House of Commons Journal Volume 11
27 March 1696

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 27 March 1696', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 533-535. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39279 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Veneris, 27 die Martii;

8° Gulielmi Tertii.

Exporting Knitting-frames.

Prayers.

A PETITION of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Society of Frame-work-knitters, of the Cities of London and Westminster, was presented to the House and read; setting forth, That the Art of Knitting in Frames is found a great Encouragement to the Woollen Trade of the Kingdom; and is a Supply of Stockings and other knit Commodities, to foreign Countries; and an Increase of his Majesty's Customs: That the Trade of Frame-work-knitting might be kept within this Kingdom, if the Transportation of Frames were effectually prevented; because they can make them no where else: That, upon the several Petitions presented to King Charles the Second, and the late King James the Second, they issued out their Proclamations to prohibit the Transportation of the said Frames; but, for want of a Penalty to be inflicted upon Offenders, several Frames have been exported, whereby great Quantities of the said Commodities have been made in foreign Nations, to the great Detriment of the Petitioners, and the Woollen Trade in general: And praying Leave to bring in a Clause, to be added to such Bill as the House shall think fit, for the effectual prohibiting the Exportation of the said Frames for the future.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom it is referred 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; and to whom the Bill for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize is committed:

Prohibiting India-Silks, Callicoes, &c.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for restraining the Wearing of all wrought Silks, Bengals, and dyed, printed, or stained, Callicoes, imported into the Kingdom of England, of the Product and Manufacture of Persia, and the East-Indies, be read the Third time upon Tuesday Morning next.

Highway Laws.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, to whom the Bill for Explaining of an Act, of the 22th Year of King Charles the IId, for the better Repairing of Highways, is committed, That they have Power to receive a Clause to alter the said Act, in relation to the Drawing with Nine Horses, if they think fit.

Ecclesiastical Courts.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better Regulating of Proceedings in the Ecclesiastical Courts, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Ash, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Norres, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Moore, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Hamond, Mr. Clark, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Bagnold, Mr. Ja. Mountague, Lord Ashley, Mr. Halsey, Sir Jos. Tily, Mr. Dolben, Serjeant Bond, Serjeant Coward, Mr. Travers, Sir Godfry Copley, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Brereton, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Lowther, Doctor Oxenden, Mr. Burdet, Sir Wm. York, Sir Tho. Pope Blount, Sir Walter Yonge, Mr. Colt, Sir Henry Goff, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Venables, Mr. Daniell, Mr. Foley, Mr. Mountstevens, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Morley, Mr. Harley, Sir Thomas Dyke, Sir Fra. Massam, Mr. Crocker, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Kinaston, Mr. Staines, Mr. Ph. Foley, Colonel Perry: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Encouragement of Privateers.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France; and for the Encouragement of Privateers:

And the said Amendments were read; and are as follow: viz.

2d Press, 2 L. leave out from "Possession," to "together," in the 5 Line; and read "and Custody of such Persons as his Majesty shall appoint and constitute Commissioners for receiving, selling, and disposing, of Prize-Ships and Goods, or their Officers and Agents, in the said Port; who, shall, and are hereby ordered, in all Points, strictly to observe the Directions of this Act, together with such Rules and Instructions, for the better Performance of their Duty, as shall, from time to time, be given them by the Lord Treasurer, or Lords Commissioners of the Treasury, and Lord High Admiral of England, or the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral, for the Time being, and approved of by his Majesty in Council; which Commissioners, constituted as aforesaid, or their Officers and Agents."

L. 13. for "in," read "or," and leave out to."

L. 16. leave out "and Distribution."

L. 24. leave out "of his Majesty's Customs," and read "constituted as aforesaid, or their Officers and Agents."

L. 27. after "Seal," . . . . . . "or, in default of such Appointment by the said Commander, to such Persons as the Court of Admiralty shall nominate in his behalf."

3. Pr. L. 23. after "Privateer," add "employed only as a Privateer, and not loaden with any Sorts of Goods or Merchandizes."

L. 28. leave out "or elsewhere;" and for the," read "any."

4 Pr. L. 11. leave out "and brought into England."

L. 36. after "the," add "Commissioners, constituted as aforesaid, out of his Majesty's Part of the Prizes; and, if they shall not have sufficient Money in their Hands, then by the."

L. 38. after "the," add "Customs of the."

L. 39, and 40. leave out "and out of his Majesty's Part of the Prizes."

L. 42. after "Account" add "provided that if the Prize be a French Man of War, and taken by One of his Majesty's Ships of War, or hired Ships in his Majesty's Pay, the 40 s. per Ton, and 10l. per Gun, shall be in lieu of all Shares of such French Ship, her Tackle, Apparel, Furniture, Provision, and Stores; it being the true Intent and Meaning thereof, That the the same shall be adjudged to his Majesty, and delivered to the Commissioners of the Navy."

5 Press, L. 1. After "Prize," add "to the Southward of Cape Finister."

L. 2d. After "into," add "Cales, or."

L. 3. instead of "beyond the Seas," read "within the Streights of Gibraltar."

L. 13. instead of "either to the Captor, or," read "to the."

6 Pr. L. 4. leave out from "notwithstanding," to "and," in L. 17.

L. 39th and 40th, leave out "in the Hold, or between Decks, laden upon Freight of such Prize," and read "therein."

7 Pr. L. 31. after "likewise," insert "the Whole, or the respective Shares of."

L. 33. after "taken," add "with the Privity of the Owner or Owners."

L. 38. leave out from "same," to "and," in the 18 Line of the 8th Press, and read "and that the Recognizances, or the Bonds, entered into by the Captain or Captains of such Privateer or Privateers, and his or their Sureties, be declared to be forfeited and immediately put in Execution, according to the Course of Proceedings in the Court of Admiralty."

8 Pr. L. 36. Leave out "by the Commissioners of his Majesty's Customs."

9 Pr. L. 1. leave out from "sued," inclusive, to Two," in the 6th Line; and read "proceeded against and condemned in the Court of Admiralty."

L. 7. instead of "his Heirs and Successors," read "as Perquisites of the Admiralty."

L. 22. after "mentioned," add the Clause marked * * * *

2 Press, L. 2. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

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

L. 16 and 24. Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 27. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

3d Pr. L. 23. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 28. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

4 Press, L. 11. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

L. 36. Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

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

L. 39, and 40th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

L. 42th, Amendment, and Press 5th L. 1, 2, 3. and 13th Amendments, being severally read a Second . . . ., were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

6th Press, L. 4th, 39th, and 40th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

7th Press, L. 31. and 33th, Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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

8th Pr. L. 36th, Amendment, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

9th Press, L. 1st, 7th, 22th, and 28th Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Clause marked ?, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the said Amendments, made by their Lordships, which have been disagreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare Reasons, to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, upon the said Amendments:

And it is referred to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Norres, Mr. Burdet, Sir Eliab Harvey, Doctor Oxendon, Sir Rowland Gwynn, Mr. Foley, Mr. Moore, Mr. Newport, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Poultny, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Winington, Mr. England, Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Colt, Sir Hen. Goff, Lord Coningsby, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Burrard, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Walter Yong, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. How, Mr. Harley, Mr. Phillipps, Mr. Clarke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Davall have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Ralph Ashton have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. Seymour Tredenham have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Preventing Stock-jobbing.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Stock-jobbing: And that Mr. Culliford and Mr. Colt do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Supply Bill: Salt Duties and Land-Bank.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve 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.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved 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; and to consider of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize.

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 considered the Matters to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions; and gone through the said Bill; and had directed him to report the same, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.

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