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, 19 die Januarii;
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
A Bill to vest the Estate of Mary, Eliz. Jane, Arabella, Lucy, and Ann Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon; and preserving the Overplus, for their Benefit; was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Harley, Sir Fran. Molineux, Sir S. Barnardiston, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Foley, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Price, Mr. Pollen, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Christy, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Sanford, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Edward Norries, Mr. Henly, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Ash, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Slater, Sir Tho. Samwell, Mr. White, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Fra. Massam, Sir Robert Clayton, Sir William York, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Mayne, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. St. John: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Privilege—Persons in custody petition for discharge.
A Petition of John Bush and Thom. Croft, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege committed against Colonel Strangwais, a Member of this House, was presented to the House, and read; whereby they acknowledged their Offence, and begged Pardon for the same.
Mr. Shackerley reported for the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines was committed, That they had made some Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable John Vivian Esquire, and Thomas Vivian his Son, to sell some Part of their Estate, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for younger Children; and for settling other Part of their Estate, in lieu thereof; without any Amendments.
Importing thrown Silk.
And also, They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown-Silk; with an Amendment: To which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Persons pardoned of Felony.
Mr. Dolben reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to repeal the Statute of 10° Edward III, whereby the Judges are obliged to take Security from Persons pardoned for Felony, was committed, That they had made some Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one: And one of them was disagreed, and the Residue were agreed, unto by the House, upon the Question severally put thereupon.
Letter to Earl of Nottingham, &c.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, That his Majesty will be pleased to command, that a Copy of a Letter, dated from Paris, June 1, N. S. and received May 30, O. S. 1693, by the Earl of Nottingham, may be laid before this House: And also, That his Majesty will be pleased to give Permission to the Members of this House that are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, to acquaint this House, what Intelligence was received of the French Fleet's being sailed out of Brest; and whether the same was communicated to the Admirals of the Fleet; and when the same was communicated.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred Ninety-four.
Supply Bill; Million-Act Deficiency.
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 supplying the Deficiency of the Money to be raised by the Million-Act.
New East India Company.
Mr. Papillion, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade; and for Erecting of a new East-India Company; was referred; and also to which Committee was referred, the Petitions of several Linendrapers, both against, and on the Behalf of, the East-India Company; and the Petitions of the Clothiers of the Counties of Gloucester and Wilts; and of the Packers, Dyers, and others, Traders in the Woollen Manufacture; and of the Company of Feltmakers; and of the Merchants, and others, concerned in the Ship Redbridge; and of the old East-India Company, and new Subscribers; and the Charters of 3 Apr. 13 Car. II. and 11 Nov. last; the Resolution of the said Committee; 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.