Jovis, 25 die Aprilis;
7° Gulielmi Tertii.
Bishops Castle Election.
ORDERED, That the Hearing at the Committee of
Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for
the Borough of Bishops Castle, in the County of Salop,
which is appointed to be next Monday, be put off until
Monday next come Three Weeks.
Examination of Sir T. Cook.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, who are
to meet the Committee of the Lords, for the Examination
of the Persons mentioned in the Report of Sir Thom.
Cook's Account, have Power to sit during the Sitting of
the House: And that they do report the Examinations to
Prohibiting Commerce with France.
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 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 March1692.
Mr. Speaker lest the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Harcourt reported from the said Committee, That
they had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the
House would please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the Report be made To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Musgrave have Leave
to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Preventing counterfeiting Coin.
The House resumed the Consideration of the ingrossed
Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to prevent counterfeiting and clipping the Coin of this Kingdom.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with
Blanks, against clipping the Coin of this Kingdom:
And the same was twice read; and, by Leave of the
Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with
Blanks, in lieu thereof:
And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up:
And then the Clause was read a Third Time; and, upon
the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to
be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Scobell 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.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.