House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 19 January 1695

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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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Sabbati, 19 die Januarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.


Rebuilding Warwick Town.

ORDERED, That the ingrossed Bill for rebuilding the Borough of Warwick; and for determining of Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished, by reason of the dreadful Fire which lately happened there; be read the Third time upon Tuesday Morning next.

Vesting Interest of Judgments, &c.

A Bill to vest the Interest of Judgments, and other Securities assigned, in the Assignees, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Compelling the production of Sir P. Pindar.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to compel Edward Williams Esquire to bring forth the Person of Sir Paul Pindar Baronet: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Ordered, That the Bill for the suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars, in Cities, Boroughs, and Corporations, be read the First time upon Thursday Morning next.

Discovery of Embezzlements.

Mr. Crosfeild attending, according to Order;

He was called in; and acquainted, That the House had taken notice of a printed Book delivered at the Door of the Lobby; by which he pretends, That he can make a Discovery of great Embezzlements of publick Monies: And that the House was ready to hear what he had to offer in relation thereunto.

Whereupon he acquainted the House, That he had Proposals to make; and could produce several Persons to make out the Matter, if the House would put the same into a Way of Examination upon Oath.

And then withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Crosfeild do attend the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts; and do lay before them his Proposals: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same to the House, with all convenient Speed.

Bank of England.

A Petition of several Merchants and Traders of the City of London, on behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House:

And several of the Petitioners were called in to the Bar, and owned the same:

And, being withdrawn;

The Petition was read; setting forth, That, by an Act made the last Session of this Parliament, for granting to their Majesties a Duty upon the Tonage of Ships, &c. and by virtue of their Majesties Letters Patents, in pursuance of the said Act; a Corporation of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England is established, to receive and manage the Sum of 1,200;000 l.; which said Bank, as the same is, and may be managed, is ruinous and destructive to Trade in general, injurious to his Majesty's Revenues, prejudicial to the Lands and Manufactures of this Nation; and is only a private Advantage to the said Corporation.

Resolved, That this House will consider of the said Petition; and hear the Petitioners thereupon.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Petitioners be heard upon Monday Morning next;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Harry Hobart,
Mr. Scobell:
Tellers for the Noes, Colonel Granvill,
Mr. Boyle:

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Petitioners be heard at the Bar of this House upon Tuesday Morning next: And that the Governor and Directors of the said Corporation have a Copy of the said Petition; and be likewise thereupon heard at the same time.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

Resolved, That the adjourned Debate, upon the Amendment proposed to be made to the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, be further adjourned till Wednesday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to his Majesty and Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.

West Thorock Inundation.

Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock, take into further Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Poor of Cobham College, and Proprietors of Lands now under Water, in West-Thorock in the County of Essex, was referred.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.