House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 29 March 1694

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Jovis, 29 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Encouraging Privateers.

MR. Boscawen reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, take the said Report into Consideration.

Beverley's Estate.

A Petition of Charles Faldo, and William Faldo, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by the printed Votes, the Petitioners do find a Bill is depending in this House for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of Sir James Beverley, in Huntingtonshire, to be sold: That Thomas Beverly, the Son of the said Sir James, is indebted to the Petitioners, by Bond and Judgment, 100 l;. Principal Money; and, if the said Bill should pass, they will be in Danger of losing their said just Debt: And praying, That Provision may be made for the Payment of the Petitioners said Debt, in such manner as to the House shall seem meet.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Halfpence and Farthings.

A Petition of the retail Shopkeepers, and other poor Inhabitants, without Cripplegate, London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That most Part of the Farthings and Halfpence now current are in the Hands of the Poor, who are not able to bear the Loss that will befal them, in case any others should be made, and due Care should not be taken to rechange the present ones, which want 3 d. or 4 d. of the true Value in a Shilling: And praying, That the House will make such Application to his Majesty, That, in case there shall be new Farthings, the present Farthings and Halfpence may be rechanged for the said new ones.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of several Traders, and poor Inhabitants, in and about the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke, is referred: And that they do report their Opinion therein to the House.

Wine Duties, &c.[Bank of England incorporated.]

A Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Lacon William Childe:

Mr. Speaker,

Maynard's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard, deceased, late one of the Lords Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England: And also,

Lords desire a Conserence.

The Lords do desire a present Conference with this House, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to a present Conference with the Lords, as is desired.

And then the Messengers were called in again; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Resolved, That the Managers that managed the last Conference do manage this Conference.

And the Managers went to the Conference.

And, being returned;

Colonel Granville reported, That they had attended the Conference: And that the Conference was managed by * * who acquainted them, That the Lords do agree with this House in leaving out the Proviso, marked A, by their Lordships added to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Continuance of the Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer: But that their Lordships do insist on their Amendments to the said Bill; because a Petty Constable is an ancient and legal Officer, intrusted with the Execution of many Things of great Importance, and being always near at Hand, is properly added to the Justice of Peace, and High Constable, who may often live remote from the several Places, where Men are lifted to be Soldiers: This Act being also to determine in this very Year, wherein Levies have been thought necessary for the Defence of the Nation; and the Time being so far spent, for making the said Levies; the Lords conceive, the Listing of Soldiers should not be made more difficult at this Time, that is necessary to secure the Subject from being forced into the Service.

Which Report being read;

And the First Amendment being read;

And the Question being put, To insist upon the Disagreement to the Amendments made by the Lords;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Sam. Bernardiston,
Mr. Schackerley:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Clarke,
Sir Hen. Ashurst:

So it passed in the Negative.

And the rest of the said Amendments, being severally read, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Lord Ranelagh do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Tonage Duties.

A Bill for granting to their Majesties several Impositions upon the Tonage of Shipping was, according to Order, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars be read the Third time upon Saturday Morning next.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for reviving the Act, made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, to prevent the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, be made upon Monday Morning next.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.