House of Commons Journal Volume 10
20 November 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 20 November 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 557-558. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29150 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Veneris, 20 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Butter and Cheese Trade.

ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for remedying the Abuses in the Weighing and false Packing of Butter, and also of the Abuses in Making and Weighing of Cheese.

French Bay Salt.

Mr. Papillion, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for preserving Two Ships Load of Bay Salt, taken as Prize, for the Benefit of the Navy, to be accounted for by the Victuallers to their Majesties. And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Wittering Manor.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Manor of, and Lands in Wittering in the County of Northampton, and the Advowson of the Church of Wittering aforesaid, late the Inheritance of Wm. Stydolph, Esquire, deceased, late Father of Sigismond Stydolph, Esquire, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Royal Mines.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain a Proviso about Royal Mines in the Statute made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for Repeal of the Statute of 5 Henr. IV. against the multiplying Gold and Silver.

A person to be brought up in custody.

Ordered, That Rich. Baldwyn, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, be brought to the Bar of the House To-morrow Morning: And that then his Petition presented to the House, be read.

Aulnage Duty.

Ordered, That the Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same, be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Vice Chamberlain acquaints the House, That such Members of this House who are of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, had Yesterday attended his Majesty in Council, with the Address of this House, That his Majesty would be pleased to give Order, That the Confessions and Examinations of the Lord Preston, and Mr. Crone, might be laid before this House: And that his Majesty was graciously pleased to answer, That he would give Order, that the Confessions and Examinations of the Lord Preston, and Mr. Crone, shall be laid before this House.

East India Company.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reports from the said Committee, That the East India Company had made some Progress in their Defence of the Heads of Complaints against them: And that the Committee had directed him to move the House, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.