Sabbati, 18 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new
Writ for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of
Devon, in the Room of Sir John Maynard, deceased.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
the Surgeons to administer inward Medicines, in Cases
A Petition of Sir John Morden, Baronet, and John
Wildman, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were, the Sixth March last, duly elected for
the Borough of St. Edmundsbury: But the Mayor refusing to return the Petitioners, he, with some few
Burgesses, under the Name of Capital Burgesses and
Common Council, withdrew themselves from the Assembly of Burgesses and Freemen, and rased the
Precept; and then made a Pretended Return of the
Election of Sir Robert Davers, and Henry Goldwell,
Esquire, to the Prejudice of the Petitioners: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges:
And they are to examine the Matter thereof; and report
the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Westminster, &c. Paving.
A Bill for the Paving and Cleansing of the Streets within
the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Out Parishes
in the County of Middlesex, and Borough of Southwarke,
within the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for regulating
the Hay Market at Charing Cross, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields; was presented to the House; and received.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Enlarging and repairing of Highways; and for Reviving a
former Act for that Purpose: And it is recommended to
Mr. Serjeant Wogan, and Sir Edmund Jennings, to prepare and bring in the same.
A Petition of the King's Bench, Fleet, and Ludgate,
in Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Prisons in
the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town
of Berwick upon Tweed, was read; setting forth, That
the Petitioners beg Leave, That a Bill may be brought
in to this honourable House, for discharge of poor Prisoners for Debt, Damage, Non-payment of Monies, and
Costs of Suit; in Testimony whereof, the Seals of the
said Three Prisons were fixed to the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for
Relief of Poor Prisoners.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to regulate the
great Abuses in Matters of Escapes; and particularly
relating to the Prisons of the King's Bench and Fleet.
And it is referred to Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Price,
Mr. Beddingfeild, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Serjeant
Blincoe, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Arnold,
Sir Orl. Gee, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Hawtry, Mr.
Bowyer, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr.
Christy, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dyott, Sir Robert Nappier, Mr.
Brewer, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Major Perry,
or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Four of
the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Ways and Means.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for
raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee,
That they had agreed upon several Resolutions; which
they had directed him to report to the House: The which
he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same
in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and
are as followeth; viz.
1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That, towards the raising the Supplies to be granted to
their Majesties, an additional Duty of Twenty Pounds for
every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in
the Book of Rates, be laid upon all Wrought Silks, Calico, Indian Linen, and other Manufactures of India,
imported after Christmas next.
2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That an additional Duty of Ten Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in the Book
of Rates, be laid upon all Wrought Silks imported from
any other Place, after Christmas next.
3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That an additional Duty of Five Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in the Book
of Rates, be laid upon all Raw Silks imported after
Christmas next, from China or India.
4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That an additional Duty of One Moiety, over-and-above
what is charged in the Book of Rates, be laid upon all
Foreign Linen imported after Christmas next.
The which said several Resolutions being severally read
a Second time; the same were severally agreed unto by
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and
Means for the raising the Supplies to be granted to their
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Nine a Clock.