Jovis, 8 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Claims on the Revenue.
A PETITION of Sir Wm. Warren was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in the latter Part of
the Year 1659, when the Parliament had voted to bring
in King Charles the Second, the Navy Board had ordered
to fit out Twenty-five of the best Ships of War for that
Purpose: Which Ships being much out of Repair, in their
Hulls, Masts, Sails, Cordage, &c. the Petitioner, amongst
divers other Merchants, was invited to supply such Hemp,
Masts, Pitch, Tar, Timber Plank, &c. as was wanting
for that Service; and Whitehall and the Parliament House
were ordered to be got ready for the King's Reception:
Whereupon the Petitioner did supply near Ten thousand
Pounds-worth of Masts, Timber, and other Provision, to
the said Fleet and Houses, equipt and fitted to fetch over
and receive his said Majesty: For which, by a Clause in
the Act of Parliament for disbanding the then Army, he
was to be paid; but to this Day never received any Satisfaction; but was always told, at the Treasury Office, that
the Money on the Act fell short of the Parliament's Expectation, and therefore could not be paid, till the Parliament made new Provision for it: And that when the Acts
of Parliament were made, in the Time of the late Dutch
Wars, to encourage all Men to advance a Credit in the
Exchequer, to enable his Majesty the better to carry on
those Wars; the Petitioner did, with the First, actually
give a Credit, out of his private Estate, to the Value of
above Forty thousand Pounds; whereby, when the Exchequer was stopped, he had divers Thousands of Pounds
stopped therein: And the Petitioner having been always
ready to give, and actually hath given, greater Credits to
the Navy in its greatest Exigencies, than any other Merchant hath done; whereby, soon after the Stop of the
Exchequer, there also followed a Postponing of Debts in
the Navy, and other public Offices, where many thousand Pounds of the Petitioner's Money was likewise postponed, and unpaid him to this Day, and hath never since
received one Peny Interest on any the said Sums: And
the House being now settling fit Methods for Relief of
those that have just Debts due to them from the Crown;
and imploring the House to take into Consideration his
suffering Case, or to refer it to some Committee, to state
it more perfectly; and therein to act, and give Relief to
him and his Family, as to them should seem meet.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom
the Bill for settling the Revenue, is committed.
A Petition of Sir James Johnson was read; setting
forth, That the Petitioner, in 1666, did, by Order and
Direction of the principal Officers and Commissioners of
King Charles the Second's Navy, disburse in ready Money, for Equipping of divers of his Majesty's Frigates,
the Sum of Five hundred Twenty-seven Pounds Three
Shillings and One Peny; and in the same Year, and by
the same Order and Direction, did buy and deliver into
his Majesty's Stores at Harwich, a Parcel of Pitch and
Tar, to the Value of Six hundred Seventy-six Pounds
Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; together, the Sum of
One thousand Two hundred Three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Five-pence; whereof the Petitioner received,
in December 1670, Four hundred Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Two-pence: And, his said Majesty being pleased
to order in Council, in February 1665, That they who
supplied Stores for the Navy, should have Interest of Six
per Cent. for so long as they should be unpaid, That there
is now due to the Petitioner, for Principal and Interest,
One thousand Nine hundred Eighty-five Pounds One
Shilling and Three-pence: And praying that the House
will appoint him such Satisfaction for the Premises, as to
them should seem meet.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to
whom the Bill for settling the Revenue, is referred.
An ingrossed Bill sent down from the Lords, intituled,
An Act for explaining Part of an Act made in the First
Year of King James the First, concerning tanned Leather, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Birch,
Mr. Samford, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Foot Onslowe, Mr.
Christy, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Pampillion, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Mr. Montague, Sir Philip Gell, Sir Edw. Hussey, Sir
Nevill Catlyn, Major Vincent, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Patience
Ward, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley,
Mr. Ellwell, Sir Wm. Cooper, Major Manley, Sir John
Austin, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Conigsby,
Colonel Sackville, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Hawtry, Mr.
Blake, Sir Phill. Skipon, Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Thornley, Sir John Guise, Mr. Fitton Gerrard, Mr. Norreis,
Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr.
Papillion, Mr. Wildman junior, Colonel Phill. Howard,
Mr. Chaddock, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Bernard, Mr.
Greenvile, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Francis Gwyn, Sir Walter
Moyle, Colonel Mildmay, and all the Members that serve
for the Cities of London and Westminster, and for the
Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, and Sussex: And
they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Four of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Christy reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for the encouraging the Woolen Manufactures, was
referred, That they had thought fit to make several
Amendments to the Bill: Which he read in his Place,
with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read
throughout; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one;
and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed
unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Land Tax Commissioners.
An additional Bill for appointing Commissioners for
executing the Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an
Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for the necessary
Defence of their Realms, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time presently.
The Bill was read the Second time.
And it was proposed, that the Blank in the Bill in
Folio 2, Line 12, be filled up with "One thousand
Pounds:" And the same was, upon the Question put
thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Blank
filled up accordingly at the Table.
Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.
Settling the Revenue.
Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning,
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of
the Bill for settling the Revenue; and nothing to intervene.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.