House of Commons Journal Volume 11
25 January 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 25 January 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 69-70. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=38955 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Jovis, 25 die Januarii;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Gee have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Acton have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Preserving Wrecks.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent the great Spoils and Abuses committed upon Wrecks: And that Mr. Boscawen do prepare, and bring in, the same.

St. John of Wapping Parish.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Endowment of a Chapel at Wapping, and making of it Parochial, and distinct from the Parish of Whitechapel: And the same was received.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Franklyn:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Royal Mines.

An ingrossed Bill, to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines.

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

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

The Amendments made by the Lords to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France, were read; and are as followeth; viz.

6 Skin, L. 3. for "Receipt or Receipts," read "Precept or Precepts."

10 Skin, L. 26. before "transcribe," read "to."

31 Skin, L. 20. leave out the Word "any" before the Word "Receiver."

The First Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause, by which the Commissioners are to direct the Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, or other like Officers and Ministers, or such Number of them as they in their Discretions should think most convenient, to appear before them, at such Time and Place as they should appoint; and, at such their Appearances, that the Commissioners should read to them the Rates and Assessments mentioned in the said Act; and also openly declare the Effect of their Charge to them; and how, and in what manner, they ought and should make their Certificates, and proceed in the Execution of the said Act.

And as the Clause was ingrossed, it was, That the Commissioners should direct their several and joint Receipt or Receipts to such Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, and other like Officers and Ministers, and such Number of them as they in their Discretions should think fit, for the Purposes before-mentioned: Whereas it should have been, That the Commissioners should direct their several and joint Precept or Precepts to such Inhabitants, High-Constables, Bailiffs, &c.

And the said Amendment being only literal, and a Mistake of the Clerk in the ingrossing the Bill, it was agreed unto by the House.

The Second Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause requiring the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, within Three Months after the Duplicates of the last Payment, upon the said Act, shall be transmitted to him, to transcribe all the Schedules and Duplicates of the Sums returned to him, and transmit all and every the same Schedules and Duplicates of the Sums returned to him from every County, Riding, and Place therein, in a Book of Parchment, in alphabetical Order, and in a fair and legible Handwriting, to the Office of the Writer of the Tallies, commonly called, The Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer: And as the Clause was ingrossed, the Word "to" was omitted before the Word "transcribe;" which being an Omission of the Clerk in the Ingrossment, the said Amendment was agreed unto by the House.

The Third Amendment being read a Second time, the same appeared to be in the Clause, which inflicts a Penalty of 1,000l. upon the Receiver-General, or his Deputy, in case of paying any of the Monies, by him received by virtue of the said Act, other than into the Receipt of the Exchequer.

And, as the Clause was ingrossed, it was, That in case any Receiver-General, or his Deputy, should pay any Part of the Monies, &c.; which was a Redundancy, and a Mistake of the Clerk; and therefore the said Amendment was agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendments.

Ordered, That the said Amendments be particularly entered in the Journal of this House, to the end the Nature of the said Amendments may appear.

Irish Forfeitures.

A Bill to vest the forfeited Estates in Ireland in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the Wars, was, according to the Order of the Day, read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next.

English Forfeitures.

A Bill to vest the forfeited Estates in England in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the War, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Wednesday Morning next.

Disfranchising Stockbridge Borough.

Ordered, That the Bill to disable the Borough of Stockbridge, in the County of Southampton, from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament for the future, be read a Second time upon Wednesday Morning next.

Building Ships.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for building good and denfensible Ships . . . . have Power to send for Persons and Papers.

Royal Assent to Bills.

A Message from his Majesty, by Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman-Usher of the Black Rod:

Mr. Speaker,

The King commands this Honourable House to attend his Majesty in the House of Peers immediately.

And accordingly, Mr. Speaker, with the House, went up to attend his Majesty.

And, being returned;

Mr. Speaker reported, That his Majesty had been pleased to give the Royal Assent to the Bills following; viz.

1. An Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for one Year, for carrying on a vigorous War against France.

2. An Act for Repealing of such Parts of several former Acts, as prevent or prohibit the Importation of foreign Brandy, Aquæ-Vitæ, and other Spirits, and Bacon, except from France.

3. An Act for the Repeal of a Clause in the Statute made in the Four-and-thirtieth and Five-and thirtieth Years of King Henry the Eighth, by which Justices in Wales are limited to Eight in each County.

4. An Act for the Importation of sine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown-Silk.

5. An Act to enable John Vivian Esquire, and Tho. Vivian his Son, to sell some Part of their Estate, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for younger Children; and for settling other Part of their Estate, in lieu thereof.

State of the Kingdom.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State of the Kingdom.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Sir John Hoskins:

Mr. Speaker,

Whitehall's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable John Whitehall to charge certain Lands with the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, towards Portions for his younger Children.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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