House of Commons Journal Volume 11
6 March 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 6 March 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 729-731. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39415 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 6 die Martii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Trotman's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands, late of Samuel Trotman, Esquire, deceased lying in Barking, Eastham, Westham, and Woolwich, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, in Trustees, to be sold; and to settle other Lands, in lieu thereof; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Fallowes' Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable William Fallowes, an Infant, to sell an Estate, in the County of Chester, to pay Debts, secured by Mortgages, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Manwaring, Sir John Bolles, Colonel Mountague, Sir John Bucknall, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Mountague, Sir Hen. Colt, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Mountstevens, Colonel Perry, Sir Wm. Forester, Mr. York, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Fownes, Mr. Hedger, Sir Math. Andrews, Sir Wm. Hustler, Mr. Foley, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Blaake, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Crawford, Sir John Elwill, Sir Tho. Barnardiston; and all the Members that serve for the Counties . . Lancaster, Chester, and Derby: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Crowles' Estate.

Mr. Shackerly reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for vesting Part of the Estate of Roger Crowle Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Portions for his younger Children, according to a Power reserved to him in his Marriage-Settlement; but could not be executed by him, by reason of his Lunacy, after his Marriage; was committed; That they had examined and considered the same, and had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; 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 put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Supply Bill; Deficiencies, and Bank Stock.

A Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill in the House, for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the public Credit; by which Bill it is designed to provide Interest of 8l. per Cent. for all Tallies, on Parliamentary Funds, that should be subscribed into the Bank; and to pay the Principal also in a certain time: But the Petitioners greatly fear, that the Funds provided by the said Bill will prove greatly defective to answer those Ends: And praying, That a secure Provision may be made for the constant Payment of the Interest and Principal of the said Tallies, as the same shall become due.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Mr. Ryder have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Colonel Courtney have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir Edward Seaward have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. John How have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

St. Paul's Cathedral.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Gough have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Bringing in Plate to be coined.

An ingrossed Bill for granting to his Majesty several Duties upon Paper, Vellum, and other Things, to encourage the Bringing in of Plate, and hammered Money, to be coined; and for other the Purposes therein mentioned; was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That * * * * *

And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, with Blanks * * * *

An Amendment was proposed, to be made in the Bill, Press 7. L. 21, to insert "unless for such Solder as shall be in any hollow Part of the said Plate:"

And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for encouraging the bringing in wrought Plate to be coined.

Ordered, That the Lord Coningsby do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Duncomb have Leave to go into the Country, his Family being ill there.

Preventing Exportation of Wool.

Mr. Moor, according to Order, presented to the House a Clause, to be added to the Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Ordered, That the further Consideration of the said Clause, and the Debate concerning the Ingrossment of the said Bill, be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Resolved, That this House will upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for continuing several former Acts for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny or desert his Majesty's Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for payment of Quarters; for One Year longer.

Duties on Glass.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petitions of the Glass-makers were referred, be taken into Consideration upon Wednesday Morning next.

Supply Bill; Deficiencies, and Bank Stock, &c.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for enlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the publick Credit; is committed: That they have Power to receive a Clause or Clauses, to prevent the great Discount upon Tallies.

Party Guiles in brewing.

A Bill to repeal a Clause, in a former Act, relating to party Guiles, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Perry Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Clark, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Moor, Sir Gerv. Elwes, Sir Phil. Butler, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Hobby, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Walt. Yong, Mr. Bere, Mr. Fuller, Sir Wm. Scawen, Mr. Sayer, Mr. Brent, Sir Marm. Wyvell, Mr. Hoar, Sir Tho. Pope Blount, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Wharton, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Champnyes, Mr. Desbovery, Mr. Thornhugh: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they have Power to receive a Clause or Clauses, to prevent Frauds and Abuses of Brewers, Distillers, and others chargeable with the Duties of Excise.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Francis Drake have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Supply Bill; Deficiencies, and Bank Stock, &c.

The House according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for enlarging the publick Credit.

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 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 Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

African Company.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to regulate and settle the Trade to Africa: and nothing to intervene.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.