House of Commons Journal Volume 10
15 February 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 15 February 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 814-816. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29313 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 15 die Februarii ; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Bayntun's Will.

THE House took into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more speedy and effectual Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Henry Bayntun, Esquire, deceased, for raising a Portion for his Daughter.

And the same, being read, are as followeth; viz. * *.

And the said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Savery's Name.

Sir Joseph Tredenham reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for enabling Isaac Savery to take upon him the Surname of Searle, was committed, That they had examined and considered the Bill, and also the Matter of the Petition of Geo. Searle, the Consideration whereof was referred to them; and that William Searle had waved his Petition; and that the Committee had directed him to report the Bill to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be ingrossed;

It passed in the Negative.

Trade in Cities, &c.

An ingrossed Bill to prevent the Decay of Trade in Cities, Corporations, and Market Towns, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, That the Act shall not extend to Packers, or Traders, who carry Woolen or any other Manufactures of this Kingdom from Town to Town, to be sold to Shopkeepers only, or at Fairs.

And an Amendment being proposed to leave out "or any other;"

The Question was put, That those Words do stand in the Proviso.

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Colt, 105.
Sir Robert Cotton:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Clarke, 69.
Mr. Shackerly:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Proviso was read the Third time.

And the Question being put, That the Proviso be made Part of the Bill;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Jos. Tredenham, 101.
Sir Cha. Raleigh:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Knight, 86.
Sir Edward Phelips:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, touching the Borough of Southwark.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be brought up to the Table;

It passed in the Negative.

Then the Question being put, That the Bill do pass;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Fenwick, 143.
Mr. Onslow:
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Dorrell, 77.
Mr. Dyott:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Resolved, That the Title be, An Act to prevent the Decay of Trade in Cities, Corporations, and Market Towns.

Ordered, That Mr. Fenwick do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Holt have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Mr. Robert Hide have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, for his Health.

Ordered, That Sir Mark Milbanke have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, his Lady being very ill.

Ordered, That Mr. Balch have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Myles Cooke and Sir James Astrey;

Mr. Speaker,

Danby's Jointure.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the settling a Jointure on the Wife of Anthony Danby, Esquire, and for making Provision for his younger Brothers and younger Children, and for Payment of his Debts, without any Amendments.

Woollaston's Estate.

Also they have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming the Sale of certain Woodlands in the County of Southampton, and certain Articles of Agreement, made between Isaac Woollaston and Richard Woollaston, Esquires.

Sheibell's, &c. Nat.

Also they have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for naturalizing Henry Sheibell, and others, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Williams' Estate.

Also, they have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Sir John Williams, of Langibby Castle in the County of Monmouth, Baronet, to sell the Manor of Ewyas, Lacy, Waterston, and Trescaillan, and other Lands, in the County of Hereford, and the Manor of Carewent, and other Lands, in the County of Monmouth, for Payment of Debts: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And also,

Stevens' Estate.

An Act for selling the Estate of William Stevens, late of Greenwich in Kent: To which they desire, &c.: And also,

Seymour's Estate.

A Bill, intituled, An Act for the better Assurance of the Manor of Woodlands, and Hundred of Knolton, unto Edward Seymour, Esquire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Prohibiting Trade with France.

Mr. Attorney General reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, was committed, That there were but few of the Committee that met; and that they conceived the Bill to be of very great and publick Concern, and the Matter thereof very difficult to be settled by them, there being thereby several Merchandizes, and other considerable Advantages, to be granted to the Subject; and therefore did not think fit to proceed thereupon; but ordered him to lay the Matter, with the Bill, before the House, for their further Direction therein.

Which the House taking into Consideration;

Resolved, That the select Committee be discharged: And that the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Ways and Means.

Mr. Attorney General, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider farther of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, the Resolutions agreed upon by the said Committee: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read; and are as followeth;

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, a Charge of Five Pounds per Cent. be laid on the joint Stock of the East India Company.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, a Charge of Twenty Shillings be laid on every Share in the African Company.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, a Charge of Five Pounds be laid on every Share in the Hudson's Bay Company.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, the Sum of Five hundred thousand Pounds be raised upon the Duties of Wine, Vinegar, and Tobacco, mentioned in an Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for the Continuance of several former Acts therein mentioned, for the laying several Duties upon Wine, Vinegar, and Tobacco: And that, in order thereunto, the said Duties be continued for Two Years longer than the same are already granted.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, the Sum of Five hundred and Ten thousand Pounds be raised, by granting to their Majesties the additional Duties upon Brandy, and other Merchandizes, agreed unto by the House, for the Term of Four Years.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, there be a Review of the Act made in the Third and Fourth Years of their Majesties Reign, for a quarterly Poll.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties (in case the Money, upon the Review of the quarterly Poll, shall not arise to the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds), there be a Clause of Credit, for making good that Sum.

The First Three of the said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Fourth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by leaving out "Five hundred thousand;" and inserting "Three hundred thousand Pounds," instead thereof.

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That, towards the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, the Sum of Three hundred thousand Pounds be raised upon the Duties of Wine, Vinegar, and Tobacco, mentioned in an Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for the Continuance of several former Acts therein mentioned, for the laying several Duties upon Wine, Vinegar, and Tobacco: And that, in order thereunto, the said Duties be continued for Two Years longer than the same are already granted.

The Residue of the said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That a Bill or Bills be brought in upon the said Resolutions.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Foley, Sir Tho. Clarges, do prepare and bring in the same.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow at Twelve a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.

East India Trade.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for the preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade.

Supply Bill; Impositions on Merchandizes.

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 granting to their Majesties several additional Impositions upon Merchandizes.

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 gone through the Bill; and made several Amendments: Which they had directed him to report to the House.

Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow, after the ingrossed Bill for continuing Part of the Act made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom, is read the Third time.

Exporting Gold and Silver.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Gold and Silver, and melting down the Coin of this Realm.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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