Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Sabbati, 12 die Januarii;
Leave of Absence.
Absentees without Leave.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do presume to absent himself from his Service in this House, without Leave first obtained: And that every Member, absenting himself without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over upon Monday Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Undue Practices in Elections.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider how to prevent undue Solicitations and Practices in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and also how to prevent false Returns; and to report their Opinion therein to the House:
And it is referred to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Fra. Molyneux, Mr. Christie, Mr. Palmes, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Barker, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Freke, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Ward, Mr. How, Mr. Burrington, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Foley, Mr. Vincent, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Harley, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. White, Mr. Done, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Cook, Mr. Arnold, Lord Bellamont, Mr. England, Sir John Kay, Mr. Lowther, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Waller, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Stanley, Serjeant Blinco, Mr. Clarke, Sir Sam. Barnardiston: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Defaulters to call of the House.
And it is referred to Lord Marquis Winton, Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Foley, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Boyle, Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Harley, Sir Robert Cotton, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Smith, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Edward Hussey, or any Five of them: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Leverpoole Return amended.
The Mayor of the Borough of Leverpoole in the County of Lancaster, and Clerk of the Crown, attended, according to Order; and amended the Return for the said Borough, by rasing out the Name of Thomas Brotherton Esquire, and inserting the Name of Jasper Mawdit Esquire, instead thereof.
Abuses in Army Subsistence Money.
A Petition of the Inhabitants of Royston in the County of Hertford and Cambridge was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Captain Henry Cartwright's Company of Foot, belonging to Colonel Hastings' Regiment, being now quartered at Royston, demand the several Sums following to be paid them weekly by the Petitioners for their Subsistence, over and above their Lodging, and other Necessaries, as the Law requires; viz. to the Lieutenant, 17s. 6d.; to the Ensign, 14s.; the Serjeant 6s.; every Coporal, 4s. 6d.; and every private Centinel, 3s.; and threaten for Non-payment to take the Petitioners Goods: That the Petitioners are willing to give them such Subsistence as they are able to do, and as the Law directs; but are not able to bear a Grievance of this Nature, having formerly been great Sufferers by quartering Two Companies of Sir John Edgworth's Regiment, from the 12th February 1688, to the 15th of April 1689; for which the Petitioners never were paid one Farthing; And praying the House to take the Premises into Consideration.
Ways and Means.
The House according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That, in order to their Proceedings in the Matter to them referred, they had directed him to move the House, That a State of the Revenue, with the Loans, Debts, and Charges thereupon; and also an Account of the Establishment, Charge, and Expence, of the Civil List; may be laid before the House.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House a State of the Revenue from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694, with the Loans, Debts, and Charges upon the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do also, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House an Account of the Establishment, Charge, and Expence, of the Civil List, from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas, 1694.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts do, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House a State of the Incomes and Issues of the Revenue, from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.