Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 12 die Aprilis;
Papers to be returned.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of this House do deliver to John Parkhurst Esquire, surviving Trustee, on the behalf of Sidny Wortley, alias Mountague, Esquire, and his Lady, such Writings as concern the said Mr. Wortley and his Lady, which are in the Trunk of Mr. Brent, taking a Receipt for the same, upon a Schedule thereof.
Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Mr. Boyle according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for taking and stating the publick Accounts was committed, That they had left a Blank in the Bill for the Commissioners Names, to be filled up by the House; and had made several Amendments; 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.
Mr. Mountague reported, That the Members appointed Yesterday to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and examine and peruse the Lists given in by the Members of the House; and report upon whom the Choice of Commissioners should fall; had examined and perused the said Lists accordingly: And that,
|Robert Harley Esquire had||145||Votes.|
|Sir Tho. Pope Blount Baronet||134|
|Paul Foley Esquire||134|
|Sir Tho. Clarges Knight||131|
|Charles Hutchinson Esquire||122|
|Sir Edward Abney Knight||121|
Cruisers and Convoys.
Tonage Duties, &c. [Bank of England incorporated.]
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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; was committed, That they had, according to the Instructions of the House, left out the Duties upon Wines, and inserted the Duties upon the Tonage of Ships in lieu and stead thereof; and had altered and made both the said Bills into One Bill; and had made several other Amendments; 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 read.