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, 16 die Februarii;
Returns of Juries.
Leave of Absence.
Regulating Printing and Printing-Presses.
A Petition of several Booksellers and Printers, in and about the Cities of London and Westminster, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill depending in the House, for Regulating of Printing, and Printing-Presses, the Petitioners are very much concerned in the Matters therein contained: And praying, That they may be heard touching the same.
A Petition of William Thompson, Herbert Fead, Denis Coniards, Mary Shepherd, Widow and Relict of Roger Shepherd, deceased, Serjeants, and Israel Pearson, Soldier, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners served his Majesty for Six Years in the West-Indies, in the Duke of Bolton's Regiment, now Colonel Holt's; and there is Five Years Pay, and Three Years Cloathing, due to them, which they have often demanded of the Colonels and Agents, but to no Purpose: And praying the Relief of the House in the Premises.
Leave of Absence.
St. John of Wapping Church.
A Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens, and other Officers and Inhabitants, of the Parish of St. John of Wapping, in the County of Middlsex, in behalf of the said Parish, was presented to the House, and read; . . . . . . That they were lately, by Act of Parliament, constituted a Parish, and their Chapel, erected almost 100 Years since, made their Parish Church; which, being built very low and slight, is become very much decayed; so that they must pull down the Roof, raise the Walls, and build a new Steeple; and, by a Fire lately there, in May last, the now Rector's House, and the House next adjoining, vested in him, and his Successors, by the said Act, were destroyed: That the said Parish consists most of Seamen, and Persons depending on the Sea Trade; who, by reason of the War, the late dreadful Fire there, and former Calamities of the same Nature, are reduced to Poverty: That there is a Bill depending in the House, for the completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, which is to continue a Duty on Coals: And praying, That some Consideration may be had to the Petitioners in the said Bill; whereby they may be enabled to raise their said Church, erect a Steeple, and complete the Building of the Rector's House.
Leave of Absence.
Proventing the Purchase and Sale of Offices.
Colonel Wharton reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent the buying and selling Offices, and Places of Trust, 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; 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.
A Clause was offered, to be made Part of the Bill, That it shall not extend to any Office, or Employment, in the Disposition of the Lord Mayor, Common-Council, Court of Aldermen, or Sheriffs, of London:
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the House do immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply for raising the 840,000 l. Deficiency of the Money granted to his Majesty the last Session of Parliament;
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir John Elwill:
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had considered the Matter to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty several Duties on Paper, Vellom, and other Things, to encourage the Bringing in of Plate, and hammered Money to be coined; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; was committed; be made To-morrow Morning, immediately after the said Report from the said Committee of the whole House.