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, 4 die Januarii;
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Petition of Sir Rushout Cullen Baronet was presented to the House; setting forth, That the Petitioner was duly chosen a Knight of the Shire for the County of Cambridge, in the place of Sir Levinus Bennet, deceased; but the Lord Cutts, by illegal Practices; did procure himself to be returned as duly chosen, in Wrong to the Petitioner: And praying the House to take the Matter into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And that they do report the Matter thereof, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Edward Seymour, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to revive the Act made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, to prevent the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom: And the same was received.
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire for joining with him in selling Lands, for Payment of his Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Wm. Strickland:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Robert Davers,
Sir John Knight:
Conference with Lords.
Mr. Mountague reported, That he had, according to the Order of this House Yesterday, desired a Conserence with the Lords, upon the Subject-Matter of the last Conference: And that the Lords answered, That they would return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
New East-India Company.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven 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.
East-India Company's Charters.
Ordered, That the Governor, or Deputy-Governor, of the East-India Company, do, upon Saturday Morning next, lay before this House all the Charters of the said Company, and the several Papers, which they were, on Saturday last, ordered to lay before this House.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for Maintenance of the Fleet, and the Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, after the Call of the House is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of Treason.
Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.
Ordered, That Sir Math. Andrews and Mr. Bertie be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of their Duchy of Cornwall; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made; is committed.