Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 4 die Decembris;
Mr. Sandford reported from the Committee, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the several subscribing Owners and Inhabitants of the low and level Lands, near the River Secerne, for Leave to bring in a Bill for the making a Bridge over the River Axe, in the County of Somerset, was referred, That the Committee had considered the Matter of the said Petition, and conceived the same to be a publick Good; and had directed him to move the House, for Leave to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Holborn, &c. court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience in Holborne and Finsbury Divisions, in the County of Middlesex: And that Mr. Hawtry and Colonel Perry do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Contumacy of a Withness towards Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Thomas Clarges, from the Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts, acquainted the House, That one Mr. Francis Rainsford, Receiver of the Droits and Perquisites of the Admiralty, had been summoned before them, to give an Account, whether he had paid any of the said Monies to Members of Parliament; and had refused to give an Account thereof upon Oath.
Money given for Naval Services.
Mr. Foley, from the Commissioners for taking the public Accounts, presented to the House a Reply of the said Commissioners, to the Objections, made by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, to the State of Supplies to the Navy, delivered in to this House.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
Call of the House.
Resolved, That Sir Wilf. Lawson, John Mitchell Esquire, Sir Mark Milbanck, Roger Kerby Esquire, Sir Francis Warr, and Hen. Chivers Esquire, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting themselves from their Service in Parliament.
Resolved, That Walter Kendall Esquire, Nicholas Glyn Esquire, Amb. Mannaton Esquire, Hen. Mannaton Esquire, Jonathan Trelawny Esquire, Sir Ralph Carr, Richard Newport Esquire, and Tho. Dore Esquire, be excused their Attendance for a Week only: And that they be again called over upon this Day Sevennight: And that such of them as shall not then attend, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Resolved, That Hugh Fortescue Esquire, and Tho. Windham Esquire, be excused their Attendance for a Fortnight only: And that they be again called over upon this Day Fortnight; and that such of them as shall not then attend, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.