House of Commons Journal Volume 11
19 April 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 19 April 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 309-310. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39158 Date accessed: 23 August 2014.


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Veneris, 19 die Aprilis;

7┬░ Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Committee of Privileges.

ORDERED, That Mr. Brockman, Mr. Bulkley, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Lowther, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Colt, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.

Abuses in Quartering Troops.

A Petition of several Inn-holders, and other publick Housekeepers, in Kingston upon Hull; in behalf of themselves, and the rest of the publick Housekeepers there, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That in January 1693, the then Mayor of the said Town did billet on the Petitioners Eight Companies of Soldiers, then in that Garison; but, upon Complaint made to the Mayor, he promised, That the Soldiers should return to their former Quarters, upon the Petitioners paying them One Week's Subsistence; which was to be reimbursed the Petitioners as soon as Money arrived to pay the Soldiers: And accordingly the Inhabitants paid them about 80 l.; but have not since received One Peny of it: That in January 1694, the then Mayor, Henry Maister, informed the Petitioners, That he had contracted with Mr. William St. Quintin to exempt the Town from quartering Soldiers, for 100 l. for a Twelve Month; and, unless the Petitioners would raise that Sum, he would billet the Soldiers upon them: whereupon they raised 80 l. which was paid to the said Mayor; but, by reason of the People's Poverty, could raise no more: That the Petitioners were advised the same was illegally exacted from them, and demanded Restitution of the said Mayor, who promised so to do, but afterwards denied it; so that the Petitioners are in Disburse about 160 l. besides their Charges to London on this Occasion, being 7 in Town; which will cost about 40 l. more: And praying the House to take their Grievances into Consideration, and give them such Relief as the House shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House:

And it is referred to Mr. Osborne, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Waller, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Cook, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Palmes, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Beding feild, Sir Henry Ashurst, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Colt, Mr. Ash, Mr. Foley, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Lowther, Sir S. Barnardiston, Mr. Smith, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Christy, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Dryden, Mr. Fuller, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Stonehouse; and all that serve for the County of York: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Expiring Laws.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskins:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed, That the Clause A, added by their Lordships to the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing, and making perpetual, several Laws therein mentioned, be left out of the said Bill.

Indemnifying Sir T. Cook.

Mr. Bridges, according to . . . Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to indemnify Sir Thomas Cook from Actions, which he might be liable unto, by reason of his Discovery to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company; or for any Prosecution for such Distribution; was committed; the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill; 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: And another Amendment was made by the House: And are as follow; viz.

Pr. 1. L. 30. after "true," insert "and full."

L. 31. Leave out "at the Bar of the House of Lords," and insert "before a Committee of the Lords and Commons, to be appointed by each House for that Purpose; which Oath the said Committee are hereby impowered to administer."

At the End of the Bill add Clause A, That a Report of the Confession shall be forthwith laid before each House in Writing.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, That in case Sir Thomas Cook shall not make a full Discovery, as the Act requires, he shall remain a Prisoner in the Tower till he has made his Confession to the Commissioners of Accounts; who are to report the same to both Houses under their Hands and Seals:

And the same was twice read, and the Blanks filled up; and the Clause, so amended, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.

Supply Bill; Duties on Glass, &c.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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, was committed, be now taken;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Sir Tho. Vernon:
69.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Eliab Harvey,
Sir John Bolles:
71.

So it passed in the Negative.

Then the Question being put, That the said Report be taken on Wednesday Morning next;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Eliab Harvey,
Mr. Brockman:
47.
Tellers for the Noes, Lord Coningsby,
Sir Cha. Bloys:
102.

So it passed in the Negative.

Ordered, That the Report be not taken before Twelve a Clock.

Indemnifying Sir T. Cooke.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to indemnify Sir Thom. Cooke from Actions, which he might be liable to, by reason of his Discovery to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company; or for any Prosecution for such Distribution; be now read the Third time.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Bridges do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Compelling Craggs, &c. to account.

Punishing T. and E. Pauncefort.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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 Mr. Tracy Pauncefort and Mr. Edward Pauncefort for corrupt Practices, in with-holding Money from the Officers of the Army; were committed; be made upon Monday Morning next.

Ordered, That the said Mr. James Craggs and Mr. Richard Harnage be heard by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon their Petition, before the Report of the Bill against them be taken.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Tracy Pauncefort and Mr. Edward Pauncefort be heard by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, upon their Petitions, before the Report of the Bill against them be taken.

Preventing counterfeiting Coin.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider 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. Scobell took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Scobell reported from the Committee, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredeth:

Mr. Speaker,

Prohibiting commerce with France.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for declaring the Commencement of an Act, intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, to be, from the Time that it passed the Royal Assent; to wit, on the 14th Day of March 1692: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also

Indemnisying Sir T. Cook.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to indemnisy Sir Thomas Cook from Actions, which he might be liable to, by reason of his Discovery to whom he paid and distributed several Sums of Money, therein mentioned to be received out of the Treasure of the East-India Company; or for any Prosecution for such Distribution.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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