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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
29 November 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 29 November 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 359-360. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24323 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Tuesday, 29th November, 1653.

Duty on Tobacco.

AN additional Act for the Payment of the Duty of Excise for English Tobacco, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Ordered, That Mr. Broughton and Mr. Moyer do withdraw, and prepare a Proviso, upon the Debate of the House, to be added to this Bill.

Excise.

The House proceeded in the Debate of the Rates for Excise.

s. d.
Resolved, by the Parliament, For all other Salt made, or to be made, within England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, and not shipped or conveyed by Water, to be paid by the first Buyer thereof, upon the first Delivery, upon every Gallon - ½
Upon all Salt upon Salt, that is made of Salt, within England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, to be paid by the Maker thereof, upon every Gallon - ½
The Question being propounded, That for all Sorts of Woolen Commodities made of or mixed with Wool made and spent within this Commonwealth, for every Twenty Shillings Value thereof, and so proportionably, to be paid by the first Buyer thereof, - 6

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

It passed in the Affirmative.

The main Question being put;

It passed in the Negative.

s. d.
The Question being put, That for all Sorts of Monmouth Caps, to be paid by the first Buyer; - 6

That passed in the Negative.

£. s. d.
The Question being put, That for all Sorts of Hats made of Beaver, Wool or Hair, or either, mixed or single, to be paid by the first Maker; - - 6
That passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, For all Woad English, for every Hundred Weight, containing One hundred and Twelve Pounds, and so proportionably; - - 6
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, For all Cyder and Perry, made and sold by way of Retale, whether it be by the first Maker, or any other Buyer, or Receiver thereof, from the first Maker, upon every Hogshead, and so for a greater or lesser Measure, proportionably, - 2 6
For all Metheglin, or Mead, and such like Drink, sold out by Retale, to be paid by the Retaler, upon every Gallon, and so pro rato, - - 1
The Question being put, That for every Gross of Tobacco Pipes, of whatsoever Sort, to be paid by the first Buyer; - - 4
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, For all Starch, upon every Twenty Shillings Value thereof, to be paid by the first Maker - 1 -
For all Sorts of Glass, or Glasses, upon every Twenty Shilling Value thereof, to be paid by the Maker - 1 -
The Question being put, For every thousand of Lamperns, bought by Strangers for Bait of Cod Fish, to be paid by the first Buyer; - 1 -

That passed in the Negative.

The House proceeded on the Debate upon the List brought in by the Committee, of all Rates of Excise of Foreign Goods imported.

£. s. d.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That for every Pound of Tobacco, which is not of the English Plantations, as well already imported, and remaining in the Hands of the Merchant or Importer, as to be imported, to be paid by the first Buyer, - 1 -
For every Pound of Tobacco, of the English Plantations, and as well imported and remaining in the Hands of the Importer, as to be imported, to be paid by the first Buyer - - 2
For every Ton of Wine, already imported, or to be imported, to be paid by the first Buyer, whether Retaler, or private Consumptioner, 6 - -
For every Ton of Wine-Vinegar, imported, or to be imported, to be paid by the first Buyer, 2 - -
For all Spirits imported, or to be imported, made either of French, Rhenish, or any other Wines, upon every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer, - - 4
For all Spirits, Foreign and Domestick, sold instead of Aqua Vitæ, or Strong-Water, upon every Gallon, to be paid by the Utterer and Seller thereof, - 1 -
For all Strong-Waters perfectly-made, imported, or to be imported, upon every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer - 1 -
For all Beer or Ale imported by Sea, or brought in by Land into England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, for every Barrel, to be paid by the Importer, - 5 -
For Pepper, Sugars, Refined, White, Brown, Muscovadoes, Candy White and Brown, all other Groceries, Mercery Wares, Wrought Silks, Silks in Gum, Ready-thrown Silks, Dyed Linens, Fine and Coarse, Upholstery, Haberdashery, Paper, Skins and Leather, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, - 1 -