Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Martis, 10 die Maii;
PETER Garon, Jacob Coutris, Stephen Godin, James Maintru, Abraham Montfort, Peter Sene, Adrianus Denyse, David Faur, Abraham De la Neufeu Maison, Claude Baudovin, James La Caron, Matthew Forresteir Gedion Laubaraune Le Comte, Lewis Jourdaine, Cornelius Dennis, Theodore Solie, and William Theophilus Wildigos, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.
Kingston upon-Hull Work-houses.
Sir William Lowther reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting Work-houses, and Houses of Correction, in the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull, for the Employment and Maintenance of the Poor there, 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, were agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Mr. Gery reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting a Moiety of certain Messuages and Lands in Hackney, in the County of Middlesex, in Trustees, for the Benefit of Susannah Cary, Widow and Relict of Nicolas Cary Esquire, deceased, and others, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and made an Amendment 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 was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
Pr. 4. L. 7, after "Inheritance," leave out "of," and insert "and" instead thereof.
The said Bill was read the Third time.
And another Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill; viz.
Pr. *. L. 42, leave out "old:"
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Gery do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Assize of Bread.
The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Assize of Bread was committed:
And the Amendments, made by the Committee to the Bill, were severally read a Second time; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, some of them disagreed, and the Residue, with some Amendments to some of them, were agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Lewknor have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Seaward have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Denzil Onslow have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petitions relating to Copper Halfpence and Farthings were referred, be made To-morrow.
Ordered, That Mr. Gardner, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Maudit, Mr. England, Mr. Bickerstaff, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Colonel John Michelbourne was referred.
Ordered, That the Committee do sit in a Morning; but not after Ten a Clock.
Supply Bill; Imposition of Grants.
A Bill for granting an Aid to his Majesty, by an Imposition upon beneficial Grants, and other Things therein mentioned, was, according to Order, read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Bail of Persons impeached.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, having, according to Order, prepared Bonds for the Persons in his Custody, who are ordered to be impeached, and their Sureties, to enter into, and had them together to enter into the same, they had delivered him a Paper of their Objections to the Bond; which the Serjeant delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
The Bail do humbly represent their Objections to the Condition of the Bond ordered by the Honourable House of Commons; viz.
That it obliges an Appearance, without any Limitation of Time, either during the present, or any particular subsequent Session of Parliament; and therefore do hope, the same will not be required by the Wisdom of the Honourable House: And likewise, That the said Condition is so penned, as seems to imply an Obligation, not only for Appearance, but also, for a Performance of the Judgment which the House of Peers may give in the present Case; and consequently, for the Payment of any such Sum or Sums of Money as may be thought fit to be imposed as a Fine in or by such Judgment; which they humbly conceive will not be thought reasonable, when the Method of Recognizances and Securities, in all other criminal Proceedings, is considered.
Now, forasmuch as the Bail are willing to enter into Bonds or Recognizances to the King, or any other Person, in the Sum required, for the Appearance of the Parties before the Lords in Parliament, at any time, and at all times, during this present Session; it is humbly hoped, That it may be consistent with the Honour and Justice of the House, to accept such Bail or Security, with such Condition as aforesaid; especially, considering that new Security may be expected by the House of Lords upon this Occasion.
The Prisoners, in behalf of themselves, do humbly offer, That, in case the Honourable House shall think fit to insist upon the Form of the Condition by them prescribed, they will endeavour to persuade their Sureties to comply with it, or else to procure others that will, if possible.
The said Persons having not complied in giving the said Security, according to the Order of this House;
Ordered, That Sir Rowland Gwyn, when he carries up the Impeachment, to the Lords, against John Goudet, David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Rene Baudouvin, Nicolas Santini, and Peter Diharce, do acquaint the Lords, 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.
Sir Francis Massam reported to the House, That he having, according to their Order, been at the Lords, to desire a Conference with their Lordships, upon the Subject-matter of the Amendments made by their Lordships, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex; and for the better employing and maintaining the Poor thereof; the Lords do agree to a Conference, To-morrow at Twelve of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee who drew up the Reasons to be offered at the said Conference, do manage the Conference: And that Mr. Poltny, Mr. Norris, and Mr. Cooper, be added to them.
St. Catharine's Hospital.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inquire into the Revenue settled upon St. Catharine's Hospital; and how the same has been managed; and report the same to the House;
And it is referred to Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Harley, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir Wm. Forester, Sir Scroop Howe, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Mr. Monckton, Colonel Byerley, Sir Henry Crofts, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Conyers, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Burrington, Sir John Turner, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hooper, Sir John Phillips, Sir John Banks, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Gery, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Wm. Blacket, Sir Robert Rich, Lord Cutts, Mr. Bockland, Major-General Erle, Mr. Serjeant Bond, Mr. Culliford: And they are to meet at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Estates given to superstitious Uses.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the better Discovery of Estates given to superstitious Uses be read the Third time upon Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned . . . To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.