House of Commons Journal Volume 11
10 December 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 December 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 358. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39190 Date accessed: 24 July 2014.


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Martis, 10 die Decembris;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Reversing Judgment against Sir W. Williams while Speaker.

Ordered, That the Bill for reversing the Judgment given against Sir William Williams, as Speaker of the House of Commons; and for asserting the Rights and Freedoms of Parliament; be read a Second time upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

State of the Nation.

Colonel Granville, according to the Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the State of the Nation, the Resolutions of the said Committee; 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 read; and are as follow; viz.

1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all Commodities and Provisions that shall be transported from England, for the Use of the Forces in his Majesty's Pay abroad, be exempted from any Duty, or Excise, throughout the Spanish and United Netherlands.

2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the most effectual Way to put a Stop to the Mischiefs which the Nation suffers by the Currency of clipped Money, is, to re-coin the same.

3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all clipped Money be re-coined according to the established Standard of the Mint, both as to Weight and Fineness.

4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Loss of such clipped Money, as is Silver, shall be borne by the Publick.

5. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, after which no Crowns, or Half-crowns, other than such as are milled, be allowed in Payment, or to pass; except only to the Collectors and Receivers of his Majesty's Revenues and Taxes, or upon Loans, or Payments in the Exchequer.

6. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, after which no Crowns, or Half-crowns, other than such as are milled, shall pass in any Payment whatsoever.

7. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all such Crowns, and Half-crowns, as they come into his Majesty's Receipt, be re-coined into milled Money.

8. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, after which no Money clipped within the Ring be allowed in Payment, or to pass; except only to the Collectors and Receivers of his Majesty's Revenues and Taxes, or upon Loans, or Payments into the Exchequer.

9. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, after which no Money clipped within the Ring shall pass in any Payment whatsoever.

10. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, for all Persons to bring in their clipped Money, to be re-coined into milled Money; after which no Recompence shall be made for the same.

11. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Fund, or Funds, be settled for supplying the Deficiencies of the clipped Money.

The First and Second of the said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

The Third Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed, to leave out "both:"

And the Question being put, That the Word "both" do stand Part of the said Resolution;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir John Kay,
Mr. Elwill:
225.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Mr. Perry:
114.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

Then the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That all clipped Money be re-coined according to the established Standard of the Mint, both as to the Weight and Fineness;

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

The Fourth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made therein, after "Silver," to add "and coined at the lawful Mints of this Kingdom:"

The same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That the Loss of such clipped Money, as is Silver, and coined at the lawful Mints of this Kingdom, shall be borne by the Publick.

The Fifth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, before "Crowns," to insert "clipped:" And also another Amendment, to leave out "other than such as are milled:"

And the said several Amendments were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That a Day or Days, be appointed, after which no clipped Crowns, or Halfcrowns, be allowed in Payment, or to pass; except only to the Collectors and Receivers of his Majesty's Revenues and Taxes, or upon Loans, or Payments into the Exchequer.

The Sixth Resolution being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, before "Crowns," to insert "clipped:" And also another Amendment, to leave out "other than such as are "milled:"

And the said several Amendments were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That a Day, or Days, be appointed, after which no clipped Crowns, or Halfcrowns shall pass in any Payment whatsoever.

The 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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