Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 17 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Dr. South to preach on 30th Jan.
ORDERED, That Dr. South, one of the Prebends of Westminster, be desired to preach before this House upon the 30th Day of January instant, at St. Margaret's Westminster: And that Mr. Bromley and Sir Cha. Bloys do acquaint them therewith.
A Petition of Rob. Fleetwood, Son and Heir of Colonel George Fleetwood, deceased, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner understands there is a Bill depending in this House, to indemnify the Trustees of James Clayton Esquire for joining with him in selling Lands, for Payment of Debts; which Bill will be to the great Prejudice of the Petitioner, who is Heir at Law to the Manor of the Vach, in the said Bill mentioned to be sold: And praying to be heard before the Passing of the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the 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, is committed: And that the said Committee have Power to send for Persons.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Grubb have leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Creditors on Million Act.
A Petition of divers Persons, on behalf of themselves, and others, who have advanced Money upon the Credit of the Million-Act, to receive Annuities for Lives, after the Rate of 14 l. per Annum, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners find, by the printed Votes, that this House hath it under Consideration of letting in other Lives, in Reversion, upon the said Fund, which, as the Petitioners conceive, will not only lessen their Security, which, by the Death of any the present Nominees, will be enlarged, but may occasion great Mischief, by the many Persons in Reversion waiting for the Death of the immediate Lives; besides that the grafting a further Charge upon the said Fund will, as conceived, be a Weakening of the publick Security: And praying, That they may enjoy the full Benefit and Security first intended; or that they may withdraw their Money, if they think fit.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for supplying the Deficiency of the Million-Act is committed.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
The Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Burdet, Colonel Goldwell, Colonel Deane, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Sanford, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir John Knight, Mr. Cook, Sir Richard Hart, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. White, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Colt, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Waller, Mr. How, Colonel Palmer, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Wilmott, Sir William Cooper, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lassells, Mr. Price, Mr. Gray, Mr. Harley, Mr. Hen. Gough, Mr. England, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Ogle, Sir Tho. Taylor, Mr. Clark, Mr. Norreys, Sir John Moreton, Colonel Perry: And they are to meet To-morrow, at Four a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of several Merchants and Traders, in and about the City of London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That a Bill being now before this House for naturalizing all Foreigners that shall take the Oaths to their Majesties, and the Test against Popery, the same will, as the Petitioners conceive, exempt such Foreigners from paying Town and Port Duties, and other Customs payable by Strangers, which was always accounted the Balance of Trade between the English and Foreigners; and will thereby enable them to undersell the English, by reason such Foreigners may not only live here in Lodgings privately, but may also employ their Relations beyond Sea, who will buy cheaper than the English, and so will utterly ruin the Trade of the Natives, and engross it themselves: And the Petitioners having greatly experienced the Lessening of Trade, by Acts of Naturalization already passed, they pray, That, in case the said Bill should pass, it be under Payment of Aliens Customs, and Town and Port Duties, payable by Aliens; whereby the Petitioners may be enabled to trade upon equal Terms with them.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for the Naturalization of all such Protestants as shall take the Oaths to their Majesties, and the Test against Popery, is committed.
Miscarriages of the Fleet.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, take into their further Consideration the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer:
And also take into their Consideration the Report Yesterday from the Conference with the Lords.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Naturalization of all such Protestants as shall take the Oaths to their Majesties, and the Test against Popery.
Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.
Ordered, That the Bill to disable the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the future, be read the Second time upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Impeachment of Lord Coningsby, &c.
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Articles against the Lord Coningsby, and Sir Charles Porter, be adjourned until Saturday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.
Supply Bill Land Tax.
The House proceeded, according to the Order of the Day, in the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting an Aid to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, was committed.
And Clause C being read a Second time;
And a Motion being made, That, in the said Clause C, the Words relating to Hospitals may be left out;
And the Question being put, That the said Words do stand in the Clause:
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Gilbert Clark:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Tho. Littleton,
Sir Cha. Sidley:
So it passed in the Negative.
And thereupon other Words were agreed, by the House, to be inserted, in the room thereof; and the Clause, so amended, agreed unto by the House.
And the Residue of the Amendments, made by the Committee, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Then a Clause of Appropriation was, according to Order, offered to be added to the Bill.
And the same was twice read: And there being Blanks therein, they were filled up; and other Amendments made to the Clause by the House.
And then the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
A Clause, touching appointing Cruisers for Securing of the Trade, was offered to be added to the Bill.
And the same was twice read: And there being Blanks therein, several of them were filled up by the House.
Ordered, That Candles be brought in.
And they were brought in accordingly.
And, as to the Blank touching the Third Rates;
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Blank be filled up with "Four;"
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
|Tellers for the Noes.||
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed by the House to be made part of the Bill.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty might take any of the said Cruisers for the Line of Battle.
And the same was twice read; and several Amendments made by the House therein.
And then the Clause was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed to be made part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Bill be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eleven a Clock.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.