House of Commons Journal Volume 11
10 March 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 March 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 734-735. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39418 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Mercurii, 10 die Martii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

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 Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir John Manwaring do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendment.

Leave of Absence.

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

Privilege—Persons reprimanded and discharged.

John Brown and Thomas Baily, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, were, according to Order, brought to the Bar: Where they, upon their Knees, received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker.

Ordered, That the said John Brown and Thomas Baily be discharged out of Custody, paying their Fees.

Ordered, That Mr. Attorney-General do prosecute the said Brown, and the other Persons concerned, for breaking the House, and making the Assault, for which they are accused.

Hay-market Raving, &c.

Sir Henry Colt reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for repairing, paving, and regulating, the Streets where the Carts of Hay and Straw do stand, commonly called the Hay-Market, within the Parishes of St. Martin in the Fields, and St. James, within the Liberty of Westminster, was committed, That they 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 severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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

Importing Goods from Turkey.

A Bill for the Importing of several Goods and Merchandizes, laden, in Turkey, on board the Ships called the Successe and Dragon Prizes, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Thomas Davall, Sir Henry Colt, Sir John Bucknall, Mr. Thornhagh, Sir Fran. Masham, Sir John Turner, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Henley, Mr. Guy, Mr. Molyneux, Sir Wm. Bowes, Mr. Johnson, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Stonehouse, Mr. Halsey, Mr. Gray, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Methwyn, Mr. Slater, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. White, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Phillipps, Sir Jo. Woolstenholme; and all the Members that are Merchants: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Leave of Absence.

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

Ordered, That Sir Robert Davers have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Sir William Coriton have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

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

Ordered, That Sir Robert Burdet have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Delays at Quarter-Sessions.

Mr. Brotherton according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to continue the Act, made in the Fifth and Sixth Years of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays at the Quarter-Sessions of the Peace: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. Paul's Cathedral.

Mr. Dolben, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for the completing the building and adoring the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London, was committed, the Amendments, made by the Committee, to the said Bill; which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the 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.

A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, That a Sum, not exceeding 3,000l. shall be paid, within Four Years, out of the Monies arising by the Act, towards building the Parish-Church of St. Thomas in Southwark:

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

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

Whitby Harbour.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resumed the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Repair of the Piers of the Harbour of Whitby, in the North Riding of the County of York, was committed:

And the Amendments were severally read a Second time; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Thomas Dyke,
Sir Wm. St. Quintin:
78.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir John Elwill,
Mr. Perry:
108.

So it passed in the Negative.

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

A Petition of Peter Du Cane, on behalf of himself, and others, who have lent great Sums of Money, on the Credit of the additional Impositions, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there are great Sums of Money in Arrear: And the said Duties being expired, and the House being about to re-grant the same for other Purposes, as the Petitioners are informed, by a Bill depending in the House, for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for inlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the publick Credit; the Petitioners therefore pray, That they may be heard before the said Bill do pass.

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

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

A Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners do find, that the Aids and Duties mentioned in the Bill, depending in the House, for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds, therein mentioned; and for inlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising the publick Credit; will be defective to answer the Ends thereby intended: And praying, That they may be heard, by Counsel, or otherwise, as the House shall think sit, before the Passing of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee of the whole House.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Mr. Pitt:

Mr. Speaker,

Cock's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the vesting and settling Part of the Estate of William Cock, of Dutchland, in the County of Bucks, Gentleman, in and upon Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of his Debts: To which they Desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,

Neve's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to supply a Defect in an Act for enabling Oliver Neve Esquire to sell Two Houses, in London; and for settling Lands, in the County of Norfolk, of greater Value, to the same Uses; without any Amendment.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

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 further of the Bill for making good the Deficiencies of several Funds therein mentioned; and for inlarging the Capital Stock of the Bank of England; and for raising 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 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, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

Duties on Glass, &c.

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

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