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;
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.
Leave of Absence.
Billingsgate Fish Market.
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.
Elections— Fees, &c.
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. 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.
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.