Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 12 die Martii;
Rectifying Mistake in Title of a Bill.
ORDERED, That Mr. Waller do go to the Lords, and acquaint them, That the Commons having passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Estate of William Stevens deceased, for Payment of the Mortgage thereupon; and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of his Sons; who are Infants; and there lying upon the Clerk's Table, at the same time, several other ingrossed Bills, in order to be read; by Mistake, the Title of the said Stevens Bill was indorsed upon a Bill of another Nature; and the same was sent up to their Lordships: And therefore the Commons do desire, That the said Bill, so sent up to their Lordships, may be returned to them, that the Mistake may be rectified.
The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for taking away the Process for the Capiatur Fine in the several Courts of Westminster:
Persons pardoned of Felony.
Then the House took into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to repeal the Statute made in the Tenth Year of King Edward the Third, for finding Sureties for the good Abearing by him or her that hath a Pardon of Felony:
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments, with an Amendment: To which Amendment this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.
Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for settling the Methods of taking special Bails in the Court of King's-Bench; and for the Filing, Entering, and Docquetting of all such Bails, in the several Courts of Law at Westminster; was committed; That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put their Lordships in mind of the Bill to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace: And that Mr. Waller do carry the said Message.
Exporting Iron, Copper, &c.
Halspence and Farthings.
A Petition of several Traders, and poor Inhabitants, in and about the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke; was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Halfpence and Farthings now current, being not worth above One Third Part of the intrinsick Value, are become so numerous, through the Avarice of Patentees, and the Multitude of Counterfeits, that the Petitioners can receive little other Money in Returns from petty Country Chapmen, or in the Way of their Retail Trade; and cannot put them off again under Two or Three Shillings in the Pound Loss; whereby the Petitioners will be reduced to extreme Misery, unless some speedy Relief be given: And praying, That this House will address his Majesty, That, for the future, all Farthings and Halfpence may be made at the Mint, and as near the intrinsick Value as the Charge of Coinage will allow of.
And it is referred to Mr. Arnold, Sir John Jenkinson, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Smith, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Blofield, Sir William Scawen, Mr. Frewen, Sir Joseph Herne, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Wm. Wogan, Mr. Cook, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. England, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Waller, Lord Digby, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Ryder, Colonel Perry, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Christy, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Lutterell, Sir John Barker, Sir Edward Hussey; Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Math. Andrews: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
London Orphans Fund.
And a Clause was, according to Order, presented to the House, for Repayment of the sum of Two thousand Pounds, by the Bill allowed to be yearly paid for Seven Years, out of the Money appointed for the Use of the said Orphans and Creditors, towards defraying the publick Charges of the said City of London:
Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Bill mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against France.