Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 15 die Augusti; 1 Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christy reports from the Committee to whom the 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 referred; That they had thought fit to make several Amendments to the same: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence: And afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read the First time throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And are as followeth;
Press 2, Line 27, after the Word "unto," add Proviso (A):
"Provided always, That nothing in this, or any other Act, shall extend to give any Power to the Master and Wardens of the Company of Curriers to visit, search or seize any Leather, Hide, or Skin, but such only as shall be curried or dressed within the City of London, or Three Miles thereof, by some Members of their own Company, nor in any other Place but in the open Market, or in the Shops, Houses, or Warehouses of such Curriers."
Line 40, Leave out these Words, "and not otherwise;" and insert, instead thereof, "or to cut, or convert the same into other made Ware, according to their several and respective Trades."
And afterwards, add Clause (B):
"And be it further Enacted, That it shall and may be lawful for any Person or Persons to buy or sell Leather, Hides and Skins, by Weight."
Then the Bill, so amended, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry up the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Bill with the said Amendments; and desire their Concurrence to the same.
Supply Bill; Dutch Expedition.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Francklyn and Sir Rob. Legard;
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That they have passed the Bill for appropriating certain Duties for paying the States General of the United Provinces their Charges for his Majesty's Expedition into this Kingdom, and for other Uses, without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Securing Government against Papists.
Mr. Hawles reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for securing the Government against Papists, and other disaffected Persons, was referred; That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the same: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence: And afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read over the First time throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Several other Amendments were proposed to be made in the Bill, and agreed unto by the House: And the Bill amended accordingly at the Table.
Another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, Folio *, Line *, by inserting "commonly called Quakers."
And the Question being put, That the same be inserted accordingly;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Bickerstaffe,||47.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Hen. Ashurst,||48.|
So it passed in the Negative.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Act shall continue in Force for Three Years, and no longer.
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill so amended, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to examine the Cases of the Prisoners in the Tower, Newgate, and the Gatchouse, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And that Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Blake, Mr. May, Sir Walter Moyle, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Hawles, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Reynell, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Whitehead, Major Vincent, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir John Trevor, be added to the said Committee.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.