Friday, the 12th of June, 1657.
THE House being acquainted, that there were divers
Aldermen of the City of London, and others, at
the Door, with a Petition; they were, by Order of the
House, called in: And, being come to the Bar, Mr. Alderman Fooke declaring the Occasion of this Address,
presented a Petition: Which, when they were withdrawn,
was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of the
Committee of Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, on
Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the said Adventurers, for whom they are intrusted.
Resolved, That the Bill for Adventurers for Ireland be
read on Monday next.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Amendments
to the Bill for Buildings.
The Question being put, That these Words, "within
Ten Days after the Passing of this Act," in the Amendment, in the 7th Line of the 6 Folio, do stand;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "The First Day of
July 1657;" be inserted into the room thereof.
The Question being put, That these Words; viz.
"from and after the Printing, or other Publishing of
this Act" do stand in the 3d Line of the 18 Page;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That these Words; viz. "from and after the
24th of June 1657;" be inserted in the room thereof.
Resolved, That in the 12th Line of the 5th Folio,
after the Words, "the Twenty ninth of September 1657,"
these Words be added, "or within Three Months after
the Setting of the said Fine:" And that, after the Words
then next following, in the next Line, these Words be
added; viz. "or within Six Months after the Setting
of the said Fine."
Resolved, That this Bill, thus amended, shall be
Petition from Irish Members.
A Petition being tendered by a Member of the House,
was read, being intituled, The humble Petition of the
Members which serve for Ireland in this present Parliament:
But the Example of it being disliked generally by the
House, the Petition was withdrawn, by Consent of the
Assessment for Ireland.
The Question being put, That Leave be given to
speak concerning the Assessments of Ireland, To-morrow
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas:
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So it was Resolved, That Leave be given to speak concerning the Assessments of Ireland, To-morrow Morning.
The House resumed the Debate upon the Bill for the
Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Three of
The House adjourned till Three of Clock this Afternoon.
A BILL for punishing of such Persons as live at high
Rates, and have no visible Estates, Profession, or Calling
answerable thereunto, was this Day read the First time;
and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second
time on Wednesday Morning next.
The House, according to former Order, resumed the
Debate upon the Bill of Assessment, for Six hundred
thousand Pounds a Year, for Three Years; to commence from the 24th Day of June 1657.
Resolved, That the present Assessment by this Act
shall be in Proportion according to former Rates, notwishstanding the former Vote on Wednesday last.
A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, in these Words,
"Provided nevertheless, and be it Enacted, by the
Authority aforesaid, That in case, during the Continuance
of this present Parliament, any other more equal Way of
raising the said monthly Assessment of
hereby appointed, shall be found; and the Parliament
shall make a Declaration to that Purpose; That then
such Part of the said Assessment as shall be then to be
collected, shall be taxed, assessed, collected, levied, and
paid, according to such Proportions upon the respective
Counties and Places, or in such Way, and for such Time
of the said Three Years, as the Parliament shall, by
such Declaration, direct and set down; and not according
to the Proportions in this Act expressed; this Act, or
any thing therein contained to the contrary in any wise
Which was read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That this Bill be referred to a Grand Committee of the whole House, to sit To-morrow at Ten of
Resolved, That the Commissioners named in the Act for
the Three Months Assessment, shall be Commissioners for
the respective Counties, Cities, and Places in this Bill.
Resolved, That a Clause be inserted in this Bill, That
the Commissioners in that Bill shall be Commissioners in
this Bill, although they be not named therein.
Resolved, That the Matter of Assessments on Cardigan
and Pembroke be referred to the Grand Committee, to
take the same into Consideration; and report their
Opinion therein to the House.