Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Veneris, 12 die Martii;
The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act explaining a former Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of Edmund Warner, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and for preserving the rest for the Benefit of his Heir; was committed:
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands, late of Samuel Trotman Esquire, deceased, lying in Barking, Eastham, Westham, and Woollwich, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, in Trustees, to be sold; and to settle other other Lands, in lieu thereof; was read the Third time.
Leave of Absence.
Importing Goods from Turkey.
An ingrossed Bill for the importing several Goods and Merchandize, laden, in Turkey, on board the Ships called the Success and Dragon Prizes, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the importing several Goods and Merchandize, laden, in Turkey, on board the Ships called the Success and Dragon Gally, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships.
St. Paul's Cathedral.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London; and for repairing the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Colonel Wharton, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for continuing several former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer: was committed; the Amendments, made by the Committee, to the said Bill; 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 all of them, except Clause A, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Clause A; That, if any Gaoler shall refuse to take the Oaths required by an Act, made the last Session of Parliament, for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, or Damages, upon the Oath of the Clerk of the Papers, made to the Entry of the Action, it shall be as effectual as the Oath of the Gaoler would have been, to discharge any Person, under 50 Years old, who will serve himself, or find an able Person to serve for him, in his Majesty's Service; being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.
Preventing the Purchase and Sale of Offices.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Preventing Exportation of Wool.
Duties on Glass, &c.
Supply Bill; Duty on Leather.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying a Duty upon Leather, for the Term of Three Years, for answering the Deficiencies, as well of the late Duties upon Coals and Culm, as for paying the Annuities on the Lotteries, and for Lives, charged on the Tonage of Ships, and the Duties upon Salt.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had considered the Matter of the Petition to them also referred; and had directed him to report the same specially to the House, when the House will please to receive the same.