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, 20 die Januarii;
Dr. South excuses himself from preaching.
MR. Bromley acquainted the House, That he had been with Doctor South, whom he found very ill; and acquainted him with the Desire of this House, That he would preach before them the 30th of January instant: Which the Doctor received with all due Honour, and said, That he was sorry he was not in a Condition to perform his Duty to this House, being in a very ill State of Health; and humbly desired the Excuse of this House.
Dr. Birch to preach.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christy, Mr. Slater, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Waller, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. White, Sir John Knight, Mr. Tankred, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Sir Edward Windham, Mr. Lutterell, Colonel Perry, Mr. Piggott, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hide, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Greenvill, Mr. Shackerley, Sir Jer. Elwes, Sir John Key, Sir Wm. Cook, Colonel Lee, Mr. Bockenham, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Blofield; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Huntington, and Cambridge, and Suffolk: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Edward Pickering Esquire was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill now depending in this House, for selling the Estate of Susan and Dorothy Chaplin: That the Petitioner hath a Mortgage and Statute upon the said Estate for about 3,000 l.: And that, as the said Bill is drawn, the Petitioner's Right is not sufficiently saved: And praying to be heard by Counsel, before the Passing of the said Bill.
Colonel Perry reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Sarah Stevens, on behalf of Henry and William Stevens, Sons of William Stevens, deceased, was referred, That they had examined and considered the Matter of the said Petition; and had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Sale of the Estate of the said William Stevens, for Payment of the Mortgage thereupon, and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of his Sons: And that Colonel Perry do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Privilege—Persons reprimanded and discharged.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Slater, Mr. Lewes, Mr. Arnold, Colonel Lee, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Waller, Mr. England, Sir Jo. Mainwaring, Mr. Christy, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Butler, Mr. Foley, Sir William Cook, Mr. Price, Mr. Smith, Mr. Waller, Mr. Lutterell, Sir John Bolls, Colonel Perry, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Foley; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Chester and Lancaster: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Importing thrown Silk.
Cap. Peddar's Letters to be translated.
Ordered, That the Letters transmitted to this House by Captain Peddar be translated: And that Sir Benjamin Newland and Sir Joseph Hern do translate the same, and present the Translations thereof to the House.