Lunæ, 12 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Sawyer have Leave
to attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between
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A Bill to vest the Estate of Thomas Powell, Esquire, in
the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Brereton,
Sir Tho. Darcy, Major Vincent, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Mr.
Christy, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Knit, Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Staynes, Mr. Hector Philipps, Mr. Gee, Sir
Edw. Hussey, Mr. Clarke, Sir Rich. Standish, Mr. Fenwick,
Sir Jonathan Jennings, Lord Cornbury, Sir Carb. Price, Sir
Roger Pilson, Colonel Birch, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Slater,
Sir Jervas Elwes, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Sir Jacob Ashley,
Sir Rob. Napier, Sir John Key, Mr. Burdet, and all the
Members that serve for the Counties of Flint, Denbeigh,
and Cheshire: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill for the Regulating and Licensing of Hackney
Coaches, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time after
Ten a Clock.
Importing thrown Silk.
Mr. Bickerstaffe reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill for discouraging the Importation of Thrown Silk,
was re-committed, That the Committee had agreed to
the Bill, with some Amendments: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read
in his Place, with the Coherence: And afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were
once read throughout; and afterwards, a Second time,
one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, That
on Thrown Silk laden in India, Persia, or China, to be
imported before Twentieth September 1691, shall be liable
to any Forfeiture: And the same was twice read: and
agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments and
Clause, be ingrossed.
Recovery of Tythes.
A Bill for the more easy Recovery of small Tythes, and
Repair of Churches and Chancels, was read the Second
Resolved, That the Bill, upon the Debate of the House,
be committed unto Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. England, Mr. Boscawen, Lord Cornbury, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Wilmot,
Mr. Christy, Mr. Slater, Sir Wm. Wogan, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Piggott, Sir Rob.
Cotton, Mr. Grubb, Mr. Mansell, Lord Digby, Sir John
Guise, Sir James Rushout, Mr. Bayle, Mr. Culliford, Sir
Tho. Hussey, Serjeant Hutchins, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Tho.
Darcy, Sir Edw. Hussey, Sir Rob. Rice, Mr. Bedingfeild,
Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Bevill Granville, Mr. Fenwick, Mr.
Burdett, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Phil. Skippon, Sir John Barker, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Cary, Mr.
Thornhaugh, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Freke, Mr. Harcourt,
Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Foley, Mr. Palmes, Mr.
Kirby, Sir Rich. Standish, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Geo. Fletcher: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And it is to be
an Instruction to the said Committee, That they leave the
Clause, by which the Lords are excepted, out of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Counsel to be heard, touching the
Bill for collecting the Duty of Aulnage at the Customhouse, be called in.
And accordingly, the Counsel for the King, and the
Duchess of Richmond, and her Trustees, and the Farmers
of the Duty, and for the Clothiers, were called in; and
heard, at the Bar of the House, What they had to offer
in relation to the said Bill.
And being withdrawn;
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill; and
nothing to intervene.
Avoiding certain Letters Patents.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Sir Adam Otley;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled,
An Act to make void certain Letters Patents therein mentioned: To which they desire the Concurrence of this
Also, the Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made
by this House to the Bill for settling an Annuity of Four
hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum upon Mrs. Hobby,
in lieu of her Jointure.
Lords desire Leave for Members to attend them.
Also, the Lords do desire this House to give Leave,
that Sir Robert Clayton and Sir George Treby may attend that
House on Wednesday next, to declare their Knowledge concerning the present Lieutenancy and Militia of the City
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Resolved, That the Messengers be called in; and acquainted, That this House will return an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
And the Messengers were called in accordingly; and
Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.
Then the Question being put, That the House do now
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Rob. Cotton,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And accordingly the House adjourned till Tomorrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.