Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 12 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; Low Wines.
Lady Cornbury's Non-age.
York Buildings Water Company.
A Petition of Cha. Rampaine, and others, Proprietors of the Waterworks for the Raising of the Thames Water, for the Use of St. Margaret's Parish, was read; setting forth, That the Proprietors of the Water-house in York Buildings have brought their Bill in to the House for Power to convey their Water to St. James's, and other Places adjacent, with a Proviso not to prejudice the Owners of the New River Water: And praying a like Clause may be added to the said Bill for the Petitioners.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for the better encouraging, carrying on, and settling the Waterworks in York Buildings, is committed.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Poultney do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments; and desire their Lordships Concurrence to the said Amendments.
Chambre's, &c. Nat.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Cotton do carry the said Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments; and desire their Lordships Concurrence to the said Amendments.
Duty on Timber.
A Petition of the Merchants trading to the Eastland and Norway, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have contracted with the Navy Board for considerable Quantities of Masts, Spars, Planks, Timber, &c. to be imported at certain Prices: That this House hath laid an additional Duty of Ten Pounds per Cent. upon all Foreign Timber, except from Ireland: And praying the said Masts, Spars, &c. may be excepted, being contracted for to the Use of the Navy, their Prices being already agreed and fixed for the same.
Duty on East India Goods.
A Petition of the Owners of the Ship James, lately arrived from India, was read; setting forth, That, in Oct. 1687, the Petitioners agreed with the East India Company to give them Twelve Pounds per Cent. for a Licence to trade on all their Woolen Manufactures, and Ten Pounds per Cent. for the Cargo they should bring home; but that, by a Bill from this House, another Ten Pounds per Cent. is laid on all India Manufactures, with a Retrospection to the Twentieth of October last, which will include the said Ship's Cargo, notwithstanding she arrived at Milford Haven the Twenty-sixth August last, and would have imported, at London, long before Twentieth October, had she not waited for a Convoy, and several of her Men pressed, which brought her into imminent Danger: And that the great Duty laid on Tea since the said Ship's Departure, with other the said extraordinary Duties, will render it a losing Voyage to the Owners: And praying the said Ship's Cargo may be exempted from the said intended Ten Pounds per Cent. now Impost, or that they may be heard before the Passing of the said Bill.
Importing Iron Wire.
A Petition of the Cardmakers, and others, of the Town and Borough of Colchester, was read; setting forth, That they are much prejudiced in their Trade by the Prohibition of Iron Wire, grounded merely upon the Ambiguity of certain Statutes, designed only to prohibit Card Wire; whereby the Petitioners are forced to sit still in their Trades, for want of Materials, to their Ruin: And, for that a Free Toleration thereof would not only be a great Benefit to the Petitioners, but the Publick, and their Majesties Revenues, (the Petitioners being willing, if it shall be thought fit, to submit to a higher Duty to be imposed on it, although at Fifteen Shillings per Hundred, so the same may be imported, it having formerly paid Five thousand Pounds per Annum Customs, when only at Seven Shillings and Six-pence per Hundred); and praying, That some effectual Provision may be made for the Petitioners Trade, by the permitting the free Importation of all Iron Wire, except that of Card Wire.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Supply Bill; Low Wines.
Navy and Army Estimates, &c.
Ordered, That the Persons concerned in the Report made upon Friday last from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, Navy, and Treasury, were referred, do give in their Answers to the Matters objected against their Accompts by the said Committee upon Monday Morning next: And that the said Report be then taken into further Consideration.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Dorchester, be made upon Tuesday Morning next.
Supply Bill; East India Goods.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting
certain new Impositions to their Majesties upon all East
India Goods, and other Goods and Merchandize.
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 said Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again.