Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 1 die Januarii;
Answer to Address.
MR. Speaker reported to the House, That he did Yesterday present their Address to his Majesty: And that his Majesty was graciously pleased to answer to this Effect:
I take very kindly, your Care of me, and the Publick; especially at this Time, when I am able to think of nothing but our great Loss.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom the Matter touching the Election for the Borough of Chipenham in the County of Wilts was referred, be made upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Lurgeshall in the County of Wilts, in the room of John Deane Esquire, deceased.
A Bill for the more effectual prohibiting the Importation of Earthen-ware was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for the carrying on the War against . . . . with Vigour, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Bill for continuing Two former Acts 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; be read a Second time upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the several Laws relating to the Militia, and to consider of their Defects; and to inquire particularly how the Trophy-money has been levied and applied; and to consider also how the said several Laws may be explained, and made more effectual; and to report their Opinion therein to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Wilmot, Sir Wm. Cook, Sir Thomas Vernon, Mr. Bockland, Sir Fra. Molyneux, Mr. Fawkes, Lord Castleton, Mr. Freke, Sir John Kay, Mr. Bedingfeild, Colonel Earle, Mr. Hawtry, Sir John Barker, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Norryes, Mr. Campion, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Kinaston, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Mr. Chaplin, Mr. Gee, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Cook, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Pit, Mr. Cocks, Sir Matth. Andrews, Sir John Banks, Sir Robert Rich, Mr. Colt, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Sir Eliab Harvey, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Harvy, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Travers, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Franklyn, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Lowther, Mr. England, Lord Cornbury, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Waller, Sir Rich. Onslow: And they are to meet To-morrow at Four a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.