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, 25 die Aprilis;
7° Gulielmi Tertii.
Bishops Castle Election.
ORDERED, That the Hearing at the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Borough of Bishops Castle, in the County of Salop, which is appointed to be next Monday, be put off until Monday next come Three Weeks.
Examination of Sir T. Cook.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, who are to meet the Committee of the Lords, for the Examination of the Persons mentioned in the Report of Sir Thom. Cook's Account, have Power to sit during the Sitting of the House: And that they do report the Examinations to this House.
Prohibiting Commerce with France.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act declaring the Commencement of an Act, intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, to be from the Time that it passed the Royal Assent; to wit, on the 14th Day of March1692.
Mr. Speaker lest 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 gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the Report be made To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Musgrave have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Preventing counterfeiting Coin.
The House resumed the Consideration of the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with Blanks, against clipping the Coin of this Kingdom:
And the same was twice read; and, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.
Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with Blanks, in lieu thereof:
And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up:
And then the Clause was read a Third Time; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Scobell do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.