House of Commons Journal Volume 11
9 February 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 9 February 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 226-227. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39101 Date accessed: 20 September 2014.


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Sabbati, 9 die Februarii;

Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

West-Thorock Inundation.

ORDERED, That the Committee, to whom the Matter upon the Petition of the Poor of Cobham College, and the Proprietors of Lands now under Water in West-Thorock, in the County of Essex, was re-committed, do sit upon Monday Morning.

Encouragement of Privateers.

A Petition of divers Eastland Merchants trading to Sweedland, Denmark, and Norway, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill dedepending in this House for the better Encouragement of Privateers; and that there are many things contained in it which will be highly prejudicial: And praying, That the Petitioners may be heard by their Counsel, before the Bill passes this House.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Thames Locks and Weirs.

Mr. Harcourt reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of divers Freeholders, Bargemasters, and other Inhabitants, within the several Counties of Gloucester, Oxford, Berks, and Bucks, was referred, That they had examined and considered the same accordingly; and had agreed upon a Resolution; 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 was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there have been great Exactions and Impositions made by the Occupiers of several Locks and Weirs, on the Rivers of Isis and Thames, upon the Owners of Boats and Barges working on those Rivers, to the great Prejudice of the Owners of such Boats and Barges; and also of the Freeholders, and Tenants of Lands, within the said Counties, through which those Rivers pass, near adjoining to them.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That there have been great Exactions and Impositions made by the Occupiers of several Locks and Weirs, on the Rivers of Isis and Thames, upon the Owners of Boats and Barges working on those Rivers, to the great Prejudice of the Owners of such Boats and Barges; and also of the Freeholders, and Tenants of Lands, within the said Counties, through which those Rivers pass, near adjoining to them.

Mr. Harcourt also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Regulating of such Abuses and for ascertaining the Prices of the Passage of all Boats and Barges through the several Locks and Weirs upon those Rivers; and for constituting such Orders as shall be for the Advantage of the Navigation on those Rivers; saving the Jurisdiction of the City of London, and of the University and City of Oxford,; and for regulating of Prices of Water-carriage; and preventing any Abuses being committed by the Bargemen.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly: And that Mr. Harcourt do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Rebuilding Warwick Town.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the rebuilding the Town of Warwick; and for determining Differences touching Houses burnt or demolished, by reason of the late dreadful Fire there:

And the same were once read throughout; and are as followeth; viz. * * * *

Compelling the production of Sir P. Pindar.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to compel Edward Williams Esquire to bring forth the Persons of Sir Paul Pindar Baronet, is committed, have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Free Proceedings in Parliament.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, be read the Third time upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven 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 made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to fit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, 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 Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.