Jovis, 12 die Martii;
8° Gulielmi Tertii.
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to enable Trustees to sell a Messuage, Garden, and
Out-house, in Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, late of Sir Robert
Sawyer Knight, deceased; and for purchasing other Lands
and Tenements, to be settled to the same Uses; was read
a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Newport, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Gery, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Robert
Davers, Mr. Campion, Mr. Grey, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr.
Monson, Mr. Lowther, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Taylor, Mr.
Bagnold, Mr. Foley, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Frewen, Mr. England, Sir John Kay, Mr. Liddall, Sir Henry Colt, Sir
Robert Cotton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Bromley, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Clarke, Mr.
Smith, Mr. Gantlet, Mr. Monstevens, Sir Tho. Littleton:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act
to enable Sir Thomas Wagstaffe Knight to raise and secure
a Portion for Frances, his only Daughter, and Heir apparent, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bromley,
Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Pocklington, Mr. Monson, Mr.
Gery, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr.
Taylor, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Chadwick,
Lord Digby, Mr. Frewen, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Monstevens, Sir Fra. Masham, Mr. Newport, Mr. Hedger, Mr.
Mawdit, Mr. Campion, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Bagnold, Sir
Tho. Roberts, Mr. Foley, Sir Gilbert Clarke, Mr. Parker,
Sir William Ellis, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Farrer; and all that
serve for the Counties of Stafford, Warwick, and Northampton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a
Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Stretton, &c. Parishes.
An ingrossed Bill for making the Towns of Stretton
and Prince-Thorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the
County of Warwick, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act for making the Towns of Stretton and PrinceThorpe a separate Parish from Woolston, in the County of
Ordered, That Mr. Bromley do carry the Bill to the
Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of
the Company of Poulterers, London, on behalf of themselves, and others of their Company and Trade, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there
is a Bill now depending in the House, for suppressing
Hawkers and Pedlars; which Bill seems to design the
Clearing of all Cities, Boroughs, and Market-Towns, of
such vagrant People, who invade the Property of Freemen, and settled Traders, to their very great Damage
in their several Trades: That the Petitioners are Scot and
Lot-men, and Freemen of the Cities of London and Westminster; and are incorporated into a select Company of
above 500 Persons; and hope to have the intended Benefit of the said Bill, as well as their Fellow-Citizens; but
that, in the said Bill, a Liberty is given to carry about,
for Sale, Provisions; which Allowance, if not restrained,
will be a great Detriment, if not the Ruin of the Petitioners; and will establish Hawkers and Pedlars amongst
them: And praying, That there may be Provision made in
the said Bill, against the Carrying about flesh Provisions,
for Cry or Sale, in or about the Cities of London or Westminster, and within the Limits of the Weekly Bills of
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That Leave be given, upon the Third Reading of the
said Bill, to bring in a Clause, according to the said Petition;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Francis Massam,
Sir Sa. Barnardiston:
Tellers for the Noes,
|Sir Hen. Colt,
So it passed in the Negative.
Mr. Serjeant Coward reported from the Committee, to
whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An
Act for vesting a Moiety of the Manor of Shepton-Mallet,
in the County of Somerset, and a divided Moiety of the
Manor of Wells, in the said County, in Trustees, to be
sold, for Payment of a Mortgage charged thereon; and
for making a Provision for the Maintenance of Mary the
Wife of William Sandes Esquire, and her Children; was
committed; That they had examined and considered the
same; and the several Petitions referred to the said Committee; and had made some Amendments to the Bill;
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 twice read;
and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed
unto by the House; and are as follow; viz.
Press 1. L. 17, after "of," insert "the Manors of."
Press 4. L. 32, after "Wells," insert "Gent."
Press 7. L. 13, after "Bridges," insert "and Richard
Healy"; and leave out "his," and insert "their."
Mr. Chadwick reported from the Committee of the whole
House, to whom the Bill for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in the Plantation-Trade, 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 made to the Bill.
