House of Commons Journal Volume 9
20 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 20 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 742-743. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27892 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 20 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

St. James' Parish.

SIR Thomas Clarges reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a new Parish at St. James's in the County of Middlesex, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill; and that several Clauses should be left thereout: Which Amendments he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again read; and, upon the Question, severally put, agreed to by the House.

The Clauses, reported fit to be left out of the Bill, being read a Second Time;

Resolved, That the said Clauses be left out of the Bill.

And a Motion being made for leaving out another Clause;

And the said Clause being twice read;

Resolved, That the said Clause be left out of the Bill.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the several Amendments, be ingrossed.

Earl of Powis' House.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklin and Sir Adam Oatly;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, that they have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for rebuilding the Earl of Powis's House in Lincolne's Inn Fields, lately demolished by Fire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Berks Election.

Sir Christopher Musgrave reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges to whom the Matter of the Election of Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Berks, was referred, That they had directed him to acquaint the House, that the Petition of the Earl of Sterling being read to the Committee; and the Counsel of the other Side attending; but that neither the said Earl, nor any for him, appeared, nor prosecuted his said Petition.

Resolved, That the Earl of Sterling's Petition be dismissed.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Franklin;

Savery's Name.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that they have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Isaac Savery, of the City of Exeter, Gentleman, to take upon him the Surname of Searle alias Serle; to which they desire the Concurrence of the House.

Yarmouth Pier.

Meller's Estate.

And that they have agreed to Two Bills sent up from this House; the One, intituled, An Act for clearing, preserving, maintaining, and repairing the Pier of Great Yarmouth; the other, intituled, An Act to enable Edward Meller to sell Lands for Payment of his Debts; without any Alteration.

Exporting Wool.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting the Exportation of Wool, was committed, do sit this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that the Lord Digby and Sir Charles Holt be added to the said Committee.

Post Office.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for consolidating the Estates Tail, and Reversion in Fee, which his Majesty hath in the Post Office; and Twenty-four thousand Pounds per Annum, of the hereditary Excise; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Third time.

Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable his Majesty to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of his Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Third time.

Pellisari's, &c. Nat.

A Bill for the Naturalization of Magdalen Pellisari, and others, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That this Bill be committed to Sir Hen. Goodrick, Lord Preston, Sir Cha. Gawdy, Sir John Lowther, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Cornwall, Sir John Hoskins, Mr. Pepys, Sir Tho. Yarborough, Lord Downes, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Pope, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Sandford, Sir John Wynn, Mr. Stanley, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Musgrave, Sir John Knatchbull, Lord Falkland, Mr. Ashburnham, Mr. Essex Strode, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Ryves, Mr. Seymour, Sir Edward Nevill, Sir Den. Ashburnham, Sir Lionel Walden, Sir Fra. Clark, Sir Wm. Trumball; or any Eight of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Tax on new Buildings, &c.

Mr. Bonython, the Chairman of the Committee appointed to bring in an Estimate, What new Buildings to be taxed, pursuant to the Vote of this House, will raise, at One Year's full Value, being called upon to make his Report, acquainted the House with what Progress the Committee had made therein; and that it would take up some Time to prepare and finish such Estimate.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of a Fund to raise a Sum for the Supply to his Majesty, not exceeding Four hundred thousand Pounds.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee having taken into their Consideration the Matters to them referred, had agreed upon several Resolutions: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, are as follows:

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on French Linen.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That French Linen do pay double Duties, according to the Rates mentioned in the Books of Rates.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all Brandies imported.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all single Brandies pay double the Duties what it now pays.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Brandy above Proof do pay double the Duty which is now to be laid on single Brandy.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all home-made Spirits, and Strong Waters, of Four Pence per Gallon above what they now pay.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a further Duty be laid on all Callicoes, and all other Linen imported from the East Indies.

8. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Callicoes, and all other Linen imported from the East Indias, pay Twelve Pence per Piece above what they now pay; to be repaid upon Exportation.

9. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all wrought Silks imported from the East Indyes.

10. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all wrought Silks imported from the East Indyes do pay Ten Pounds per Centum, in the Value thereof, above what they now pay.

11. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee; That an Imposition be laid on all wrought Silks, and other Stuffs manufactured in France.

12. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all wrought Silks, and other Stuffs manufactured in France, do pay Ten Pounds per Centum, in the Value thereof, above what they now pay.

13. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all other Foreign wrought Silks, imported from any Place whatsoever.

14. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all other Foreign wrought Silks, imported from any Place whatsoever, do pay Seven Pounds per Centum above what they now pay.

Resolved, That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, according to these Resolutions.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on French Linen.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That French Linen do pay double Duties, according to the Rates mentioned in the Book of Rates.

The Third of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all Brandies imported.

The Fourth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all single Brandy do pay double the Duty what it now pays.

The Fifth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all Brandy above Proof do pay double Duties, which is now to be laid on single Brandy.

The Sixth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all home-made Spirits, and Strong Waters, of Four Pence per Gallon above what they now pay.

The Seventh of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That a further Duty be laid on all Callicoes, and all other Linen imported from the East Indias.

The Eighth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all Callicoes, and other Linen imported from the East Indias, pay Twelve Pence per Piece above what they now pay; to be repaid upon Exportation.

The Ninth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all wrought Silks imported from the East Indias.

The Tenth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all wrought Silks, imported from the East Indias, do pay Ten Pounds per Centum, in the Value thereof, above what they now pay.

The Eleventh of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all wrought Silks, and other Stuffs manufactured in France.

The Twelfth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all wrought Silks, and other Stuffs manufactured in France, do pay Ten Pounds per Centum, in the Value thereof, above what they now pay.

The Thirteenth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on all other Foreign wrought Silks, imported from any Place whatsoever.

The Fourteenth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That all other Foreign wrought Silks, imported from any Place whatsoever, pay Seven Pounds per Centum above what they now pay.

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in according to the said several Resolutions.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare and bring in the said Bill: And that it be an Instruction in drawing the Bill, that the several Duties aforesaid, payable upon Importation, be repaid upon Exportation.

And then the House adjourned to Eight of the Clock on Monday Morning next.