Jovis, 3 die Januarii;
ORDERED, That all Committees be revived.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Sir John Guise, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for the better preventing the Exportation of
Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for the Preservation
of the publick Market at Blackwell-hall; and for Relief
of the Workmen employed in the Woollen Manufactures,
in Payment of their Wages: And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating
the publick Accounts do forthwith lay before this House a
State of the Account and Adjustment of the Debt due to
the Transport-Ships, according to the Direction in the
Act, made the last Session of this Parliament, for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and
state the publick Accounts of the Kingdom.
A Petition of the Merchants, and Traders, of the Town
and Borough of Leverpoole, to his Majesty's Plantations in
America, was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That by an Act, made in the 25th Year of King
Charles the IId, to prevent the planting of Tobacco in
England; and for regulating the Plantation-Trade; all
Ships and Vessels loading any Commodities of the English
Plantations were to bring the same to some Port of England,
Wales, or Berwick upon Tweed, to be there unladen:
That, contrary to the said Act, several Ships belonging
to England, Scotland, and Ireland, have, for several Years
last past, carried the Produce of the Plantations directly
to Scotland and Ireland, without paying any Custom for
the same; which is highly prejudicial to their Majesties
Revenue, and the Trade of this Kingdom: And praying,
That some Remedy may be provided against this growing
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom
the Petition of the Merchants, and Traders, of the City
of Bristoll to his Majesty's Plantations in America, stands
And that Mr. Norries, Mr. Jeffries, Lord Digby, Mr.
Nicholas, Colonel Titus, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Bulkly, Sir
Tho. Vernon, Lord Pawlet, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Gerrard,
be added to the said Committee.
Apothecaries exempt from Parish Offices.
A Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners
taking Notice, That a Bill is now depending in the House,
for exempting Apothecaries from serving as Constables,
Scavengers, and other Ward and Parish Offices; which
Bill, should it pass into a Law, will be very prejudicial to
the City of London: And praying to be heard by their
Counsel touching the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill stands
Ordered, That Mr. Gwyn, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Harley, Mr. Shackerly, Sir Cha. Bloys, Colonel
Tempest, be added to the Committee, to whom it is referred to inspect what Laws are lately expired, and are
expiring; and to report their Opinions, what Laws are fit
to be revived and continued.
Land Tax Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do, by Saturday Morning next, Ten a Clock, prepare and present,
the Names of Commissioners for the several Counties,
Cities, and Places, as is usual, to be inserted in the Bill
for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in
the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War
against France with Vigour.
Registry of Deeds, &c.
A Bill for registring Memorials of Deeds, Conveyances,
and Wills, was, according to Order, read a Second
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House will, upon Saturday Sevennight next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Ways and Means.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for
raising the Supply to be granted to his Majesty for carrying on the War against France with Vigour.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.