House of Commons Journal Volume 11
12 April 1694

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 April 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 158-159. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39019 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Jovis, 12 die Aprilis;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Papers to be returned.

ORDERED, That the Clerk of this House do deliver to John Parkhurst Esquire, surviving Trustee, on the behalf of Sidny Wortley, alias Mountague, Esquire, and his Lady, such Writings as concern the said Mr. Wortley and his Lady, which are in the Trunk of Mr. Brent, taking a Receipt for the same, upon a Schedule thereof.

Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.

A Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon Paper and Parchment was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.

Encouraging Privateers.

The House resumed the adjourned Debate, upon the Amendment to the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers:

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto.

And the Residue of the said Amendments, to the said Bill, being severally read a Second time, some were agreed, and others disagreed, unto by the House, upon the Question severally put thereupon.

Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare and bring in, a Clause, as a Rider, upon the Debate of the House.

And then several Amendments were proposed to be made in the Bill; which, upon the Question severally put thereupon, were agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, for the examining the Master and Mate, touching Goods embezzled:

And the same was once read.

And the Question being put, That the same be read a Second time.

It passed in the Negative.

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, touching the Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports:

And the same was Twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Commissioners of Accounts.

Mr. Boyle according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for taking and stating the publick Accounts was committed, That they had left a Blank in the Bill for the Commissioners Names, to be filled up by the House; and had made several Amendments; 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.

Mr. Mountague reported, That the Members appointed Yesterday to withdraw into the Speaker's Chamber, and examine and peruse the Lists given in by the Members of the House; and report upon whom the Choice of Commissioners should fall; had examined and perused the said Lists accordingly: And that,

Robert Harley Esquire had 145 Votes.
Sir Tho. Pope Blount Baronet 134
Paul Foley Esquire 134
Sir Tho. Clarges Knight 131
Charles Hutchinson Esquire 122
Sir Edward Abney Knight 121

And that, as to the Seventh, Sir James Houblon, and John Pascall Esquire, had equal Votes, 110 a piece.

Which Report being delivered in at the Clerk's Table; and there read;

Mr. Speaker gave his Voice for Sir James Houblon.

Ordered, That the Blank in the Bill be filled up with the Names of the said Seven Commissioners.

And the same was filled up accordingly.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, for the Commissioners to take an Oath:

And the same was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Cruisers and Convoys.

The Mercnant Petitioners, touching Convoys and Cruising Ships, attending, according to Order;

They were called in; and heard, what they had to offer to the House.

And, being withdrawn;

Ordered, That they be acquainted, That they were discharged of their Attendance, until further Order.

Tonage Duties, &c. [Bank of England incorporated.]

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Wines, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors; and also the Bill for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships; was committed, That they had, according to the Instructions of the House, left out the Duties upon Wines, and inserted the Duties upon the Tonage of Ships in lieu and stead thereof; and had altered and made both the said Bills into One Bill; and had made several other Amendments; 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 read.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Report be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Ten a Clock.

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