House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 12 October 1653

Pages 333-334

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, the 12th of October, 1653.

Equality of Taxes.

THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Debate formerly, touching Equality of Taxes.

Mr. Alderman Titchborne was called to the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Alderman Titchburne reports, from the Grand Committee, touching the Equality of Taxes, That that Committee hath adjourned till Friday next in the Morning; and desire the Leave of the House to sit then.

Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on Friday next, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning, upon the Debate touching the Equality of Taxes: And that the Speaker do forbear to take the Chair then.

Publick Debts.

Resolved, That Saturday next be appointed to receive Reports from the Committee for publick Debts.

Wills, &c.

Resolved, That such Wills and Administrations as were fitted for the Seal, by being sworn to before the late Act expired, viz. before the First of October last, be sealed by Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Zanchy, Seal-Keeper.

Serjeant at Arms, &c.

Colonel Titchborne reports from the Committee for Officers, Some Things to be amended, in the Report and Votes for the Fees of the Serjeant at Arms: Which were read; and are as followeth; viz.

"And if any be sent for, by Warrant from the House, or any Committee thereof, as Delinquents, or for being in Contempt, the Serjeant at Arms is to send his Messenger for them: And the Serjeant is to have for the Arrest of a Knight, for his Fee, Five Pounds; and for his Guard by the Day, until he be discharged by Order from the House;" add these Words, "or any Committee thereof," to the Table of Fees.

For every Bill that concerns any Man's private Interest, or several Mens Interests, for each several Person the Serjeant is to have for his Fee, Twenty Shillings; or else compound with the Serjeant.

And for his Man Five Shillings.

And were, upon the Question, agreed.

He also reports from the same Committee, That Henry Hooper be one of the Serjeant's Men, instead of Thomas Younge.

Resolved, That Henry Hooper be one of the Messengers and Attendants about the Door, instead of Thomas Young; and be at the Dispose of the Serjeant at Arms as formerly.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That upon every Bill that concerns any private Man's Interest, or several Mens Interests, for each several Person there be paid to the Clerks to the Clerk of the Parliament, Ten Shillings.

Ordered, by the Parliament, That all Warrants issuing from any Committee or Commissioners of Parliament, shall be directed to the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament, to be executed by himself, or his Deputy, for the apprehending of any Delinquents, or any other Person or Persons in Contempt; for the Execution of which he shall receive such respective Fees as are allowed unto him by Order of Parliament of the 28th of July 1653.

Comptroller of Excise.

Resolved, That the Committee of Inspections have Power to give an Oath to the Comptroller of the Excise.

Officers of the House.

Resolved, That the several Salaries of the Clerk of the Parliament, the Serjeant at Arms attending the Parliament and the Clerk Assistant to the Clerk of the Parliament, and the Servants to the Serjeant at Arms, appointed by the Parliament to attend the Service of this House, be, from time to time, paid by Warrant from the Commissioners for Inspection of Treasuries: And that the said Commissioners be authorized and required to issue their Warrants for Payment of the said Salaries, and the Arrears thereof, out of such of the Treasuries as they shall think fit: And that the Acquittance and Acquittances of the said respective Persons shall be a sufficient Discharge to such Treasurer as shall, upon such Warrant, pay the same.

Lord Mansfield.

Mr. Strickland reports from the Committee, A Bill for giving the Benefit of the late Act of General Pardon and Oblivion to Charles Cavendish, common . . called Viscount Mansfield: Which was this Day read the First and Second time.

And the Question being put, That this Bill be committed;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Gilbert Pickering, Tellers for the Yeas: 21.
Mr. Strickland, With the Yeas,
Colonel Rous, Tellers for the Noes: 29.
Colonel Blount, With the Noes,

And so it passed in the Negative.

The Question being put, That this Bill do pass;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Colonel Montagu, Tellers for the Yeas: 16.
Mr. Barbone, With the Yeas,
Colonel Clerk, Tellers for the Noes: 34.
Colonel Bennet, With the Noes,

So it passed in the Negative.