Jovis, 8 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the granting unto Eliz. Hobby, Widow, one
Annuity or yearly Rent-charge of Four hundred and
Fifty Pounds for her Life, in Satisfaction of Five hundred
Pounds a Year in Lands, which she was to have for her
Jointure, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christy,
Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Freke, Mr.
Arnold, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir Hen. Goff, Sir Orlan. Gee,
Mr. Archer, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Sir Rob.
Napier, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Hedger, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr.
Bickerstaffe, Mr. Price, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Colt,
Mr. Etterick, Sir James Long, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Sir
Walter Young, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Wm. Poultney, and
all the Members that serve for the Counties of Berkes
and Bucks: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Streets to be kept clear.
Ordered, That the Constables, and other Officers of
Middlesex and Westminster concerned, do take care, that
from Eight of the Clock in the Morning, till Two in the
Afternoon, being the usual Time of Meeting and Rising
of this House, the Passage through the Streets, between
Temple Bar and Westminster Hall, be kept free and open;
and that no Obstruction be made by Cars, Drays, Carts,
or otherwise, to hinder the Passage of the Members to
and from this House: And the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to give Notice of this Order to the Officers aforesaid. And it is recommended to Sir Wm.
Poultney, Mr. Cary High Bailiff of Westminster, Mr.
Done, and Mr. Bridgman Justices of the Peace, to see
this Order put in Execution.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General have Leave to
attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Croke
East India Company.
A Bill for Confirmation of the Charter granted to the
East India Company, until another Company shall be
established by Act of Parliament, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate
of the House, unto Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rich. Onslow,
Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr.
Pitts, Sir Carbury Price, Mr. Cary, Lord Cheny, Mr.
Evans, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Perry, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir
John Turner, Mr. Pendarvis, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Cognisby, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Barker,
Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Guise, Colonel Austen, Sir Hen.
Goffe, Mr. Mansell, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Guy, Mr.
Gwyn, Mr. Fuller, Sir Rob. Cotton, Major Vincent, Mr.
Lampton Mr. Serjeant Hutchins, Mr. Herne, Colonel
Birch, Mr. Brewer, Sir John Cotton, Mr. Wm. Johnson,
Mr. Foot Onslow, Mr. Peregrine Bertie, Sir John Cary,
Sir Rich. Hart, Sir John Knight, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Sir
Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Dalben, Mr.
Buscawen, Lord Falkland, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hawtry, Sir
Harry Johnson, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Gray, Sir Fra. Guybon,
Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. England, Sir
Rob. Davers, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Holt,
Mr. Papillion, Sir Wm. Robinson, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr.
Anch. Gray, Mr. Done, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Berty, Mr.
Ash, Sir Gilbert Clarke, Mr. Turges, Sir John Thomson,
Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Rudge, Sir John Bancks, Sir Benj.
Newland, Sir Jon. Jennings, Sir Edm. Jennings, Sir Rich.
Temple, and all the Members that are Merchants, and that
serve for the Sea Ports: And all that come to have Voices:
And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: and are impowered
to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of John and Thomas Temple, Owners of the
Ship Bristoll, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, in the First Session of the last Parliament, exhibited their Petition to this House; thereby setting forth
the great Oppression they had sustained in relation to their
Ship; which was sunk and plundered by Captain Tyrrell,
Commander of the Phænix, by Order of the East India
Company; which Petition was afterwards referred to a
Committee, and the Matter thereof by them examined:
The which the Petitioners, are again ready to prove,
together with their Damage, amounting to Thirty-one
thousand Two hundred Eight Pounds Two Shillings and
Ten-pence Sterling; besides a considerable Damage suffered by the said Ship's Company: By reason of which
great Losses, the Petitioners are become insolvent, and
not able to pay their Creditors their full Dues: And praying the Consideration and Relief of the House in the
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for Confirmation of the Charters granted to the present East India
Company, until another Company shall be established,
Sir Rich. Reynell reports from the Committee to whom
the Petition of divers working Goldsmiths in and about
the City of London, was referred, That they had considered
the Matters to them referred; and had directed a Special
Report to be made of the whole Matter to the House:
The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered
the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was
read; and is as followeth;
That it appears, by a Certificate from the Custom-house,
dated Seventeenth April last, That great Quantities of
Silver have been of late exported; whereof we had a particular Account for the last Five Years: That above Seven
Parts of Eight had been shipped off by the Jews, who do
any thing for their Profit: The Reason was plain; that the
French King, of late, finding his Money very scarce, had
raised his Coin Ten Pounds per Cent.: Which was an
Encouragement to send Silver to fill his Coffers: Which
the Jews, for their Profit, exported daily in very great
Quantities: That, on Monday last, they had shipped off
about Sixty thousand Ounces by the Name of Foreign
Silver; and great Parcels more were ready to be shipped:
Which did make it scarce and dear, to the utter Ruin
of the Working Goldsmiths.
