House of Commons Journal Volume 9
26 November 1670

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 26 November 1670', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 170-172. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27231 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 26 die Novembris, 1670.

Prayers.

Duke of Albemarle's Estate.

SIR Charles Harbord reports from the Committee to which the Bill, sent from the Lords, on the Behalf of the Duke of Albemarle, was committed, one Amendment agreed to be made, and a Proviso to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: And the same being twice read;

Resolved, &c. That the Bill, with the Amendments and Proviso agreed to, be read a Third time.

Arrests of Judgments, &c.

Mr. Dowdeswell reports from the Committee to which the Bill for Continuance of a former Act to prevent Arrests of Judgments, and superseding Executions, was committed, that the Committee had carefully perused the Bill, and the Title of the former Act; and found no Cause of any Amendment.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be ingrossed.

Northampton Sessions house.

Ordered, That Mr. George Clarke have Leave to bring in a Bill for the raising of Monies upon the County of Northampton, for the Building of an House in the Town of Northampton, for the keeping of the Assizes and Sessions of the said County.

Hall's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill for an Exchange and Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts of Benedict Hall Esquire, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for an Exchange and Sale of Lands for Payment of the Debts of Benedict Hall Esquire.

Smith's &c. Agreement.

An ingrossed Bill for settling an Agreement between Sir William Smith, and Sir Thomas Hooke, Baronets, German Pole, and others.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for settling an Agreement between Sir William Smith, and Sir Thomas Hooke, Baronets, German Poole, and others, was read.

Privilege.

Upon Information given to the House, on the Behalf of Sir John Moreton, a Member of this House, of a Breach of Privilege committed against him, by one Laurence Squibb Gentleman, in bringing, causing, and prosecuting several Suits against him and his Servants, and Tenants, upon a Difference between them, concerning a Pond and Watercourse;

Resolved, &c. That the Matter touching the Breach of Privilege objected to be committed by Mr. Laurence Squibb, against Sir John Moreton, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Privileges, to examine the Matter; and report it, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Supply.

Mr. Seamour reports from the Committee of the whole House, for his Majesty's Supply, several Votes of the Committee, for an Imposition on several Goods and Commodities: Which he read in his Place; and after delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Which Report was read; and is as followeth;

That, towards the King's Supply, there be an additional Duty laid upon Tobacco, of the English Plantations, not exceeding Three-pence per Pound; and upon all other Tobacco, Six-pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards the King's Supply, there be an additional Duty of Two-pence per Gallon laid upon all foreign Salt.

That there be upon Scotch Salt One Peny per Gallon: Upon Salt, made of foreign Salt, One Halfpeny per Gallon: Upon all native Salt, One Peny per Gallon.

That no Salt employed about the Fishery shall be charged with the Duty.

That these Impositions following be laid upon Salt in Ireland; viz.

Upon all foreign Salt imported, Two-pence per Gallon:

Upon Scotch Salt, One Peny Halfpeny per Gallon:

Upon English Salt, One Peny per Gallon:

Upon the native Salt there, One Peny per Gallon:

Upon Salt upon Salt, One Halfpeny per Gallon:

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged upon Lockerums imported, per Piece, containing One hundred and Six Ells, Seven Shillings and Six-pence; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Upon all Sorts of French Canvas, the Piece, containing One hundred and Twenty Ells, Six Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That all other French Linen be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid by the Importer.

That all German, and all other foreign Linen and Callicoes, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid by the additional Duty at the Custom-house, excepting Lawns and Cambricks.

That foreign Fustians, Tape, Incle, and Thread, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid at the Custom-house by the Importer.

That Brussels and Brabant Ticks, and all other foreign Ticks, be charged at Three Shillings per Tick; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all sorts of wrought Silks imported, be charged with double the Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as was formerly paid by the Importer for the Duty of Custom.

That Thrown Silk imported, be charged at One Shilling and Four-pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, Muscavado Sugar, of Brazele, be charged at One Halfpeny per Pound Weight; to be paid by the first Buyer:

On Pannellis Sugars, One Halfpeny per Pound Weight; to be paid by the first Buyer.

On all other foreign white Powder Sugar, Two-pence per Pound Weight; to be paid by the first Buyer:

On all other foreign Sugar, in the Loaf, imported, Three-pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer:

On Muscavadoe Sugars, of the English Plantations, One Farthing per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer:

On all white Sugar, of the English Plantations, One Peny per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That the Sugars imported from the English Plantations, shall have the Duty repaid upon the Exportation:

That all Sugar manufactured into Loaf Sugar, shall have Three Farthings per Pound rebated, upon Exportation.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged, upon Currans imported, Five Shillings per Cent'; to be paid by the first Buyer:

Upon Raisins of the Sun, Two Shillings per Cent':

Upon Malagoe and other Raisins, One Shilling and Sixpence per Cent':

Upon Figs and Prunes, One Shilling per Cent'.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged upon Nutmegs imported from any Part of Europe, One Shilling per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer:

Upon Cinnamon, One Shilling per Pound.

