Lunæ, 12 die Martii;
6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Rectifying Mistake in Title of a Bill.
ORDERED, That Mr. Waller do go to the Lords,
and acquaint them, That the Commons having passed
a Bill, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Estate of William
Stevens deceased, for Payment of the Mortgage thereupon;
and applying the Overplus for the Benefit of his Sons;
who are Infants; and there lying upon the Clerk's Table,
at the same time, several other ingrossed Bills, in order to
be read; by Mistake, the Title of the said Stevens Bill
was indorsed upon a Bill of another Nature; and the
same was sent up to their Lordships: And therefore the
Commons do desire, That the said Bill, so sent up to their
Lordships, may be returned to them, that the Mistake
may be rectified.
The House proceeded to take into Consideration the
Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled,
An Act for taking away the Process for the Capiatur Fine
in the several Courts of Westminster:
And the same were twice read, and agreed unto by the
House; and are as follow; viz.
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Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
unto the said Amendments.
Persons pardoned of Felony.
Then the House took into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act
to repeal the Statute made in the Tenth Year of King
Edward the Third, for finding Sureties for the good
Abearing by him or her that hath a Pardon of Felony:
And the same were twice read; and are as follow; viz.
2 Skin, 19 L. after "Covert," insert "or Infant;" instead of "shall," read "or Infant."
And an Amendment was proposed to be made to the
Bill, in respect of the said Amendments, by inserting,
L. 20, after "for," "him or:"
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Lords in
the said Amendment so amended.
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the
Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
to the said Amendments, with an Amendment: To which
Amendment this House desires their Lordships Concurrence.
Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom
the Bill for settling the Methods of taking special Bails
in the Court of King's-Bench; and for the Filing, Entering, and Docquetting of all such Bails, in the several
Courts of Law at Westminster; 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 House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Delays at Quarter Sessions.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put
their Lordships in mind of the Bill to prevent Delays of
Proceedings at the Quarter Sessions of the Peace: And
that Mr. Waller do carry the said Message.
Exporting Iron, Copper, &c.
An ingrossed Bill for the Exportation of Iron, Copper,
and Bell-Metal, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act for the Exportation of Iron, Copper, and BellMetal.
Ordered, That Mr. Hungerford do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Halspence and Farthings.
A Petition of several Traders, and poor Inhabitants,
in and about the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke; was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That the Halfpence and Farthings now current,
being not worth above One Third Part of the intrinsick
Value, are become so numerous, through the Avarice of
Patentees, and the Multitude of Counterfeits, that the
Petitioners can receive little other Money in Returns from
petty Country Chapmen, or in the Way of their Retail
Trade; and cannot put them off again under Two or
Three Shillings in the Pound Loss; whereby the Petitioners will be reduced to extreme Misery, unless some
speedy Relief be given: And praying, That this House
will address his Majesty, That, for the future, all Farthings
and Halfpence may be made at the Mint, and as near the
intrinsick Value as the Charge of Coinage will allow of.
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. Arnold, Sir John Jenkinson,
Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Smith, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Blofield, Sir William Scawen, Mr. Frewen, Sir Joseph Herne,
Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Wm.
Wogan, Mr. Cook, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. England, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Waller, Lord
Digby, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Piggot, Mr. Ryder, Colonel Perry, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Christy, Sir Robert Cotton,
Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Sam.
Dashwood, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Dyot,
Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Lutterell,
Sir John Barker, Sir Edward Hussey; Mr. Fenwick, Mr.
Godolphin, Sir Math. Andrews: And all that come are to
have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the
Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber:
And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and
London Orphans Fund.
An ingrossed Bill for Relief of the Orphans, and other
Creditors, of the City of London, was read the Third time.
And a Clause was, according to Order, presented to
the House, for Repayment of the sum of Two thousand
Pounds, by the Bill allowed to be yearly paid for Seven
Years, out of the Money appointed for the Use of the
said Orphans and Creditors, towards defraying the publick Charges of the said City of London:
And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question
put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made
Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title
be, An Act for Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors,
of the City of London.
Ordered, That Mr. Hungerford do carry the Bill to the
Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, &c.
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
certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale,
and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and
Advantages, in the said Bill mentioned, to such Persons as
shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee,
That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to
them referred; and had directed him to move, That they
may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House, will, To-morrow Morning,
resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider further of the said Bill.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.