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, 13 die Martii;
6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Registering Fishermen for the Navy.
A PETITION of the Trading Fishmongers of London was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, a Bill is now passing this House for compelling Fishermen to come into their Majesties Service; which will be prejudicial to the Petitioners, as the same is now drawn: And praying to be heard by their Counsel; before the Passing of the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Sale of Part of the Estate of Henry Frere an Infant, to raise Monies for Inning and Recovering other Parts thereof now under Water; and for Payment of Debts charged thereon; was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.
Lord Stawell's Estate.
A Petition of the Tradesmen, Servants, and Labourers, to the late Lord Stawell, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, divers considerable Allowances are made to the Lady Stawell and her Daughter out of the Lord Stawell's Estate; and no particular Care is taken for Payment of the Petitioners Debts, who are in great Want of their Money; although the Lord Stawell's personal Estate amounts to 30,000 l: And praying, That they may be paid out of the personal Estate, or be allowed Interest for their just Debts.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased, is committed.
Recovering small Tythes.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes be read the Third time Tomorrow Morning.
Committees not to sit after the House adjourns.
Resolved, and Declared, That it is the constant Rule and Order of the House, That no Committee ought to sit after the Hour to which the House is adjourned, without the special Order of the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredeth:
Persons pardoned of Felony.
The Lords have agreed to the Amendment, made by this House, to the Amendment made by their Lordships 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 of him or her that hath a Pardon of Felony: Also,
Delays at Quarter-Sessions.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter-Sessions of the Peace, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Explaining, and for the more effectual Execution, of a former Act for Relief of poor Prisoners, with some Amendments: To which Amendments their Lordships desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Privilege—a Person reprimanded and discharged.
Charles Stutevill Esquire, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where, upon his Knees, he received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the said Mr. Stuteville be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
An ingrossed Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre, for One Year, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to the Bill, That no Person shall sell or barter for Saltpetre at above the Rate of Seventy Pounds per Ton:
And the same was read Three times; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Importation of Saltpetre, for One Year.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Goodrick do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Ordered, That the Bill for preventing Frauds and Abuses in Buying and selling of Parts and Shares in joint Stocks be read the Second time upon Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for divesting several Securities out of Andrew Fountaine Esquire, and others; and vesting the same in Trustees, for raising and paying the Money upon the said Securities; and assigning the Residue of the Estate, incumbered therewith, to Sir Charles Holt Baronet; was committed; be made upon Saturday Morning next.
Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to enable their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of their Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made; be read the Third time upon Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Royal African Company of England was referred, be adjourned until Friday Morning next.
Ease of Jurors.
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, upon the ingrossed Bill for the Ease of Jurors who serve at the Assizes for England or Wales, be resumed upon Saturday Morning next.
Creditors of Exoise.
A Petition of sundry Merchants, Artificers, and others, who have sold Naval Stores to the Navy and Ordnance, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, near Twelve Months after the Delivery of their Goods, were obliged to take Tallies for Payment, by Two Thirds, of several additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, granted to their Majesties, until the 17th of May 1697: That the Petitioners are very well assured, that the Million of Money, given to their Majesties by the said Duties of Excise, will not be paid by the said 17th of May 1697: And praying, That the Duty of Excise may be continued until the said Million, and Interest due thereon, shall be paid.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.
Supply Bill, Duties on Salt, &c.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for laying a Duty upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, is committed, That they do prepare, and bring in, a Clause of Credit, to make good the Deficiency of the Money, to be raised thereby, upon the next Aid to be granted by Parliament;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Edward Hussey,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee of the whole House, That they do prepare, and bring in, a Clause, That in case there shall be any Overplus above One hundred and forty thousand Pounds per Ann. that the same be first applied to the paying of the double Nine-pences upon the Excises, and afterwards towards carrying on the War.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.