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, 29 die Martii;
MR. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Paul Whitchcot Knight and Baronet, and Dame Jane his Wife, to make Leases, for Ninety-nine Years, of the Manors of Tooting-Graveney, and any of their Messuages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in TootingGraveney, Tooting-Beak, and Stretham, in the County of Surrey, was committed, That they had made an Amendment to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth;
A Petition of Clementia Palmer, formerly presented to the House, was read; complaining, That Money due to her, upon Account of her Husband, Matthew Palmer, deceased, late a Lieutenant and Adjutant of the Regiment of Foot-Guards, commanded by the late Duke of Schomberg, are with-held from her. And also,
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands of Sir William Chaiter Baronet, in Yorkshire and Durham, to be sold, for Payment of Debts charged thereon, and to secure Portions for younger Children, was read the Third time.
Mr. Christy reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 the Sum of One thousand Pounds, Principal Money with the Interest thereof, due, and to grow due, upon the executory Estate of Robert Merefeild Gentlemen, deceased; was committed; That they had made an Amendment to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: where the same was read, and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
Colonel Perry reported from the Committee, to whom the 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 committed, That they had made some Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
Preventing Correspondence with France.
Recovering Small Tythes.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bickerstaff, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Christie, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Cook, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Randill, Mr. Arnold, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Bedingfeild, Sir Robert Eden, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Jona. Jennings, Mr. Clark, Sir John Key, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Campion, Mr. How, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Freke, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Bale, Colonel Perry, Mr. Stokes, Mr. England, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Holt, Mr. Waller, Mr. Gee, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Jacob Ashley: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Improvement of Freehold Estates.
Leave of Absence.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Compelling Sir T. Cooke to account.
A Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cook to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed Eighty-seven thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Threepence, 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, was, according to the Order of the Day, read a Second time.
The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, . . . . by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands and Tenements, late of John Estoft, of Etton, in the County of York, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, towards Payment of the Debts of the said John Estoft, and raising Portions for his Daughters: Also,
Suppressing of Cursing and Swearing.
Marquis of Tavistock's Marriage Settlement.
They have agreed to the Amendments made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for settling divers Manors and Lands upon the Marriage of the Marquis of Tavistock, Grandson of William Duke of Bedford.
Duties on Paper, &c.
The Order of the Day being read, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report relating to the Bill for laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper;
Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.
And the Cashier of the East-India Company attending according to Order, was called in; and produced Warrants for several Sums of Monies mentioned, in the said Report, to be paid for special Service in the Years 1690, 1691, 1692, and 1693:
Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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, be made upon Monday Morning next.
Duties on Paper, &c.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday 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.