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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Personal Volume

Jovis, 13° die aprilis, 1671

Jovis, 13° die aprilis, 1671.

The House then proceeded to the reading of the amendments and clauses sent from the Lords to the Bill for an imposition on foreign commodities, which were once read:

And the first amendment sent from the Lords, being for changing the proportion of the impositions on white sugars from one penny per pound to halfpenny half-farthing, was read the second time, and debated.

Resolved, &c., nemine contradicente. That, in all aids given to the King by the Commons, the rate or tax ought not to be altered by the Lords.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. Coleman, Sir George Downing, Mr. Attorney Montague, Mr. Coventry, Mr. Vaughan, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Thomas Meeres, Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir Edward Deering, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir William Coventry, Colonel Birch, Mr. Milward, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Richard Temple, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir Phillip Warwick, or any five of them, to prepare and draw up reasons, in order to a Conference to be had with the Lords, to show them why the Commons do not agree with their Lordships' amendments and provisos to the Bill of additional impositions on foreign commodities; and report the same to the House. And they are to meet this afternoon, at five of the clock, in the Speaker's Chamber,