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, 4 die Aprilis;
7° Gulielmi Tertii.
THE House took into Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the more effectual prohibiting the Importation of Earthen-wares was committed:
And the Amendments, made by the Committee to the said Bill, were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
And the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
Improvement of Freehold Estates.
Resolved, That the Bill for the Improvement of the Freehold Estates of England; and the Encouragement of Trade; be now read a Second time.
The Bill was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Brockman, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Christie, Mr. Colt, Sir Edward Seymour, Sir Roger Puleston, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir William Pritchard, Mr. How, Sir Edward Chisnall, Sir Hen. Hobart, Sir John Knight, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Harley, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Scroope How, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Montague, Lord Cornbury, Colonel Titus, Mr. Finch, Mr. Harvey, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Smith, Mr, Gwyn, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Waller, Mr. England, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Fuller, Doctor Barbon, Mr. Dryden, Colonel Perry, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir Ra. Carr, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Fownes, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Faux, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Foley, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Blofeild: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Five of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
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 Tomorrow Morning.
Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.
Mr. Harley presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for punishing of Tracy Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort, for corrupt Practices, in withholding Money from the Officers of the Army: And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen.
Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill to oblige Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harnage to discover how some of the Monies, relating to cloathing the Army, had been disposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery.
Clipping the Coin.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred to receive Proposals for preventing the Clipping of the Silver Coin of this Kingdom, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, after the Report 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.
Duties on Paper, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred 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.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Bowyer took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Bowyer reported from the Committee, That they had made some Progress, in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Report.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.