Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 8 die Aprilis;
Measures and Prices of Coals.
A Petition of the Company of Firshermen, of the River of Thames, was presented ot the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are inforemed, a Bill is now before the House, for a general Registry of all Seamen and Watermen; which the Petitioners, at a General Court of Affistants, unanimously agreed, will be for the great Advantage of the Nation: and praying Leave to bring in a Clause, to be inserted in the said Bill, for keeping such a Registry of the Fisheremen, Dredgermen, and Servants, within the Limits of their Company.
Supply Bill: Duties on Coffee,&c.
A Bill for the granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duteis upon Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, and other Goods and Merchandize therin mentioned, for the Term of Three Years, for the Purposes therein expressed, was read a Second time.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
An ingrossed Bill for continuing Two former Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing salse Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer; was read theThird time.
Supply Bill: Duties on Marriages, &c.
An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and also upon Bachelors and Widwoers, for the Term of Five Years, for carrying on the War against the French King with Vigour, was read the Third time.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with Blanks, That all Quakers, Papists or Jews, who shall cohabit together as Man and Wise, shall pay the Duties payable upon Marriges, according to their Qualifications:
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act 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, for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Thames Locks and Weirs.
Thet have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Exactions of the Occupiers of Locks and Weirs upon the REiver of Thames; and ascertaining the Rates of Water-carriage upon the said River; without any Amendments: And also,
They have agreed to to the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing, and making perpetual, several Laws, therein mentioned, with some Amendements: To which Amendments, they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,
Lords desire to examine a person in custody.
Their Lordships having Occassion to examine Charles Nois, who, as they are informed, is in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; they desire he may forthwith be permitted to attend the House of Lords.
Bishopps Castle Election.
A Petition, of Richard Moor Esqire was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bishopps-Castle, Com. Salop, in the room of William Oakley Esquire, deceased; notwithstanding which, the Bailiff of the said BGorough hath returned Henry Newton Esquire, with your Petitioner; whereby he is prevented form sitting in the House; And praying to be heard in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do report the Matter, with their Opinion therin, to the House.
Association for defending the King, &c.
Clipping the Coin.
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 appointed to receive Proposals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom.