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, 6 die Martii;
Eyme's, &c. Nat.
Stretton, &c. Parishes.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bromley, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Lord Digby, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Shackerly, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Pinnell, Doctor Oxenden, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Fleming, Mr. England, Mr. Foley, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Pepys, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Bertie, Sir Edw. Ernly, Sir John Kay, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Palmes, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Trevillian, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Newport, Mr. Hunt, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Freke, Mr. Colt, Sir Sa. Barnardiston, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Elwill, Mr. Pocklington; and all that serve for the County of Warwick: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Jones', &c. Estate.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling the Personal Estates of Richard Jones Esquire, and Mary Gifford, Spinster, Minors, in Trustees, for the Purposes therein mentioned, was read the First time.
Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to confirm and establish an Exchange, made between Tho. Ryder Esquire, and Christopher Clitheroe Esquire, of certain, Messages in London, for the Manors of Bilsington, and other Lands, in Kent, of the like Value, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
A Petition of the Merchants, Serge-makers, Fullers, and others, concerned in the Manufactory of Serges within the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset, and Parts adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, That a Petition hath been lately presented to the House, in the Name of the Merchants and Traders of the City of Exon, in the Woollen Manufactory; thereby complaining, That the Use of a Skey, in dressing Serges and Cloths, is very prejudicial to the same, and to Labourers employed therein; but the Petitioners aver the contrary; and that the said Instrument hath been used, Time out of Mind, in most Parts of England, and in Ireland; and is of great Advantage to the Petitioners, and all others concerned in the dressing Serges and Cloths; without which, they cannot be completely dressed, so as to be made acceptable in foreign Markets; That if the Use of a Skey should be prohibited in England, all Buyers would resort to Ireland for the said Manufactures; so that a great Part of that Trade will be lost to England: And praying the Preservation of their Trade; and that the Use of the said Instrument may not be prohibited.
Privilege—Petition concerning a Member.
Courts of Equity.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill, That the solemn Affirmation, or Denial, of the People called Quakers, may be accepted instead of an Oath, was committed, be made upon Tuesday Morning next.
Regulating Printing and Printing Presses.
Ordered, That Mr. Sloane, Mr. Gardiner, Sir John Kay, Mr. Bere, Sir Marm. Wivell, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Gilbert Clark, Mr. Guy, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. England, Mr. Tily, Mr. Elwell, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Norris, Mr. Aislaby, Sir Tho. Day, Mr. Yates, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Hoare, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Regulating of Printing, and Printing-presses, is committed.
Taking off Obligation to coin Guineas.
The Lords have agreed to the Amendment, made by this House, to the Amendments, made by their Lordships, to a Bill, intituled, An Act for taking off the Obligation and Encouragement for coining Guineas, for a certain Time therein mentioned.
The House, according to Order, resumed the Consideration, adjourned, of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the West-India Merchants; and several other Petitions, concerning the Garbling of Spices; was referred:
Ways and Means.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, who were to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for carrying on the War against France, the Resolutions of the said Committee; 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 were read; and are as follow; viz.
National Land-Bank, &c.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That no Person concerned in the Bank of England shall, at the same time, be concerned in the said national LandBank; nor any Person to be concerned in the said national Land-Bank shall, at the same time, be concerned in the Bank of England.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, for the making up the Sum of 1,724,000 l. already voted by the House, and the Monies to be made good for the Duties upon Coals, and Culm, and Tonage of Ships, resolved to be taken off; and for the discharging what the Duties upon Salt are to answer, from the 17th Day of May 1696; the Sum of 2,564,000 l. be raised upon the said perpetual Fund, redeemable by Parliament.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That, for the making up the Sum of 1,724,000 l. already voted by the House, and the Monies to be made good for the Duties upon Coals, and Culm, and Tonage of Ships, resolved to be taken off; and for the discharging what the Duties upon Salt are to answer, from the 17th Day of May 1696; a Sum, not exceeding 2,564,000 l. be raised upon the said perpetual Fund, redeemable by Parliament.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Attorney-General, Mr. SolicitorGeneral, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Tiley, Mr. Harley, Sir John Bolles; or any Three of them; do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in the Plantation-Trade.