Lunæ, 16 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Sheibell's, &c. Nat.
A BILL for the naturalizing Henry Sheibell, and
others, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Colt, Mr.
Goldwell, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Pollen,
Lord Colchester, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Perry, Mr. Piggot,
Sir Sa. Bernadiston, Mr. Colmere, Mr. Gray, Mr. Brewer,
Mr. Bulkly, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Trelawney, Mr. Greenfield,
Mr. Granville, Mr. Clark, Mr. Cooke, Sir Jon. Jennings,
Mr. Price, Mr. Wyndham, Sir Rowl. Gwyn, Mr. Speke,
Mr. Sandford, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Smith,
Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Freke, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Hawtry,
Mr. Sherrard, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. England, Mr. Christy,
Mr. Jeffryes, Mr. Balch, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir John
Dorrell: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four
a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Goldwell reported from the Committee to whom
the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for
the enabling Sir Will. Mannock, Baronet, to charge his
Estate for the raising his younger Children Portions, was
committed, That they had examined and considered the
same; and had directed him to report the Bill to the
House without any Amendments: And he delivered the
same in at the Table.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
A Petition of divers Cheesemongers, and Dealers in
Butter and Cheese, in the Cities and Suburbs of the Cities
of London and Westminster, on the Behalf of themselves
and others, was read; setting forth, That there being a
Bill now depending in this House, intituled, An Act for
preventing Abuses in Packing and Weighing of Butter and
Cheese, carried on by the Farmers and Sellers of Butter
and Cheese in Suffolk, and some few Cheesemongers in
London, to render the Statute of 14 Car. II. useless, which
sufficiently provides against such Offences; that the Petitioners are sensible the Bill is frivolous, and will be prejudicial to Trade in general; and praying to be heard
against the said Bill before it pass.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for preventing Abuses in Packing and Weighing of Butter and
Cheese is committed: And that Mr. Carter, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Joseph Herne, Sir
Tho. Vernon, Mr. Morris, Mr. Norreys, Colonel Rolles,
Mr. Rudge, be added to the said Committee.
A Bill for the Sale of the Estate of Francis Osbaston,
for Payment of Ten thousand Pounds Portion to Mary
Osbaston, and of the Arrears of several Annuities of Two
hundred Pounds, and Four hundred Pounds per Annum,
chargeable upon the said Estate, was read the Second
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Lord Colchester, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Guise, Colonel
Granville, Sir Car. Price, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Arnold, Mr.
Gray, Mr. Price, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. Greenfield, Mr.
Newport, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Bowyer,
Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Speke, Mr. Ash, Mr. Burdet,
Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Golmer, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Math.
Andrews, Mr. Colt, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Dyot,
Mr. Christy, Mr. Preston, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Hawtry,
Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Slater, Mr.
Hopkins, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Jo. Knatchbull, Mr. Pollen,
Sir Wm. Thomas, Sir John Moreton, Sir Tho. Roberts, Sir
Tho. Miller, Sir Wm. Langham, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Neale,
Mr. Lukener, Mr. Sherrard; 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 conferring the Sale of certain Woodlands in the County
of Southampton, and certain Articles of Agreement made
between Isaac Wollaston, and Richard Wollaston,
Esquires, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Shackerly reported from the Committee to whom
the Bill for removing of Doubts, and preventing Controversies, concerning Royal Mines, and to give to the King
the Pre-emption, was committed, That they had made
several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed
him to report to the House: And 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.
Ordered, That the King's Counsel be heard at the Bar
of this House upon Friday Morning next, at Nine a
Clock, against the said Bill.
List of Absentees.
Then the List (prepared by the Clerk, according to
Order) of the Members of the House, who have had the
Leave of the House to go out of Town, was read.
Ordered, That the House be called over on this Day
Supply Bill; Excise.
Then the Order of the Day was read, for the House to
resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider farther of the Bill for settling a Fund of Seventy
thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the Excise, for paying
the Interest of a Million of Money, to be raised by voluntary Payments before the Twenty-fourth of June 1693,
the Principal paid in to be sunk, and the Persons paying
in the same to receive, during their Lives, their respective
Proportions of the said Seventy thousand Pounds per
Annum, and with the Advantage of Survivorship.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they have Power to bring in a Clause, That,
in case the whole Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds
shall not be brought in by a certain time, there be allowed
an Increase of Interest, by way of Annuity, without the
Benefit of Survivorship.
Then the House resolved itself, according to the said
Order, into a Committee of the whole House, to consider
farther of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported from the said Committee, That they had made a farther Progress in the
said Bill; and that he was directed by the Committee to
move, that they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider farther of the said Bill.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.