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, 22 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Rebuilding Warwick Town.
AN ingrossed Bill for rebuilding the Borough of Warwick; and for determining Differences that may arise by reason of the late Fire there; was read the Third time.
Several Amendments were severally proposed to be made to the Bill; viz.
Press 1. L. 10, to leave out "King and Queen's Majesties," and insert "King's Majesty:"
Pr. 15. L. *, to leave out "their," and insert "his:"
And the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for rebuilding the Town of Warwick; and for determining Differences touching Houses burnt, or demolished, by reason of the late dreadful Fire there.
Ordered, That the Lord Digby do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Long have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Sandford have . . . . . to go into Country for a Month, his Wife being very ill.
Abuses in Army Subsistence-money.
The Inhabitants of Royston attending upon their Petition, presented to the House upon the Twelfth Instant;
The were called in; and examined touching the Matters of their Petition.
And then withdrew.
Also the Lieutenant and Ensign of Captain Cartwright's Company, attending according to Order, were called in; and heard touching the Complaints made against them.
And then withdrew.
Ordered, That Colonel Hastings, Major Montall, and Agent Tracy Pauncefort, be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Ordered, That the said Lieutenant and Ensign do attend this House again To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Ordered, That the Inhabitants of Royston be dismissed from their further Attendance.
Encouragement of Privateers.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers.
Bank of England.
The Merchants and Traders of the City of London, and also the Governor and Directors of the Corporation of the Bank of England, attending according to Order, were called in:
And the Petition being read;
Mr. Woodward, on the Petitioners Behalf, informed the House, That they had reduced their Reasons and Objections into Writing; and prayed they might read the same to the House.
Upon which the Petitioners, and the Governor and Directors of the Bank, withdrew.
And the Question being put, That the Petitioners be admitted to read their Reasons and Objections;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That none but Merchants and Traders be heard.
Then the Petitioners, and the Governor and Directors, were called in again.
And Mr. Speaker acquainted the Petitioners with the said Resolutions.
Whereupon the Petitioners desired to be heard by their Counsel.
And then the Petitioners, and the Governor and Directors, withdrew.
Afterwards the Petitioners, and the Governor and Directors, were called in again:
And Mr. Speaker acquainted the Petitioners, That the House did not think fit to hear them by Counsel; but were ready to hear the Petitioners, or any other Merchant or Trader that had not signed the Petition.
Whereupon the Petitioners acquainted the House, That they were not prepared to discourse their Reasons and Objections, but humbly prayed a further Day.
Ordered, That Candles be brought in.
The Question being put, That a further Day be appointed to hear the Petitioners;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Walter Yong,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Petition be dismissed.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.