Mercurii, 2 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
East India Company.
A PETITION of William Hallyday, and others,
was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners appearing on the Behalf of themselves, and others, Clothiers
in the County of Gloucester; and being credibly informed,
That the Armenians, and others, Foreigners, are permitted to export Cloth for the East Indias, the Company
having wholly declined it for these Three Years, and,
therefore, humbly praying, That his Majesty's Subjects
may have the same Liberty, paying the King's Duties and
Customs, for the greater Encouragement of the Woolen
Manufacture, wherein so many Thousand Hands are
employed, and so many Families thereby supported and
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to
whom the Petitions concerning the East India Trade,
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee to whom
the Bill to enable Wm. Davile to sell some Lands, for
Payment of Debts, was committed, That they had made
several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: Which he read in his
Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in
at the Clerk's Table. And
A Petition of Anth. Garthorn, and Ester his Wife,
was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That
the Petitioner Anth. in Right of his Wife and her Sister,
hath obtained Two Judgments of Four hundred Pounds
each, against Wm. Davile their Brother, upon Bonds;
whereon there is due to the Petitioner more than the
Bonds will satisfy; and some Part of the Obligor's Lands
have been extended; but by vexatious Suits have been
hindered of the Benefit thereof: And being informed the
said Wm. Davile hath brought in a Bill to sell Part of
his Lands, under Pretence of Payment of Debts, whereof
the Petitioners are in Possession by their Executions,
whereby the Petitioners will be defeated of their Debts,
and Securities, and praying the Consideration of the
House in the Premises; and that they may be heard
against the Bill, before it pass into an Act.
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the same
Committee: And that they do meet this Afternoon at
Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the same Committee.
Ordered, That Sir James Forbes and Tho. Bretherton,
Esquire, have Liberty to withdraw their Petition touching the Election for the Borough of Newton in the
County of Lancaster.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the
electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for
the Borough of Newton in the County of Lancaster, in
the room of Sir John Chichley, deceased.
A Bill for the explaining a Proviso touching Royal
Mines, in the Statute made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for the Repeal of the Statute
of Fifth Henry the Fourth, against the multiplying Gold
and Silver, was read the First time.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Brewer, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for the better Relief of Creditors, and preventing Escapes: And the same was received.
A Bill for the better Discovery and Punishment of
Deer Stealers, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Rob.
Henley, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Brewer, Mr.
Thornhaugh, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Bromly, Mr. Parkhurst,
Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Gray, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Holt, Sir Edw. Windham, Sir John Guise, Mr.
Chetwyn, Mr. Cooke, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Brockman, Sir
Jerv. Elwes, Sir John Moreton, Mr. White, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Freke, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Christie, Sir Wm. Cooke,
Mr. Freeman, Sir John Turner, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Ryder,
Mr. Henley, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Wallop, Mr.
Tho. Foley, Sir John Trenchard, Mr. Jervois, Sir Fran.
Vincent, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Phil. Foley:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in
the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Clarke reported from the Committee to whom the
Bill to prevent false and double Returns of Members to
serve in Parliament, was committed, That they had made
several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed
him to report to the House: Which he read in his Place,
with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same 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 Proviso was offered to be made Part of the Bill: And
the same was read the First time; being to oblige the
Clerk of the Crown to perform his Duty in relation to his
Entering of Returns, under the Penalty of for
Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with Two thousand Pounds.
Then the Clause was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the same be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Sir Wm. Turner, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of
London: And the same was received.
Examination of Lord Preston, &c.
The House being informed, that Mr. Armstrong, from
the Earl of Nottingham, attended at the Door, with the
Confessions and Examinations of the Lord Preston and
Mr. Crone, according to the desire of the House in their
Address to his Majesty;
The said Mr. Armstrong was called in; and, at the Bar,
delivered in to the House, a Packet sealed up; wherein
were the said Confessions and Examinations.
Ordered, That the said Papers be opened and proceeded on upon Saturday Morning next.
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 concerning the East India
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reported from the said Committee, That
they had made a further Progress in the Consideration of
the said Petitions: And that they had directed him to move
the House, that they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider further of the Petitions
concerning the East India Trade.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Thomas, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr.
Campion, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Mr. Randall, Sir Hen.
Johnson, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Goldwell, Sir
Edward Abney, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Hopkins, be added to
the Committee to whom it is referred to prepare and bring
in a Bill for the making Saltpetre here in England.
Ordered, That Mr. Bedding feild, Mr. Burrard, Mr.
Beare, Mr. Bockinham, Mr. Langton, Sir Jos. Herne, Sir
John Key, Mr. Burridge, Mr. Bull, be added to the Committee to whom 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, is committed.
Ordered, That the said Committee to whom the Consideration of the Estimates of the Charge of the Army for
the Year 1692 are referred, be revived; and do sit this
Afternoon at Five of the Clock, in the Place formerly appointed: And that Sir Bev. Greenville, Colonel Trelawny,
Mr. Tredenham, be added to the said Committee.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That Mr. Sandford, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Lutterell,
Mr. Shackerly, be added to the Committee to whom the
Bill for suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars, is committed.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
The House being informed, That one Wm. Fuller, a
Prisoner in the King's Bench, hath Matters of great Moment, both in relation to their Majesties and the Nation,
Ordered, That the said Wm. Fuller be, by the Marshal
of the King's Bench, brought to attend this House on
Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.