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, 14 die Decembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Security from Persons pardoned for Felony.
A BILL to repeal the Statute of 10° Edward III. whereby the Judges are obliged to take Security from Persons pardoned for Felony, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Dolben, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Smith, Mr. Price, Mr. Clark, Mr. Langton, Major Vincent, Sir John Key, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Christy, Mr. Freke, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Colt, Mr. Henly, Mr. Speke, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Balch, Mr. Waller, Mr. White, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Gee, Colonel Titus, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Wilmot, Colonel Perry, Mr. England: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Naturalization of all such Protestants as shall take the Oaths to their Majesties, and the Test against Popery, be read a Second time upon Tuesday Morning next, after Eleven a Clock.
New East-India Company.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wesnesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade, and for erecting of a new East-India Company.
Ordered, That the East-India Company do lay before this House their old Charter.
Merchants Insurers Creditors.
A Bill to enable divers Merchants-Insurers, that have sustained many Losses by the present War with France, the better to satisfy their several Creditors, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for explaining a former Act for Relief of poor Prisoners, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Waller, Mr. Colson, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Cook, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Foley, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Fr. Molyneux, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Pollen, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Blofeild, Colonel Perry, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Richard Hart, Mr. Christy, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Slater, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Freke, Sir Sam. Grimston, Mr. Travers: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
New East-India Company.
A Petition of several Linen-Drapers, and other Traders in East-India Goods, was read; setting forth, That, by the ill Conduct of the late East-India Company, the Trade thither is much impaired, and in Danger to be utterly lost to this Kingdom: That, by the excessive Dearness and Scarcity of Callicoes, &c. this Nation has been supplied therewith, by Stealth, from Holland, to the lessening of their Majesties Customs, and to the great Damage of the Petitioners Trade: Which, they conceive, would be prevented, if a new East-India Company were established, or their Majesties Subjects equally permitted to trade to the East-Indies: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade, and for erecting a new East-India Company, is referred.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for Maintenance of the Land-Forces.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move the House, that they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for Maintenance of the Land-Forces.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.