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, 31 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
RESOLVED, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Act, passed the last Session, for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, as it relates to the Isle of Wight, and Town and County of Southampton, and the Town of Portsmouth, and to all the CoastingTrade; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto; and to report the Matter thereof to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Ralph Carr, Sir Jonathan Jennings, Colonel Rolls, Mr. Campion, Mr. Clark, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Hungerford, Sir John Bolles, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Blowfield, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Bickerstaff, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Colt, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Den. Onslow, Mr. Christie, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Morris, Mr. Lutterell, Major Vincent, Mr. Waller, Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Tho. Roberts, Colonel Austen, Mr. Rider, Sir Edward Aishcough, Mr. Hedger, Sir John Key, Mr. Pendarvis, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Ramsden, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Chaplin, Mr. Frampton, Mr. England, Mr. Wilmot, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Bertie, Sir Wm. York; and all the Members that serve for the SeaPorts: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers; and to sit de die in diem.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Meredith:
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estost, of Etton in the County of York Esquire, in Trustees to be sold for Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Hackney Coach Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Thomas Kemp, and others, of the ancient 400 licensed Hackney Coachmen was referred, have Leave to sit To-morrow Morning, before the Sitting of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Tayler have Leave to go into the Country for Four Days only, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Mr. Hartcliffe thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Mr. Hartcliffe, for the Sermon by him preached Yesterday, at St. Margaret's, Westminster: And that he be desired to print the same: And that Mr. Hunt, and Mr. Hungerford do acquaint him therewith.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Appleyard have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
An ingrossed, Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to grant Leases of the Lands of Henry Northleigh Esquire, lately deceased, for Payment of his Debts, and providing a Maintenance for his Children, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, to Colonel Rolls, Sir Richard Hart, Mr. Hunt, Mr. How, Mr. Burrard, Sir Wm. Cook, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. England, Sir Walter Yong, Colonel Perry, Mr. Carey, Mr. Pendarves, Mr. Stawell, Sir John Kay, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Bale, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Hawtry, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Lowther; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon and Cornwall: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And it is to be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do examine into the Debts of the said Mr. Northleigh; and report the same to the House.
Recovering small Tythes.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes: And that Mr. Bickerstaff do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Laws touching Robberies.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of all the Laws in being touching Robberies upon the Highways; and of Hues and Cries, and how to make the same more effectual; and to report their Opinion therein to the House:
And it is referred to Sir John Guise, Mr. Stonehouse, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Brewer, Sir Wm. Wogan, Mr. Onslow, Sir Richard Hart, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Culliford, Colonel Perry, Sir John Barker, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Winington, Mr. Foley, Mr. Lutterell, Serjeant Blinco, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. How, Sir Tho. Ver non, Mr. Cook, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Christie, Sir ChaM. Keymish, Mr. Blofield, Sir Jervas Elwes: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And have Leave to sit in a Morning, before the Sitting of the House.
Privilege—a person reprimanded and discharged.
Jacob Broad was, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where, upon his Knees, he received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the said Jacob Broad be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
Resolved and Declared, That all written Protections, given by any Members of this House, are void, and against the standing Order of the House.
Complaint on Breach of Privilege.
Resolved, That no Persons shall be taken into Custody upon Complaint of any Breach of Privilege of this House, before the Matter be first examined.
Resolved and Declared, That the said Order is not to extend to any Breach of Privilege upon the Person of any Member of this House.
Privilege in relation to Suits at Law.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider how the Privileges of the Members of this House, in relation to Suits in Law and Equity, may be regulated; and to report their Opinion therein to the House;
And it is referred to Mr. Clarke, Sir Jervas Ellwes, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Harley, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Boyle, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Scobell, Sir John Thompson, Sir Cha. Sidley, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Jeffryes, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Foley, Mr. Cook, Mr. Lowther, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir John Guise, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Palmes, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Christie, Mr. Hedger, Sir Fra. Molyneux, Mr. Bere, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Norres, Sir Wilf. Lawson: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
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.
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 made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday 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.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.