A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, for naturalizing his Majesty's Subjects in Office:
And the same was twice read; and, by Leave of the
Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill,
for Merchants to transport Servants:
And the same was once read; and, by Leave of the
Another Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill,
with Blanks, That all Irish Ships, trading to the Plantations, shall give Security of Persons, of known Residence
and Ability by Bond, to discharge such Ships Lading in
England, Wales, or Town of Berwick, or some other English Plantation, within Eighteen Months after the Bond
given, and produce a Certificate of such Discharge; otherwise such Bonds to be in Force:
And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up;
and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by
the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Farrer have Leave to go into the
Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, That the solemn Affirmation, or Denial, of the People called Quakers, may
be accepted instead of an Oath, be read the Third time
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Dashwood have Leave to go
into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Prohibiting India Silks, Callicees, &c.
A Bill for restraining the Wearing of all Wrought Silks,
Bengals, and dyed, printed, or stained Callicoes, imported
into the Kingdom of England, and the Plantations belonging thereunto, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia,
and the East-Indies, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate
of the House, to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling
and regulating the East-India Trade is committed.
Earl of Torrington's Grant in Bedford Level.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill
for confirming a Grant, under the Great Seal of England,
to Arthur Earl of Torrington, by King William and Queen
Mary, of several Parcels of Land, Part of the Great Level
of the Fens, called Bedford Level; and for the better enabling the said Earl to recover the Arrears of Rent, and
Mesne Profits; was committed; be now made;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Saturday
East India Stock and Debts.
The Account, presented to the House Yesterday by the
East-India Company, was read; and is as followeth;
|The East-India Company are||Debitors.||The East-India Company are||Creditors.|
|For the Debt owing at Surat, with all Interest due to the 16th January 1694, as by Advices lately received thence||£.||s.||d.||£.||s.||d.|
|257,062||10||—||By Lead, 9,000 Maunds, remaining at Surat, as by Advices lately received thence||2,531||5||—|
|To Money, in England, owing on their Seal, at Interest, the 20th February 1695.||817,127||3||7||By Money owing by the Great Mogul, besides Interest, as by Advices lately received thence||8,212||10||—|
|To Money due for Interest since the 30th of September last||24,000||—||—||By Cloth sold out of the Modena in Persia, as by Advices lately received thence, the Effects whereof not yet returned||13,440||—||—|
|To Money due for Custom||7,522||15||5||By good Debts and Remains at Surat, and on the Coast of Malabar, and in Persia, viz.|
|To Money due for Freight and Demurrage, not yet adjusted||5,269||—||—||At Broach, as by Surat Books E. E. Rupees||20,168:6|
| £.||1,110,981||9||—||Carrwarr, as by their Books F. F. Pags||23,406||93,624|
|To Balance||1,225,502||1||1||Callicutt ditto||X. Fanhams||256,858||73,388|
| £.||2,336,483||10||1||Bombay ditto||R. Zeraphims||256,463||192,347|
|To Money demanded of the Company, by sundry Persons, in Controversy||25,000||—||—||Gombroone ditto||F. F. & G. G. Shahees||1,323,080||196,012|
|London, the 21 February 1695.|
I assert this to be a true Account, according to Letters and Books received from India, and our Books here; only, the several Articles of Valuation are done by the Order and Direction of the Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Committees, of the East-India Company.
