Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 25 die Martii;
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better enabling the Executors and Trustees of Sir Thomas Hare Baronet, lately deceased, to raise Portions and Maintenance for his younger Children, was read the First time.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Peter Gollop Gentleman to sell a Farm, and certain Lands, called Wantsley; and to vest the Inheritance thereof, in Fee-simple, in such Person or Persons who shall be Purchaser or Purchasers thereof from him, subject only to the Payment of One thousand Pounds, Principal Money, with the Interest thereof due, and to grow due, upon the executory Estate of Robert Merefeild Gentleman, deceased; was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Clark, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Waller, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Christy, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Stokes, Colonel Perry, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bale, Mr. Car, Mr. Frewen, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Robert Dashwood, Sir John Kay, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Cha. Carteret, Mr. Cook, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Sa. Barnardiston, Sir Cha. Wyndham, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Gold, Mr. Cocks, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Wallis; and all that serve for the Counties of Dorset and Somerset: And they are to meet To morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Marquis of Tavistock's Marriage Settlement.
Sir William Cooper reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands, upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same, and made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest in Trustees certain Lands of Sir Gervas Clifton Baronet, in the County of Nottingham, for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for younger Children, was read the Third time.
A Petition of divers Clothiers, Serge-makers, Dyers, and others, of the County of Berks, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, That the African Company, only import Red-wood from Guinea; without which, the Petitioners cannot dye their Goods; and by the said Company's Charter, they are enjoined . . . . all Commodities, except Gold and Silver, by Inch of Candle: That, for many Years last past, the said Company have sold their Red-wood, by private Contract, to Three or Four particular Persons, who have ingrossed that Commodity, and sell it at Three times the Value for which it was formerly sold; by which means, the Woollen Manufactures, in general, are extremely prejudiced: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.
Fees on Proceedings of the House.
Suppressing of Cursing and Swearing.
Leave of Absence.
Committee of Privileges.
Duties on Paper, &c.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Act, made the last Session, for laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, take into Consideration the Report from the Conference with the Lords, touching the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason.
Convex Light Company.
Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.
A Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and also upon Bachelors and Widowers; for the Term of Five Years; for carrying on the War against the French King with Vigour; was, according to Order, read a Second time.
Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Glass Wares, Stone and Earthen Bottles, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France, is committed, have Power to consider of the lessening the oversea Duty upon Coals.