Martis, 31 die Martii;
8° Gulielmi Tertii.
THE House, took into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled,
An Act for preventing Frauds, and regulating Abuses, in
And the same, being read, were as followeth; viz.
1 Skin, 32 L. instead of "Seven," read "Eight."
2 Skin, 3 and 4 L. leave out "any other English Colony, or Plantation;" and insert "the Kingdom of
England, Dominion of Wales, or Town of Berwick upon
13 L. after "Plantations," add "to be navigated by the Master, and Three-Fourths of the Mariners English, or of the said Plantations, as aforesaid;
and whereof the Property doth belong to Englishmen."
19 L. after "Kingdom," add "to be navigated, as aforesaid; and whereof the Property doth
belong to Englishmen."
29 L. after "committed," add the Clause A,
That Merchandize may be imported, or exported, in any
Prize-Ship, after her Condemnation, to be navigated, as
aforesaid; whereof the Property belongs to Englishmen.
3 Skin, 34 L. leave out from "Oath" to "or," in the
36th L.; and insert "at the Times aforesaid."
6 Skin, 11 L. after "shall" add "and may plead
the General Issue; and shall give this or other Custom,
Acts, in Evidence; and the Judge to allow thereof."
24 L. after "Westminster, or," add "in the
Kingdom of Ireland, or in the Court of Admiralty
held in his Majesty's Plantations respectively, where
such Offence shall be committed, at the Pleasure of
the Officer or Informer; or in any other Plantation
belonging to any Subject of England."
25 L. leave out "in any of the said Colonies,
8 Skin, 34 L. after "he," add, "or they."
9 Skin, 4 L. after "Effort," add Clause B, That the
Commissioners of Treasury and Customs in England shall
appoint as many Officers of the Customs, in all Places,
as they shall think fit, for executing the Acts relating to
12 L. after "England," add "or."
19 L. after "Informer," add Clause C, That
all Places of Trust, relating to the Plantations, shall be
executed by the native-born Subjects of England, Ireland,
or the Plantations.
10 Skin, 29 L. leave out "to be in Force," and insert
or Copies thereof, being attested under the Hand and
Seal of the Governor, or Commander in Chief, to
whom such Bonds were given, shall be in Force, and
allowed of, in any Court in England, Ireland, or the
Plantations, as if the Originals were produced in Court
by the Prosecutor."
34 L. for "Kingdom," read "Kingdoms;"
and after "of," read "Scotland, and."
11 Sk. 3 L. for "Kingdom," read "Kingdoms;" and
after "of," read "Scotland, and."
At the End of the Bill, add the Clauses D and E.
Clause D, That no Person, claiming any Right in any
Island, or Tract of Land, upon the Continent of America,
shall dispose of the same without his Majesty's Licence,
other than to the natural-born Subjects of England or
Clause E, That after the 25 March 1698, no Ship shall
be deemed to be English built, so as to be qualified to
trade to the Plantations, until the same shall be registred
The first Fifteen of the said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Amendment 11 Skin, L. 3. being read a Second time,
an Amendment was proposed to be made, instead of the
last "and," to read "or:"
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House.
The Residue of the said Amendments, being severally
read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally
put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Chadwick do carry the Bill to the
Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
to the said Amendments, with an Amendment: To which
Amendment they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Association for defending the King, &c.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House with the Answers
he had received from the several Members he had, according to Order, written to, in relation to their signing
the Association; viz.
That Mr. Godolphin, and Sir Rice Rudd had signified
their Readiness to sign the same; but were indisposed.
That Sir John Barker, Mr. Richard Lewis, the Lord
Bulkley, Sir Ro. Owen, and the Lord Burleigh, desired to
King's Pleasure to be known when he will be attended.
Ordered, That such Members of this House, as are of
his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, do humbly know his Majesty's Pleasure, when he will be attended
by this House.
A Complaint being made to the House, by Mr. James
Morgan, Executor of Sir John Morgan, That Mr. Richard
Roberts, Agent to the said Sir John Morgan's, and other
Regiments, had been often required to give in his Accounts
relating to the said Regiments, before the Commissioners
for taking and stating the publick Accounts; but had
hitherto neglected to give in the same;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Richard Roberts, for neglecting to account before the Commissioners for taking
and stating the publick Accounts, for the Regiments be
hath been Agent for, be taken into the Custody of the
Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That Sir Marma. Wivell, Sir Thomas Day,
Mr. Mawdit, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Yates, Sir Fra. Massam, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Hen. Goff, Mr. Moore, Mr.
Stokes, Sir Gilbert Clarke, Mr. Stonehouse, be added to
the Committee, to . . . . the Bill for continuing several
Acts therein mentioned is committed.
Courts of Equity.
Ordered, That Sir John Lowther, Sir Wm. Lowther,
Mr. Clarke, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Molesworth, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for regulating Proceedings in Courts of Equity is committed.
Ordered, That Sir William Ashurst, Mr. Baldwin, Sir
Jos. Tyly, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Whitacre, Sir Ra. Dutton,
be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of
John Richardson, and other Inhabitants of the Town of
Kensington, is committed.
Progress of the Coinage.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to go to the
Tower, to take an Account of what new Monies have been
coined there, and what forwardness they are in for further
coining Silver; and to make their Report to the House:
And it is referred to Sir Joseph Tyly, Lord Pawlet,
Mr. Manley, Sir Harry Hobart, Mr. Moyle.
Mr. Culliford, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill to prevent Stock-jobbing: And the Bill was
Prohibiting India Silks, Callicoes, &c.
An 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, was,
according to the Order of the Day, read a Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act 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.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Hobart do carry the Bill to
the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and
Sir John Hoskins:
The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by
this House, to the Bill, 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:
Bristoll Hospitals, &c.
And also have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act
for erecting Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of
Bristoll, for the better employing and maintaining the
Poor thereof, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
English East India Company.
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 settling and regulating the Trade to
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Colonel Granvill took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Colonel Granville 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 Thursday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider further of the said Bill.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider of the Bill for settling and regulating the Trade
A Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That all Committees be adjourned;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir John Bolles,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.