Lunæ, 7 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Rebuilding Warwick Town.
THE Lord Digby reported from the Committee, to
whom the Bill for rebuilding the Borough of Warwick; and for determining of Differences touching Houses
burnt or demolished by reason of the dreadful Fire which
happened there; 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, 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
Duties on Paper, &c.
A Petition of the Stationers of the City of London,
in behalf of themselves, and others of the same Trade, was
presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That
the Commissioners for putting in Execution an Act for
laying several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, have taken upon themselves the selling and dispersing of those Commodities, by appointing
Officers throughout the Kingdom for that Purpose; to
the great Diminution of the Duties arising thereby, and
the Ruin of the Petitioners Trade: And praying, That
they may be heard and relieved in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the
whole House, who are to consider of the said Act.
Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to hear
the said Petitioners by themselves, or their Counsel.
Apothecaries exempt from Parish Offices.
Ordered, That all the Members that come to the Committee, to whom the Bill for exempting Apothecaries
from serving as Constables, Scavengers, and other Parish
and Ward Offices, . . . . . shall have Voices.
Tryals in Lancashire.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, proceed further in the Examination and Consideration of the late Proceedings and
Tryals in Lancashire and Cheshire.
Ordered, That all Persons who were formerly summoned to attend this House touching the said Proceedings
and Examinations, and who have not been discharged from
their further Attendance, do attend this House upon
Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Free Proceedings in Parliament.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That the Report from the Committee of the whole House,
to whom the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings
in Parliament was committed, be made upon Thursday
Morning, before the Call of the House.
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Edward Hussey,
Sir John Bolles:
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Tho. Pope Blount,
So it passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow
Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
A Bill for continuing Two former Acts for punishing
Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for
Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer; was, according to Order, read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Sevennight, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Supply Bill; Duties on Paper, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the Act, made the last Session, intituled, An
Act for granting to their Majesties several Duties upon
Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, towards
carrying on the War against France.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt reported from the said Committee, That
they had made some Proceeding in the Consideration of
the Matter to them referred; but had not come to any
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.