Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 23 die Martii;
Duchess of Buccleuch's, &c. Estate.
MR. Dolben reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for impowering the Most Noble Ann, Duchess of Buccleuch, and the Right Honourable James Earl of Dalkeith her Son, of the Kingdom of Scotland, to grant Leases for improving a Piece of Ground in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields, in the County of Middlesex, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Lassells, Sir Mar. Wivell, Mr. Moore, Mr. Montague, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. England, Mr. Shakerly, Mr. White, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Foley, Mr. Serjeant Bond, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hedger, Sir Hen. Hobart, . . . Bagnold, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Slater, Colonel Perry, Sir John Key, Mr. Aislaby, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Paget, Mr. Holnes, Sir Edward Abney, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Swift, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Sandford, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Brownlow, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Serjeant Coward, Sir Mich. Biddulph: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they have Power to receive Clauses, for the better Explanation of the Act, made in the 3d and 4th Years of His Majesty's Reign, for the better repairing and amending the Highways; and for settling the Rates of Carriage of Goods; and making the same more effectual, either in respect of the Highways, or Carriage of Goods.
African Company's Stock and Debts.
Carts applying for Hire.
Encouragement of Privateers.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France; and for the Encouragement of Privateers.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded to take into Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the preventing Escapes; and better Security and Relief of Creditors; was committed:
A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, That no Person shall be held to Bail, by Process out of any inferior Court, unless the Debt, or Damages, amounts to 5 l.; but the Defendant's Appearance, by indorsing such Process, shall be accepted:
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir John Bolles:
Theft, &c. on Northern Borders.
Stretton, &c. Parishes.
And also, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and Prince-Thorpe, a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of Warwick, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Supply Bill; House Duty.
Leave of Absence.
A Petition of Evan Jones, on behalf of himself and others, Proprietors in Salt-works, in the County of Flint, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are disabled from making Salt, to the Advantage of his Majesty's Revenue, by reason of a Clause, in an Act made in the Fifth and Sixth Years of the Reign of his now Majesty and the late Queen, for granting certain Duties upon Salt, whereby the County of Chester are allowed to sell Salt by Weight; but the Petitioners are, by the said Act, obliged to sell by Measure; which breaks the Grain, and hinders the Sale thereof: And praying, That the Petitioners may have the same Liberty of paying the Duty by Weight, as well as the said County of Chester.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for continuing to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, for carrying on the War against France; and for taking off the Duties of Tonage upon Ships, and upon Coals; and for establishing a National Land-Bank . . . . .
Supply Bill; Salt Duties and Land-Bank.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported, from the said Committee, That they had heard the Counsel for the Bank of England, upon their Petition, the Consideration whereof was referred to the said Committee; and had made some Progress in the said Bill; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.