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, 5 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
SIR Robert Cotton reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Susan Chaplin, Widow, on behalf of herself, and Dorothy her Daughter, was referred, That they had examined and considered the same accordingly; and had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; and 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.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in for Sale of the Estate of the said Susan Chaplin, and her Daughter, for Payment of Debts, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That the Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars be read the Second time upon Tuesday Morning next, after Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Harcourt, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Colmer, be added to the Committee, to whom it is appointed to receive Proposals concerning the Forfeitures in Ireland; and likewise for securing the Protestant Interest there.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Barnardiston have Leave to go into the Country for Ten Days, for Recovery of his Health.
Hackney Coach Regulation.
Ordered, That the Bill for regulating the Number of Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, be read the Second time, upon Wednesday Morning next, after Eleven a Clock.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire, for joining with him in selling Lands for Payment of his Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of a more effectual Way of apprehending and punishing of Highwaymen: And they to report their Opinion therein to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Clark, Mr. How, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Waller, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Gray, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Chadwich, Sir Ri. Onslow, Mr. England, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Cook, Lord Digby, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Hen. Goff, Colonel Titus, Sir Fr. Drake, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Math. Andrewes, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Christy, Mr. Bromley, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir John Key, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Bedingfeild, Mr. Fuller: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Edward Hussey reported from the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, for disagreeing to an Amendment made by the Lords to the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, That they had prepared Reasons accordingly; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read, and agreed unto by the House; and are as followeth; viz.
That the leaving out the last Proviso, with Part of the Clause preceding, and supplying the Whole with Words that have no Relation to the said Proviso, is not generally practised in Cases of Amendments.
That the Speaker of the House of Commons, being frequently a Person eminent in the Law, is, by his constant Attendance in that Chair, hindered from his Practice in the Courts below; so that, if he be made incapable of other Office or Employment, the Commons, in the Choice of their Speaker, will prejudice the Person they design for that Employ.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Hussey do go to the Lords, and desire a Conference upon the Subject-Matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships to the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill for the taking away the Capiatur Fine in the several Courts at Westminster, be read the Second time, after Eleven a Clock.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, was, according to the Order of the Day, read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Lords agree to a Conference.
Sir Edward Hussey reported, That he having, according to the Order of the House, desired a Conference with the Lords; the Lords do agree to the same presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Resolved, That the Committee, who prepared the Reasons to be offered at the said Conference, do manage the Conference.
And they went to the Conference.
And, being returned;
Sir Edward Hussey reported, That the Managers had attended the Conference, and given their Reasons, and left the Bill and Amendments with the Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do lay before this House the several Sums returned into the Exchequer, charged upon the several and respective Counties upon Land, and likewise, upon Offices, and personal Estates, in each County, in pursuance of an Act made in the Fifth Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound, for One Year.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Holford:
We are commanded to acquaint this House, That the Lords do not insist upon their Amendment; but have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid, for carrying on a vigorous War against France.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.