Sabbati, 7 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That Anthony Rowe, Esquire, have
Leave to withdraw his Petition to this House touching the Election for the Borough of Stockbridge in the
County of Southampton.
Mr. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the
Examination and Consideration of the Petition of divers
Merchants, Masters of Ships, Planters, and others, trading
to Foreign Plantations, was referred, That the said Committee had examined and considered the Matter of the
said Petition; and were of Opinion, That such a Bill
would be of good Use and Service to the Publick: And
that they had directed him to move the House for Leave
to bring in a Bill for the Registring of Servants that
shall go to the Plantations, pursuant to Letters Patents,
granted for that Purpose.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Mr. Clerke according to Order, presented to the House
a Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompence
to the Crown for the same: And the same was received.
The said Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That Mr. Biddolph, Mr. England, Mr. Travers, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Reignolds, Sir
Cha. Bloys, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr.
Henley, Mr. Greenfeild, Mr. Thornhaugh, be added to
the Committee to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Wm. Davile, and Tryphosa his
Wife, is referred.
Settlement of the Poor.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect
the Laws relating to the Provision, Settlement, and Employment of the Poor; and to prepare and bring in a
Bill or Bills for the Better Provision, Settling, and Employing of the Poor for the Time to come.
And it is referred to Sir John Guise, Mr. Waller, Mr.
Clerke, Mr. Freke, Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bowyer,
Mr. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Fagg, Sir Jervas
Elwes, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Tho. Darcy, Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Thomas Haslerig, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Piggot,
Sir Rob. Cotton, Serjeant Blincoe, Mr. Burdet, Mr.
Blowfeild, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Hawtry, Mr.
Bromly, Sir Rob. Edon, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr.
Kenyon, Major Vincent, Sir Fra. Blake, Mr. Palmes,
Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Burrard, Sir Fra.
Drake, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Bryan Stapleton.
And the Question being put, That all that come have
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Committee do meet this
Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's
State of the Fleet.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
inquire into what Miscarriages have been in the Fleet, and
who have been the Occasion thereof.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Gray took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider the State of the Nation.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Nine of the Clock.