Mercurii, 3 die Februarii; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Selling Lands in Lincolne, &c.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in
the Counties of Lincolne, Berkes, and Devon, in Trustees,
to be sold, for the Buying of other Manors and Lands,
to be settled for the same, or the like Uses, as those to
be sold are now settled, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Clarke,
Lord Bellamount, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Francis Massam,
Sir Math. Andrews, Sir John Banckes, Sir Tho. Haslerigg,
Sir R. Hart, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Colt, Mr. Ryder, Mr.
Beddingfeild, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Goldwell, Lord Castleton, Sir John Moreton, Mr. How, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. England, Mr. Felton, Sir Tho.
Darcy, Sir Wm. Forrester, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Fuller,
Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Henly, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hedger,
Mr. Lutterell, Colonel Beamont, Mr. Dawny, Mr. Cooke,
Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Beare: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for enabling Vincent Grantham, Esquire, to lease Part of
his Manor of Galthoe in Lincolnshire, for the raising Monies to pay Portions and Debts charged thereon, was read
the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Castleton,
Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Wm. Yorke, Mr. Beake, Sir Edward
Hussey, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Ellis, Mr. Fuller, Mr.
Hyde, Mr. Harley, Mr. Fenwick, Sir John Moreton, Mr.
Sherrard, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Waller,
Mr. Dyot, Mr. Christy, Sir John Bowles, Sir John Key,
Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Mich. Wentworth, Sir Fran. Massam,
Sir Mi. Wharton, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Tankred, Mr. Chaplyn, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Serjeant
Mountague, Mr. Maine, and all the Members that serve
for the County of Lincolne: And they are to meet this
Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for divesting the Manors and Lordships
of Bushwood and Lapworth, and several other Lands, Temements, and Hereditaments, in the County of Warwick,
out of Andrew Fountaine, Esquire, and vesting the same
in Trustees, for raising and paying a Debt due upon a
Mortgage thereof, taken in the Name of the said Andrew
Fountaine, be read upon Friday Morning next.
Causes in Chancery.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Reviewing of Causes in
Chancery, and other Courts of Equity, be read upon
Friday Morning next, after Eleven a Clock.
A Bill for the Encouragement of such as shall take and
apprehend Highwaymen, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of the Merchants, Planters, and Traders to,
and interested in, their Majesties Sugar Plantations of
Nervis, Mountserratt, Antegoe, St. Christopher's, and
Jamaica, and greatest Part of Barbadoes, who all import
Muscovado Brown Sugar not clayed, was read; setting
forth, That the Petitioners having many and great Losses in
the present War; and being, by Act of Navigation, enjoined
bring their Sugars to this Kingdom; which they do with
very great Hazard and Charges, both of Freight and Insurance (and, after That, have a very low Market for the
same; which is chiefly occasioned by the Refiners lying
under such great Encouragements by the Importing of
clayed Sugar and Melasses, together with a very high
Duty upon Low Wines, drawn from Melasses made in
England, above that made from Corn; that thereby they
are disabled to buy their Sugars, but at such Rates, as
makes them Losers by them: That, hearing of a Petition
of the Refiners lying before this House for some Relief;
and that the Relief they crave is a Drawback on their
White Sugars, when exported; and that they meet with
Opposition therein, through the Suggestions of some
Persons, that it would be against the Interest of the Plantations in general to grant it to them; they crave Leave
to acquaint this House, That they cannot apprehend it
to be any Prejudice; but, as it may enable the Refiners
to continue their Works, will be a very great Relief and
Help to the Plantations: And that a Drawback on their
White Sugars, equal to what the Sugar Clayer hath, will,
as they humbly conceive, as it helps them, be beneficial
to the Sugar Plantations in general, and to the English
Navigation: And humbly praying (inasmuch as their
Market or Sale of Sugars here at home depends upon
the Support of the Refining of Sugar in England; and
that a Drawback, equal to what the Clayer hath, is that
which will help them, That this House will take it into
their serious Consideration; and grant them Relief in that,
or any other such Ways as . . the House should seem meet.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee to whom the Consideration
of the said Petition of the Refiners of Sugar in England,
Ordered, That the Barbadoes Planters be heard before
the said Committee, touching the Matter of the said
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider of the Bill for a Quarterly Poll.
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 made a considerable Progress in
the Bill; and that they had directed him to move the
House, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the said Bill; and nothing
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned; except
the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for raising
Monies upon the forfeited Estates in Ireland, and to inquire into the Proposal of the forfeited Estates there.
Ordered, That Mr. Arnold be added to that Committee.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight of the Clock.