House of Commons Journal Volume 11
13 April 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 13 April 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 301-303. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39153 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Sabbati, 13 die Aprilis;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Preventing Correspondence with France.

ORDERED, That the Members who serve for the Counties of Gloucester, Wilts, Somersett, Devon, Berks, Norfolk, Dorset, York, Worcester, Suffolk, and Essex, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better preventing Correspondence with France is committed.

African Company.

Mr. Blofeild reported from the Committee, to whom it was referred to examine and consider the Charter of the African Company, and several Petitions relating to the Sale of Red-wood; and to report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House; That they had examined and considered the same accordingly; and had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report; 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 it is for the Interest of the Subjects of England, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, that the African Company should sell Red-Wood at publick Sales, in small Lots, not exceeding Five Ton in one Lot.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That it is for the Interest of the Subjects of England, and for the Encouragement of the Woollen Manufacture, that the African Company should sell Red-wood at publick Sales, in small Lots, not exceeding Five Ton in one Lot.

Ordered, That the African Company's Charter be delivered back to the Company.

Ditto.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of the Royal African Company was referred, be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.

Assize of Bread.

The Amendments, made by the Committee, to whom the Bill for the regulating, and better ascertaining, the Assize of Bread, . . . . . . were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one: And, upon the Question severally put thereupon, the same, with some Amendments, were agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, against Retailers of Bread, except such as have served Apprenticeships:

And the same was once read.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;

It passed in the Negative.

The Question, being put, That the Bill with the Amendments be ingrossed;

It passed in the Negative.

Encouraging Seamen.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen.

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

Mr. Speaker,

Lords desire that Sir T. Cook may attend them.

Their Lordships, having under their Consideration a Bill, intituled, An Act to oblige Sir Thomas Cook to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company, do desire, That Sir Thomas Cook, a Member of this House, and now in the Tower by Order of this House, may be permitted and ordered to appear at the Bar of the Lords, when desired: And that this House would transmit to their Lordships such Papers, as are now before this House, relating to the Matter of the said Bill.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Cook do attend the House of Lords, as the Lords do desire: And that Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant accordingly.

Resolved, That as to the other Part of the said Message, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

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

Resolved, That such Papers as are now before this House, being original Warrants, relating to the 77,258l. mentioned in the said Bill, be delivered to the Lords at a Conference: And that the Lords be acquainted, That the Warrant, on which the 90,000l. was issued, or the Receipt Sir Thomas Cook gave for the same, are not before this House; but were seen in the East-India Company's Books, by a Committee appointed by this House to inspect the same.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Hobart do go to the Lords, and desire a Conference upon the Subject-matter of their Lordships last Message.

Duties on Paper, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for explaining and regulating several Doubts, Duties, and Penalties, in the late Act for granting several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, is committed, have Power to receive Clauses, in relation to the Act, passed the last Session, for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, for regulating the measuring the Tonage of Ships: And also, that the Duties for Coasting-Ships be paid and taken according to the Tonage of Goods laded only.

Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.

Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.

Resolved, That the Bill to oblige Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harnage to discover how some of the Monies, relating to cloathing the Army, have been disposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery; and also the Bill for punishing of Tracy Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army; be committed to one and the same Committee of the whole House.

Lords agree to a Conference.

Sir Henry Hobart reported, That he having, according to Order, been at the Lords, to desire a Conference, they do agree to a Conference immediately in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That Sir Chr. Musgrave, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Thompson, Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Smith, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Harley, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Gwyn, do manage the said Conference.

And the Managers went to the Conference.

And, being returned;

Sir Richard Onslow reported from the Conference, That they had delivered the Warrants, and acquainted the Lords, as this House had directed.

Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, 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, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Norres,
Mr. Dowdswell:
106.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Sir John Barker:
85.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.

Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.

The Order of the Day, for the House to 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 cloathing the Army, have been disposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery; and also of the Bill for punishing of Tracy Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Monies from the Officers of the Army; being read;

And the Question being put, That Mr. Speaker leave the Chair;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir John Bolles,
Sir Hen. Hobart:
80.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Harley,
Mr. Clarke:
92.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday 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 cloathing the Army, have been disposed of; and for punishing them, in case they shall not make such Discovery; and also of the Bill for punishing of Tracy Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Monies from the Officers of the Army.

Clipping the Coin.

The Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to receive Proposals for the preventing the clipping the Silver Coin of this Kingdom; and to consider of the Bill, from the Lords, for preventing the counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom; was read:

Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to hear any Person they shall think necessary, relating to the Matter to them referred.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, according to the said Order.

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

Mr. Scobell reported from the said 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 said Report be made upon Monday Morning next.

Mr. Scobell 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 Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Report and Bill.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.