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, 9 die Aprilis;
St. John of Wapping Parish.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That the new Parish shall have a Share of the publick Charities given to the Parish of Whitechapel, proportionably to the now Charge which they bear to Repairs of the Highways of Whitechapel:
Cruisers and Convoys.
A Petition of divers Merchants in and about the City of London, in behalf of themselves and other chief Traders on the Coasts of England and Wales, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, for the better securing the Trade of this Kingdom, Forty-three Ships of War were, by an Act passed this Session, appointed to cruise in such proper Stations as the Commissioners of the Admiralty should think most meet, to secure the Merchant-Ships in their going out, and returning home: That none of the said Ships have been appointed, according to the Directions of the said Act: For want whereof many of our Merchant-Ships, trading from Port to Port, have been taken by the French; whereby the Trade of this Nation is almost totally obstructed: And praying, That the House will take some effectual Course, that the like Mischiefs may, for the future, be prevented; and the said Number of Ships may be appointed to cruise in proper Stations, to preserve the Trade of this Nation.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty have a Copy of the said Petition: And that they do, To-morrow Morning, give a particular Account to this House what Ships have been appointed for Cruising, and to what Stations, since the Act for appointing CruisingShips; and also what Orders have been made by them pursuant thereunto: And that the Petitioners do attend this House To-morrow Morning.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for increasing the present Maintenance of the Honourable Henry Cavendish; and for providing a Jointure for such Woman as he shall marry during the Life of his Father, the Earl of Deconshire; was read the Third time.
And an ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That Mr. Cavendish may appoint a Jointure; and make Provision for Children; to take Effect after his Death; as if he were in actual Possession of the Premises:
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Fra. Massam:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Bill for raising the Militia of this Kingdom, for the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four, although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid, be referred to the said Committee of the whole House.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Resolved, That the Names of the said Commissioners be brought in upon Wednesday Morning next: And that every Member of this House do prepare a List in Paper of the Names of Seven Persons, who he shall think fit to be Commissioners, to be put into Glasses at the Table.
Tonage Duties, &c. [Bank of England incorporated.]
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors; and also the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships.