House of Commons Journal Volume 9
28 November 1670

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 28 November 1670', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 172-174. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27232 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Lunæ, 28 Novembris, 1670.

Prayers.

Privilege.

INFORMATION being given to the House, of a Breach of Privilege, committed against Sir Henry Herbert, a Member of this House, by one Thom. Mason Gentleman, in causing an Injunction of the Court of Chancery to be served upon the said Sir Henry Herbert, by one Henry Littler, for Stay of his Proceedings at Law upon a Bond of * * * *: A Copy of which Injunction was read.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Mason and Henry Littler be sent for in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer their Breach of Privilege, in serving Sir Henry Herbert with an Injunction of the Court of Chancery, at the Suit of the said Mr. Mason.

Courtney's Estate.

A Bill for Confirmation of an Indenture of Settlement made by Sir Will. Courtney, in the intended Marriage of his eldest Son, was read.

Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Rosse Vicarage.

A Bill for uniting the Vicarage and Parsonage of Rosse, in the County of Hereford, was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the said Bill be committed to Mr. Price, Sir Solomon Swale, Mr. Crouch, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Cholmondley, Mr. Streete, Sir John Birkenhead, Col. Gilby, Mr. Spry, Mr. Waring, Serjeant Maynard, Col. Birch, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Edw. Harlow, Sir Fran. Goodricke, Mr. Daniell, Sir John Pettus, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Char. Harbord, Col. Reames, Sir John Moreton, Sir John Erncley, Sir Thom. Osborne, Sir Steph. Fox, and all the Members of this House that serve for the County of Hereford: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

London Ministers.

Ordered, That the Bill for settling a Maintenance for the Ministers of London, be read the first Bill To-morrow Morning.

Supply.

The House then proceeded to the Consideration of his Majesty's Supply.

Mr. Birch reports from the Committee appointed to inspect the Accounts delivered in from the Farmers and Officers of the Customs, an Estimate of what Monies may arise, upon the several Commodities, in One Year, which are voted by the Committee of the whole House to be charged towards his Majesty's Supply; which Estimate is grounded upon an Account, from the Custom-house, of the several Quantities of those Commodities, which were imported from Michaelmas Sixty-eight, to Michaelmas Sixtynine; out of which is no Deduction for Exportation, defective or damaged Goods; and is cast up according to the Quantities then imported, and according to the Rates voted by the said Committee to be paid for those Commodities by the first Buyer; the Estimate whereof amounted to Three hundred Fifty-nine thousand Three hundred and Ten Pounds Nine Shillings and Two-pence.

The House then proceeded on the Report, returned in from the Committee of the whole House, for his Majesty's Supply.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon French Lockerums imported, per Piece, containing One hundred and Six Ells, Seven Shillings and Six Pence; to be paid by the first Buyer.

The Votes of the Committee, for an Imposition, on Normandy and all Sorts of French Canvas, of Six Shillings upon every One hundred and Twenty Ells, was read:

And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That there be an Imposition of Nine Shillings upon every One hundred and Twenty Ells of the said Canvas.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all other French Linens be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as is now paid by the Importer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that 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, except Lawns and Cambricks.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, 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.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Brussels and Brabant Ticks, and all other foreign Ticks, be charged at Three Shillings a Tick; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Sorts of Wrought Silks imported, be charged with double the Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as formerly paid by the Importer for the Duty of Custom.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Thrown Silk imported, be charged at One Shilling and Four Pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that, towards his Majesty's Supply, Muscavado Sugars of Brazile be charged at One Half-peny per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that, towards his Majesty's Supply, Pannellis Sugars be charged at a Half-peny per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all other foreign white Powder Sugar be charged at One Peny per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, all other foreign Sugar, in the Loaf, imported, . . . Three Pence per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Muscavado Sugars of the English Plantations, imported, be charged at a Farthing per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all White Sugar of the English Plantations, be charged with One Peny per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that the Sugars imported from the English Plantations, shall have the Duty rebated upon Exportation.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Sugar manufactured into Loaf Sugar, shall have Three Farthings per Pound rebated, upon Exportation.

