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 29 die Martii;
9° Gulielmi Tertii.
SIR John Bolles reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Estate of Richard Warburton Clerk, for Payment of his Debts; and for raising Portions for his Children; 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 Clerk's Table.
Delays at Quarter-Sessions.
An ingrossed Bill to continue the Act, made in the 5th and 6th Years of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays at the Quarter-Sessions of the Peace; which is near expiring; was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to make perpetual, and more effectual, an Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays at the QuarterSessions of the Peace.
Ordered, That Mr. Brotherton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
An ingrossed Bill for supplying of some Defects in the Laws, now in Force, for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom, was read the Third Time.
And several Amendments being proposed to be made therein; viz.
Press 2. L. * after "Churchwardens," to insert "to be attested respectively by Two or more credible Witnesses."
L. 10, after "City," to insert "Liberty:"
And likewise in several other Places:
Press 4. L. 5, to leave out "City, or Town Corporate," and insert "Riding:"
And the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for supplying some Defects in the Laws for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That Mr. Blaake do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Duty on Leather.
A Petition of sundry Grasiers frequenting the City of London, in behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Grasiers in England, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in the House, for laying a Duty of 15 l. per Cent. upon all Leather; which doth not provide that the Duty shall be repaid on Exportation; whereby the Price of Hides and Cattle will be greatly lower; and thereby be prejudicial to Land, and also to the Petitioners: And praying, That they may be heard in the Premises, before the Passing of the said Bill without such Allowance.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for laying a Duty upon Leather is committed.
A Petition of the Say-makers of Sudbury, and Places adjacent, in behalf of themselves, and many others, trading in the Woollen Manufactory, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That their Manufactory is chiefly shipped off for the Canaries, Spain, and Portugall; and the Vent of them hath greatly increased, by reason of the great Quantities of Wines lately imported from those Places, beyond what was formerly: That the Petitioners are informed the House is about laying a Duty on all Wines, of 12 l. 12 s. per Tun; which will, consequently, lessen the Importation of them, and the Exportation of the said Manufactures; to the Petitioners great Damage, and Ruin of their Trades: And praying, That the said Duty may not be laid upon Wines.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Bill for laying the said Duty be read a Second time.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir John Franklyn:
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for vesting Part of the Estate of Richard Moyle Gentleman in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: Also,
Hay-market Paving, &c.
They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for paving and regulating the Hay-market, in the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields, and St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster, without any Amendment.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Increase of Seamen.
An ingrossed Bill to enforce the Act, passed the last Session for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enforce the Act for the Increase and Encouragement of Seamen.
Ordered, That Mr. Poultney do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill; Duties on Wines.
Ordered, That the Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Wines, for the carrying on the War against France, be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for a further Provision for Payment of the Interest of the Transport-Debt, for the Reducing of Ireland.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Norris took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Norris reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; with they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Thursday Morning next.
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 further 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; and other the Matters to them referred.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matters to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill; and other the Matters to them referred.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to regulate and settle the Trade to Africa.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.