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, 29 die Januarii; Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Privilego—Censures upon false Returns.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the vesting certain Lands and Tenements, the Estate of George Gilbert Pierce of the Middle-Temple, London, Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies for the Payment of Debts, was read the First time.
Debts against Minors.
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee, to whom it was referred to prepare, and bring in, a Bill for the better Recovery of Debts against Heirs under Age, That they had prepared a Bill accordingly; which they had directed him to present to the House: And he delivered the same in at the Table.
Privilege—a person petitions for discharge.
A Petition of Jacob Broad, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was presented to the House, and read: by which he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be dismissed out of Custody.
Suppression of Cursing and Swearing.
Tryals in Lancashire, &c.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts do, upon Friday Morning next, lay before this House a State of the Irish Arrears due to the Army; and how far the same have been paid; and what remains unpaid.
Preventing Export of Wool, &c.
A Petition of divers Merchants, Woollendrapers, Packers, and others concerned in the Woollen Manufactures, in and about the City of London, was presented to the House; and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in this House for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation of the publick Market at Blackwell-hall; and for Relief of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures, in Payment of their Wages; which Bill is committed; and is opposed by private Interest: That the Petitioners are fully satisfied the said Bill will be of great Service to the Nation, not only in relieving the Poor from a great Oppression, but also in giving an equal Advantage to all Buyers of Cloth, that come to the said publick Market: And praying, That the said Bill may pass into a Law, in such manner as the House shall think fit.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour; and to whom the Bill for applying the yearly Sum of 300,000 l. out of the Duties arising by an Act, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes exported and imported, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour, was committed; and, if they thought fit, to add the same to the said Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound; and to make both the said Bills one.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the several Bills to them committed; and had united, and made both the said Bills one; and made several Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.