Lunæ, 30 die Martii;
8° Gulielmi Tertii.
ORDERED, That Sir Chr. Musgrove, Mr. Gwyn,
Mr. Boyle, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Granville, Sir John
Ernly, Mr. Harley, Mr. Rowney, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr.
Winnington, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill
for repealing an Act of 39 Eliz. for taking off the Duty
of Pontage, payable at Wilton Bridge, near Ross, in the
County of Hereford, is committed.
Supply Bill; Duty on French Goods.
An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty upon all French Goods and Merchandize was
read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act for granting to his Majesty an additional Duty
upon all French Goods and Merchandize.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton do carry the Bill
to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Duty on Glass.
A Petition of the Glass-makers in and about London,
on the behalf of themselves, and the Glass-makers in England, was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That the Petitioners, by great Pains and Expence,
have attained such a Perfection in making Glass, as to outdo all the World therein; and hoped they should have
reaped a Benefit thereby; but a Duty having been laid
thereon by Parliament, by Misinformation that Glass would
bear a great Tax, the Consumption thereof has, since, been
so little, that the Petitioners have not had above some
Eight, some Four, and some not above Two, Weeks
Work, to the almost Starving of the Petitioners; and if
the Duties be continued, the Petitioners must be forced
into foreign Countries to get their Bread; and thereby the
Glass Manufacture will be ruined, as well as the Petitioners; the said Duty being a very small Advantage to
the Crown: And praying the Consideration of the House
in the Premises; and that the said Duty upon Glass Wares
may be taken off.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom
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;
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 a Third
time upon Friday Morning next.
Fines of ancient Demesne Lands.
Ordered, That the Amendments, made by the Lords, to
the Bill, intituled, An Act for proclaiming, and making
effectual, Fines levied of ancient demesne Lands, be taken
into Consideration upon Wednesday come Fortnight.
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 the
House will please to consider how the Seven Pounds per
Cent. per Ann. for perpetual Interest of the Two millions
Five hundred Sixty-four thousand Pounds, voted by the
House, may be made up; the Duties upon Salt falling
short to answer the same.
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Committee of
the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for
making up the said Seven Pounds per Cent. per Annum,
for the perpetual Interest . . . 2,564,000l.
Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That
he was directed by the said Committee to move, That
they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole
House, to consider further of the said Bill, and other the
Matters to them referred.
Halfpence and Farthings.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to
whom the Matter of the Complaint, touching Halfpence
and Farthings, was referred, be made upon Wednesday
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.