Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Veneris, 15 die Februarii;
St. Martin's in the Vintry Church-yard.
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to confirm a Grant made by the Rector of the united Parishes of St. Michael-Royal, and St. Martin's in the Vintry, London, of Part of St. Martin's Church-yard was read the First time.
Leave of Absence.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That all such Members as shall go out of Town without Leave, or that shall not attend at the Call of the House, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for inCustody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting the Manors of Earles Croome, alias Jeffryes Croome, and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet St. Maries, in the County of Lincoln, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manors, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham Baronet to make Provision for his younger Children: And also,
Pauncefort petitions for re-examination.
A Petition of Mr. Tracy Pauncefort, Prisoner in the Tower of London, was presented to the House, and read; whereby he acknowledged his Offence, and expressed his Sorrow for falling under the Displeasure of the House; and humbly prayed, That he might be brought to the Bar of the House again; being ready to declare to the House what they shall think fit to require of him.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, or Deputy-Governor, of his Majesty's Tower of London, to bring the said Mr. Tracy Pauncefort, in Custody, to attend this House, immediately.
Encouragement of Privateers.
Abuses by Army Agents.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Consideration of the Complaint of the Inhabitants of Royston; and of the Observations, made by the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, of the Abuses, and ill Practices, of the Agents of the Regiments of the Army:
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Pauncefort do attend the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts To-morrow Morning, in order to his being examined before them, upon Oath: And that he do immediately after attend this House.
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Complaints of the Inhabitants of Royston, and of the Observations made by the Commissioners for taking and stating the public Accounts of the Abuses, and ill Practices, of the Agents of the Army; be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.