House of Commons Journal Volume 11
11 April 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 11 April 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 300-301. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39151 Date accessed: 30 July 2014.


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Jovis, 11 die Aprilis;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.

Punishing T. E. Pauncefort.

RESOLVED, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill to oblige Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harnage to discover how some of the Monies, relating to clothing the Army, have been disposed of: and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery: And also to consider of the Bill for punishing of Tracey Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army.

Reversing Leisler's Attainder.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leisler, and others, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Boats carrying Coals.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Admeasurement of Keels and Boats in the Port of Newcastle, and the Members thereunto belonging; and for the Encouragement of Navigation, by the Exportation of Coals from the same; was read the Third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, Pr. 2. L. 13, to leave out "One," and insert "Three:"

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Admeasurement of Keels and KeelBoats in the Port of Newcastle, and the Members thereunto belonging.

Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Pitt:

Mr. Speaker.

Lords desire Leave for Members to attend them.

The Lords do let this House know, That the Matter, on which the Lords intended to examine Sir Robert Clayton, and Mr. Morrice, Members of this House, not coming to be proceeded upon Yesterday, so far as to require them to declare their Knowledge therein, their Lordships do desire, they may have Leave to appear again, on that Occasion, when desired.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Morrice have Leave to appear, as the Lords do desire.

And the Messengers were called in again—And Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Not to be examined at the Bar.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Clayton and Mr. Morrice do insist to be examined at a Committee of Lords, and not at the Bar.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Raising the Militia.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1695, although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid; and for repealing the Statute of the Second and Third Years of King Edward the Sixth, intituled, An Act against Shooting of Hail-shot.

Supply Bill; Duties on Coffee, &c.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Coffee, Tea and Chocolate, and other Goods and Merchandize therein mentioned, for the Term of Three Years, for the Purposes therein expressed, was read the Third time.

An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, Line last but one, to leave out "and Searcher," and insert "and" before "Comptroller:"

And the same was, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for grating to his Majesty several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debts due for the Transport-Service for the Reduction of Ireland.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Encouraging Seamen.

A Petition of the Fishmongers of London was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, there is now before the House a Petition of the Company of Fishermen of the River of Thames, praying, That they may be admitted to insert a Clause in the Bill for the Encouragement and increase of Seamen, That the said Company may keep a Register of the Fishermen, Dredgermen, and their Servants, within their own Limits: That such a Clause will not only be very disadvantageous to the Fishery, but a Means for some few of the Fishermen to ingross great Quantities of Fish; which will be very prejudicial to the Petitioners, who emply great Numbers of Fishermen in their own Vessels, for the Supply of London and Westminster: and praying, That, in case such a Clause should be received, the House would be pleased to hear what the Petitioners have to allege against the same.

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

Duties on Paper, &c.

Mr. Bowyer presented to the House, according to Order, a Bill for explaining and regulating several Doubts, Duties, and Penalties, in the late ACt for granting several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Clipping the Coin.

Mr. Godolphin reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proprosals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and to consider of a Fund for the Encouragement of the Mint; the Resolution agreed upon; 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 a Fund be granted to his Majesty, for the Encouragement of the Mint.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made thereto, by adding these Words, "to make good the Deficiency of the clipped Money of this Kingdom, by the new-coining thereof:"

And the Question being put, That those Words be added to the said Resolution;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Fund be granted to his Majesty, for the Encouragement of the Mint.

Ditto.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for the preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and of the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Godolphin took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Godolphin reported from the Committee, That they had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the Report be made To-morrow Morning.

Mr. Godolphin also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for the preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and of the said Bill.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.