House of Commons Journal Volume 11
12 January 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 January 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 201-202. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39078 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Sabbati, 12 die Januarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. Balch have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Absentees without Leave.

Ordered, That no Member of this House do presume to absent himself from his Service in this House, without Leave first obtained: And that every Member, absenting himself without Leave, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over upon Monday Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend, not having Leave to be absent, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

Undue Practices in Elections.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider how to prevent undue Solicitations and Practices in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament; and also how to prevent false Returns; and to report their Opinion therein to the House:

And it is referred to Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Fra. Molyneux, Mr. Christie, Mr. Palmes, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Barker, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Freke, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Ward, Mr. How, Mr. Burrington, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Foley, Mr. Vincent, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Harley, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. White, Mr. Done, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Cook, Mr. Arnold, Lord Bellamont, Mr. England, Sir John Kay, Mr. Lowther, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Waller, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Stanley, Serjeant Blinco, Mr. Clarke, Sir Sam. Barnardiston: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four a Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Defaulters to call of the House.

The House resumed the adjourned Debate and Consideration of the Default and Absence of Sir Edward Ascough, Tho. Pitt Esquire, and Tho. Neale Esquire:

And the Question being put, That Sir Edward Aiscough be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting himself from his Service in Parliament;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That Thomas Neale Esquire be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting himself from his Service in Parliament.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write Letters to Sir Nath. Nappier and Sir Edward Ayscough, to acquaint them, That this House requires their Attendance upon Wednesday Sevennight.

Queen's Funeral.

The House being moved to declare in what manner they will attend at the Solemnity of her Majesty's Funeral;

Resolved, Nemine Contradicente, That this House will attend at the Solemnity of her Majesty's Funeral, as a House, with their Speaker.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider of the Circumstances relating to the Procession of this House, and their Place, at the Solemnity of her Majesty's Funeral:

And it is referred to Lord Marquis Winton, Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Foley, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Boyle, Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Harley, Sir Robert Cotton, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Henry Goodrick, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Smith, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Edward Hussey, or any Five of them: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Leverpoole Return amended.

The Mayor of the Borough of Leverpoole in the County of Lancaster, and Clerk of the Crown, attended, according to Order; and amended the Return for the said Borough, by rasing out the Name of Thomas Brotherton Esquire, and inserting the Name of Jasper Mawdit Esquire, instead thereof.

Abuses in Army Subsistence Money.

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Royston in the County of Hertford and Cambridge was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Captain Henry Cartwright's Company of Foot, belonging to Colonel Hastings' Regiment, being now quartered at Royston, demand the several Sums following to be paid them weekly by the Petitioners for their Subsistence, over and above their Lodging, and other Necessaries, as the Law requires; viz. to the Lieutenant, 17s. 6d.; to the Ensign, 14s.; the Serjeant 6s.; every Coporal, 4s. 6d.; and every private Centinel, 3s.; and threaten for Non-payment to take the Petitioners Goods: That the Petitioners are willing to give them such Subsistence as they are able to do, and as the Law directs; but are not able to bear a Grievance of this Nature, having formerly been great Sufferers by quartering Two Companies of Sir John Edgworth's Regiment, from the 12th February 1688, to the 15th of April 1689; for which the Petitioners never were paid one Farthing; And praying the House to take the Premises into Consideration.

Ordered, That Captain Henry Cartwright be summoned to attend this House upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Ordered, That the Lieutenant and Ensign of Captain Henry Cartwright's Company be also summoned to attend this House, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.

Ways and Means.

The House according to the Order of the Day, resolved 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.

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, in order to their Proceedings in the Matter to them referred, they had directed him to move the House, That a State of the Revenue, with the Loans, Debts, and Charges thereupon; and also an Account of the Establishment, Charge, and Expence, of the Civil List; may be laid before the House.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House a State of the Revenue from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694, with the Loans, Debts, and Charges upon the Revenue.

Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury do also, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House an Account of the Establishment, Charge, and Expence, of the Civil List, from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas, 1694.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts do, with all convenient Speed, lay before this House a State of the Incomes and Issues of the Revenue, from Michaelmas 1693, to Michaelmas 1694.

Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts do forthwith lay before this House Abstracts of the Revenues of the Excise, Customs, PostOffice, and small Branches.

Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, 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.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

Committees.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.