Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Lunæ, 22 die Februarii;
Rygate, &c. Roads.
An ingrossed Bill for repairing and amending the Lane called Horshill, leading from Rygate to Hookwood Common, and a Lane called Bonehurst, in the Parish of Horley, in the County of Surrey, was read the Third time.
Mr. Whitaker reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Nicholas Goodwin the elder, and Nicholas Goodwin the younger, to sell the Manor of Winslow, in the County of Bucks; and, with the Money arising thereby, and other Monies to be advanced by the said Nicholas Goodwyn the elder, to purchase Lands, of greater yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is now settled; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment: And he delivered the same in at the Table.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Thomas Panton Esquire in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and securing a Jointure to Mary his Wife, was read the First time.
Preservation of Fish.
Sir William Bowes, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Relief of the Subject against Weirs and Dams, which take and destroy Fish, and the Fry of Fish, within the Rivers of this Kingdom: And the same was received.
Answer to Address.
Sir Henry Goodrick acquainted the House, That his Majesty, having been attended by some of his PrivyCouncil, who are Members of this House, with the Address relating to the Accounts of the Regiment lately commanded by Colonel Villers, who pleased to say, That he would give Order to have the Accounts stated; and that Right should be done.
A Petition of the Bailiff and Burgesses, and of the President, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Company of Clothiers, in the Borough of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester, on behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Clothiers inhabiting within the said Borough, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, for many Years past, several Persons, called Wool-broggers, have ingrossed all the Wool in the Countries into their own Hands; so that the Clothiers cannot get Wool for their Occasions, but at what Rate those Broggers please; who mix the coarse Wool with the fine, and sell it for the best Sort; which is wrought up for such; to the Prejudice of the Woollen Manufacture: And praying the Consideration of the House therein, That some speedy Remedy may be provided for preventing the many Inconveniencies arising thereby.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for restoring the Market for Woollen Cloths in Blackwell-hall, and Welch-hall, to the Clothiers, is committed.
Leave of Absence.
Petition from Kingston upon Hull.
A Petition of the Vintners, Inholders, Keepers of Livery Stables, Alehouse-keepers, and Retailers of Strong Waters, &c. Inhabitants within the Town of Kingston upon Hull, was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That * * * *
Leave of Absence.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Henry Colt,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Henry Goff,
Lord Holles' Debts.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the Support of the Civil List, for the Year 1697, the Resolution of the said Committee; 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 was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Bringing in Plate to be coined.
The Lord Coningsby, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for encouraging Persons to bring in their wrought Plate, to be coined, was committed, the Amendments, made by the said Committee, to the said Bill; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and several of them a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House:
Clause A being read a Second time, That after the 1st Day of December 1696, the Tender of all hammered Silver Money, in any Payment to be made, at 5s. 2d. per Ounce, shall be adjudged to be a Tender of so much of the lawful Coin of the Kingdom, as the same shall amount unto at that Rate;
The Lords have agreed to the Bill to enable Edward Leigh Esquire, and Jane his Wife, and their Trustees, to sell the Manors of Waxham and Horsey, and certain Lands and Tenements, in the County of Norfolk; and to purchase and settle other Lands to the same Uses; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,
Prohibiting India Silks, Callicoes, &c.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to restrain the Wearing of all wrought Silks and Bengals, imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East-India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The said Amendments to the Bill, to restrain the Wearing of all wrought Silks and Bengals, imported into this Kingdom from Persia and East-India, and all Callicoes printed or stained there, were read; and are as follow; viz.