December 1691

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House of Commons Journal Volume 10
4 December 1691

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 4 December 1691', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 572-573. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29161 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Veneris, 4 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Thames Fishermen.

ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Regulation and Encouragement of the Company of Fishermen of the River of Thames, and providing Seamen for their Majesties Fleet, and preventing Frauds in Concealing of Customs.

Dover Harbour.

Mr. Chadwick, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Repairing of Dover Harbour: And the same was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Mountague's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting and settling divers Lands in Gloucestershire, in Trustees, to be sold for the paying the remaining Portions to the Children of George Mountague, Esquire, deceased, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Bankrupts.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Discovery and more equal Distribution of Bankrupts Estates.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn;

Roberts' Estate.

Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Messuages, Lands and Tenements in Thorpe, Langton, and elsewhere, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts of Richard Roberts, Esquire, and for raising Portions for his Daughters: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lord Hatton's Estate.

Also a Bill, intituled, An Act for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds per Annum upon the Bishop of Ely, and his Successors, to be issuing out of Hatton Garden in the County of Middlesex, and the Messuages thereupon erected; and for settling and assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Christopher Lord Viscount Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns for ever: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Amending Highways.

A Bill for the repairing and amending the Highways, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Publick Accompts.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, take into further Consideration the Observations delivered in by the Commissioners appointed for taking the publick Accompts.

Ways and Means.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reported from the said Committee, That they had come to several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report to the House: 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.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, an Assessment of One hundred Thirty-seven thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Twopence, by the Month, for Twelve Months, be charged upon Land, according to the Proportion in the Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, for granting an Aid to their Majésties of the Sum of Sixteen hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Two Pounds Eighteen Shillings.

Resolved, That the said monthly Assessment do commence from the Twenty-fifth December 1691.

The First of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, an Assessment of One hundred Thirty-seven thousand Six hundred Forty-one Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Two-pence by the Month, for Twelve Months, be charged upon Land, according to the Proportions in the Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, for granting an Aid to their Majesties of the Sum of Sixteen hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Two Pounds Eighteen Shillings.

The Second of the said Resolutions being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the said monthly Assessment do commence from the Twenty-fifth Day of December 1691.

Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move the House, That the Committee might have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve 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 for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in pursuant to the said Resolutions. And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Attorney General, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Solicitor General, or any Three of them, to prepare and bring in the same.

State of the Nation.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration the State of the Nation; and nothing to intervene.

Lords desire a Conference.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn;

Mr. Speaker, The Lords do desire a Conference with this House in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, upon the Subject Matter of the last Conference.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Army Estimates.

Ordered, That the several Committees to whom the Estimates of the Charge of the Army for the Year 1692 are referred, be impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And that Sir Tho. Bernadiston and Sir Hugh Owen be added to the said Committee.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Ordered, That Sir Ja. Rushout, Mr. Rudge, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for Suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars, is committed.

Aulnage Duty.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Baile, Sir Fra. Guibons, 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 Compensation to the Crown for the same, is committed.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.