Sabbati, 13 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Hearing Election Petitions.
ORDERED and Declared, That the Hearings upon
Petitions, concerning Elections, before the Committee
of Elections and Privileges, be heard in Priority and
Course, as they are set down and appointed to be heard
by the said Committee.
A Complaint being made to the House, That John
Grevill, of Charlton-Kings in the County of Gloucester,
had entered upon the Estate of Sir Ralph Dutton
Baronet, a Member of this House, and felled a Tree of
good Value, and carried away great Part thereof; and had
assaulted and beaten John Prinn his Steward; in Breach
of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the said John Grevill be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
for the said Breach of Privilege.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Courtney have Leave to go into
the Country, his Mother the Lady Courtney being dead.
Mr. Smith, according to Order, presented to the House
a Bill to enable Roger Whitley Esquire, and Tho. Whitley
Esquire, to exchange certain Lands, of equal Value, in
the County of Chester: And the same was received; and
read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Order for clearing the Stairs of Footmen, &c.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do take care to
keep the Stairs clear from Footmen: And that he do take
into Custody such of them as shall behave themselves
rudely: And that the Constables of Westminster do take
care, that the Passages in and about Westminster-hall be
kept clear from Chairmen and Coachmen, so that they
may not stop or annoy the Members of this House:
And that this Order be fixed upon Westminster-hall
Gate, and in the Lobby of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to
the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for
electing a Knight to serve in this present Parliament for
the County of Lancaster, in the room of the Lord Brandon,
now Earl of Macclesfeild.
Hats made in East-Indies.
A Petition of the Company of Feltmakers of London
was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That
the Petitioners are an ancient Corporation, supported by
many Acts of Parliament; and are very numerous: That
the East-India Company have lately caused great Quantities of Hats to be made in India, which they have
imported into this Kingdom; which, if not timely prevented, will be to the Ruin of that Trade in England,
by reason of the Cheapness of Materials and Work in
India: And praying the Consideration of the House for
the Preservation of their said Trade and Manufacture.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
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 of a new East-India Company;
Registering Fishermen for the Navy.
Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, according to Order, presented
to the House a Bill for compelling Fishermen to come
into their Majesties Service: And the same was received.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That the Bill against Hawkers and Pedlars
be read the Second time upon Tuesday Morning next.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, to
whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid, for
carrying on a vigorous War against France, . . . . . do
prepare, and bring in, a Clause to transfer the Loans that
have been made upon the Million-Act, and upon the Act
for the Review of the Quarterly Poll, and upon the Vote
of Credit made by this House; and also a borrowing
Clause; and an appropriating Clause.
Pensions to Members.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for stating the publick
Accounts do, upon Thursday Morning next, 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, or otherwise; according to the
Order of the 21st of November last.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning
next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Regulating
of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprision of
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
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 granting to their Majesties an Aid,
for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Tho. Littleton reported from the said Committee,
That they had gone through the Bill, and made several
Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him
to report to the House, when the House would please to
receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Tuesday
5th Eliz. respecting Cloth Weavers.
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Matter
relating to the preventing the Exportation of Earth and
Clay is referred, do sit, upon Monday next, in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Impeachment of Lord Coningsby, &c.
Ordered, That the further Consideration of the Articles
against the Lord Coningsby, and Sir Charles Porter, be
adjourned until Wednesday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning
next, Nine a Clock.