Upon Cloves and Mace, One Shilling and Six-pence per Pound:

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all Sorts of Drugs imported, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as they stand charged in the Book of Rates.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all Paper imported, be charged with the same Proportion (to be paid by the first Buyer) as is now charged by the Book of Rates.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, Glass and Glasses, Stone and Stone-ware, Earth and Earthen-ware, imported, be charged with the same Proportion (to be paid by the first Buyer) as they stand charged in the Book of Rates.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all Copper imported in the Plate, be charged at Five Shillings per Cent'; to be paid by the First Buyer:

That all Copper in any manner wrought from the Plate, and so imported, be charged at Ten Shillings per Cent'.

That all Latten imported, be charged to pay the same Proportion, as in the Book of Rates.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged upon all Stuffs made of Wool or Hair mixed with Silk, Hair, Thread, or Wool, imported, Ten Pounds per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged upon all foreign Iron imported, Ten Shillings per Ton; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all foreign Soap imported, be charged at Five Shillings per Cent'; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all Mum imported, be charged at Ten Shillings per Barrel; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Supply.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all Raw Silks, not imported in English Shipping from the Place of its first Growth, or first Port of the Shipping of it, be charged at Six-pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, all foreign Cable, Yarn, and Twine, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as they stand charged in the Book of Rates.

That, towards his Majesty's Supply, there be charged upon every Felt Hatimported from France, Two Shillings and Six-pence; upon every Castor Five Shillings; and upon every Beaver Ten Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.

The first Vote of the Committee, For an Imposition on Tobacco, was read the Second time; and debated.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be an additional Duty laid upon Tobacco of the English Plantations, not exceeding Threepence per Pound; and upon all other Tobacco Six-pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

The next Votes, for an Imposition on Salt, being read a Second time; and some Debate arising thereupon;

A Question being propounded, That Home-made Salt, both in England and Ireland, shall be rated towards the King's Supply;

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

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The main Question being put, That Home-made Salt, both in England and Ireland, shall be rated towards the King's Supply;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be an Imposition of One Peny per Gallon on native Salt.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be an Imposition of One Halfpeny per Gallon upon Salt upon Salt.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be an Imposition of Two-pence per Gallon on foreign Salt.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Imposition of One Peny Halfpeny per Gallon upon Scotch Salt.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Imposition of One Halfpeny per Gallon more, on foreign Salt imported in foreign Vessels.

Resolved, &c. That these several Votes be extended to Ireland as well as England.

Resolved, That it be referred to Sir Thomas Clifford, Sir Robert Howard, Mr. Spry, Mr. Jollyffe, Sir John Knight, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Seymour, Sir Will. Coventry, Col. Birch, Sir Will. Lowther, Sir Thom. Littleton, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Garraway, Sir John Birkenhead, or any Three of them, to inspect the Accounts delivered in from the Farmers and Officers of the Customs; and to prepare an Estimate how far the said Rates on the Particulars will extend towards his Majesty's Supply: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock.

Manufacture for preserving Shipping.

Ordered, That Sir Ralph Bancks, and Mr. Hungerford, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill on the Behalf of Sir Phillip Howard, and Francis Watson, for Encouragement for an English Manufacture for Preservation of Shipping, was committed.

Williams' Estate.

Ordered, That Col. Williams his Committee have Leave to sit this Afternoon.

Exporting Beer, &c.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to the Committee concerning Beer and Coal; viz.

Mr. Garraway, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Daniell, Sir Will. Hickman, Sir Thom. Lee, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Nich. Carew.

Ordered, That these Members following be added to Sir John Dawes' Committee; viz. Sir Fretzvile Hollis, Mr. Tufton, Mr. Neale, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Delmahoy, Sir Phil. Warwick, Mr. Wrenn, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Ottaway, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Hide, Col. Kirby, Sir John Norton, Sir Rich. Wiseman, Mr. Maynard, Col. Whitley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Herbert Price, Sir John Moreton, Sir Thom. Gower.

Committees.

The Question being put, That all Committees, besides the Two Committees above named, be adjourned;

It passed in the Affirmative.

Ordered, That all other Committees be adjourned.

And so the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.