House of Commons Journal Volume 11
16 April 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 16 April 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 304-305. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39155 Date accessed: 23 July 2014.


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Martis, 16 die Aprilis;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Reversing Leisler's Attainder.

SIR Henry Ashurst reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for reversing the Attainder of Jacob Leisler, and others, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Measures and Prices of Coals.

Sir Thomas Vernon reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for enforcing, and making more effectual, the Laws for regulating the Measures and Prices of Coals, 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: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the same Committee: And that they do meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Privilege.

A Complaint being made to the House, That Nicolas Bland, John Shergold, Robert Harris, and William Perrier, had entered upon Part of the Estate of Sir Charles Raleigh, a Member of this House, and digged down a Mill-dam therein, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections to examine the Matter of the said Complaint; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duties on Paper, &c.

Mr. Bowyer reported from 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, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill, and received several Clauses, in relation to the Act, passed the last Session, for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, for regulating the measuring of the Tonage of Ships; and also, That the Duties for CoastingShips may be paid and taken according to the Tonage of Goods laded only; 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 were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, with some Amendments, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Raising the Militia.

Sir Richard Onslow, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1695; although the Month's Pay, formerly advanced, be not repaid; and also for repealing the Statute of 2 and 3 Edw. VI. intituled, An Act against Shooting of Hail-shot, was committed; the Amendments made by the Committee to the said 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: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered, with Blanks, to be added to the Bill, That the Receivers of the Trophy-money shall count for the same for Years last past; with a Blank for the Penalty:

And the same was twice read.

And the Question being put, That the first Blank be filled up with "Three;"

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Eliab Harvey,
Mr. Gwyn:
40.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Richard Onslow,
Mr. Hutchinson:
92.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Blank be filled up with "Ten."

Resolved, That the other Blank be filled up with "Forty Pounds."

Then the Question being put, That the Clause, so amended, be made Part of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

Supply Bill; Duties on Coffee, &c.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for granting to his Majesty several additional Duties upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, towards Satisfaction of the Debts due for Transport-Service for the Reducing of Ireland: And also,

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion

To the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing Two former Acts, for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer: Without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Compelling Craggs, &c to account.

Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, 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 Tracy Pauncefort and Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in withholding Money from the Officers of the Army.

African Company.

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

Encouraging Seamen.

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

Clipping the Coin.

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

Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.

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, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France, being read;

The Question was put, That Mr. Speaker leave the Chair:

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Robert Cotton,
Sir Henry Ashurst:
108.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Barker,
Sir Charles Bloys:
57.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

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 Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

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

Lords desire that Sir. T. Cook be allowed to inspect his Papers.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords do desire, That this House would give Leave, That Sir Thomas Cook, a Prisoner by Order of this House, may go, in Custody, to inspect his Papers, in order to a speedy Discovery in what manner the Sums of 77,258l. and 90,000l. mentioned in the Bill, intituled, An Act to oblige Sir Tho. 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, were distributed.

And then the Messangers withdrew.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Cook have Leave to go, in Custody, to inspect his Papers, as the Lords do desire.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant; for Sir Thomas Cook to go, in Custody, for Two Days, to inspect his Paper.

And the Messengers being called in again, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, That the House had considered the Message; and had given Leave, That Sir Tho. Cook may go, in Custody, to inspect his Papers, as the Lords do desire.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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