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;
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.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
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.
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.
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.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Lords agree to a Conference.
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.
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.