Mercurii, 25 die Martii;
8° Gulielmi Tertii.
Great Queen-street Estate.
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the better Improvement of a House and Ground
in Great Queen-street, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the the Bill pass, with the Amendments.
Ordered, That Mr. Sloan do carry the Bill to the Lords,
and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the
Bill, with some Amendments: To which Amendments
they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Practisers of Law to take Oaths.
Sir Rowland Gwynn reported from the Committee, to
whom the Bill for requiring the Practisers of the Law to
take the Oaths to his Majesty was committed, That they
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 once read throughout;
and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the
Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the
House, with another Amendment made at the Table.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Mr. Gery reported from the Committee, to whom the
ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the
Sale of Lands in Horsington, in the County of Somerset,
Part of the Estate of Christopher Ridout, an Infant, for
Payment of Incumbrances charged thereon; and for preserving the Residue of the said Estate for the Infant; was
committed; That they had examined and considered the
same; and 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 followeth; viz.
In the Title, leave out "Christopher," and insert
Press 6. L. 34. leave out "Hamond," and insert
Press 11. L. 5, and 6. after "Pope," leave out "and;"
and after "Rodgers," insert "and the said George Rowcliffe."
L. 14, after "Pope," leave out "and;"
and after "Rogers," insert "and the said George Rowcliffe."
Duty on Leather.
A Petition of the Master, and Wardens, and Commonalty, of the Company of Cordwainers of the City of
London, was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That a Bill for continuing several Laws therein
mentioned is now depending in the House; One whereof
relates to the Transporting of Leather, which is prejudicial
to the Petitioners; for that all Leather wrought up, exported, pays a Duty of 4s. 8d. per Hundred Weight;
and unwrought Leather, exported, pays no more than a
Duty of 1s. per Hundred; though a Hundred of wrought
Leather, exported, is of more Benefit to the Nation than
Five hundred Weight unwrought: And praying, That
the House will take the Premises into Consideration; and
that they may be heard touching the same.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is
A Petition of Peter Chabbet, Abel Beveze, and Isaac
Combs, in behalf of themselves, and of the rest of the
Troopers of the Right Honourable the Lord Gallaway's
Regiment of Horse, was presented to the House, and
read; setting forth, That the Petitioners being overcharged by their respective Captains in their Accounts,
relating to their Irish Arrears, they petitioned the
Commissioners of publick Accounts; who did thereupon
examine into the Complaint, and particularly the Major's
Troop; and did find, that the Major had wronged the said
Troop above 20l. per Man: That about Three Years
since, their Captains made up their Accounts; and, deducting all Charges, they then owned themselves to be
. . . . . to some 36l. 30l. and 20l. a Man; but lately
their Captains, by new Accounts, have foisted in such unreasonable Charges, against the Petitioners (not mentioned
in their said first Accounts), that thereby they have reduced the said large Sums to little or nothing: That many
of the Petitioners are in great Streights for want of their
Money; and are now under the Discipline of the said Captains; and cannot expect Relief, but from the House:
And praying the Relief of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Nathaniell Hill, and others, was referred: And that they do
examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Prohibiting India Silks, Callicoes, &c.
Sir Harry Hobart reported, from the Committee of the
whole House, to whom the Bill for restraining the Wearing of all wrought Silks, Bengals, and dyed, printed, of
stained, Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia, and the
East-Indies, was committed, the Amendments, made by
the Committee, to the said Bill; which he was directed 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 once read; and then a Second time, one
by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House; and other Amendments were
made by the House to the Bill.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Thornhagh have Leave to go into
the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Northmore have Leave to go into
the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Bringing Plate to be coined.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning,
after the ingrossed Bill for encouraging the bringing Plate
into the Mint, to be coined, is read the Third time, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply to be
granted to his Majesty, for defraying the Expences of the
Civil List for the Year 1696; and for the Relief of the
poor French Protestants.
Supply Bill; Salt Duties and Land Bank.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider further of the Bill for continuing to his Majesty
certain Rates and Duties upon Salt, for carrying on the
War against France; and for taking off the Duties of
Tonage upon Ships, and upon Coals; and for establishing a National Land-Bank.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee,
That they had made a further 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 Friday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider further of the said Bill.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.