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, 19 die Aprilis;
6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A MOTION being made, and the Question being put, That a Warrant be now directed to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, in the room of Richard Whitehead Esquire, deceased;
It passed in the Negative.
The Lord Cornbury reported from the Committee, to whom it was referred to examine and consider of the Petition of Arthur Cope, and others, on behalf of themselves, and other Seamen belonging to their Majesties Ship Dover, That they had examined the Petitioners, touching the Matter of the said Petition; and that they had delivered to the said Committee a List of several Goods embezzled by the several Captains complained of by the said Petition; and that the Committee had directed him to report the said List, and Examinations, to the House: Which Report he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same, with the said List, in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow; viz.
Arthur Cope one of the Petitioners, who has been Gunner on board of their Majesties Ship the Dover these Fifteen Years, said, That himself, and the rest of the Petitioners, did, before Christmas last, apply themselves by way of Petition, to the Lords of the Admiralty, for Redress of the Wrongs they have received from the several Captains who have had the Command of the said Ship Dover, since the Year 1689; but that they could get no Answer to their said Petition, till about Three Weeks ago; when they were told, That the said Captains were sued in the Court of Exchequer by the Commissioners of Prizes for the King's Part; and that they could have no Account what would come to the Petitioners Share till that Suit was ended.
And said further, That Three of the Ships, mentioned in the List annexed to their Petition, are now in their Majesties Service; viz. the Half-Moon, now made a Fireship; the Mary Anna, and the Henry, both Men of War: And that the other Ships, mentioned in the said List, have been most of them disposed of by the said Captains, to their own private Uses; particularly one taken by Captain Bing, which was a French Ship laden with Brandy, whereof he gave four Gallons apiece to his Officers; the rest he kept himself, and burnt the Ship: Another, which was taken by Captain Whitaker, the Captain took the Cargo, put it on board another Vessel, and sent it beyond Sea; but whither, the Petitioners know not.
And that the other Petitioners said the same things, and gave the same Account, as Arthur Cope had done.
An ACCOUNT of what Prizes have been taken by their Majesties Ship Dover, as likewise by what Commanders, with their Number of Guns and Tonage; viz.
And the House being informed, That the said Captains were now actually in their Majesties Services in the Fleet at Sea;
Ordered, That Admiral Russell have a Copy of the said Report and List, in order to accommodate the said Matter.
Halfpence and Farthings.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to prepare an humble Address to be presented to his Majesty, touching Farthings and Halfpence, do withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and prepare the same.
Sir John Bolles reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Johanna D'Offarrell an Infant, and her Sister and Two Brothers, 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; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
Pr. 1. L. 16. after "Allegiance," insert "and also Abel Tassin D'Allonne, Son of Abel Tassin D'Allonne, and Johanna, or Jane, Bommert his Wife, born at the Hague in Holland; Captain Frederick Weyhman, Son of John Weyhman, and Mary his Wife, born at Hamburgh; Daniel Kroger Merchant, Son of Hans Kroger, and Christeana his Wife, born at Bergen in Norway; Simon Weddinghousen, Son of Albrecht Weddinghousen, and Margaret his Wife born at Gottenburgh in the Kingdom of Sweden; Daniel Olivier, Son of Philip Olivier, and Mary his Wife, born at Chandener, in Poitou, in the Kingdom of France; Henry Van Berchem, Son of Jacob Van Berchem, and Anne his Wife, born at Bremen in Germany; Reinier Lampe, Son of Peter Lampe, and Elizabeth his Wife, born.. Bremen in Germany; and Frederick Bode, Son of John Bode, and Eliz. his Wife, born at Bremen in Germany; all prosessing the Protestant Religion, and born out of their Majesties Allegiance."
L. 25. After "D'Offarrell," insert "and the said Abel Tassin D'Allonne, Frederick Weyhman, Daniel Kroger, Simon Weddinghousen, Daniel Olivier, Henry Van Berchem, Reinier Lampe, and Frederick Bode."
L. last, after "D'Offarrell," insert "and the said Abel Tassin D'Allonne, Frederick Weyhman, Daniel Kroger, Simon Weddinghousen, Dan. Olivier, Henry Van Berchem, Reinier Lampe, and Frederick Bode."
Pr. 2. L. 27. After "D'Offarrell," insert "and the said Abel Tassin D'Allonne, Frederick Weyhman, Daniel Kroger, Simon Wedding housen, Daniel Olivier, Henry Van Berchem, Reinier Lampe, and Frederick Bode."
To the Title add "and others."
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the Act shall not exempt any Person from paying such Duties to the City of London, as they now pay:
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
And an Amendment being proposed to be made in the Title, by adding "and others;"
The same was agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Sir John Bolles do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Bill, with the said Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Keck and Mr. Pitt:
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom, for the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four, without any Amendments: And also,
They have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of Sir James Beverley, in Huntingtonshire, to be sold.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon Paper and Parchment was committed, the Amendments made by the said Committee to the said Bill; the which he read in his Place; 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, some of them were agreed, and others disagreed, unto by the House; And some other Amendments were made by the House to the Bill.
A Borrowing Clause was, according to Order, offered, with Blanks, to be added to the Bill:
And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up by the House:
And the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made part of the Bill.
Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, for charging Physicians, not charged by the Act, with certain Payments; with Blanks for the Sums:
And the same was read the First time:
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Supply Bill; Hackney Coach Duty.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for licensing Hackney Coaches.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.