Martis, 21 die Novembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; importing Brandy, &c.
SIR John Dorrell, according to the Order of the Day,
reported from the Committee of the whole House,
to whom the Bill for repealing a Clause, in the Act made
in the First Year of their Majesties Reign for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, which
prohibits the Importation of Brandy, Aqua-Vitæ, and
other Spirits, 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 then a Second time, one by one; and, upon
the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Mr. Harley, from the Commissioners for taking the
publick Accompts, desired to have the further Directions
of the House upon the Order of the 18th Instant, touching their laying before the House an Account of what
Monies have been issued and paid for secret Service, and
to Members of Parliament, in regard of several Clauses
in the Act, which impowers them to take the publick
Accompts relating to those Matters.
Whereupon the Clauses of the Act being read;
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the public
Accompts do lay before this House an Account of all
the Pensions, Salaries, and Sums of Money, paid or
payable to Members of Parliament out of the Revenue,
Miscarriages of the Fleet.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
proceeded in the further Inquiry into the Miscarriages of
the Fleet the last Summer.
And the Residue of the Examinations and Informations,
transmitted from the Committee of Council appointed to
examine the Matter of the Petition of the Turkey
Company, were read.
And the House being informed, That the Admirals,
that commanded the Fleet the last Summer, attended;
They were called in; and delivered in to the House a
Book of the Orders they had received for the Management of the Fleet the last Summer.
And then withdrew.
And the House being informed, That Captain Kerr
could give some Account of Matters relating to the said
He was called in, and examined touching the same:
And then withdrew.
Ordered, That John Rutter do attend this House
Ordered, That Sir Francis Child do attend this House
Ordered, That Mr. Rice Tudwell and Lieutenant
Thomas Williams do attend this House To-morrow
Ordered, That Captain Kerr do attend this House again
The House being informed, That one Nath. Snow could
give some Account of Matters relating to the Fleet;
He was called in, and gave his Information at the
Bar; and also delivered in a Paper, in Writing, thereof.
Resolved, That the further Inquiry into the Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer be adjourned till
To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Admirals, that commanded the Fleet
the last Summer, do attend this House again To-morrow
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.