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, 26 die Aprilis;
7° Gulielmi Tertii.
Persons in custody to be examined.
ORDERED, That Mr. James Craggs, now Prisoner in the Tower of London, by Order of this House, be carried, from time to time, to attend the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to examine the Persons mentioned in the Report of Sir Thomas Cook's Account: And that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant accordingly.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do, from time to time, carry Mr. William Wallis, in his Custody by Order of this House, to attend the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do, from time to time, carry Mr. Charles Nois, in his Custody by Order of this House, to attend the said Committee, if they shall think sit to send for him.
Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.
Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.
Sir Rowland Gwyn reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill to oblige Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harnage to discover how some of the Monies relating to cloathing the Army have been disposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery; and also the Bill for punishing Mr. Tracy Pauncefort and Mr. Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army; were committed; the Amendments made by the Committee to the said several Bills; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were severally once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the said several Bills, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Prohibiting Commerce with France.
Mr. Harcourt reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for declaring the Commencement of an Act, intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, to be, from the Time that it passed the Royal Assent; to wit, on the Fourteenth Day of March 1692; 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 twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
L. 7, leave out "may," and insert "must."
L. 9, leave out "if so might," and insert "will."
And add Proviso A.
Proviso A: That nothing contained in the Act shall be construed, or taken, to make void or prejudice any Decree, Sentence, or Judgment given or obtained by virtue of the recited Act of Parliament, in relation to the Ship called the Young Prince.
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Harcourt do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Ordered, That Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Christie, * Hotham, * Boteler, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Ryder, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for explaining an act of 1° Willielmi et Mariæ, for encouraging the Exportation of Corn, is committed.
And then the House adjourned till Four a Clock in the Afternoon.
THE House being met;
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That all Committees be adjourned;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Jos. Tredenham,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir S. Barnardiston,
So it passed in the Negative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.