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, 5 die Aprilis;
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Vincent, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Newport, Sir Row. Gwyn, Mr. Cook, Mr. Waller, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hedger, Colonel Perry, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. May, Sir Ra. Carr, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Fenwick, Sir John Moreton, Mr. How, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Hobby, Sir Roger Puleston, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Greenvill, Mr. Bale: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Preventing Correspondence with France.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Parkhurst, Mr. Arnold, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Harley, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Stratford, Lord Cornbury, Sir Fra. Massam, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Cook, Mr. Piggot, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Hobby, Sir Ralph Car, Mr. May, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Foley, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Campion, Mr. Waller, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Newport, Mr. Bale, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Carr, Colonel Perry, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Gwyn; and all that serve for the Counties of Kent and Sussex, or for any of the Cinque-Ports or Sea-Ports.
And it is to be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do receive Clauses for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, Woolfells, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made of Wool, or Wool-flocks; and to alter the Penalty of former Laws relating thereunto.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation of the publick Market at Blackwell-hall; and for Relief of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures in Payment of their Wages; was committed; be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Assize of Bread.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Perry, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Foley, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Osborn, Mr. Bickerstaff, Mr. Cook, Mr. Bromley, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Campion, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Bowyer, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Gerrard, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Bale, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Colt, Mr. Arnold, Sir John Barker, Mr. England, Mr. Christie: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Hackney Coach Commissioners.
A Petition of Thomas Kemp, and others, on behalf of themselves, and others of the ancient Hackney Coachmen, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners having been greatly injured by Henry Killigrew, Henry Villers, and Richard Gee, Esquires, three of the late Commissioners for Licensing and Regulating of Hackney and Stage Coaches, the Petitioners laid before the House their Grievances in a Petition, which was referred to a Committee; upon whose Report, the House did vote the Petitioners worthy of the Relief of this House; but as yet no Method is directed for that Purpose, though they have been at great Charge and Trouble to obtain the same: And praying the Relief of the House in their distressed Condition.
Preventing Counterseiting Coin.
A Petition of Thomas Woods, Goldsmith, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner hath, by Order of her late Majesty, and the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, undertaken to coin Medals of several Sorts; and hath lately laid out a considerable Sum of Money to furnish himself with Tools and Necessaries for that Purpose; which, if the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, for preventing counterseiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom, should pass, as now it is, will be made useless to the Petitioner, to his very great Damage: And praying to be heard, touching the said Bill, before the same do pass.
Compelling Sir T. Cook to account.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cook to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed the several 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, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning: And that then the said Sir Thomas Cook be heard by his Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon his Petition.
Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.
Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.
A Petition of James Craggs and Richard Harnage was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, a Bill is brought into the House against them; and that they have several Reasons to offer against the Passing thereof: And praying, That they may be heard by their Counsel, at the Bar of the House, or in such manner as the House shall think fit, before the said Bill do pass.
Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported, 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, was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill: which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, to excuse Fellows and Students of the Two Universities from paying the Duties imposed upon Bachelors, where, by the Statutes of their Colleges, they are to be displaced, if they shall marry:
Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That all Persons, paying Twenty Shillings for the Burial of any Person, shall deliver to the Collector a Certificate of the Quality and Descent of such deceased Person; which shall be transmitted to the Heralds of Arms, who shall be answerable for the same:
Clipping the Coin
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred to consider 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, be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.