Tuesday, 18th December, 1660.
THE humble Petition of Lancelot Emott, Provost
Marshal of Middlesex and Westminster, on Behalf
of himself and Officers, was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to Henry Cholmeley, Mr.
Knight, Sir William Lewes, Sir Richard Onslow, Lord
Viscount Valentia. Sir Salomon Swayle, Sir William Doyly,
Sir John Northcott, Mr. Crowch, Mr.Lowther, or any
Three of them, to consider of the said Petition; and of
the Pains taken by the Chaplain, that hath prayed daily
with this House ever since the Beginning of the Parliament; and of the Services of the Clerks, and other
Officers, attending this House, and those acting under
them; as also, of the Printers and Stationers Bills; and
what Allowances will be fit to be made to them respectively; and to report their Opinion to the House.
The humble Petition of John Davies, of Carickfergus
in the Kingdom of Ireland, Esquire, was this Day read.
That it be referred to the Committee to whom the
Business of publick Debts is referred, to consider of
this Petition, and inform themselves of the Petitioner's
Demands; and to examine and state the same; and
report the same to the House.
Dieke's, &c. Claims.
Resolved, That the Petitions of Sir Andrew Dicke and
Mrs. English be referred to the Committee for publick
Debts, to examine the Case of the Petitioners; and to
report the State of the Debt demanded, to this House,
with their Opinion: And the said Committee are to meet
An ingrossed Bill for confirming the Sale of the Manor
of Hitcham, sold to Charles Doe by Sir John Clark
Knight, and for disposing and settling the Estate of Sir
John Clarke, was this Day read the Third time; and,
on the Question, passed.
That the Title of this Bill be, An Act for confirming
the Sale of the Manor of Hitcham, sold to Charles Doe
by Sir John Clarke, Knight and Baronet, and for settling
and disposing other the Lands of the said Sir John Clarke,
and Dame Philadelphia his Wife.
This to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence:
And the Lord Angier is to carry it to the Lords.
That Report be made, in the Afternoon, of the Case
of Mrs. Seymour.
Sir J. Lawson.
A Letter from his Majesty, directed "To Our Trusty
and Well-beloved Sir Harbottle Grimston Baronet,
Speaker of our House of Commons," dated 15 December
instant, on Behalf of Sir John Lawson, Vice Admiral,
was this Day read.
A Letter from his Highness the Duke of Yorke,
directed to Mr. Speaker, dated 14 December 1660, on
Behalf of the Vice Admiral, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Duke of Albemarle to Mr. Speaker,
in Behalf of Vice Admiral Lawson, dated 18 December
1660, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Sir John Lawson Knight, Vice
Admiral of his Majesty's Fleet at Sea, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the Members of this House, who are
of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to attend his
Majesty, and inform him, that, after the Return of the
secluded Members to the Exercise of their Trust, there
was no Vote or Engagement passed by them for settling
of any Land on Sir John Lawson, Vice Admiral of his
Majesty's Fleet; and that therefore this House have not
made any Proceedings therein: And the Care hereof is
specially recommended to the Lord Viscount Valentia,
and Mr. Hollis.
Mr. Pryn reports from the Committee, a Clause to be
added to the additional Bill for Poll Money: Which was
read the First and Second time; being as followeth:
"Provided always, and be it Enacted, That every Peer
of this Realm, whose real and personal Estate, according
to the Rates before-mentioned, exceeds the Sum which
he ought to pay for his Dignity, and hath not been already
assessed, and paid in the Proportion of Monies answerable to his Estate, shall be assessed, according to the
Value of his real and personal Estate, by the Commissioners appointed by this Act, and in the original Act, made
this Parliament, for the Provision of Money for the disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom, both
by Land and Sea, appointed for the respective Counties,
Cities, and Towns, therein mentioned; any Clause in
the said original Act to the contrary notwithstanding."
Resolved, That these Words, viz. "by the Commissioners," be inserted in the 6th Line of the said Proviso.
And the Proviso, being so amended, was agreed; and
ordered to be Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That Skin 1, Line 51, betwixt the Word
"Person," and the Word "that," these Words be inserted,
"whether Peers or Commoners."
Resolved, That Mr. Tho. Manley be added to the Commissioners for Poll Money, in the County of Essex.
Resolved, That all the Aldermen in the City of Yorke
be added to the Commissioners for the Poll Bill in that
Resolved, That these Words be inserted, next after
the Word "after;" viz. "the 20 December 1660,"
Folio *, Line *.
Resolved, That, after the Word "Person," these
Words be added, "other than the Peers of this Realm,"
in the 2d Skin, Line 23.
And the said Bill, so amended, being put to the Question, passed; and ordered to be carried to the Lords.
Resolved, That the Title of this Act be, An Act for
further Supply and explaining certain Defects in an Act,
intituled, An Act for the speedy Provision of Money for
disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom,
both by Land and Sea.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Valentia do carry
this Bill to the Lords; and desire their Lordships will
please to sit this Afternoon; and also, put their Lordships
in mind of the Bills sent from this House, not yet passed.
Resolved, That Colonel Birch do now make the Report in his Hands, touching publick Debts.
Colonel Birch reports a State of the publick Debts;
with the Opinion of the said Committee, touching the
Debts, concerning Monies owing to the Port Towns for
Quartering of sick and maimed Soldiers: Which was
read (fn. a) .
