House of Commons Journal Volume 11
15 January 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 15 January 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 391-392. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39218 Date accessed: 27 August 2014.


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Mercurii, 15 die Januarii ;

7° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Debtors Relief.

SIR John Lowther, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt or Damages.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Halfpence and Farthings.

Ordered, That Mr. Yates, Mr. Onslow, Sir Harry Hobart, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Steph. Evans, Mr. Henly, Mr. Etterick, Mr. Lownds, be added to the Committee appointed to consider the Matter of the Complaint, made to the House, touching Halfpence and Farthings.

Courts of Equity.

Sir John Bolles reported from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill to regulate Proceedings in Courts of Equity, That they had prepared a Bill accordingly: And he presented the same to the House: And the Bill was received.

Duties on Coals, &c.

A Petition of the Masters, Workmen, and Servants, of the Glass-houses in Southwark, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Manufacture of Glass has been, of late Years, greatly improved in England, and Multitudes of Families thereby employed; but, by reason of the present great Tax upon Coals, and also the Duty upon the Manufacture itself, the same is doubly taxed, and thereby so much discouraged, that many Fires are already put out, and the rest are near out; so that, if the Tax upon Coals be continued, the Manufacture will be ruined, and lost to this Nation, and the Poor starved; and those that are the Artificers, forced to travel into foreign Countries for Employment: That the Act not expressing, that Bottles exported, filled with any Liquors, should have the Benefit of the Drawback, the Commissioners of the Customs refuse to allow the same; whereby the Exporation thereof is much prevented: And praying the Explanation of the House, with respect to the Exportation of the said full Bottles; and that such Relief may be had in the Premises as the House shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Act, made the last Parliament, for granting to his Majesty certain Duties upon Glass Wares, Stone and Earthen Bottles, Coals, and Culm, for carrying on the War against France; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Stoner's Estate.

Mr. Brewer reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the enabling Thomas Stoner Esquire, Son and Heir of John Stoner Esquire, deceased, to make a Jointure and Settlement of his Estate in Marriage, notwithstanding his Minority, was committed, That they had examined and considered the Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Table.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Brewer do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

Lords desire Leave for a Member to attend them.

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords do desire this House will give Leave to the Lord Cutts to attend their House, in order to be examined, as a Witness on the behalf of the Lord Keveton, before the Lords Committees, appointed by the Lords, for taking into their Consideration several Matters relating to the Trade of this Kingdom, touching some things now under their Consideration.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Resolved, That this House doth give Leave to the Lord Cutts to attend the Lords, as they do desire.

And the Messengers were called in again; and Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Select Vestries.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to regulate Abuses in select Vestries, within the weekly Bills of Mortality: And that Mr. Manly do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Powell's Estate.

Mr. Baldwyn reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting several Messuages and Lands, belonging to Samuel Powell Esquire, in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Table.

The Bill was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Baldwyn do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Remedying ill State of the Coin.

A Bill for remedying the ill State of the Coin of this Kingdom was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas,Mr. Boyle,
Sir John Bolles:
164.
Tellers for the Noes,Sir Rowland Gwyn,
Sir Wm. Lowther:
174.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That this House will immediately resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

The House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House accordingly.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported from the said 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 at Eleven a Clock.

Tryals for Treason.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason, and Misprision of Treason.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, after the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound, for One Year, for carrying on the War against France.

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