Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 11 die Maii;
Kingston upon Hull Work-houses.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for erecting Workhouses, and Houses of Correction, in the Town of Kingston upon Hull, for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there.
Impeachment of Goudet, &c.
Sir Rowland Gwyn reported to the House, That he did go, Yesterday, to the Lords, and in the Name of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, and of all the Commons of England, impeached John Goudet, David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudovin, Nicolas Santini, and Peter Diharce, of High Crimes and Misdemeanors; and acquainted them, That this House would, in due time, exhibit Articles of Impeachment against the said Persons, and make good the same: And also, That the said Persons are in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, ready to be delivered to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, when their Lordships shall please to give Order therein.
Impeachment of Peirce.
Ordered, That Sir Rowland Gwyn, when he carries up the said Impeachment to the Lords, do acquaint the Lords, That the said John Peirce is in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, ready to be delivered up to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, when their Lordships shall please to give Order therein.
Mr. Stockdale, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the vesting a Copperas-work, Part of the Estate of Robert Mascall Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of Debts, and other Charges thereupon: And the same was received; and read the First time.
Duties on Leather.
St. Catharine's Hospital.
Ordered, That Mr. Arnold, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Henry Colt, Sir Walter Younge, Mr. Colt, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Maudit, be added to the Committee appointed to inquire into the Revenue settled upon St. Catharine's Hospital; and how the same has been managed.
Leave of Absence.
Then the Managers appointed for the Conference with the Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex; and for the better employing the Poor thereof; went to the Conference.
Conference with Lords.
Sir Francis Massam reported, That they had met the Lords at the Conference, and given them their Reasons for disagreeing to some of the said Amendments; and left the Bill, and the Amendments, with the Lords.