House of Commons Journal Volume 11
12 April 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 April 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 301. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39152 Date accessed: 20 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Veneris, 12 die Aprilis;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Reversing Leisler's Attainder.

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

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, to Sir Henry Ashurst, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Clark, Mr. Holt, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Sir Fra. Drake, Colonel Perry, Sir Edward Phelips, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Christie, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Gerard, Sir Ra. Dutton, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Colt, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Jona. Jennings, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Freke, Mr. May, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Waller, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. England, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Blaithwaite, Mr. Harley, Lord Marquis Winton, Mr. Foley: And they are to meet To-morrow at Five of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Duties on Paper, &c.

A Bill for explaining and regulating several Doubts, Duties, and Penalties, in the late Act for granting several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer, Sir Jona. Jennings, Mr. Waller, Mr. Frewen, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Osborne, Sir John Barker, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. England, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Mat. Andrews, Mr. Christy, Mr. Speke, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Clark, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Colt, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Bulkly, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Perry, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Harley, Mr. Arnold, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Mawdit: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Mr. Pitts:

Mr. Speaker,

Lords agree to a Conference.

The Lords have agreed to a free Conference, as desired; and do appoint it to be on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock, in the Painted Chamber: Also,

Supply Bill; Duties on Marriages, &c.

They have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty certain Rates and Duties upon Marriages, Births, and Burials, and upon Bachelors and Widowers, for the Term of Five Years, for carrying on the War against France, without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Answer to Address.

Sir Henry Goodrick acquainted the House, That according to Order, he, and others of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, had presented the Address, touching the French Refugees, to his Majesty; and that his Majesty was pleased graciously to answer, That he was desirous to have it complied with; and would direct the Lords of the Treasury to consider, and report to him, the Fund whereon to place that Charity.

Encouragement of Privateers.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers.

Exporting Corn.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain the Act for allowing a Bounty upon the Exportation of Corn: And that Sir Sam. Barnardiston do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction, That a Clause be brought into the Bill to prevent the re-landing of Corn.

Expiring Laws.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing, and making perpetual, several Laws therein mentioned:

And the same were read; and all of them, but one, which was disagreed, agreed unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.

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Assize of Bread.

Mr. Perry reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the regulating, and better ascertaining, the Assize of Bread, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; 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.

Ordered, That the said Report do lie upon the Table.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do go with the Mace into Westminster-hall, and to the several Courts, and into the Court of Requests, and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.

And he went accordingly.

And, being returned;

Clipping the Coin.

Mr. Godolphin, according to the Order of the Day, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom was referred the Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and to whom the ingrossed . . . . from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom, was committed; the Resolution of the said Committee; which he was directed 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 the Fund to be granted to his Majesty, for the Encouragement of the Mint, be a Sum not exceeding the Sum of Sixty thousand Pounds per Annum, for Payment of the Interest of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, until that Sum can be raised for supplying the Deficiency of the clipped Money of this Kingdom.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Resolution be re-committed;

It passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Fund to be granted to his Majesty, for the Encouragement of the Mint, be a Sum not exceeding the Sum of 60,000l. per Annum, for Payment of the Interest of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, until that Sum can be raised for supplying the Deficiency of the clipped Money of this Kingdom.

Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the said Fund.

Answer to Address.

The Lord Ranelagh acquainted the House, That, according to Order, he, and others of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, had presented the Address to his Majesty, That he would please to give Directions to the Commissioners of the Admiralty, that they may grant Permissions and Protections for Seamen for the CoastingTrade, and for Supply of Provisions for the City of London; and that his Majesty was pleased to answer, That he will take all possible Care therein.

Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.

The Question being put, That the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Glass Wares, Stone and Earthen Bottles, be now read;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Boyle,
Mr. Bromley:
79.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Rowland Gwynn,
Mr. Scobell:
85.

So it passed in the Negative.

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