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, 10 die Januarii;
A PETITION of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of the Company of Glass-sellers of London, dealing in all Sorts of Earthern-ware and Glasses, on behalf of themselves, and divers others dealing in the said Commodities, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill now depending in the House for the more effectual prohibiting the Importation of Earthen-ware, the said Bill, if it should pass into a Law, will not only lessen his Majesty's Customs, and Navigation, but will also inhance the Prices of all Earthenwares as can be made here, and will tend to the Ruin of the Petitioners: And praying, That they may be heard what they have to object against the said Bill, before the Passing thereof.
Encouragement of Privateers.
Call of the House.
And the Names of such as made Default were called over a Second time; and the Absence of several of them excused, by reason of present Sickness, until they should recover their Healths; and some few were excused, generally, for urgent Occasions.