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, 23 die Februarii;
Lord Fairfax's Estate.
MR. Harcourt, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for enabling the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax to raise Monies, charged by the late Lord Culpeper, on his Estate: And the same was received.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Nicholas Goodwin the elder, and Nicholas Goodwyn 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 Goodwin the elder, to purchase Lands of a greater yearly Value, to be settled to the same Uses as the said Manor is now settled; was read the Third time.
The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act 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:
Mr. Baldwyn reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting and setting certain Estates of William James Gentleman in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts, and making Provision for himself, his Wife, and their Children, 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; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read.
Leave of Absence.
Petition from St. Andrews, Holborn.
A Petition of the Rector, Churchwardens, and the principal Inhabitants, of the Parish of St. Andrew's, Holbourn, London, in behalf of themselves, and other the Parishioners of the said Parish, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *
Privilege—Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Richard Vaughan Blacksmith, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege against Robert Moncton, Esquire, a Member of this House, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, as the Petitioner, and his Servants, were at Work in his Shop, a Person, whom the Petitioner did not see, nor know, nor his Design, came running in, and took up a Sledge; saying, He would bring it again presently; but, soon after, understanding he was a Bailiff, and that he was carried before a Justice, for a Breach of Privilege, in assaulting Mr. Moncton, the Petitioner then went to inquire after his Sledge, and was taken up himself; though the Sledge was taken out of his Shop, as aforesaid, and he no way privy to the Design, as the Petitioner can prove by several Witnesses: And praying, That the Truth of the Matter may be examined.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Company of Clothiers, in the City of Coventry, in behalf of themselves, and other Manufacturers in the said City, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Trade of the Woollen Manufacture is grossly abused by Wool-broggers; it being now the Practice of most Tradesmen to buy up the Wool in the Country; thereby undermining the Manufacturer, and deluding the Grower from bringing his Wool to the publick Market, to be sold; and keep it up so, that the Clothiers are constrained to buy their Wool of such Engrossers at such adear Rate, that he must lose by his Goods when made up into Cloth; to the great Discouragement of the Cloathing Trade, and Ruin of many Thousand Families employed therein; the Clothiers not being able to carry on their Trades at that Rate: And praying the Consideration of the House and Relief in the Premises.
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Bill for restoring the Market for Woollen Cloths at Blackwell-hall, and Welchhall to the Clothiers, is committed;
Supply Bill; Deficiencies, and Bank Stock, &c.
Mr. Lowndes, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned; and for inlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the publick Credit: And the same was received.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, for the Support of the Civil List, for the Year 1697.