Lunæ, 21 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
THE House according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider further of the Bill for granting to their
Majesties the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one thousand
Seven hundred and Two Pounds upon Land, towards
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 gone through the Bill, and made
several Amendments therein; and had also, according
to Order, prepared a Clause of Appropriation, and a
borrowing Clause to be added to the Bill: And that they
had directed him to report the Bill, with the Amendments and Clauses, to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow
Morning at Nine a Clock.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning,
after the said Report is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the
Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of the
whole House, to whom the Bill for paying the Army,
according to the Musters of effective Men, and for better
Paying of Quarters, and likewise for preventing false
Musters, and for punishing Mutineers and Deserters, . . .
do make his Report thereof To-morrow Morning, after
the said Committee of the whole House have sat upon
Ordered, That the adjourned Debate upon the Bill
for explaining a Proviso touching Royal Mines, in the
Statute made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign,
intituled, An Act for Repeal of the Statute of 5 Hen. IV.
against multiplying Gold and Silver, be resumed; and
the King's Counsel heard upon the said Bill upon Wednesday-sevennight.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.