Veneris, 18 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Abuses in Army Subsistence-money.
ORDERED, That Captain Cartwright, and the
Lieutenant and Ensign of his Company, do attend
this House, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock,
upon the Petition of the Inhabitants of Royston,
Tower Hamlets Militia.
A Petition of the Deputy-Lieutenants, and the rest of
the Officers in the Tower Hamlets, was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, That, at the Time of
making the Act for ordering the Militia of this Kingdom,
of 13th and 14th Car. IIdi, the Division of the Tower
Hamlets was under the same Lieutenancy with the rest
of the County of Middlesex; but it was afterwards thought
sit, for making them more serviceable, to put them under
a distinct Lieutenancy of their own: Whereupon many
Suits have been, and still are, depending touching the Construction of a Clause in the said Act, relating to the said
Militia: And praying, That the Lieutenancy within the
Division of the Tower Hamlets may have the same Means
to make the Militia therein serviceable and useful to the
Government, as other Lieutenancies have within the several Counties of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom
it is referred to inspect the several Laws relating to the
Militia; and to consider of their Defects; and to inquire particularly how the Trophy-money has been levied
and applied; and to consider how the said several Laws
may be explained, and made more effectual; and to report their Opinion to the House.
Mistake in an Account rectified.
The House being informed, That there is a Mistake in
the Account of the Establishment, Charge, and Expence
of the Civil List, lately delivered in to the House from the
Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, by inserting therein
a Duty arising by Coals of Newcastle spent within the
That thereon is 500 l. per Annum granted to Sir Thomas Clarges Knight; there being, in truth, no such Duty
to his Majesty;
Ordered, That the said Account be rectified; and the
Matter touching the said Duty upon Coals, and the said
500 l. per Annum to Sir Tho. Clarges, be struck out of the
same, and out of the Entry thereof in the Journal: And
that the Computations of the said Account be thereupon
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the
better dividing of Lands among Coparciners: And that
Mr. Christie, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Pooley,
Mr. Waller, Sir William Whitlock, do prepare, and bring
in, the said Bill.
A person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Crosfeild do attend this House
To-morrow Morning 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 Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee,
That they had come to a Resolution; which they had
directed him to report, when the House would please to
receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Monday
Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
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 Monday Morning next, after the said Report is over, 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
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.