Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Sabbati, 21 die Januarii;
10° Gulielmi Tertii.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon, Somerset, Cornwall, Northampton, Wilts, and Sussex, and all the Gentlemen of the House that are of the Long Robe, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to consider of Ways for the better providing for the Poor, and setting them on Work: And that they do sit de die in diem; and have Leave to sit in a Morning.
Mr. Lowther reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Naturalizing of Bartholomew Ogilvey, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; 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, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Blaak have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Billingsgate Fish Market.
Sir Thomas Davall, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making Billingsgate a free Market, for Sale of Fish: And the same was received; and read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Preservation of Game.
Ordered, That Mr. Worsley, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Robert Eden, Sir John Phillips, Sir Tho. Wagstaff, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Dimock, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Parkhurst, Sir Robert Davers, Colonel Perry, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Verney, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better Preservation of the Game is committed.
Barailleau's, &c. Nat.
Mr. Lowther reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for naturalizing Peter Barailleau, and others, 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.
Ordered, That the Bill be ingrossed.
Elections— Fees, &c.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the Cinque-Ports be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Mr. Chute is referred.
Distillation from Corn.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to prohibit the Distilling of Spirits, and low Wines, from Corn; and to prevent Frauds in Distillers.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Heveningham took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Heveningham reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the Report be made upon Monday next, after Twelve a Clock; and nothing to intervene.
Earl of Derwentwater's Estate.
Ordered, That Mr. Stringer, Sir Joseph Tredenham, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Halford, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Pinnell, Sir John Thorold, Sir John Bolles, be added to the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, for the more easy and certain Payment of the Debts of Edward Earl of Darwentwater, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight a Clock.