Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Sabbati, 6 die Aprilis;
7° Gulielmi Tertii.
SIR Robert Cotton reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for selling the Estate of John Kirke, deceased, for Payment of his Debts, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same, and the several Petitions referred to the Committee; and 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, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
Press 2. L. 37, after "Premises," add "or are made subject unto by any Decree in Chancery; together also with all the Monies due to Mrs. Anne Knap."
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Cotton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Supply Bill; Annuities for Life.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling such Persons as have Estates for Life, in Annuities, payable by several former Acts, therein mentioned, to purchase and obtain further, or more certain, Interests in such Annuities; and, in Default thereof, for admitting other Persons to purchase or obtain the same; for raising Monies for carrying on the War against France; without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Tonage Duties, &c.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, take into Consideration the Motion made from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Act, passed the last Session, for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, as it relates to the Isle of Wight, and Town and County of Southampton, and the Town of Portsmouth, and to the Coasting-Trade; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto: And that afterwards this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Report.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do go into Westminster-hall, and the Court of Request, and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.
And he went accordingly.
And, being returned;
Measures and Prices of Coals.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable PrivyCouncil, That his Majesty will please to issue his Royal Proclamation, That the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London, and Justices of the Peace of the several Counties, do forthwith put in Execution the Laws for regulating the Measures and Prices of Coals; and that his Majesty will please to order Convoys for the Coal-Ships.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enforce, and make more effectual, the Laws for regulating the Measures and Prices of Coals: And that Sir Thomas Dyke and Sir Thomas Vernon do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Supply Bill; Duties on Coffee, &c.
Colonel Perry, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the granting of certain Rates and Duties upon Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, and other Goods and Merchandizes therein mentioned, for the Term of Three Years, for the Purposes therein expressed: And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Compelling Sir T. Cook to account.
The Counsel for Sir Thomas Cook attending;
They were called in:
And his Petition was read:
And also the ingrossed Bill to oblige him to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company, was read the Third time.
And the Counsel were heard.
And then withdrew.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That if Sir Thomas Cook shall account before the Commissioners of Accounts, they shall deliver the same, in Writing, to both Houses, at their next Meeting:
And the same was read Three times; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to oblige Sir Thomas Cook to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company.
Ordered, That Mr. Bridges do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill to oblige Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harange to discovr how some of the Monies, relating to the cloathing the Army, have been dsiposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Disvocery.
Punishing T. amd E. Pauncefort.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to connsider of the Bill for the Punishing of Mr. Tracy Pauncefort and Mr Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practieces, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army.
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 Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufacutres, in Payment of their Wages; be taken into Consideration upon Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.