House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 7 November 1691

Pages 546-547

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Sabbati, 7 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Stockbridge Election.

ORDERED, That Anthony Rowe, Esquire, have Leave to withdraw his Petition to this House touching the Election for the Borough of Stockbridge in the County of Southampton.

Plantation Servants.

Mr. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of divers Merchants, Masters of Ships, Planters, and others, trading to Foreign Plantations, was referred, That the said Committee had examined and considered the Matter of the said Petition; and were of Opinion, That such a Bill would be of good Use and Service to the Publick: And that they had directed him to move the House for Leave to bring in a Bill for the Registring of Servants that shall go to the Plantations, pursuant to Letters Patents, granted for that Purpose.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Aulnage Duty.

Mr. Clerke according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same: And the same was received.

The said Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Ordered, That Mr. Biddolph, Mr. England, Mr. Travers, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Reignolds, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Henley, Mr. Greenfeild, Mr. Thornhaugh, be added to the Committee to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Wm. Davile, and Tryphosa his Wife, is referred.

Settlement of the Poor.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws relating to the Provision, Settlement, and Employment of the Poor; and to prepare and bring in a Bill or Bills for the Better Provision, Settling, and Employing of the Poor for the Time to come.

And it is referred to Sir John Guise, Mr. Waller, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Freke, Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Fagg, Sir Jervas Elwes, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Tho. Darcy, Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Thomas Haslerig, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Piggot, Sir Rob. Cotton, Serjeant Blincoe, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Bromly, Sir Rob. Edon, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Kenyon, Major Vincent, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Burrard, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Bryan Stapleton.

And the Question being put, That all that come have Voices;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the said Committee do meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

State of the Fleet.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to inquire into what Miscarriages have been in the Fleet, and who have been the Occasion thereof.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Gray took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider the State of the Nation.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine of the Clock.