Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 25 die Januarii;
Leave of Absence.
St. John of Wapping Parish.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Endowment of a Chapel at Wapping, and making of it Parochial, and distinct from the Parish of Whitechapel: And the same was received.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
The Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, were read; and are as followeth; viz.
The First Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause, by which the Commissioners are to direct the Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, or other like Officers and Ministers, or such Number of them as they in their Discretions should think most convenient, to appear before them, at such Time and Place as they should appoint; and, at such their Appearances, that the Commissioners should read to them the Rates and Assessments mentioned in the said Act; and also openly declare the Effect of their Charge to them; and how, and in what manner, they ought and should make their Certificates, and proceed in the Execution of the said Act.
And as the Clause was ingrossed, it was, That the Commissioners should direct their several and joint Receipt or Receipts to such Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, and other like Officers and Ministers, and such Number of them as they in their Discretions should think fit, for the Purposes before-mentioned: Whereas it should have been, That the Commissioners should direct their several and joint Precept or Precepts to such Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, &c.
The Second Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause requiring the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, within Three Months after the Duplicates of the last Payment, upon the said Act, shall be transmitted to him, to transcribe all the Schedules and Duplicates of the Sums returned to him, and transmit all and every the same Schedules and Duplicates of the Sums returned to him from every County, Riding, and Place therein, in a Book of Parchment, in alphabetical Order, and in a fair and legible Handwriting, to the Office of the Writer of the Tallies, commonly called, The Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer: And as the Clause was ingrossed, the Word "to" was omitted before the Word "transcribe;" which being an Omission of the Clerk in the Ingrossment, the said Amendment was agreed unto by the House.
The Third Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause, which inflicts a Penalty of 1,000l. upon the Receiver-General, or his Deputy, in case of paying any of the Monies, by him received by virtue of the said Act, other than into the Receipt of the Exchequer.
And, as the Clause was ingrossed, it was, That in case any Receiver-General, or his Deputy, should pay any Part of the Monies, &c.; which was a Redundancy, and a Mistake of the Clerk; and therefore the said Amendment was agreed unto by the House.
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 a Second time upon Wednesday Morning next.
Royal Assent to Bills.
3. An Act for the Repeal of a Clause in the Statute made in the Four-and-thirtieth and Five-and thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices in Wales are limited to Eight in each County.
5. An Act to enable John Vivian Esquire, and Tho. 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.