DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 4 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Greene.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent on Saturday last
with a Message to the House of Commons, return with
That to the Ordinance concerning the not receiving
of the Members of either House, which are gone from
the Parliament without Consent of both Houses, and
concerning the taking off the Sequestration of the Earl
of Holland's Estate, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Earl of Middlesex's Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Midd.
concerning the Abatement of the Six Hundred Pounds
for the Twentieth Part assessed upon (fn. *) him by this
House: It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the
whole Petition is hereby referred to the Consideration of
these Lords Committees following, to hear both Sides,
and report the same to this House:
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
a Clock; and the Gentleman Usher to give the
Earl of Midd. Notice to attend the Committee.
Ordinance concerning the King's Children.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee
have considered of the List of the Servants of the
King's Children at St. James; and they find that
|Are named to be Gentlewomen of the Bed-chamber.
"These the Committee thinks an unnecessary Charge.
"That Mrs. Lee is thought fit to supply the Cofferer's Place to both Children.
"That Ann Gwin, that was put out from being a
Rocker to the Duke of Glocester, be restored.
"That Rotery be put out.
"The Semptress put out, as unnecessary.
"To leave the Apothecary to be approved of by
"The Farrier to be put out.
"Henry Morris to be kept in.
"Dr. Chambers, that is gone into Scotland, to stand.
"In the Orders to insert the Committees of both
Houses of Parliament for the regulating that Family;
"To ask the Advice of the Assembly concerning
these to be Chaplains:
Ordered, To communicate this to the House of
Commons, at a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To desire a Conference, touching the King's Children
at St. James.
Message from thence, about the Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Serjeant Wylde and others:
1. To desire their Lordships would be pleased to appoint a certain Day for the Trial of the Archbishop of
and with Ordinances.
2. To desire Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. An Ordinance concerning the Custom upon
Tobacco. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for upholding the Trade of Merchants in The Levant, of Cloathing, and other
Read Twice, and Ordered to be committed to
Any Three to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock.
3. An Order to pay One Hundred Pounds out of Habberdashers Hall to Colonel Carr, upon Accompt; and
likewise Forty Pounds to be paid upon Accompt unto
Captain Bushell and Captain Cromwell, in Part of their
Arrears for (fn. *) their Entertainment in Ireland.
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the
Revenue, to pay these Sums out of the Money which
comes in upon the Revenue.
4. The House of Commons desires their Lordships
Concurrence, That Michaell Baker, Thomas Parker,
John Guidott, and Andrew Durand, nominated and approved of by the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to
be the Four Messengers of the Great Seal, for which
several Patents are to be granted unto them for Life
under the Great Seal of England.
Agreed to, provided their Patents be, Quam diu se
5. An Order concerning Eccleshall Castle.
(Here enter it.)
6. An Order to add divers Gentlemen to the Committees of Sussex, South'ton, and Surrey.
(Here enter it.)
7. An Order for raising of Three Thousand Foot, and
Twelve Hundred Horse, and Five Hundred Dragoons,
to be under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, out of
the associated Counties of Kent, &c.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.
Ordered, That the Trial of the Archbishop of
Cant. upon the First and further Articles against him,
shall be on Tuesday come Sevennight, at Nine of the
Clock in the Morning.
The Answer returned to the Messengers was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House hath appointed Tuesday come Sevennight for the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury;
and that this House agrees to the Ordinance touching
Tobacco, and to the Order concerning Eccleshall Castle;
and also to the Order for adding the Persons to be
Committees for Sussex, South'ton, and Surry: To all the
rest of the Particulars now brought up, this House will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence for a Conference on the Oath of Secrecy to be taken by the Committee of both Kingdoms.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
concerning a Conference about the Ordinance touching
the Oath of Secrecy to be taken by the Committees of
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Dixon, sent for concerning Bickley's
Business, is to (fn. †) be discharged of his Restraint.
Order for Maintenance of Eccleshall Castle and Garrison.
"Whereas there is no established Pay for the Maintenance of Eccleshall Castle, and the Garrison there: It
is therefore thought fit, and Ordered, That the said
Garrison be paid and maintained out of the West Division of Pyruhill Hundred, adjoining to the said
Castle, whereof Mr. Lutwich is High Constable; and
that the said Hundred of Pyrahill shall be exempted
and freed from the Payment of any other Contributions towards the War during the Time of that Garrison; and that Sir William Brereton shall be accountable to both Houses of Parliament for such
Monies as are levied by virtue of this Order."
"An Ordinance for the regulating of the Rates
on the Customs and Excise of Tobacco.
