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, 11 die Aprilis;
Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.
Punishing T. E. Pauncefort.
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 clothing the Army, have been disposed of: and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery: And also to consider of the Bill for punishing of Tracey Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army.
Reversing Leisler's Attainder.
Boats carrying Coals.
An ingrossed Bill for the better Admeasurement of Keels and Boats in the Port of Newcastle, and the Members thereunto belonging; and for the Encouragement of Navigation, by the Exportation of Coals from the same; was read the Third time.
Lords desire Leave for Members to attend them.
The Lords do let this House know, That the Matter, on which the Lords intended to examine Sir Robert Clayton, and Mr. Morrice, Members of this House, not coming to be proceeded upon Yesterday, so far as to require them to declare their Knowledge therein, their Lordships do desire, they may have Leave to appear again, on that Occasion, when desired.
Not to be examined at the Bar.
Raising the Militia.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1695, although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid; and for repealing the Statute of the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act against Shooting of Hail-shot.
Supply Bill; Duties on Coffee, &c.
An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, and other Goods and Merchandize therein mentioned, for the Term of Three Years, for the Purposes therein expressed, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for grating to his Majesty several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debts due for the Transport-Service for the Reduction of Ireland.
A Petition of the Fishmongers of London was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, there is now before the House a Petition of the Company of Fishermen of the River of Thames, praying, That they may be admitted to insert a Clause in the Bill for the Encouragement and increase of Seamen, That the said Company may keep a Register of the Fishermen, Dredgermen, and their Servants, within their own Limits: That such a Clause will not only be very disadvantageous to the Fishery, but a Means for some few of the Fishermen to ingross great Quantities of Fish; which will be very prejudicial to the Petitioners, who emply great Numbers of Fishermen in their own Vessels, for the Supply of London and Westminster: and praying, That, in case such a Clause should be received, the House would be pleased to hear what the Petitioners have to allege against the same.
Duties on Paper, &c.
Mr. Bowyer presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for explaining and regulating several Doubts, Duties, and Penalties, in the late ACt for granting several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper: And the same was received.
Clipping the Coin.
Mr. Godolphin reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proprosals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and to consider of a Fund for the Encouragement of the Mint; the Resolution agreed upon; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for the preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and of the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for the preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and of the said Bill.