House of Commons Journal Volume 11
4 January 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 4 January 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 378-379. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39209 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Sabbati, 4 die Januarii ;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Earl of Kent's Jointure.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Anthony Earl of Kent, and Henry Grey his Son and Heir apparent, to make a Jointure for Jemima, Wife of the said Henry Grey, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard have Leave to go into the Country upon extraordinary Occasions, for a Fortnight.

Coinage.

Ordered, That the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for regulating the Silver Money of this Kingdom, be now read.

The same were once read throughout; and are as followeth; viz.

Press 1. L. 13. after "without," leave out "calling in and;" and after "recoining," leave out "at the least."

L. 14. after "clipped," add "and diminished."

L. 15. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 19. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 21. instead of "and," read "or."

L. 29. instead of "First," read "Tenth."

L. 30. after "Thousand," insert "Six hundred."

Press 2. L. 2. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 12. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 19. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 20. instead of "near the same," read "within the Precincts thereof."

L. 33. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

42. after "clipped," add "or diminished;" and after "that," leave out "a."

L. 43. leave out "Part of."

3d Press, L. 2. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 3. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 7. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 26. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 28. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 37. leave out from "Charge" to "be it" in the 30th Line of the 4th Press, and insert "and."

4 Press, L. 34. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 37. and 38. instead of "his Majesty's Offices for the Grand Receipts," read "the Excise-Office, Customhouse, and Post-Office."

L. 41. after "Wales," insert "or their Deputy or Deputies, or such other Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury for the Time being, or any Three of them."

5 Press, L. 6. after "clipped," read "or diminished;" and, instead of "tendered in my Presence for Payment, for his Majesty's Use," read "brought before me to be tried, for the Use of his Majesty, or of any other Person whatsoever."

L. 14. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

16. After "Office," insert "as is before expressed."

17. After "General," add "or his Deputy or Deputies."

21. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

27. After "General," add "or his Deputy or Deputies."

38. Leave out from "the" to "and" in the 5th Line of the 6th Press, and read "Judgment of the said Trier."

6 Press. L. 8. after "Counties," add "or his Deputy or Deputies;" and, instead of "and keep several Days," read "a time or times, on or before the 25th Day of January, which shall be in the Year of our Lord 1695."

L. 9. instead of "at convenient Villages," read Towns Corporate."

L. 12. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

L. 13. instead of "above Five Miles," read "further than to the next Market Town or Town Corporate;" and leave out from "and" inclusive, to "at" in the 16th Line; and read "and that, a Week before such Meetings, every Receiver-General do send Notice thereof, in Writing under his Hand and Seal, not only to the chief Magistrate of such Town Corporate, or Constable of such Market-Town; who are thereupon required forthwith to make open Proclamation thereof, by the common Crier in such Town; but also to the several High Constables within such County; who shall thereupon forthwith issue their Precepts to all Petty Constables, within their respective Divisions, that they do forthwith acquaint the Housekeepers, or some of their Family, therewith; and do also cause publick Notice thereof to be given, on the then next Sunday, in the several Parish-Churches within their respective Constablewicks; to the end the Collectors and Inhabitants of such Places may be informed thereof."

L. 17. leave out "lying within Five Miles."

18. After "General," add "or his Deputy or Deputies."

20. Leave out "for that District."

28. After "clipped," add "or diminished;" and, for "general Receipts," read "Offices."

L. 34. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

38. After "General," add "or his Deputy or Deputies."

40. Leave out from "Trier" to "and" in the 43 L. 7th Press, L. 7. leave out from "Money," to "and" in the 10th L.

19. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

21. Leave out from "Accounts" to "shall" in the 30th Line, and insert "yet that, before such Payment the Receiver-General shall take his Oath, upon the Holy Evangelists, before the Auditor of the Receipt of the Exchequer, or the Clerk of the Pells, who are hereby impowered to administer the same, that such clipped or diminished Money is the very same which was bona fide, received by him for the King's Tax or Revenue; or shall take his Oath, that it is the same he received from his Deputy-Receiver, as by him received for the King's Tax or Revenue; and do then produce the Affidavit in Writing of such Deputy, taken before a Commissioner for taking Affidavits in the Country, that the clipped or diminished Money, so by him delivered to the Receiver-General, was by him, the said Deputy, received, bona fide, for the King's Tax or Revenue; unless such Deputy do then in Person take such Oath, before such Auditor or Clerk of the Pells; but, in Default of such Oath or Oaths, such Receiver."