Ordinance to regulate the Duty on Tobacco.
"Forasmuch as the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament have taken Notice of the Rates, Customs,
and Excise, laid and imposed on Tobacco of all Sorts,
to be greater and higher than it will now well bear,
in regard of the Disturbance of Trade in Foreign
Parts, and present Distractions of this Kingdom: For
the regulating whereof, and for the Encouragement
and Ease as well of the Importer as Ingrosser and
Seller of Tobacco, it is Ordained by the said Lords
and Commons, That all Tobacco of the English Plantation imported, or remaining in the Hands of the
Merchant or Importer, or the Ingrosser or Buyer
thereof, shall be liable to such Rates for the Excise,
and such Rules observed for the same, as are set
down and prescribed in a late Ordinance of the 23th
of December, 1643; and for all Spanish Tobacco, not
of the English Plantation, imported, and remaining in
the Hands of any Merchant or Importer, or the Ingrosser or Buyer thereof, at the Day of the Date of
this Ordinance, there shall be paid only Six Pence for
every Pound Excise for the same: Provided always,
That no Person shall have any Benefit of this Moderation, but only such as shall within Fourteen Days
after the Publication of this Ordinance make his Personal Appearance at such Office of Excise under
which his Dwelling-place shall be, and there deliver
in a true particular Accompt of all such Spanish Tobaccos, not of the English Plantations, as were remaining in his Hands at the Date of this Ordinance,
and for which the Excise hath not been paid as aforesaid; and shall presently, according to the respective
Rate of Six Pence upon a Pound Weight, pay and
clear the said Duty of Excise for all such Tobacco as
he had, at or before the Day of the Date hereof,
remaining in his Hands; but be proceeded against
without Favour or Pardon, according to the said former Ordinance of Excise of the 11th of September
last: And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and
Commons, That for all Tobaccos which have not before this Ordinance paid the Custom and Excise, or
shall from the Day of the Date hereof be imported,
by any Merchant or others, into the Kingdom of
England, Dominion of Wales, and Port and Town of
Barwick, the Importer or Ingrosser thereof shall pay
Custom and Excise for the same as followeth; videlicet, for all Spanish and other Tobacco, not of the
English Plantation, the Importer shall pay Six Pence
for every Pound Weight for Custom, and the Ingrosser or First Buyer One Shilling Excise for the
same; and for all Tobaccos of the English Plantations which shall be imported as aforesaid, the (fn. *) Importer shall pay One Penny per Pound Custom, and
the Ingrosser or First Buyer Two Pence per Pound,
for Excise of the same; which respective Sums of
One Shilling and Two Pence are to be paid by the
Ingrosser or Buyer upon Sale thereof, as is prescribed
in the said Ordinance of the 11th of September last:
And lastly, it is Ordered and Ordained, by the
said Lords and Commons, That no Part of the Customs
or Subsidy paid by the Merchant or other, at the
Time of the Importation of his Tobacco, as is expressed in the Second Article in the Book of Rates,
shall be allowed by the Commissioners of the Customs,
or other Officer or Officers of the several Customhouses, to any Merchant or others, upon the Exportation of any Tobaccos; any Order (fn. †) or Ordinance
heretofore made to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding.
"Provided, That this Ordinance shall continue in
Force for the Space of One whole Year from the
Day of the Date of this Ordinance, and no longer."
Committee for Sussex.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Denzill Hollis
Esquire, Thomas Luxerford of Windmill Hill Gentleman, John Fagge Esquire, Anthony Cruttenden Gentleman, Thomas Aynscombe Esquire, Sir Will'm Colepeper
Baronet, William Newton the Elder Esquire, Ambrose
Traylon Esquire, Henry Bridger Gentleman, Robert
Dike Gentleman, Steven Humfrey Alderman, and Nathaniell Studley, be added to the Committee nominated in the Ordinance of the Fourth of November,
for Sussex; and that Sir Thomas Henly Knight be left
out of that Committee.
Committee for South'ton.
"That John Woolridge, Tho. Cole, Thomas Chandelier,
Esquires, be added to the Committee nominated in
the Ordinance of the Fourth of November, for the
County of South'ton; and that James Tutt, Wm. Carrick, John Hook, Francis Rivett, and Wm. Collins,
Esquires, be left out of the Committee.
Committee for Surrey.
"That Denzill Holles Esquire, Sir William Elliott,
Sir Richard Bettenson, John Yates Gentleman, be
added to the Committee nominated in the Ordinance
of the Fourth of November for the County of Surrey."
House adjourned till 9a cras.