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.
HERMAN Frederick Dorrien, George Stehn, Jacob Henkell, and Henry Erichs, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.
Privilego—Censures upon false Returns.
Ordered, That Mr. Norres and Mr. Mawdit be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to inspect Precedents, what Censures have been inflicted upon Officers for making 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.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second 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.
Ordered, That the said Jacob Broad be brought to the Bar upon Thursday Morning next, in order to his Discharge.
Suppression of Cursing and Swearing.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill . . . the more effectual suppressing of profane Cursing and Swearing: And that Mr. Bowyer and Mr. Christie do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Tryals in Lancashire, &c.
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the late Proceedings and Tryals in Lancashire and Cheshire be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That all such Persons as were ordered or summoned to attend this House this Day, touching the said Proceeding and Tryals, do attend this House again upon Tuesday Morning next.
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.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report from the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed, be made.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred to inspect what Laws are lately expired, and expiring, be further adjourned until To-morrow Sevennight.
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.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Friday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till Thursday Morning, Nine a Clock.