Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 18 die Decembris ;
St. James, Westminster Parish Debt.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill to enable the Parish of St. James, Westminster, to raise upon themselves so much Money as will discharge their Debt for building their Parish-Church, Rector's House, Vestry, and other Works there.
Theft on Northern Borders.
A Petition of Thomas Kemp, and others, on behalf of themselves, and others, of the ancient licensed Hackney. Coachmen, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, upon a Petition presented to the House the last Session of Parliament, complaining of several Abuses committed by the Commissioners for regulating and licensing Hackney Coaches, after a great Expence in prosecuting the said Petition, the House was pleased to resolve, That the Petitioners had proved the Substance of their Petition, and were worthy the Consideration and Relief of the House; and that several of the said Commissioners had, by Bribery and other indirect Means, acted corruptly and arbitrarily, contrary to the Trust reposed in them; but, by reason of the many weighty Affairs then taking up the short Time of that Session, the Petitioners could not possibly have the Relief intended them: And praying that the House will take their Grievances into Consideration; and give Leave, That a Bill may be brought in to redress the same.
And it is referred to Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Brewer, Lord Cornbury, Sir H. Colt, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Freke, Mr. Moore, Mr. Elwill, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Tho. Roberts, Sir Geo. Markham, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Cha. Carteret, Mr. Frewen, Sir Rich. Sandford, Sir Ro. Cotton, Mr. Blofeild, Lord Spencer, Mr. Smith, Mr. Peirpont, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Colt, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Blake, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Farrar, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Cox, Mr. Sandford, Sir John Bolles: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Tryals for Treason.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker reported, That Yesterday, in the Afternoon, both Houses did attend his Majesty with their Address, in relation to the Act of Parliament passed in Scotland, for establishing an East-India Company there: And that thereupon his Majesty had been pleased to make a most gracious Answer, to the Effect following; viz.
Ways and Means.
The Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, being read;
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had come to some Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.