Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 21 die Novembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; importing Brandy, &c.
SIR John Dorrell, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for repealing a Clause, in the Act made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, which prohibits the Importation of Brandy, Aqua-Vitæ, and other Spirits, was committed, That they had made several 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.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Mr. Harley, from the Commissioners for taking the publick Accompts, desired to have the further Directions of the House upon the Order of the 18th Instant, touching their laying before the House an Account of what Monies have been issued and paid for secret Service, and to Members of Parliament, in regard of several Clauses in the Act, which impowers them to take the publick Accompts relating to those Matters.
Whereupon the Clauses of the Act being read;
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the public Accompts do lay before this House an Account of all the Pensions, Salaries, and Sums of Money, paid or payable to Members of Parliament out of the Revenue, or otherwise.
Miscarriages of the Fleet.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Inquiry into the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer.
And the Residue of the Examinations and Informations, transmitted from the Committee of Council appointed to examine the Matter of the Petition of the Turkey Company, were read.
And the House being informed, That the Admirals, that commanded the Fleet the last Summer, attended;
They were called in; and delivered in to the House a Book of the Orders they had received for the Management of the Fleet the last Summer.
And then withdrew.
And the House being informed, That Captain Kerr could give some Account of Matters relating to the said Inquiry;
He was called in, and examined touching the same:
And then withdrew.
Ordered, That John Rutter do attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Child do attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Rice Tudwell and Lieutenant Thomas Williams do attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Captain Kerr do attend this House again To-morrow Morning.
The House being informed, That one Nath. Snow could give some Account of Matters relating to the Fleet;
He was called in, and gave his Information at the Bar; and also delivered in a Paper, in Writing, thereof.
Resolved, That the further Inquiry into the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Admirals, that commanded the Fleet the last Summer, do attend this House again To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.