Lunæ, 15 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir John Barker have Leave to
go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
A Bill for the better Recovery of Bankrupts Estates,
and for the more equal Distribution thereof, was read the
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the
Debate of the House, to Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Jerv.
Elwes, Mr. Price, Colonel Perry, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr.
Cook, Mr. Slater, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Mr.
Thornhaugh, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Lassells, Mr. Harcourt,
Mr. Bromley, Mr. Lloyd, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir William
York, Mr. Beddingfeild, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Vaughan, Sir
Walt. Young, Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Christy, Sir Fra.
Guibon, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Travers, Mr. Clark, Sir
Robert Clayton, Mr. Piggott, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Waller, Mr.
How, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Sir
Rich. Hart, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr.
Shackerley, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Geo. Willoughby, Mr. Wilmot,
Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Serjeant Blincoe, Mr. Holt, Mr.
Hungerford, Mr. Herbert; and all the Members that are
of the Long Robe: And they are to meet To-morrow
at Four a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's
Merchants Insurers Creditors.
Ordered, That Sir Bobert Clayton, Mr. Clark, Mr.
Pollen, Mr. Ryder, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Knight,
be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable
divers Merchants Insurers, that have sustained many
Losses by the present War with France, the better to
satisfy their several Creditors, is committed.
Registering Fishermen for the Navy.
A Bill for compelling Fishermen to come into their
Majesties Service, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the Call of the House be adjourned
until Monday Morning next, Ten a Clock: And that
such Members, who have not Leave to be absent, as
shall not then attend their Service in this House, be sent
for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms.
New East-India Company.
The Order of the Day, for the House to 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;
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair.
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 come to a Resolution; 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 Friday
Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
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 Friday Morning
next, after the said Report is over, 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 revived.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Legard and
The Lords do agree to the Conference desired by this
House the Fourth Instant, presently, in the Painted
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Ordered, That the Managers, that managed the former
Conference, do manage this Conference.
And the Managers went to the Conference.
And, being returned;
Mr. Harley reported, That the Managers had, at the
Conference, acquainted the Lords, That the Papers,
desired by their Lordships to be transmitted, having been
received, upon the humble Address of this House to his
Majesty, from Mr. Bridgman, one of the Clerks of the
Privy-Council, by a Schedule, That this House had
ordered the said Papers to be re-delivered to the said
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.