Monday, the 1st of August, 1653.
A LETTER from Mr. Samuell Tavernor from Deal-Castle, dated the 31th of July 1653, was this Day
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
inspecting the Treasuries, and regulating Officers and
Salaries, to consider how the Excise may be brought in
with the greatest Ease to the People; and how the Oppressions and Burthens, which have been in the Managing
of that Business, may be redressed for the future. Mr.
Barington, Alderman Ireton, Mr. Moyer, Colonel Blunt,
Colonel West, Mr. Hildesley, Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Thompson,
are added to that Committee, for this Purpose, with
Power to the Committee to send for Persons, Papers, and
Records; and also to send to the Commissioners for the
Excise, requiring them forthwith to cause the Arrears of
the Excise, due from the Farmers, to be brought in: And
this Committee are likewise to consider of the Grievances
in granting of Wine-Licences; and to examine the Title
of the Persons who take upon them to grant the said
Licenses; and to report the same to the House.
Resolved, That it be likewise referred to the same
Committee; to consider of the Act for Restraint of
bringing in French Wines; and how the Way of Trade
therein may be opened; and present it to the House.
Fines on Bills, &c.
Sir William Roberts reports from the Committee,
Amendments to the Bill for taking away Fines upon
Bills, Declarations, and original Writs: Which, being
only the Omission of the Preamble, was, upon the
Question, agreed, and the Act ordered to be ingrossed;
and brought in To-morrow Morning.
Appeals from Ireland.
Mr. Spence reports from the Committee for Irish
Affairs, A Bill for the Restraint of Appeals from the
Courts for Administration of Justice in Ireland, unto the
Courts of Justice in England: Which was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed to the same Committee.
E. of Derby's Estate.
Sir Charles Wolseley reports from the Council of State,
The humble Petition of Charles Earl of Derby, with his
Case annexed: which was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That there be allowed
unto the present Earl of Derby Five hundred Pounds by
the Year, out of such of the Estate of the late Earl of
Derby, his Father, as is yet unsold.
Resolved, That an Act be brought in for settling the
said Lands upon the said Earl of Derby, and his Heirs:
And Mr. Moyer and Colonel West are to bring in the
same: And that the Trustees for Sale of several Lands
and Estates forfeited to the Commonwealth for Treason,
do forbear the Sale of the Remainder of the Estate of
the said Earl, yet unsold, in the mean time.
Prisoners in Upper-Bench.
Ordered, That Sir John Lenthall be required forthwith
to deliver unto Serjeant Dendy a true List of all the
Prisoners in the Upper-Bench, with the Causes of their
Imprisonments; and likewise the Books of the House,
belonging to the Paper-Office.
Resolved, That the Prisoners be kept in the same
Places wherein they were formerly kept, till further