Jovis, 5 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Wm. Batson, Esquire, was read;
setting forth, That, upon his Marriage with Carolina
his now Wife, he settled a Jointure on her, of certain Lands
in the County of Oxon: And the Petitioner being since
settled in Suffolke, where he has a Prospect of purchasing
a much better Estate, in Case the other may be sold; being
with the Consent of the Trustees, and all Parties therein
concerned; and praying, That this House would give
him Leave to bring in a Bill for selling the said settled
Estate; and that the Monies arising thereby may be applied towards the purchasing Lands in Com' Suffolke, to be
settled in such Manner as the said Estate was before settled,
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
selling the Estate in the County of Oxon, and settling the
Estate in the County of Suffolke in lieu thereof.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Kynaston have Leave to go into the
Country for Three Weeks, upon urgent Occasions.
Cane Chairs &c.
A Petition of several Joyners, Turners, Carvers, Sawyers, Caners of Chairs, and others about the City of London, was read; setting forth, That they understand a
Bill is passing for preventing the Making of Cane Chairs;
which, if it should pass, will tend to their utter Ruin;
and many Thousands more deprived of a Livelihood;
and praying, That before such a Bill do pass, they may
be heard at the Bar, to give their Reasons against the
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table,
to be taken into their Consideration, when the Bill for
prohibiting the Making of Cane Chairs, Couches, and
Squabs, shall be read a Second time.
A Bill for the better securing their Majesties Protestant
Subjects of Ireland, against the illegal Proceedings of the
Rebels, now in actual Rebellion against their Majesties in
that, Kingdom, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Commissioners of Victualling.
A Petition of Sir Richard Haddocke, Sir John Parsons,
Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, the late Commissioners for victualling their Majesties Navy, in Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; setting
forth, That they find they are fallen under the Displeasure
of this House: and that they are heartily sorry for it: But
that yet, they hope they shall make their Innocency appear, when they shall be admitted to answer for themselves; having behaved themselves in their Majesties
Service, as became honest, loyal, and dutiful Subjects and
Servants, with their utmost Care and Diligence: And
praying, That they may have their Liberties, upon giving such sufficient Bail, or otherwise, as should be required
for their Appearance from time to time.
And the Question being put, That the said Sir Rich.
Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas
Fenne, be admitted to give Bail;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Jos. Tredenham,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Robert Rich,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
To be liberated on Bail.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House be impowered to take Bond for the Appearance of
the said Sir Richard Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Anthony
Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, from time to time, at the Bar
of this House, when and as often as they shall be thereunto required by this House.
Ordered, That each of the said Persons shall be bound
with Two Securities for their Appearance; the Principal
to be bound in Five thousand Pounds Penalty, and the
Security in Two thousand Five hundred Pounds apiece.
Miscarriages of the War.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred
to examine into the Miscarriage of the War for the last
Year, and the Victuals and Provisions for the Navy, do
make their Report with all convenient Speed.
Settling the Forces.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare
and bring in a Bill for the settling the Forces of this
Kingdom, be revived; and do meet To-morrow at Four
of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Supply Bill; Collecting Revenue.
A Bill for the preventing all Doubts and Disputes concerning the collecting the public Revenue for a Year
from Christmas next, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House do, upon Saturday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Provision for Prince and Princess of Denmarke.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do take care there
be a Provision made in the said Bill for the Prince and
Princess of Denmarke, for this Year.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole
House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Bill
for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Two Shillings
in the Pound for One Year.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor reports from the Committee of the whole
House, That they had gone through the Bill; and had
directed him to make a Report to the House.
Resolved, That the House will receive the said Report
To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.