Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 13die Februarii ; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Woodlands in the County of Southampton, and certain Articles of Agreement made between Isaac Wollaston and Richard Wollaston, Esquires, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Sir Rowl. Gwynn do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Sir John Guise, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Regulating and Governing of Vestries. And the same was received, and read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
Delivering Declarations to Prisoners.
An ingrossed Bill for delivering Declarations to Prisoners, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, Press 1. Line 23, to insert "now or."
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table, accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for delivering Declarations to Prisoners.
Ordered, That Mr. Goldwell do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
An ingrossed Bill to prevent the Abuses committed by the Traders in Butter and Cheese, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Proviso was offered as a Rider, That nothing in the Act shall extend to any Warehouse within, or Vessel belonging unto, the Counties of Chester or Lancaster.
And the same was read Three times; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Another ingrossed Clause was offered as a Rider, That all Persons that pack up Butter shall expose the same to Sale in some publick Market or Fair.
And the same was once read.
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent the Abuses committed by the Traders in Butter and Cheese.
Ordered, That Sir Samuel Bernardiston do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredeth;
The Lords having passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the vesting the Manors of Barcrofts, otherwise Thonock, otherwise Low Thonock, Hinton, otherwise Hengton, and other Lands in the County of Lincolne, Isle of Ely, and Counties of Cambridge and Norfolk, in Trustees; for Payment of the Debts of Tho. Towers, Esquire, and making Provision for his Wife and Daughter: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Impositions on Merchandize.
Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for granting to their Majesties certain additional Impositions upon Merchandize.
And the Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
Commissioners of Accompts.
Ordered, That the Bill for examining, taking, and stating the publick Accompts of the Kingdom be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, before the Report of the Election for the County of Essex.
Ways and Means.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported from the said Committee, That they had considered of the Matter to them committed; and had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report to the House; when the House pleased to receive the Report.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That Lord Brandon and Colonel Granville, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for prohibiting the Use of all Lotteries, is committed.
Ordered, That Mr. Pitt, and Mr. Hobby be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre, notwithstanding the Act of Navigation, is committed.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
Ordered, That Mr. Mayne, Sir Wm. Yorke, Mr. Beak, Mr. Beare, Sir Fr. Blake, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, is committed.
Crown Office Proceedings.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Manwaring, Sir Hen. Goff, * * Bellot, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill to regulate Proceedings in the Crown Office of the King's Bench, at Westminster, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.