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, 28 die Martii;
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable William Wanley, an Infant, under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to new-build several Messuages and Tenements in Ax-yard, King's-street, Westminster; and to enable his Guardian to make One or more Lease or Leases for effecting the same; was read the Third time.
A Petition of divers Makers of Stuffs, and Dyers, and others, of the City of Norwich, on behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Royal African Company import Redwood, without which the Petitioners cannot dye their Goods: And, by the said Company's Charter, they ought to sell that Commodity by Inch of Candle; notwithstanding which, for many Years past, the Company have sold their Red-wood, by private Contract, to Three or Four particular Persons, who have ingrossed, and sell the said Commodity Three times dearer than it was formerly sold; to the Grievance of the Petitioners, and the Woollen Manufacture in general: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.
Encouragement of Privateers.
Marquis of Tavistock's Marriage Settlement
An 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 read . . . Third time.
Thames Locks and Weirs.
An ingrossed Bill to prevent Exactions of Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the River of Thames, westward of the City of London; and for ascertaining the Price of Water-carriage upon the said River; was read the Third time.
Ordered, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the River of Thames, westward of the City of London; and for ascertaining the Rates of Water-carriage upon the said River.
Foreign Seamen's Nat.
They have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the vesting the Manors of Earles Croome and Baughton, in the County of Worcester, in Trustees, to be sold; and for settling the Manor-house and Royalty of Wainfleet St. Maryes, in the County of Lincoln, and divers Lands, Parcel of the said Manor, of greater Value, to and upon the same Uses; and to enable Sir Robert Barkham to make Provision for his Children.
Commissioners of Accounts.
And the Lord Ranelagh reported, That the Members appointed Yesterday to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and cast up the Tickets for Choice of a Commissioner for taking and stating the publick Accounts, had cast up the same accordingly: And that the Majority fell upon Paul Foley Esquire, Speaker of this House.
Ordered, That the Account of Cruisers, formerly presented to the House, from the Commissioners of the Admiralty, be delivered to the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts: And that they do examine, how the Act for appointing Cruisers hath been pursued; and report the same to the House.
A Complaint being made to this House, That Mr. Samuel Layton, Cursitor for London and Middlesex, hath made and delivered out a Writ of Error, in an Action of Ejectment brought in the County of York, in a Cause, wherein the Honourable Bernard Granvill Esquire, a Member of this House, is Defendant; as by a Certificate under the said Mr. Layton's Hand, produced and read, appears; in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Scarborough, in the County of York, in the room of John Hungerford Esquire, expelled this House.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for Relief of those Persons whose Ships were employed for the Reducing of Ireland, their Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place, and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Supply be granted to his Majesty, for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.
Compelling Sir T. Cooke to account.
Mr. Bridges, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cooke to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed Eighty-seven thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three-pence, and other Sums of Money, mentioned, in the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company, to be received and distributed by him: And the same was received.
Clipping the Coin.
West Thorock Inundation.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Consideration of the Petition of the Poor of Cobham College, and the Proprietors of Lands, now under Water, in the Parish of West Thorock, in the County of Essex, was referred, be taken into Consideration upon Wednesday Morning next.
Tryals for Treason.
Ordered, That the Report of the Conference with the Lords, upon the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason, be taken into Consideration upon Wednesday Morning next.
Improvement of Freehold Estates.
Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.
Ordered, That the Cashier of the East-India Company do forthwith produce to this House the Warrants for the Sums of Money, amounting to 13,532l. 9s. 2d. mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service, or Charges-general, of the said Company, in the Years 1690, and 1691; and the Receipts for the same.
Ordered, That the said Cashier do also produce to this House the Warrants for the Sums of Money, amounting to the Sum of 87,402l. 12s. 3d. mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service, or Charges-general, of the Company, in the Years 1692, and 1693; and the Receipts for the same.
Mr. Colston offered to the House the Contract for Saltpetre, and Bond from the East-India Company, in the said Report mentioned; and delivered the same in at the Table: Where the same were read; and, by Order of the House, delivered back to him again.