Sabbati, 6 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A COMPLAINT being made to this House, That
Jonathan Brimble, a menial Servant to Colonel
Strangwayes, a Member of this House, hath been arrested
by Thomas Croft Attorney, Philip Short and George
Edwards Bailiffs, at the Suit of John Bush junior, and
carried to, and detained in Prison, in Breach of the
Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the said John Bush, Thomas Croft, Philip
Short, and George Edwards, be sent for in Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for the said Breach
Ordered, That the said Jonathan Brimble be discharged
out of Prison: And that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant
for that Purpose.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Appleyard have Leave to go into
the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Harley, according to Order, presented to the House
a Bill to vest the Estate of Mary, Eliz. Jane, Arabella,
Lucy, and Anne Mildmay, in Trustees, to be sold for
Satisfaction of Mortgages and Debts thereupon; and
preserving the Overplus for their Benefit: And the same
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill for building good and defensible Ships, was read
the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen,
Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pollen, Mr. Harley, Mr.
Arnold, Colonel Strangwayes, Mr. Hill, Mr. Nicholas,
Colonel Perry, Lord Cornbury, Sir John Fleet, Mr.
Gilbert, Sir John Banks, Mr. Freke, Mr. Fuller, Sir
William Cooper, Sir Fr. Guibon, Mr. Cooke, Sir Matth.
Andrews, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Richard
Hart, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Willmott,
Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Clark, Mr.
Smith, Mr. Price; and all the Members of the House
that are Merchants, and that serve for the Sea-port Towns:
And they are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon,
at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Execution of Justice in Wales.
Mr. Price, according to Order, presented to the House
a Bill for the better Execution of Justice within the
Principality and Dominion of Wales: And the same was
A Petition of Sarah Stevens, Widow, on the behalf of
Henry and William Stevens, Infants, Sons of William
Stevens, deceased, was presented to the House, and read;
setting forth, That William the Father, being seised in
Fee of an Estate in Greenwich, of about 160 l. per
Annum, consisting chiefly in Houses, and only 44 l. per
Ann. thereof in Land, did mortgage the same for 2,450 l.:
That, since the Death of the said William the Father, the
said Estate, and Equity of Redemption, is descended to
the said Infants; and if the Estate be not speedily sold,
and the Mortgages discharged, the Estate will be eaten
up thereby, and by Reparation of the Houses; and will
be of no Benefit to the said Infants: And praying Leave
to bring in a Bill for Sale of the said Estate, for Payment
of the Mortgages thereupon; and applying the Overplus
for the Benefit of the said Infants.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that
they do report their Opinion therein to the House.
And it is referred to Mr. Goldwell, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Colonel Perry, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lutterell, Mr.
Proby, Mr. Freke, Sir Edward Abney, Sir Wilf. Lawson,
Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Fleet, Mr. Arnold, Sir Richard
Hart, Mr. Price, Sir William Wogan, Sir Cha. Keymish,
Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Tho. Roberts; and all the Members that serve for the County of Kent: And they are to
meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and
Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their
Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the LandForces, for the Service of the Year 1694.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Burrard have Leave to go into
the Country for Ten Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.
The House being informed, That Sir Thomas Cook,
Governor of the East-India Company, attended according to Order;
He was called in; and presented to the House several
Charters, formerly granted to the East-India Company;
with a List of them: And also,
A Copy of the Book of new Subscriptions for Seven
hundred Forty-four thousand Pounds; appointed by their
Majesties Royal Charter of the Eleventh of November last,
to be added to the present East-India Stock: And also,
A true State of the East-India Company's present
Stock, the 5th Day of January instant: And also,
A State of the Money paid of what was owing by the
Company, at Interest, since the Seventeenth Day of
November last, to the First Day of January instant: And
The Names of all the Adventurers in the East-India
Company, with their respective Adventures: And also,
An Account of several Adventurers, who did not pay
in the Fifty Pounds per Cent. additional Stock, in May
and June last: And also,
An Account of Money owing by the East-India Company to several Persons, at Interest, the First Day of
And he also presented to the House a Petition of the
And being withdrawn;
The said Petition was read; setting forth, That the
Petitioners, and their Predecessors, have for a long time
exercised the Trade to the East-Indies, by virtue of several
Charters granted unto them; which hath been carried
on with great Expence and Hazard, to the Honour and
Profit of this Kingdom, without Interruption, until of
late Years several Interlopers have broke in upon them,
to the great Damage and Discouragement of the Petitioners, and contrary to the Practice of other Nations
trading to those Parts: That their Majesties did, in
November last, by the Advice of their Privy-Council,
upon serious Consideration, grant to the Petitioners a
Charter under several Regulations, agreeable to what this
House formerly proposed concerning the said Trade:
And, in pursuance thereof, a Book for new Subscriptions
having been laid open, for the adding of Seven hundred
Forty-four thousand Pounds to the present joint Stock of
the Company, the same hath had such a general Acceptation, that the whole Sum is subscribed, and paid in:
And praying, That the House will countenance and
support their said Trade, according to their Majesties
said Charters, by such Methods as the House shall think
The Heads or Titles of the said other Papers were read.
A Petition of several Merchants, and others, new
Subscribers to the additional Stock of the East-India
Company, was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That their Majesties have been pleased to grant
their Charter to the said Company, under certain Regulations, to the Petitioners great Satisfaction; and thereby
have appointed that 744,000 l. be added to the general
joint Stock of the said Company, for the better carrying
on the said Trade, and for making it more national: That
the Petitioners taking notice, that this House did formerly
declare, That the East-India Trade was a beneficial Trade
to this Kingdom; That a Company to trade thither be
established by Act of Parliament; and That the Regulations in the said Charter are consonant to the Sense of this
House; have been thereby encouraged to subscribe the
whole 744,000 l.: And praying, That, in order to the
better Management of the said Trade for the future without Interruption, Leave may be given for bringing in a
Bill for securing and establishing their Trade, according
to their Charter, as shall be thought meet.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said several
Petitions be referred to the Committee of the whole
House, to whom the Petition of several Merchants, and
others, in and about the City of London, relating to the
East-India Trade, and for erecting a new East-India
Company is referred.
New East-India Company.
The Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself
into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the
said Petition, was read.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do leave the Chair.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
And a Motion being made, and the Question being
put, That Mr. Papillion do take the Chair of the said
Committee of the whole House;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Walter Young,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the House, according to the said Order, resolved
itself into a Committee of the whole House.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Papillion took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Papillion reported from the said Committee, That
they had made some Progress in the Matters to them
referred; and had come to a Resolution; which they had
directed him to report, when the House would please to
receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Monday
Morning next, after the Call of the House.
Mr. Papillion also acquainted the House, That he was
directed by the said Committee to move, That they may
have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday
Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a
Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the
Petition of several Merchants, and others, in and about
the City of London, relating to the East-India Trade;
and for erecting a new East-India Company.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning,
Nine a Clock.