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, 2 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That Leave be given to being in a Bill for taking away the Capiatur Fine in the several Courts at Westminster.
Assize of Bread.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws that concern the Assize of Bread; and to prepare, and bring in, a Bill for making the same more effectual.
And it is referred to Mr. Arnold, Lord William Pawlet, Mr. Slater, Mr. England, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Christy, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Wm. Scawen, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Lasscells, Mr. White, Mr. Waller, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir John Fleet, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Hedger, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Nicholas: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Clippers of Coin.
A Bill for the better Discovery of Clippers of the Coin of this Kingdom was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Foley, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Price, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Slater, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. How, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Cook, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Done, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Smith, Sir Stephen Evance, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. England, Mr. Baile, Sir Chr. Greenfeild, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Hutchinson: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Popham have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Wallis have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Hungerford, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the repairing the Highways within the Parish of St. Mary Islington: And the same was received; and read the First time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
A Petition of the Dyers, Glass-makers, and Refiners of Gold and Silver, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill in the House for the Importation of Saltpetre, (which, the Petitioners conceive, will be a general Good to this Kingdom); and the same being opposed by some few private Engrossers of that Commodity, for their own Gain; the Petitioners pray, they may be heard, to offer their Reasons to induce the House to pass the said Bill for One Year, or for such other time as the House shall think most convenient.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, till the House shall resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre.
Tryals for Treason.
The Order, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, upon the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason, being read;
And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Tho. Roberts,
Sir Math. Andrews:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Jos. Tredenham,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Impeachment of Lord Coningsby and Sir C. Porter.
The Order of the Day, for the House to proceed in the further Examination of Witnesses to the Articles against the Lord Coningsby, and Sir Charles Porter, being read;
Sir Rowland Gwyn reported, That the Committee, appointed to take the Examination of Sir Charles Meredith to the said Articles, had taken the same accordingly: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the same were read.
Then the House proceeded further in the Examination of Witnesses to the said Articles.
And several Witnesses were called in, and, at the Bar, severally examined to the said Articles.
Resolved, That the further Consideration of this Matter be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next, Ten a Clock.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Pitts:
Lords desire a Conference.
The Lords do desire a Conference with this House, concerning Matters relating to the last Summer's Expedition at Sea, To-morrow Morning at Twelve a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
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Conference agreed to.
Resolved, That the House doth agree to the Conference desired by the Lords.
And the Messengers were called in again And Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.