Alderman Backwell, be paid out of
that Part of the Excise which shall grow due to the
King's Majesty; that then the Excise of Foreign and Inland Commodities shall be Part of his Majesty's Security
for Reimbursement thereof to his Majesty;
The House was divided:
And the Yeas went forth.
|Sir Sal. Swayle,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
|Sir Rich. Temple,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so the Question passing in the Affirmative;
Resolved, That in case any Part of the Monies due
to Alderman Edward Backwell be paid out of that Part
of the Excise which shall grow due to the King's Majesty; that then his Majesty shall be reimbursed the same
out of the first Monies which shall come in of the Arrears
of Excise, that will be due on the 25 December Instant;
and, in case the said Arrears shall not be sufficient, then
out of the remaining Part of the Excise upon Foreign
Commodities, and other Inland Goods.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for
Postage of Letters is referred, do sit at Two of the Clock
this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of the Grand
Ordered, That the Committee for his Majesty's Revenue do meet this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of the Grand Committee; and consider what Bills
now depending in this House are most important to be
speedily dispatched; and to report a List of them Tomorrow Morning; and that those only be proceeded in:
And Mr. Bampfeild is added to that Committee.
Carcases of Regicides.
Ordered, That, to the Order of Tuesday last, concerning the Bodies of Oliver Cromwell, &c. these Words be
added; viz. "by the common Executioner for the County of Middlesex, and all such others, to whom it shall respectively appertain; who are required, in their several
Places, to conform to and observe this Order with
Effect: And the Sheriff of Middlesex is to give his Assistance herein, as there shall be Occasion."
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Toulson, a Member of this House,
have Leave to go into the Country.
Privilege of of a Member in a Suit.
The House being informed, that a Cause is carried
down to Trial, against Sir Francis Lawley, a Member of
this House (concerning a Messuage and Lands of the said
Sir Francis, in the County of Stafford) without his Knowledge, during his Sitting in this House, at the Suit of John
Robinson, Lessee to Maurice Tompson, Plaintiff; and
Judgment had against the casual Ejector; and a Writ of
Habere facias Possessionem sued forth, directed to the
Sheriff of the said County; which was prosecuted by
one William Nabbs an Attorney, without Notice given to
the said Sir Francis Lawley, or his Attorney; to the
Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Resolved, That the said Maurice Thompson and William
Nabbs be sent for, in Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House: And the Sheriff for the County of
Stafford is hereby required and enjoined, at his Peril, to
forbear the executing of the said Writ; the Privilege of
this House being therein concerned.