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, 18 die Decembris;
Duties on Leather.
A PETITION of the Wardens, and the rest of the Society of Glovers, within the City of Hereford, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, since there has been a Duty laid upon Allum, Salt, and Leather, the Glovers Trade is abated above a Fourth-part, and Gloves are fallen Two Shillings in a Dozen; and the Buyer will now have longer Credit, by reason of the Dulness of Trade; so that the Petitioners cannot receive Money enough to pay Journeymen: And praying, That the Duty upon Alum-Leather may be taken off.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company, of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Preventing throwing Squibs, &c.
Timber in New Forest.
Oaths relating to Tallies, and Exchequer Business.
Mr. Lowndes, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to give further Time for the Administring of Oaths relating to Tallies and Orders; and for the easier Dispatch of the publick Business in the Exchequer: And the same was received.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill that no Tender of any hammered Silver Coin of this Kingdom be a lawful Tender of Money in any Payment whatsoever: And that Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Gwynne, and Mr. Lowndes, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Ships for Summer and Winter Guard
Sir Richard Onslow, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider what Number of Ships are necessary for a Summer and Winter Guard for the Year 1698, the Resolution of the 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; viz.
Preventing Correspondence with late King James.
Mr. Cowper reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.