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, 7 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Rebuilding Warwick Town.
THE Lord Digby reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for rebuilding the Borough of Warwick; and for determining of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished by reason of the dreadful Fire which happened there; 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, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Duties on Paper, &c.
A Petition of the Stationers of the City of London, in behalf of themselves, and others of the same Trade, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, have taken upon themselves the selling and dispersing of those Commodities, by appointing Officers throughout the Kingdom for that Purpose; to the great Diminution of the Duties arising thereby, and the Ruin of the Petitioners Trade: And praying, That they may be heard and relieved in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are to consider of the said Act.
Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to hear the said Petitioners by themselves, or their Counsel.
Apothecaries exempt from Parish Offices.
Ordered, That all the Members that come to the Committee, to whom the Bill for exempting Apothecaries from serving as Constables, Scavengers, and other Parish and Ward Offices, . . . . . shall have Voices.
Tryals in Lancashire.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, proceed further in the Examination and Consideration of the late Proceedings and Tryals in Lancashire and Cheshire.
Ordered, That all Persons who were formerly summoned to attend this House touching the said Proceedings and Examinations, and who have not been discharged from their further Attendance, do attend this House upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament was committed, be made upon Thursday Morning, before the Call of the House.
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Edward Hussey,
Sir John Bolles:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Tho. Pope Blount,
So it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
A 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; was, according to Order, read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Act, made the last Session, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, towards carrying on the War against France.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt reported from the said Committee, That they had made some Proceeding in the Consideration of the Matter to them referred; but had not come to any Resolution thereupon.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.