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Auditors who shall, upon their Oaths,
be appointed to examine and state the Debts due to his
Majesty's Navy, do examine and state the Debts now
claimed as due to the Port Towns, for Quartering of sick
and maimed Soldiers and Seamen, put on Shore from
Donkerke, and divers of his Majesty's Ships, amounting
to Six thousand Seven hundred Fifty-six Pounds Fifteen
Shillings and Five-pence; and that what Part thereof
shall appear due to those Ports, being so examined, be
satisfied and paid out of the Six Months Assessments,
next after the growing Charge for Wages is paid to his
Majesty's Navy and Army.
Colonel Birch also reports the gross Sum of the Debts
due to the Navy for Wages to Mariners and Seamen,
and for Provisions and Stores; and also Debts, which
stand charged upon his Majesty's Exchequer; and the
Debts which stand charged upon the Excise.
Ordered, That the House do take this Report, and
the several Parts thereof, into Consideration, To-morrow
Relief of Soldiers.
Resolved, That the Sum of One thousand Four hundred Pounds be paid and satisfied, in full Discharge of
all Demands, for the Wounded and maimed Soldiers and
Widows in Ely House, and the Savoy: And that the
same be charged upon the Arrears of the Excise, and
paid in Course: And the Commissioners of Excise be and
are hereby authorized and required to pay the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to Colonel Birch, Colonel
King, and Mr. Prynn, to peruse the Acts for the Excise,
and, if they find any Defects therein, whereby the Arrears of that Duty cannot be brought in, then, that they
bring in a Bill To-morrow Morning, for Supply of the
said Defects; and to impower the bringing in of the said
And Colonel Birch and Colonel King are desired to
take care herein,
Sir Henage Finch reports from the Grand Committee, Amendments to the Bill for an Assessment of
Seventy thousand Pounds per Mensem, for Six Months:
Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and
were read the First time by the Clerk.
Poll Bill, &c.
The Lord Viscount Valentia reports, that he had delivered to the Lords the Bill concerning the Poll Money;
and desired the Lords to dispatch the Bills whereof they
were minded Yesterday; and that they would please to
sit this Afternoon.
Assessments, and Post Office.
Resolved, That, at the first Sitting of the House this
Afternoon, the Report about the Six Months Assessments
be proceeded with; and, after that, the ingrossed Bill for
the Post Office; and the Bill concerning Wine Licences.
This House adjourns to Two of the Clock this
COLONEL King reports the State of the Case of
Mrs. Dorothy Seymour, as followeth; viz.
At the Committee, to whom Mrs. Seymour's Petition
August 13, 1660.
Sir Job Harvy and Sir John Jacob appeared, and confessed, that, in 1640, they received Five thousand Pounds
in Gold from the Lord of Norridge, being Mrs. Seymour's
Money; for which they, and the rest of the Farmers of
the Customs, were engaged unto her: That, in 1644,
Mr. Stroade discovered it to the Parliament; and it was
sequestered in their Hands: That, Sir Paul Pinder, Sir
Job Harvy, Sir Jo. Jacob, Sir John Nulls, paid Seven
hundred Fourteen Pounds Five Shillings Nine-pence
August 28, 1660.
The said Committee find, that Sir John Harrison paid
Seven hundred Fourteen Pounds Five Shillings and Ninepence; and that Sir Nicholas Crisp and Sir Abraham
Dawes did not pay in their Share, being One thousand
Four hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Eleven Shillings and
Six-pence; and that there is due unto Mrs. Seymour, by
the Publick, being received of Sir Paul Pinder, and
others, the Sum of Three thousand Five hundred and
Resolved, by the said Committee, That the Sum of
Three thousand Five hundred and Seventy-one Pounds
be charged upon the Excise.
Ordered, by the and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That the Sum of Three thousand Five hundred and Seventy-one Pounds, due to Mrs. Dorathy Seymour, be and is hereby charged upon the Arrears of Excise, and paid to the said Mrs. Seymour, or her Assigns,
in Course, after the Sums shall be satisfied, which are
charged on the Grand Excise by former Orders of this
Parliament: And the Commissioners of Excise are hereby authorized and required to make Payment thereof to
the said Dorathy Seymour, or her Assigns, accordingly:
And this Order, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Dorathy Seymour, testifying the Receipt
thereof, shall be, to the said Commissioners of Excise, a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein:
And Mr. Jonathan Trelawney is to carry it to the Lords.
A Bill for Encouragement of the Fishery of this Kingdom was this Day read the Second time; and, on the
Question, committed to Mr. Tytus, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr.
Prynn, Mr. Geo. Montague, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Lowther, Sir Fran. Gerard, Sir Horatio Townesend,
Sir Wm. Hickman, Mr. Walpoole, Sir Wm. Vincent, Mr.
St. Aubin, Mr. Yong, Colonel Birch, Mr. Bulkley, Sir
Allen Brodrick, Mr. Knightly, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr.
Trelawney, Colonel West, Sir Geo. Booth, Sir Lancelot
Lake, Colonel Gerard, Sir John Cloberry, Lord Richardson, Mr. Sprey, Lord Howard, Mr. Jolliffe, Sir William
Doyly, Mr. Goodricke, Mr. Molleneux, and all the Gentlemen that serve for any of the Sea Ports: And they have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And
are to meet this Day, after the Rising of the House, in
the Speaker's Chamber. And Sir George Downing is to
take care hereof.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, for the more speedy and
better Way for Tanning and Dressing of all Sorts of
Leather, was this Day read the First time.
The Question being put, That this Bill be read the
Second time To-morrow in the Afternoon;
The House was divided:
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
And so the Question passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House do now rise, and meet again
To-morrow, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning.
This House adjourns itself till To-morrow at Eight of
the Clock in the Morning.