Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 27 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 Maintenances for his younger Children, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Dashwood, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Christie, Mr. England, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Fleming, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Bale, Mr. Weld, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Lowther; Mr. Fuller, Mr. Gold, Sir Tho. Roberts, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir Walter Young, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Dryden, Colonel Perry, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir John Turner, Mr. Waller, Mr. Fownes, Mr. Okeden, Mr. Hedger, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Freke, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Cook, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Bedingfeild; and all that serve for the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk: And they are to meet To-morrow at Five a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Earl of Salifbury's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Guardian of James Earl of Salisbury to make Leases of Salisbury House, and some other Hereditaments in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, for Improvement thereof by Building, was read the Third time.
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 the Third time.
Suppressing of Cursing and Swearing.
Improvement of Freehold Estates.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Accounts, presented to the House, from the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, relating to the Debt to the Transport-Ships employed in the Reducing of Ireland, be referred to the Committee of the whole House, which is to consider of the Motion, made upon Saturday last, for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty for Relief of those Persons whose Ships were employed for the Reducing of Ireland.
Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.
Ordered, That the Governor and Secretary of the East-India Company do attend this House To-morrow Morning, with a Copy of the Bond for Ten thousand Pounds, given by the Company, touching a Contract for Saltpetre; together with a Copy of the said Contract.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for continuing Two former Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer; was committed; be made upon Monday Morning next.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Sir John Hubland, Mr. Tyson, Mr. Michael Godfrey, Mr. Ward, Mr. Falkner, Mr. Heathcot, Sir John Sharden, and Mr. Ince, be summoned to attend this House To-morrow Morning: And that they do bring with them their Minutes, relating to the Interlopers.
Commissioners of Accounts.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the Motion, made upon Saturday last, for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty for Relief of those Persons whose Ships were employed for the Reducing of Ireland.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had considered of the Matter to them referred, and had agreed upon a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House, when the House will please to receive the same.
Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials; and upon Bachelors and Widowers; for the Term of Five Years; towards carrying on the War against the French King with Vigour.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.