Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 5 die Januarii;
Mr. Clark, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making the River Tone navigable from Bridgwater to Taunton, in the County of Somerset: And the same was received; and read the First time.
Importing Wool from Ireland.
A Petition of the principal Traders and Dealers in the Woollen Manufactures, residing within the Town of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, in the behalf of themselves, and the poor Inhabitants employed therein, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by reason of the great Quantities of Wool combed into Worsted, Woollen Yarn, and other wrought Woollen Goods, imported from Ireland to Bristol, and other Ports in England, the poor People of this Nation are ready to perish for want of Employment; they sustaining the Loss of Eight Pounds for every Pack of Worsted Yarn, 4 l. for every Pack of Woollen Yarn, 40s. or 3 l. for every Pack of combed Wool; and so proportionably for all other wrought Woollen Goods brought from Ireland into England; for want of our Poors Working of it here: And praying, That the House will take the Premises into their Consideration, so as the like Mischiess may be prevented for the future, by prohibiting the Importation of all such Wool combed into Worsted, Worsted Yarn, Woollen Yarn, and other wrought Woollen Goods, from Ireland; whereby our own Poor may be the better employed in the Woollen Manufactures of England, and the Consumption thereof encouraged.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider which way to prevent the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland to foreign Parts; and to consider the most proper Ways to encourage the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom: And that the said Committee do sit de die in diem:
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do depart the Service of the House, without Leave given for the same: And that Leave for Members to go into the Country be asked for, only, between the Hours of Twelve and One a Clock.
Writs of Error.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for limiting a certain Time for bringing Writs of Error to reverse Fines and Recoveries, and ancient Judgments; and also for Redeeming of Mortgages: And that Sir Bartholomew Shower, Mr. Thirsby, and Mr. Foley, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Distillation from Corn.
Ordered, That the Bill to prohibit the Distilling of Spirits, and low Wines, from Corn; and to prevent Frauds in Distillers; be read a Second time upon Tuesday next, in a full House, after Twelve a Clock.
Suppressing Vice and Immorality.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Thomas Davall,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
State of the Navy.
Accounts respecting the Navy.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account of what superior Orders have been given for the Passing of any Accounts for the Navy, or Victualling; and to whom; and for what Sum and Sums; and for what Services.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account of what PrivySeals have passed relating to the Navy, or Victualling; and to whom; and for what Sum and Sums; and for what Services.