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, 17 die Maii;
Garon's, &c. Nat.
Mr. Yates reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Naturalizing of Peter Garon, and others, 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:
Embezzlement of Naval Stores.
Ordered, That Leave be given, upon the Report of the Bill for the preventing the Embezzling of his Majesty's Stores, to offer a Clause, That the Widows and Children of deceased Seamen may, with less Charge, take out Letters of Administration.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Henry Colt,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Ordered, That Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Gauntlett, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the settling and adjusting the Proportions of fine Silver and Silk, for the better making of Silver and Gold Thread; and to prevent the Abuses of Wire-drawers; was committed.
Prevention of Gaming.
Ordered, That Mr. Sloan, Sir Edward Hungerford, Colonel Granville, Mr. Weld, Mr. Hammond, Sir John Conway, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Brereton, Mr. Bertie, Sir Wm. Blackett, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill against Gaming was committed.
Leave of Absence.
Restraining Expence of Law Suits.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to restrain the great Expence and Length of Suits in Courts of Law and Equity, be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next; and nothing to intervene.
Leave of Absence.
A Petition of the Gentlemen, and others of the principal Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint James, near Shafton, in the County of Dorset, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by a Bill now depending, for the erecting a Work-house within the said Borough of Shafton, for the maintaining and employing the Poor there, the Petitioners are likely to be joined with the said Corporation, in the said Work-house, against their Consent: And praying, That a Stop may be put to the further Prosecution of this Act, as to the Inhabitants of Saint James.
Army Clothing Debt.
A Petition of the Clothiers and Traders in the Woollen Manufactures in Leeds, Halifax, and Parts adjacent, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth: That the Petitioners have great Sums of Money due to them from the Undertakers, who cloathed the Army: That the said Undertakers have upwards of 240,000 l. due to them, for the said Cloathing; which renders them incapable of paying the Petitioners: And praying a Fund may be ordered, for the Satisfying of the said Debts.
Impeachment of Goudet, &c.
Reneu's &c. Nat.
Estates given to superstitious Uses.
Quartering Soldiers on Victuallers.
The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Honse, to consider of the Motion Yesterday, That the Overplus of the Money, and Sea Stores, for Building and Furnishing of Sevenand-twenty Ships of War, by virtue of a late Act of Parliament, be applied to the Use of the Navy, and Ordnance for Sea Service.
Sir Thomas Littleton also reported from the said Committee, That they had directed him to move, That an Account may be laid before the House of the said Overplus Money and Stores, and what the Values thereof are.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Navy and Ordnance do lay before this House, an Account of what the Surplus of the Money and Stores, and the Value thereof, are, which were provided for the building and furnishing the Seven-and-twenty Ships of War, by virtue of a late Act of Parliament.