|Rupees||575,539: 6 is Sterling||64,748||2||11|
|By good Debts and Remains at Fort St. George, and subordinate Factories; viz.|
|At Fort St. George, as by their Books||K. K. Pagodas||74,985|
|York Fort ditto||F. Ryals||33,344||18,524|
|Fort St. David's ditto||B.||22,442|
|Tonqueen ditto||Q. Tale||18,660||13,822: 8|
|Ditto as by Fort-Books||K. K. sent thither since||6,018: 32|
|Pagodas||157,006:4 is Sterling||70,652||15||—|
|By good Debts and Remains in the Bay of Bengall; viz.|
|At Chutanutte, as by their Books||L. L.||Rupees||371,737: 1|
|Cassumbuzar||L. L.||34,862: 15|
|Patiana, nothing but dead Stock Ballazore||Q.||97,913|
|Rupees||868,803 is Sterling||108,600||7||6|
|By good Debts and Remains at St. Helena, as by their Books, No. 24.||721||4||—|
|By the yearly Custom, at Gombroon, of 1,000 Tomands, at 3 l. 6s. 8d. per Tomand, amounts to 3,333 l. 6s. 8d. as by their last Books F.F. and G.G. which, at 10 Years Purchase, is||33,333||6||8|
|By Revenue at Fort St. George, as by their last Books K. K. 9,902 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is||99,020||—||—|
|By Ditto at Bombay, as by their last Books, R. 9,538 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is||95,380||—||—|
|By Ditto at Fort St. David's, as by their last Books, B. 3,948 l. per Ann. at 10 Years Purchase, is||39,480||—||—|
|By 15 Ships now in India, upon their Return home, their Cargoes amounting to||543,771||11||8|
|By 5 per Cent. for contingent Charges of investing the said 543,771 l. 11s. 8d.||27,188||11||7|
|By 50 per Cent. Advance on the aforesaid 543,771 l. 11s. 8d. in Consideration of the great Advance in the Price of Bullion, and all English Commodities, then carried out; and also of the Interest and Insurance, and the Profits to be made on the Sale of those Cargoes in India||271,885||15||10|
|By Fort St. George, Fort St. David's, the Island of Bombay, and St. Helena, Bencoolen, and Sumatra; with Buildings, at and on all the chief and subordinate Factories; which are settled and supplied with Factors, proper Officers and Soldiers; together with the Ordnance, Mortars, Arms, and Ammunition, with other Stores; and all the Capitulations, Privileges, and Immunities, purchased at a vast Expence, in the several Places within the Limits of the Company's Charter||370,000||—||—|
|By Four Ships now at Spithead, and the Sampson in the Downes, their Cargoes amounting to||239,580||17||3|
|By 5 per Cent. for contingent Charges of investing the said 239,580 l. 17s. 3d.||11,979||—||10|
|By the Company's Parts, as Owners of Seven Ships||16,436||1||1|
|By Imprest-money, to the Owners of several Ships now in the Company's Service||31,560||6||—|
|By Leases and Buildings in London||9,600||—||—|
|By Debts due in England||23,576||6||11|
|By Cash remaining the 20th February 1695||61,532||5||10|
|By Goods bought, shipped, and ready to be shipped||72,179||7||11|
|By 5 per Cent. contingent Charges of investing the said 72,179 l. 7s. 11d.||3,608||19||5|
|By remains in the Warehouse, unsold||5,390||—||—|
|By Stock belonging to the general Adventurers, 149,432 l. 19s. 6d. valued at 75 per Cent.||112,074||14||8|
|By the Advance that may reasonably be expected by the Company on the Return of the 15 Ships now abroad.|
By Debts owing in England to the Company, from several Persons, now in Controversy, about 60,000 l.
By several doubtful Debts remaining in India, not included in the abovementioned Articles, 142,541 l. 14s. 6d.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Account
be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to
whom the Bill for settling and regulating the East-India
Trade is committed: And that the said Committee have
Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
English East India Company.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Colonel Granville took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Colonel Granville reported, from the said 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, upon Tuesday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider further of the said Bill.
Colonel Granville also acquainted the House, That he
was directed by the said Committee to move, That a select Committee may be appointed to audite and state the
Account of the East-India Company presented to the
Resolved, That a select Committee be appointed to audite and state the Account of the East-India Company
presented to the House; and to report the Matter of Fact,
with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Resolved, That no Person concerned in Interest in the
present East-India Company, nor any concerned in any
Interlopers be of the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Nominating of the said Committee
be adjourned till To-morrow, Twelve a Clock.
Oaths of Supremacy in Ireland.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for altering Part of an Act, made in the
Third Year of his present Majesty and the late Queen,
intituled, An Act for the abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths, be read the
Third time upon Monday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.