House of Commons Journal Volume 9
6 March 1668

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 6 March 1668', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 61-62. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27078 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Veneris, 6 Martii, 1667.

Comine's, &c. Nat.

A BILL for Naturalization of John Comine, and others, was read the First time.

Resolved, That this Bill be read the Second time.

Southampton Parish.

A Bill for uniting Parishes, and raising a Maintenance for Ministers, to supply the Cures within the Town of Southampton, was read.

Ordered, That this Bill be read again, the Second time, on Monday Morning next.

Lyndsey Level.

Ordered, That the Case concerning Lyndsey Level be heard at the Bar of this House on Thursday next.

Weymondesold's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondesold Esquire, for settling certain customary Lands held of the Manor of Wimbleton, in the County of Surrey, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title shall be, An Act on the Behalf of Dawes Weymondsold Esquire, for settling certain customary Lands of the Manor of Wimbleton in the County of Surrey: And that Sir Adam Browne do carry it up to the Lords.

Six Clerks Office.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Regulation of the Six Clerks Office in Chancery.

Escapes from London Sheriffs.

Ordered, That the Proviso concerning the Warden of the Fleet be ingrossed; and added to the ingrossed Bill concerning the Sheriffs of London.

Duties on Foreign Commodities

Sir Thomas Meeres reports from the Committee appointed to consider of an additional Duty on foreign Commodities, that the Committee had made some Progress therein; but had not come to any Estimate, nor finished their Report, having not had sufficient Time; but had agreed upon a Resolve in general, upon what foreign Commodities the additional Duties should be imposed; Which Resolve was as followeth; viz.

That all Sorts of Linen, Wines, Brandy, and Tobacco, may receive an additional Duty of the Custom-house.

Resolved, &c. That the Matter be re-committed to the former Committee to proceed, and finish their Report.

Supply.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration of a Motion made for the Supply of the King's Majesty.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Seymour took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Seymour reports from the whole House, That it was the Opinion of the Committee to proceed in the Manner of raising a Supply for his Majesty, not exceeding Three hundred thousand Pounds; nor to be raised by a Land Tax, or Home Excise.

Resolved, That a Supply be raised for his Majesty, not exceeding the Sum of three hundred thousand Pounds; not to be raised by a Land Tax, or Home Excise.

Message from the King for a Supply.

Mr. Secretary Morrice delivers a Message from his Majesty; which is as followeth; viz.

"HIS Majesty hath been unwilling hitherto to interrupt you in your Proceedings: But, considering the Posture in which His Neighbours now are; and that the Spring is already so far advanced; and that His Allies (as they have great Cause) press His Majesty to hasten His Preparations; He holds it absolutely necessary, in respect of the Safety, as well as Honour, of the Nation, that a Fleet be set out with all Speed; and that Course be taken for fortifying of His Forts, and building more Ships: And therefore He doth again earnestly recommend it to you, forthwith to provide for such a Supply, as these Occasions require: And, because you have not yet had Satisfaction, upon the Bill of Accounts, of the former Supplies, His Majesty is very willing, that this be collected and issued for these Purposes, by such Persons only as you shall think fit. Given at our Court at Whitehall, the Day of March1667/8.

Supply.

The House then resolved into a Committee of the whole House, in order to the Consideration of the Motion made for a Supply for the King's Majesty.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Seymour took the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Seymour reports, that they had made some further Progress in the Consideration and Manner of raising Money for his Majesty's Supply, and that by the Duty of Tonage of Goods imported: And that they humbly moved it, as the Opinion of the Committee, that the House would appoint a Committee, to consider of the raising of Money in that Manner; and that the House would resolve again into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Manner of his Majesty's Supply.

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Committee be appointed to consider of the raising of Money for his Majesty's Supply by the Duty of Tonnage of Goods imported; and to report the same, with their Opinions, to the House; viz. Sir Jo. Knight, Sir Tho. Meeres, Sir Cha. Harbord, Sir Rich. Ford, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Tho. Strickland, Sir Humfrey Winch, Mr. Jones, Sir Jona. Trelawny, Sir Tho. Bludworth, Mr. Spry, Sir Robert Brookes, Mr. Jolliffe, Mr. Pryn, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Solomon Swale, Sir Tho. Higgons, Mr. Love, Sir Jo. Talbott, Mr. Andrew Newport, Mr. Talbott, Sir Nicho. Carey, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Robert Carre, Lord St. John, Mr. King, and all the Members of this House; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ordered, That this House will resolve into a Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Manner of his Majesty's Supply.

Committees.

Ordered, That the Committees which were discontinued, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Places formerly appointed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lowther have Leave to go into the Country for his Healths sake.

Lund's Petition.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Hampson have the Protection of this House, during his Attendance on the Committee to which the Petition of John Lund is committed.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.