House of Commons Journal Volume 8
21 July 1660

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 8: 21 July 1660', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 8: 1660-1667 (1802), pp. 97-98. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=26246 Date accessed: 23 November 2014.


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Saturday, July 21th, 1660.

Advances to the Public.

RESOLVED, That Interest be allowed and paid for so much of the Twenty thousand Pounds, formerly charged on the Ordinance for Three Months Assessments, for the preparing of Requisites for his Majesty's Reception, as is, or shall be, advanced by any Person or Persons upon the Credit of the said Ordinance, after the Rate of Six Pounds per Cent.; and that the Chamberlain of the City of London be, and hereby is, authorized and required, out of the Monies coming in upon the said Ordinance, to repay to the Persons that shall advance any Part thereof, the several and respective Sums, that shall be so advanced, together with Interest after Six per Cent. from the Time the same hath been, or shall be, so advanced and paid in to the said Chamberlain, to the Time the same shall be repaid.

Gospel Ministers.

A Petition of sundry poor Ministers of the Gospel, was tendered to this House;

And the Question being put, That this Petition be now read;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Walter Earle, Tellers for the Yeas: 125.
Sir Anthony Irby, With the Yeas,
Sir Wm. Vincent, Tellers for the Noes: 106.
Mr. Rich, With the Noes,

So it was Resolved, That this Petition be now read.

The said Petition was read accordingly; and was intituled, The humble Petition of sundry poor Ministers of the Gospel, on the Behalf of themselves, and very many others, their distressed Brethren.

Ordered, That on Wednesday next this House do take this Petition into Consideration.

Ministers.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill touching Ministers, is referred, do, by Wednesday next, prepare the said Bill, and report the same to this House.

Messenger returns from Lords.

Mr. Holles carried to the Lords the Instrument, under the Hands and Seals of the Persons nominated Judges in the pretended High Court of Justice, for Trial of the late King's Majesty; and the Journal of their Proceedings in the said Trial.

Leave to attend Lords.

Mr. Bowen and Mr. Edward Boscauen have the Leave of this House to be examined as Witnesses, before a Committee of the House of Lords, in any Cause not concerning Members of this House; they not having been summoned to be examined there as Witnesses.

Tonage and Poundage.

A Bill, ingrossed, for settling of the Custom of Tonage and Poundage on the King's Majesty, during his natural Life, was this Day read the Third time.

The humble Petition of the Merchants trading for Portugall was read.

A Proviso was tendered to this Bill, for the freeing of any Cloth made of Cornish Wool, commonly called Cornish Hair, to be exported, from paying any Custom or Subsidy: Which was read the First time; and, upon the Question, laid aside.

Another Proviso was tendered to this Bill, that it may be lawful to transport Iron Armour, and other Commodities in the said Proviso mentioned, paying the Customs in this Act appointed: Which was read the First and Second time; and ordered to be Part of the Bill.

Religion, &c.

Mr. Holles acquaints the House, that, according to their Command, himself, and the rest to whom it was referred, had attended his Majesty with the Desires of this House, expressed in their Two Votes lately passed; one for moving his Majesty to call such a Number of Divines as he shall think fit, to advise with, concerning Matters of Religion; the other, for moving his Majesty to issue a Proclamation for putting the Laws in Execution against Profanation of the Sabbath, Drunkenness, &c.; and that his Majesty returned them Answer, that he liked them both very well; that, for the First, he was in hand with it; and did hope, very speedily, to do something therein to the good Satisfaction of the Kingdom; and that, for the Proclamation desired, his Majesty said, it should be done.

Ordered, That Mr. Holles, and the other Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's Privy Council, be desired to wait on the King's Majesty, and return him the humble Thanks of this House for his gracious Answer.

Lords to continue sitting.

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire them to sit at Three of the Clock; and that Colonel Birch do carry this Message to the Lords.

Colonel Birch brings Answer, that the Lords are up.

Irish Cattle.

The Question being put, That the Debate touching the Rate set upon Irish Cattle, shall be resumed;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Annesley, Tellers for the Yeas: 83.
Mr. Holles, With the Yeas,
Sir Geo. Booth, Tellers for the Noes: 86.
Sir A. A. Cooper, With the Noes,

So it passed with the Negative.

The House adjourns itself till Three a-Clock in the Afternoon.

Demetrius', &c. Nat.

The several Persons hereafter named, desirous to be naturalized, came this Morning to the Clerk's Table, in this House, and there took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance; viz. Danyell Demetrius, Gerrard Vanheythusen, Theodore Cock, John Brunninck; John Canenbargh, Joais Bateman, Wm. Carbonnell, Lawrence Blanbart, David Conyard, Phillip Jego, Charles Morisco, Marke Lawrence, Daniell Sochon, Peter Ducaen, Samuel Leicheaister, David Griell, Jocob Gostyn, Peter Vandermarsh, Wm. Vandewall, Peter Morolois, Christian Paul Van Zanckly, Wm. Vandenburgh, Peter Lumbert, Peter Kerstman, Chrisostimis Hamilton, Mathew Dat Selear, Gerrard Weyman, Wm. Rushout, James Williams, Christian Eykiers, John Dolins, Francis Tysson, Jocob Momma, John Lankell, Peter Barre, Joseph Batelier.

Saturday, July 21th, 1660, Afternoon.

Tonage and Poundage.

SIR Heneage Finch reports a Bill for Continuance of the Custom of Tonage and Poundage, and of the Duty of Excise, and new Impost, until the Tenth of August 1660; which was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, That the First Clause in this Bill be thus amended; viz. "the Commons, assembled in Parliament, do give and grant unto your Majesty the Subsidies hereafter following; most humbly praying your Majesty, that it may be enacted, and."

Resolved, That the Subsidies of Tonage and Poundage, and other Duties, shall be gathered and collected from the Twenty-fourth of June 1660, to the Tenth of August, by the Book of Rates, used and practised in April 1660.

Resolved, That this Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning.

The House adjourns itself until Monday Morning, Eight of Clock.