House of Commons Journal Volume 10
28 February 1693

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 28 February 1693', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 10: 1688-1693 (1802), pp. 836-838. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=29324 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Martis, 28 die Februarii; 5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Williams Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir John Williams of Langibby Castle in the County of Monmouth, Baronet, to sell the Manors of Ewyas, Lacy, Waterston, and Trescaillan, and other Lands in the County of Hereford, and the Manor of Carwent, and other Lands in the County of Monmouth, for Payment of Debts, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr. Arnold do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which Amendments this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.

Price's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Roger Price, Esquire, to sell some Part of his Estate, for Payment of Portions to the Daughters of John Price, Esquire, deceased, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; and the Title agreed to.

Ordered, That Mr. Travers do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which Amendments this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.

Making Sea Water fresh.

An ingrossed Bill for making Sea Water fresh, clear, and wholsome, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass; And that the Title be, An Act for making Sea Water fresh, clear, and wholsome.

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

Lords reminded of a Bill.

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays of Proceedings at the Quarter Sessions.

Delivering Declarations to Prisoners.

Then the House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for delivering Declarations to Prisoners.

And the same were once read; and are as followeth; viz. * * * *

Ordered, That Mr. Goldwell do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments, with an Amendment: To which Amendment this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.

Lotteries.

A Petition of Hen. Acourt, and others, was read; setting forth, That there being a Bill depending in this House, for taking away all Lotteries, That their Majesties, by their Letters Patents, dated Twenty-eighth September last, did grant to the Petitioners the sole Use of the Royal Oak, and all other Lotteries, for Eleven Years, at Four thousand Two hundred Pounds per Annum Rent: That the Petitioners have since paid Three thousand One hundred and Fifty Pounds into the Exchequer, and been at other great Expences about the same: And praying Leave to bring in a Clause for their Reimbursement.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, until the Report be made from the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed.

Ditto.

A Petition of Colonel John Vaughan was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, being engaged for Cloaths for some of their Majesties Forces, was prosecuted by the Tradesmen employed therein; and was compelled to pay and secure to them the Value of the Cloathing, out of his own private Estate: That, upon Accompt stated, and allowed by the Lords of the Treasury, there was due to the Petitioner Three thousand Two hundred Pounds; for Satisfaction whereof, his Majesty granted the Petitioner a Privy Seal, to be paid, out of the Revenue arising by Lotteries, Three hundred Pounds per Annum: That the Benefit of the said Lotteries is designed to be taken away: And praying, That he may not be deprived of his said Security, or have the same lessened, until his said just Debt be fully paid.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table, until the Report be made from the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed.

Malicious Informations.

Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reported from the Committee to whom it was referred to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, for not agreeing with the Lords in the Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent malicious Informations in the Court of King's Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries in the same Court, That they had prepared Reasons accordingly; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were Twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and are as followeth; viz.

1st, Because the Matter of the Clause is wholly foreign to the Bill; and may be more effectually provided for by a distinct Bill.

2dly, Because the Clause doth not sufficiently remedy the present Inconvenience: For, by inserting the Clause of Action in the Quominus, the Defendant will be held to special Bail, notwithstanding the real Debt or Damages do not amount to Twenty Pounds: Which will be very grievous to the Subject living remote from London.

3dly, Because the Amendment to the Title hath only Relation to the Clause disagreed to by the Commons.

Conference desired with Lords.

Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject Matter of the said Amendments.

Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Trenchard do go to the Lords; and desire the said Conference.

Impressing for Army.

Then the House being informed, that Captain Winter, Lieutenant Scott, Ensign Penny, the Provost Marshal, and Robert Davis, his Deputy, attended, according to Order;

They were called in, and examined touching the Pressing of Men for Land Service.

And after withdrew.

Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do carry Captain Winter before the Lord Chief Justice, to be examined: And that Tho. Anderson do also attend his Lordship, to give his Information in order to the said Captain Winter's being prosecuted according to Law, for pressing Men for Land Service.

Ordered, That the said Robert Davis be taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Ordered, That Lieutenant Scott, Ensign Penny, and the Provost Marshal, be dismissed from their further Attendance.

Election Returns.

An ingrossed Bill for preventing false and double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for preventing false and double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament.

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

Lords agree to Conference.

Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reports, That he having been, according to Order, at the Lords, to desire a Conference, touching the Amendments to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent malicious Informations in the Court of King's Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries in the same Court; the Lords do agree to a Conference Tomorrow at One a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.

Supply Bill; charging Joint Stocks, &c.

Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the laying several Impositions upon the East India Company Stocks, and other Stocks; and for continuing certain Impositions upon several Goods and Merchandize. And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Indemnity for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for preventing Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service, in Defence of the Kingdom, be read the Second time To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.

Prohibiting Trade with France.

Then 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 continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers.

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, when the House pleased to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Supply Bill; Poll Tax.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Review of the Bill for the quarterly Poll.

Exporting Gold and Silver.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Sevennight next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for preventing the Exportation of Gold and Silver, and the melting down the Coin of this Realm.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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