Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 9 die Decembris;
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, the room of Sir Wm. Twisden Baronet, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of North-Allerton in the County of York, in the room of Thomas Lascells Esquire, deceased.
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; and also to whom the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech was referred; 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;
Deficiencies of Aids.
Resolution for transferring Loans.
Resolved, That whatsoever Loans, not exceeding the Sum of 600,000 l. which have or shall be made, upon the Credit of the Exchequer in general, for the Use of the Fleet, and other Exigencies, and necessary Services, of the Government, shall be transferred to such Aids as shall be granted this Session of Parliament.
Call of the House.
The King's Speech to be considered.
Back doors of Speaker's Chambers to be locked.
Timber in New-Forest.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Preservation and Increase of Timber in all other Forests: And that Sir Wm. Williams, and Sir Godfry Copley do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.