Saturday, the 15th of November, 1656.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Nathaniell Hallowes be referred to Major Morgan's Committee, to
examine the Matter of Fact, and state it, and report it to
the House, with their Opinion; and to look into the
Books, and see what Recompence was given to Mr. Hallowes, and whether it was in Satisfaction of this Debt:
With Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Records.
The Question being propounded, That no private
Petition be received, or read in the House, for Fourteen
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,|
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
Mr. Speaker declared for the Yeas.
So it was resolved, That no private Petition be received, or read in the House, for Fourteen Days.
Mackmath's, &c. Nat.
An Act for Naturalizing of John Mackmath, and
others, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the
Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Tuesday
Union with Ireland.
A Bill for Uniting Ireland into one Commonwealth
with England, was this Day read the First time; and,
upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time
on Wednesday Morning next.
A Bill touching Marriages, and the Registering thereof,
and concerning Births and Burials, was this Day read the
First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read
the Second time on Thursday Morning next.
Protector's Answer to Votes.
Mr. Secretary reports, That the Committee, appointed
to attend his Highness with the Resolutions of this House
touching Addresses, having waited on his Highness, his
Highness was pleased to take some time to consider
thereof: And now is ready to return his Answer to the
Resolved, That the former Committee, appointed to
attend his Highness with the Votes of this House, touching Addresses to his Highness the Lord Protector, do wait
upon his Highness, to receive his Answer thereunto, this
Afternoon; and report it to the House: And that the said
Committee do meet this Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Chamber, at Three of Clock, in order thereunto.
Mr. Downing reports from the Committee for Trade,
The Petition of divers Thousands of Planters, and Dealers
in the Commodities of Hops, in the Counties of Essex,
Kent, Sussex, Suffolk, Surrey, Hertford, Hereford, Worcester, Salop, Monmouth, Gloucester, Huntingdon, Somerset, Wiltes, Oxford, Berks, Stafford, Bedford, Nottingham, Middlesex, &c. with many other Persons, as well in
Behalf of the Publick, as themselves.
The Question being put, That this Petition be now
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Petition be read on Thursday
Excise and Customs.
The House this Day resumed the Debate adjourned
Yesterday, upon the Report from the Committee for
Excise and Customs.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said
Committee, That Three Pounds the Ton Excise be also
added to the Six Pounds already imposed upon Spanish
Wines now in the Vintners Hands; and that the same
be considered in the Price of Wines.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Customs upon Raisins of the Sun be
raised from Two Shillings per Hundred Weight to Five
Shillings per Hundred Weight; and that the Customs
upon all other Spanish Raisins be raised from One Shilling
Six-pence per Hundred Weight to Three Shillings per
Hundred Weight: Provided, that for so much of the
said Raisins, as shall be exported again, all the Customs
be paid back, except One Shilling per Hundred Weight
for Raisins of the Sun, and Nine-pence per Hundred
Weight for all other Spanish Raisins.
Resolved, That the Excise of all Tobacco of the English
Plantations be reduced from Three-pence to a Peny the
Pound; and that thereupon no View or Allowance be
made for or in respect of the said Tobacco.
Resolved, That, upon all Spanish Wines in the OutPorts, Thirty Shillings more shall be added to the Custom formerly paid for such Wines.
Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committee
who brought in this Report, to bring in a Bill or Bills for
altering the Rates of the Customs in these Particulars,
according to these Resolutions; and report the same to
Resolved, That this Committee have Power to bring
in a Bill or Bills for settling a Book of Rates for the Excise, and for the Altering of the Customs and Excise in
the Particulars aforesaid; and for the better Improving
of the Excise and Customs.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to consider of
the Prices of Wines, &c. do bring in their Report on Friday next: And that Mr. Pedley, Colonel Castle, Colonel
Cock, Colonel Shapcott, Dr. Clergis, Major General
Kelsey, Mr. Noell, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. West, be
added to that Committee.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Arrears of Excise, &c. to bring in a Bill for repealing the
Act prohibiting the Importation of all Wines of the
Growth of France.
Resolved, That all such Tobacco for which Excise hath
not been paid, shall be within the said Vote for reducing
the Excise thereof to One Peny in the Pound.
Union with Scotland.
Resolved, That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee, upon the Bill for Uniting of Scotland into one
Commonwealth with England, on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Bill for restraining unnecessary Suits
upon Bonds or Bills, be read on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Nathaniell Bacon and Major Aston
be added to the Committee for Nayler's Business.
The House adjourned itself till Monday Morning,
Eight of Clock.