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, 27 die Martii;
A PETITION of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Society of Frame-work-knitters, of the Cities of London and Westminster, was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That the Art of Knitting in Frames is found a great Encouragement to the Woollen Trade of the Kingdom; and is a Supply of Stockings and other knit Commodities, to foreign Countries; and an Increase of his Majesty's Customs: That the Trade of Frame-work-knitting might be kept within this Kingdom, if the Transportation of Frames were effectually prevented; because they can make them no where else: That, upon the several Petitions presented to King Charles the Second, and the late King James the Second, they issued out their Proclamations to prohibit the Transportation of the said Frames; but, for want of a Penalty to be inflicted upon Offenders, several Frames have been exported, whereby great Quantities of the said Commodities have been made in foreign Nations, to the great Detriment of the Petitioners, and the Woollen Trade in general: And praying Leave to bring in a Clause, to be added to such Bill as the House shall think fit, for the effectual prohibiting the Exportation of the said Frames for the future.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom it is referred to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for defraying the Expences of the Civil List, for the Year 1696; and for the Relief of the poor French Protestants; and to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize is committed:
Prohibiting India-Silks, Callicoes, &c.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for restraining the Wearing of all wrought Silks, Bengals, and dyed, printed, or stained, Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia, and the East-Indies, be read the Third time upon Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, to whom the Bill for Explaining of an Act, of the 22th Year of King Charles the IId, for the better Repairing of Highways, is committed, That they have Power to receive a Clause to alter the said Act, in relation to the Drawing with Nine Horses, if they think fit.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Ash, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Norres, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Moore, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Clark, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Bagnold, Mr. Ja. Mountague, Lord Ashley, Mr. Halsey, Sir Jos. Tily, Mr. Dolben, Serjeant Bond, Serjeant Coward, Mr. Travers, Sir Godfry Copley, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Brereton, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Lowther, Doctor Oxenden, Mr. Burdet, Sir Wm. York, Sir Tho. Pope Blount, Sir Walter Yonge, Mr. Colt, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Venables, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Morley, Mr. Harley, Sir Thomas Dyke, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Crocker, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Kinaston, Mr. Staines, Mr. Ph. Foley, Colonel Perry: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Encouragement of Privateers.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded to 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:
2d Press, 2 L. leave out from "Possession," to "together," in the 5 Line; and read "and Custody of such Persons as his Majesty shall appoint and constitute Commissioners for receiving, selling, and disposing, of Prize-Ships and Goods, or their Officers and Agents, in the said Port; who, shall, and are hereby ordered, in all Points, strictly to observe the Directions of this Act, together with such Rules and Instructions, for the better Performance of their Duty, as shall, from time to time, be given them by the Lord Treasurer, or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and Lord High Admiral of England, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, for the Time being, and approved of by his Majesty in Council; which Commissioners, constituted as aforesaid, or their Officers and Agents."
L. 42. after "Account" add "provided that if the Prize be a French Man of War, and taken by One of his Majesty's Ships of War, or hired Ships in his Majesty's Pay, the 40 s. per Ton, and 10l. per Gun, shall be in lieu of all Shares of such French Ship, her Tackle, Apparel, Furniture, Provision, and Stores; it being the true Intent and Meaning thereof, That the the same shall be adjudged to his Majesty, and delivered to the Commissioners of the Navy."
L. 38. leave out from "same," to "and," in the 18 Line of the 8th Press, and read "and that the Recognizances, or the Bonds, entered into by the Captain or Captains of such Privateer or Privateers, and his or their Sureties, be declared to be forfeited and immediately put in Execution, according to the Course of Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty."
And it is referred to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Norres, Mr. Burdet, Sir Eliab Harvey, Doctor Oxendon, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Mr. Foley, Mr. Moore, Mr. Newport, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Poultny, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Winington, Mr. England, Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Colt, Sir Hen. Goff, Lord Coningsby, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Burrard, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Walter Yong, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. How, Mr. Harley, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Clarke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill: Salt Duties and Land-Bank.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of 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.
Ways and Means.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for defraying the Expences of the Civil List for the Year 1696; and for the Relief of the poor French Protestants; and to consider of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had considered the Matters to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions; and gone through the said Bill; and had directed him to report the same, when the House will please to receive the same.