Sabbati, 9 die Februarii;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
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.
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.