House of Commons Journal Volume 9
1 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 1 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 723-724. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27877 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Lunæ, 1 die Junii, 1685.

Prayers.

St. James' Westminster, Parish.

A BILL for erecting a new Parish, to be called the Parish of St. James within the Liberty of Westminster, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Northern Borders.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Continuance of an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Theft and Rapine upon the Northern Borders of England.

Beverly Election.

A Petition of Sir John Hotham Baronet, touching the Election for the Borough of Beverly in the County of York, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

York Election.

A Petition of Tobey Jenkins Esquire, touching the Election for the City of York, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Wotton Basset Election.

A Petition of William Hussey Esquire, touching the Election for Wotton Basset in the County of Wilts, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Bossinney Election.

A Petition of Richard Duck Esquire, concerning the Election for the Borough of Bossinney in the County of Cornwall, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Earl of Cleveland's Creditors.

A Petition of the Countess of Newburgh, and the Earl of Newburgh her Son, was read; praying Leave to bring in a Bill for reviving of several former Acts of Parliament therein mentioned; with such Powers as are necessary for Payment of Debts and Charges upon the Estate of the late Earl of Cleveland.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.

Sandwich Election.

A Petition of divers Inhabitants of the Borough and Port of Sandwich in the County of Kent, touching the Election for the same Borough and Port, was read.

Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Army Accompts.

The Accompts of some of the Commissioners appointed by the late Act of Parliament made in the One-and-thirtieth Year of his late Majesty's Reign, for Disbanding the Forces, being, according to the Order of this House of Saturday last, brought in, and left with the Clerk of this House;

Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to inspect and examine the said Accompts; and to report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clerges, Lord Falkland, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Dudley North, Sir Hugh Chomley, Mr. Tipping, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Smith, Sir Stephen Fox, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir John Talbot, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Colonel Oglethorp, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir John Chichley, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Hen. Bertie, Mr. Done, Mr. Strode, Sir Wm. Twisden, Mr. Kingdome, Colonel Freind, Sir Tho. Chichley, Mr. Hewer, Sir Peter Rich, Sir John Hoskins, Lord Ancram, Mr. Pepys, Sir John Lowther, Sir John Hanmer, Sir Cha. Littleton, Sir Lionel Welden, Mr. Blathwayte, Mr. Mohun, Mr. Walden, Mr. Garway, Sir Wm. Gulston, Dr. Brady, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir John Fenwick, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Gwyne, Mr. Fox, Mr. Hunt, Sir Robert Holmes, Col. Windham, Mr. Guy, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Cha. Bertie; or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Thetford Election.

Ordered, That the Matter touching the Return of the Burgesses to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Thetford in the County of Norfolk, and which was to have been heard at the Bar of the House this Day, be heard at the Bar To-morrow Morning.

Esselbron's, &c. Nat.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Samuel Clarke and Sir James Astry;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill, intituled, An Act for the Naturalization of John Esselbron, and others: To which their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.

Shaftsbury Election.

A Petition of the Burgesses and Inhabitants of the Borough of Shaftsbury in the County of Dorsett, was read.

The Question being put, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges;

It passed in the Negative.

Exporting Leather.

Sir Edmund Jennings reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for exporting Leather, was committed, That the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the Amendments being again read; were, upon the Question, severally agreed to by the House.

The Proviso being read a Second time to the House;

The Question being put, That the House do agree to the said Proviso;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Proviso be rejected.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Supply Bill.

A Bill for a Supply to his Majesty towards the Repair of the Navy and Ordnance, and Stores for the same; and for other his Majesty's weighty Occasions; was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time, To-morrow Morning, after Ten of the Clock.

Supply.

The House then, according to their Order of Saturday last, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of a Supply to his Majesty.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they, having taken the Matters to them referred into Consideration, had agreed upon several Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, are as follows;

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, for a further Supply to his Majesty, an Imposition be laid on Tobacco.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an Imposition be laid on Sugar.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Imposition on Spanish Tobacco be Six-pence per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Imposition on Tobacco, of the Growth of all the English Plantations, be Three-pence the Pound above what it now pays.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Muscovado Sugar of Brazile do pay an Halfpeny per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Pannele Sugar do pay an Halfpeny per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That foreign white Powder Sugar do pay One Peny per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

8. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That other foreign Sugars, imported in the Loaf, do pay Three-pence per Pound Weight above what they now pay.

9. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Muscovado Sugar, of the English Plantation, do pay a Farthing per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

10. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Sugars of the English Plantation, fit for Use, do pay One Peny per Pound Weight, above what they now pay.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time to the House;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That, for a further Supply of his Majesty, an Imposition be laid on Tobacco.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That an Imposition be laid on Sugar.

The Third of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

And a Motion being made, That, after the Word "Spanish," the Word "Tobacco" be left out in the said Resolve; and that these Words, "and all other foreign Tobacco not of the English Plantations," be added, instead thereof:

Which being agreed to by the House; and the same being inserted at the Clerk's Table;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee (with the said Amendment), That the Imposition on Spanish and all other foreign Tobacco, not of the English Plantations, be Six-pence per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The Fourth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Imposition on Tobacco of the Growth of all the English Plantations be Three-pence the Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The Fifth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Muscovado Sugar of Brazile do pay an Halfpeny per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The Sixth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Pannele Sugar do pay an Halfpeny per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The Seventh of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

And a Motion being made, for adding the Word "Farthing" after the Word "Peny," in the said Resolve:

Which being agreed to by the House; and the same being inserted at the Table;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee (with the said Addition), That foreign white Powder Sugar do pay a Peny Farthing per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The Eighth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That other foreign Sugars, imported in the Loaf, do pay Three-pence per Pound above what they now pay.

The Ninth of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That Muscovado Sugar, of the English Plantation, do pay a Farthing per Pound Weight above what it now pays.

The last of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

And a Motion being made for leaving thereout the Words "One Peny;" and inserting the Words "Three Farthings," instead thereof;

To which the House agreed; and the said Amendment being made at the Table;

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee (with the said Amendment), That all Sugars of the English Plantation, fit for Use, do pay Three Farthings per Pound Weight above what they now pay.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare and bring in a Bill, pursuant to the said several Resolves.

And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock To-morrow Morning.