Resolved, &c. That all Commodities that have any Imposition on them, shall, on the Exportation, have a Rebate.

Supply.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon Currans imported, Five Shillings per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon Raisins of the Sun, Two Shillings per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon Malagoe Raisins, and other Raisins, One Shilling and Six Pence per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon Figs and Prunes One Shilling per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that there be charged upon Nutmegs, imported from any Part of Europe, One Shilling per Pound; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that upon all Paper imported, there be the same Proportion charged, to be paid by the first Buyer, as stands charged in the Book of Rates.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that Glass and Glasses, Stone and Stone Ware, Earth and Earthen Ware, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as they stand charged in the Book of Rates.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Copper imported in the Plate, be charged at Five Shillings per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Copper wrought in any manner from the Plate, be charged at Ten Shillings per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Latten imported, be charged with the same Proportion, to be paid by the first Buyer, as it stands charged in the Book of Rates.

Resolved &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Stuffs made of Wool or Hair, or mixed with Silk, Hair, Thread or Wool, imported, be charged at Ten Pounds per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all foreign Iron imported, be charged at Ten Shillings per Ton; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that, towards his Majesty's Supply, foreign Soap imported, be charged at Five Shillings per Cent.; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, that all Mum imported, be charged at Ten Shillings per Barrel; to be paid by the first Buyer.

The Vote of the Committee, of 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, was read:

And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That the said Raw Silks be charged at One Shilling and Six Pence per Pound.

The Vote of the Committee, that all foreign Cordage, Cable Yarn, and Twine, be charged with the same Proportion as in the Book of Rates; to be paid by the first Buyer . . . .

And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That all foreign Cordage, Cable Yarn, and Twine, be charged at One Shilling and Six Pence per Cent.

The Vote of the Committee, That there be charged upon every Felt Hat imported from France, Two Shillings and Six Pence a Hat; for every Castor, Five Shillings; and upon every Beayer, Ten Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.

The Question being put, To agree with the Committee;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That there be charged upon every Felt Hat imported from France, Five Shillings per Hat; upon every Castor, Ten Shillings; and upon every Beaver, Twenty Shillings; to be paid by the first Buyer.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, upon the Votes passed by the House, for improving Rates upon the several Goods and Commodities, towards his Majesty's Supply; and that it be referred to the same Committee appointed to draw a Bill upon the Imposition on Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, to prepare and bring in this Bill also.

Exports.

Ordered, That the Farmers and Officers of the Customs do send in a particular Account of the Commodities exported for One whole Year, from Michaelmas 1668, to Michaelmas 1669; and what Allowances were made for defective Goods, for that Year.

Bulkley's, &c. Petition.

A Petition of William Bulkley, Robert Breton, and Edward Wigg, Merchants, on the Behalf of themselves and other Merchants, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the said Petition be committed to Mr. Mainard, Sir Philip Musgrave, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Theoph. Biddulph, Sir Char. Harbord, Sir Geo. Downing, Colonel Birch, Mr. Jolly, Sir Job Charlton, Mr. Spyre, Sir Nicholas Carew, Sir John Knight, Sir Thom. Meeres, Sir Will. Lowther, Mr. Crouch, Sir John Fagg, Sir Walter St. John, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Will. Thompson, Sir Thom. Gower, Sir Will. Coventry, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Love, Sir James Rushout, Sir Thom. Lee, . . . Harvey, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Thom. Chichley, Sir Will. Hickman, Colonel Sands, Mr. Fagg, and all the Members that serve for London: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to certify it, with their Opinions, to the House.

Committees.

Ordered, That Sir Philip Howard's Committee, Sir Henry William's, and Mr. Williams' Committees, have Leave to sit this Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.