L. 35. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

Press 8th, L. 7. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

16. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

18. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

32. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

40. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

Press 9th, L. 14. after "clipped," add "or diminished."

17. After "clipped," add "or diminished."

24. Leave out from "Charge," to "and" in the 35th Line of the 10th Press, and insert the Clause marked A; That the Money-triers, to be appointed for trying the Money to be paid in for Taxes, or otherwise, to his Majesty's Use, shall also try such other clipped or diminished Money, as shall be brought to them by the 25 of January 1695; and all such as is Silver, shall be cut to the Middle; and such as is counterfeit, shall be cut into two Pieces, and delivered back to the Bringer: And the said Triers shall then set down, in Two Books, the Tale, Weight, Deficiency, and Owners Names, of such Silver Money, so cut to the Middle; which, thenceforth, shall pass in Payment by Weight, according to the Standard of the Mint; and shall deliver to the Sheriff of every County One of the said Books, for such Persons whose Names are entered therein, to resort unto; and the other Book shall be returned into the Exchequer before the 10th of February 1695.

11 Press, 13 L. after "shall," add "at any time find necessary to."

15 L. leave out "not being less than Four."

16 L. after "Act," add the Clauses B and C.

Clause B: That, from the 10th of January 1695, until the 1st of November following, the Officers of the Mint shall not coin any Gold, for any Person whatsoever; and that, after the said 10th of January, until the said 10th of November, no Gold Coin whatsoever shall be imported into this Kingdom, upon Pain of Confiscation thereof.

Clause C: That, after the 2d of Febr. 1695. until the next Session of Parliament, any Person may export any coined Money of this Realm, upon entering the same as Merchandize: But that, during the said Time, no other Gold or Silver shall be exported, upon Pain, that the Exporter shall forfeit as Persons that export any English Money.

Press 1. L. 13. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 14. 15. 19. 21. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Line 29. 30. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

2d Press, L. 2. 12. 19. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Line 20th, Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 33. 42. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 43. Amendment, being read a Second time, was upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

3d Press, L. 2d, 3d, 7th, 26th, and 28th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 37. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

4th Press, 34 L. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 37th, and 38th, and 41th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

5th Press, L. 6th, Amendment, after "clipped," read or diminished," being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

The rest of the Amendment, in Line the 6th, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Line 14. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Line 16th, and 17th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 21th, Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 27. and 38. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Coinage.

6 Press, 8 L. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 9. and 12th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 13. Amendment, being read a Second time;

An Amendment was proposed to be made therein, by adding, after "Corporate," "or such convenient Village as aforesaid:"

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

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment, so amended.

L. 17th, 18th, and 20th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 28. Amendment, after "clippéd," add "or diminished," being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

The rest of the Amendment, in Line the 28th, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 34. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 38. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 40. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

7 Press, L. 7th, and 19th, Amendments being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 21th, Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 35. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

8 Press, L. 7th, 16th, 18th, 32th, 40th, Amendments, and also 9 Press, L. 14. and 17th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

9 Press, L. 24th, Amendment, being read a Second time;

And a Debate arising thereupon;

Resolved, That the said Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning next.

Resolved, That this House will proceed de die in diem in the Consideration of the State of the Coin, and the Amendments to the said Bill, until they have gone through the same.

A Member makes his Election.

Sir Joseph Williamson, being elected to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Rochester, and also a Burgess for the Borough of Thetford, in the County of Norfolke; made his Election to serve for the City of Rochester.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Secretary Trumball acquainted the House, That their Address having been presented to his Majesty, That he would please to issue his Royal Proclamation, to require the Receivers and Collectors of his Aids and Revenues to receive clipped Half-crowns, and other clipped Money, being Sterling Silver, according to his late Proclamation, his Majesty had given Order for issuing his Proclamation accordingly.

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