That there were also English, as well as Jews, who, for
their Advantages, would doubtless melt down our Crown
Pieces, &c. and sell for Foreign Silver, to the Undoing
of the whole Nation for want of Money, unless a present
Remedy were found to prevent Exportation of any Silver
That the Committee had also Certificates from the
Officers of the Mint, for divers Years; and do find, that
of late, very small Quantities have been coined.
That it was offered, that the Profit of melting down
One thousand Pounds of milled Money for Exportation,
was Twenty-five Pounds ready Money, and upwards.
That Silver was coined at the Mint at Five Shillings
and Two-pence per Ounce; but, at the Time of Exportation, was generally sold at Five Shillings and Three-pence
Halfpeny per Ounce: Which gave Occasion of its being
melted down, and transported as Foreign Silver.
That divers Proposals were suggested;
1. A total Prohibition:
2. A qualified Prohibition for certain Times, or an
Imposition for Exportation of Silver:
3. The enhancing our own Money.
So that, though the Committee found the Complaint
of the Petitioners very just, and the Inconveniencies to the
Kingdom very great, they could not agree of a Way for
the preventing the same: But were humbly of Opinion,
That it was worthy of the Consideration of the House.
Resolved, That the said Report be re-committed to the
same Committee, upon the Debate of the House: And
that they do thereupon prepare a Bill or Bills, as they
shall see Cause; and present the same to the House: And
that, in order thereunto, the Committee do sit de die in
diem; and have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and
Records: And that the Officers of the Mint do attend the
said Committee: And that Mr. Neale, Mr. Norreis, Sir
John Bancks, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Christopher Musgrave,
Mr. Cognisby, Colonel Birch, Mr. Christy, Sir Peter Coriton, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Evans, Mr.
Slater, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Hen. Herbert, and all the
Members of the House that are Merchants. . . .: And
they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock.
Recovery of Tythes, &c.
Mr. Christy, according to the Order of the House, presented a Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes,
and Repair of Churches: And the same was received.
Securing public Peace, &c.
A Bill for securing the public Peace, and proventing
the Designs of Papists, and other disaffected Persons to
their Majesties Government, was read the First Time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke, and
Sir John Francklyn:
House reminded of Bill.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, to
enable Sir Edwin Sadleir to sell Lands, for Payment of
Debts, with some Amendments; to which they desire the
Concurrence of this House: And they do put this House
in mind of the Bill for more easy Recovery of small
Tythes, and Repair of Churches, some time since sent
down to this House.
An ingrossed Bill for reversing the Judgment upon a
Quo Warranto against the City of London, and for restoring the City to its ancient Rights and Privileges, was
read the Third time.
An ingrossed Clause was offered as a Rider, to the
Bill, That if there were no new Election of Mayor, and
other Officers, by the Time mentioned in the Bill, those
which were at the Time of the Judgment, should be in:
And the same was once read.
And the Question being put, That the same be read a
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Rob. Cotton,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
The Clause was read the Second time: And several
Amendments thereof were proposed to be made; and,
upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the
House; and twice read; and the Clause amended accordingly.
Then the Clause was read the Third time; and, upon
the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House,
to be made Part of the Bill.
And then the Question being put, That the Bill do
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Jos. Tredenham,
|Tellers for the Noes.
||Sir John Thomson,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That the Title be, An Act for reversing the
Judgment in a Quo Warranto, against the City of London,
and for restoring the City of London to its ancient Rights
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Seymour do carry the Bill to
the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill; Forfeitures.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the Bill for vesting the
Five hundred Pounds Forfeitures in their Majesties.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.