Martis, 29 die Januarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
HERMAN Frederick Dorrien, George Stehn, Jacob
Henkell, and Henry Erichs, took the Oaths appointed, in order to their Naturalization.
Privilego—Censures upon false Returns.
Ordered, That Mr. Norres and Mr. Mawdit be added
to the Committee, to whom it is referred to inspect Precedents, what Censures have been inflicted upon Officers
for making false Returns.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the vesting certain Lands and Tenements, the Estate
of George Gilbert Pierce of the Middle-Temple, London,
Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies for the Payment
of Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Debts against Minors.
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee, to whom
it was referred to prepare, and bring in, a Bill for the
better Recovery of Debts against Heirs under Age, That
they had prepared a Bill accordingly; which they had
directed him to present to the House: And he delivered
the same in at the Table.
Privilege—a person petitions for discharge.
A Petition of Jacob Broad, in Custody of the Serjeant
at Arms, was presented to the House, and read: by which
he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the
same; and prayed to be dismissed out of Custody.
Ordered, That the said Jacob Broad be brought to the
Bar upon Thursday Morning next, in order to his Discharge.
Suppression of Cursing and Swearing.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill . . .
the more effectual suppressing of profane Cursing and
Swearing: And that Mr. Bowyer and Mr. Christie do
prepare, and bring in, the same.
Tryals in Lancashire, &c.
Resolved, That the further Consideration of the late
Proceedings and Tryals in Lancashire and Cheshire be
adjourned until Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That all such Persons as were ordered or
summoned to attend this House this Day, touching the
said Proceeding and Tryals, do attend this House again
upon Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking and stating
the publick Accounts do, upon Friday Morning next, lay
before this House a State of the Irish Arrears due to the
Army; and how far the same have been paid; and what
Preventing Export of Wool, &c.
A Petition of divers Merchants, Woollendrapers,
Packers, and others concerned in the Woollen Manufactures, in and about the City of London, was presented
to the House; and read; setting forth, That there is a
Bill depending in this House 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; which Bill
is committed; and is opposed by private Interest: That
the Petitioners are fully satisfied the said Bill will be of
great Service to the Nation, not only in relieving the
Poor from a great Oppression, but also in giving an
equal Advantage to all Buyers of Cloth, that come to the
said publick Market: And praying, That the said Bill
may pass into a Law, in such manner as the House shall
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table
until the Report from the Committee, to whom the said
Bill is committed, be made.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the Report from
the Committee, to whom it was referred to inspect what
Laws are lately expired, and expiring, be further adjourned until To-morrow Sevennight.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of 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; and to
whom the Bill for applying the yearly Sum of 300,000 l.
out of the Duties arising by an Act, intituled, An Act for
granting to their Majesties a Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes exported and imported, for carrying on the War
against France with Vigour, was committed; and, if they
thought fit, to add the same to the said Bill for granting to
his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound; and
to make both the said Bills one.
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 gone through the several Bills to them
committed; and had united, and made both the said Bills
one; and made several Amendments thereunto; which
they had directed him to report, when the House would
please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Friday
And then the House adjourned till Thursday Morning,
Nine a Clock.