Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 15 die Decembris;
|Received from May 95, to Michaelmas 96,||281||6||6|
|From Michaelmas 96, to Michaelmas 97,||652||9||6|
|From Michaelmas 97, to 11 December 97,||49||6||0|
|Hen. Wolstenholme. £.||983||2||0|
An Account of what Money hath been received and paid in the grant Receipt inwards, upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, for Transport-Service, from the 1st of May 1695, to the 11th of December 1697.
|The grand Receipt,||21,980||14||11½|
|The Plantation Receipt,||983||2||—|
|In the Port of London the Total is||22,963||16||11½|
|Of the above Balance there is paid into the Exchequer||7,983||3||1|
|Will be paid into the Exchequer this Week||1,110||7||7|
|Out in Bonds, which will be paid in as received||1,332||—||—|
Mem. Besides the above Account, there are Licences in several Persons Hands in the Country, to be disposed of as there is Occasion, and will be then brought to Account; but cannot amount to much, the Year being half expired.
Ordered, That the said Accounts be referred to the Committee appointed Yesterday to consider of several States, Estimates, and Accounts, presented to the House: And that they do examine the same, and report the Matter of Fact relating thereunto to the House.
Ships for Summer and Winter Guard.
Preventing Correspondence with late King James.
Trade with Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade of England and Ireland, and how to make the Trade of England more beneficial, have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And that they do report their Opinion therein to the House.
A Petition of Thomas Seviar Gentleman, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That William Lentall Esquire, being seised in Fee of the King's-Bench Office, on the 25th of November 1684, by Articles, agreed to grant the said Office and Perquisites to the Petitioner for his Life; but Lentall refusing to perform the same, the Petitioner, in 1684, exhibited a Bill in Chancery to compel a Performance: During which Suit, an Act lately passed, without sufficient Notice to the Petitioner, for the more effectual Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes; wherein there is a Clause to make void all Deputations and Grants before made by Mr. Lentall; so that the Petitioner cannot be relieved in Equity, by reason of the said Act, though he hath advanced great Sums of Money in Consideration of the said Articles, and been at great Expence in prosecuting the same: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for explaining the said Act, so that he may sue to have the said Agreement performed, or that he may be reimbursed what Money he has paid and expended in relation thereunto.
Relief of Creditors.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain and rectify the Act passed the last Session for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two-thirds in Number and Value do agree: And that Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Montague, and Mr. Price, and Mr. Hoblyn, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.