House of Commons Journal Volume 9
17 November 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 17 November 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 758-759. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27909 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Martis, 17 die Novembris, 1685.

Callington Writ.

ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Callington in the County of Cornwall, in the room of Sir John Corryton, who was Mayor of the said Borough at the Time of his Election, and was the proper Officer to make the Return, and returned Himself.

Castleman's Estate.

A Petition of Jonathan Castleman Esquire, for Leave to bring in a Bill to charge his Lands with Portions for younger Children; and rectify a Mistake in a Settlement; was read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as is desired.

Lawrence's Estate.

A Petition of Sir Thomas Lawrence Baronet, for Leave to bring in a Bill to enable him to make Leases of a House and Lands at Chelsea: And to make an Exchange of some Lands.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, as is desired.

King appoints to be attended.

The Earl of Middleton, One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, acquaints this House, That his Majesty having been attended, to know his Royal Pleasure, When this House might attend him, his Majesty was graciously pleased to appoint Four of the Clock this Afternoon, for this House to attend him in the Presence Chamber at Whitehall.

Cooke's Estate.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to enable Younger Cooke Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, be read on Thursday Morning next, after Eleven of the Clock.

Ways and Means.

The House then, according to the Order Yesterday made, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Ways and Means to raise his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. North took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

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

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That towards the raising his Majesty's Supply, a Duty be continued on all Commodities in an Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty by an Imposition on all French Linens, and on all East India Linen, and several other Manufactures of India, and on all French wrought Silks and Stuffs, and all other wrought Silks, and on all Brandies, imported after the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred Eighty-five, and before the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred and Ninety.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be Four hundred thousand Pounds of the said Supply raised by the said Duty.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, the Duty laid by the said Act be continued for Five Years after the First of July One thousand Six hundred and Ninety.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Raising of his Majesty's Supply, a further Duty be laid on French Wines.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Duty to be laid on French Wines be Four Pounds per Ton more than it now pays.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds, towards his Majesty's Supply, be laid on French Wines.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That, towards the Raising his Majesty's Supply, a Duty be continued on all Commodities, in an Act for granting an Aid to his Majesty by an Imposition on all French Linens, and all East India Linen, and several other Manufactures of India, and on all French wrought Silks and Stuffs, and all other wrought Silks, and on all Brandies, imported after the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred Eighty-five, and before the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred and Ninety.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That there be Four hundred thousand Pounds of the said Supply raised by the said Duty.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Duty laid by the said Act be continued for Five Years, after the First Day of July One thousand Six hundred and Ninety.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That, towards the Raising of his Majesty's Supply, a further Duty be laid on French Wines.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Duty to be laid on French Wines be Four Pounds per Tun more than it now pays.

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

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds, towards his Majesty's Supply, be laid on French Wines.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inquire into, and compute, What the Imposition of Four Pounds per Tun on French Wines will yearly amount unto.

And it is referred to the Lord Midleton, Lord Preston, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Thomas Meres, Sir Benj. Newland, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Newport, Mr. Kent, Mr. Bridgeman, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Montague, Colonel Oglethorpe, Sir John Lowther, Mr. North, Sir Thomas Clarges, Mr. Tipping, Sir Jos. Williamson, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Seymour, Sir Edmund Jennings, Mr. Backwell, Mr. Ashburnham, Lord Falkland, Sir Fra. Russell, Mr. Griffin, Sir Hum. Winch, Sir John Ernle, and all the Members that are Commissioners of the Customs, and all that serve for the City of London; or any Five of them: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Books: And they are to make their Report to the House on Thursday next in the Forenoon.

And then the House adjourned till Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

The King attended.

THE House being met, in order to attend his Majesty at Whitehall;

Adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.