House of Commons Journal Volume 7
28 January 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 28 January 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 251-252. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24151 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Friday, the 28th of January, 1652.

Prayers.

Correspondence with Denmark, &c.

A LETTER from Richard Bradshaw, Agent for the Parliament in Denmark, from Coppenhagen, the 8th of January 1652, with several Papers inclosed, were this Day read.

Ordered, That the said Letters and Papers be referred to the Council of State, to take into their Speedy Consideration, and to propose to the Parliament what is fit to be done therein; and present their Opinion therein to the Parliament.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to speed on the Ambassy to the Queen of Sweden; and prepare Instructions to be given to the Lord Ambassador; and present them to the Parliament.

Clothing Trade.

The humble Petition of the Clothiers, and their Agents, in the Old and New Drapery, and of the Woollen-Drapers, Mercers, Hosiers, and divers other Dealers therein, in Behalf of themselves and many Thousands who subsist upon the Manufacture of Cloth, and other Woollen Commodities, was this Day read.

The Question being propounded, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Excise; and that they do take the same into Consideration; and to consider what the Value of the Excise upon the Manufacture of Cloth and Woollen Cloth is; and how the same may be taken off; and how, in lieu of that Excise, the Value thereof may be raised, by laying Excise upon other Commodities; and that the Committee do bring in an Act for that Purpose on this Day Sevennight;

And the Question being put, That these Words, "and that the Commissioners of Excise do not, from this Time, lett this Excise of Cloth, and Woollen Stuffs, to Farm, till the Parliament take further Order," be added to the Question;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And the main Question being put; It was

Resolved, by the Parliament, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of Excise; and that they do take the same into Consideration; and to consider what the Value of the Excise upon the Manufacture of Cloth, and Woollen Stuff is; and how the same may be taken off; and how, in lieu of that Excise, the Value thereof may be raised, by laying Excise upon other Commodities; and that the Committee do bring in an Act for that Purpose on this Day Sevennight: And that the Commissioners of Excise do not, from this Time, lett this Excise of Cloth, and Woollen Stuffs, to Farm, till the Parliament take further Order.

Embassy from Hamburgh.

The House being informed, That the publick Minister from Hamburgh is in the Court of Wards;

Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Scott, Colonel Sidney, Mr. Nevill, Earl of Salisbury, Lord Viscount Lisle, Sir John Danvers, and Lord General, be a Committee to give Audience to the publick Minister from Hamburgh.

Adjournment.

Resolved, That the House, at the Rising, do adjourn itself until Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.

Preacher proposed.

The Question being propounded, That Mr. Dell be desired to preach and pray before the Parliament on Monday next;

And the Question being put, That that Question be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Colonel Fielder, Tellers for the Noes: 28.
Sir James Harrington, With the Noes,
Sir John Danvers, Tellers for the Yeas: 26.
Major-Gen. Harrison, With the Yeas,

So it passed with the Negative.

Preacher appointed.

Resolved, That Mr. Nye be desired to preach and pray before the Parliament on Monday next: And that Sir William Masham do give him Notice thereof.

Invalid Soldiers.

Ordered, That the Payments to the sick and maimed Soldiers be continued as now they be, for One Month longer.

Ordered, That an Act be brought in, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, for the better regulating the Business for Relief of maimed Soldiers.

Ld. Loftus.

Ordered, That the Business touching the Lord Loftus be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next, after the Act for Relief of maimed Soldiers.

Embassy from Hamburgh.

The Earl of Salisbury reports from the Committee appointed to give Audience to the publick Minister from Hamburgh, Letters of Credence from the Senators of the City of Hamburgh of the 20th of December 1652; and the Speech of the said publick Minister: Which were this Day read.

Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Council of State; and that the Council of State be, and are hereby, impowered to hear and to treat with the publick Minister from Hamburgh.

The House, according to former Order, adjourned itself to Monday Morning next, Eight of Clock.