Jovis, 11 die Martii;
9° Gulielmi Tertii.
AN ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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 Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Done have Leave to go into the
Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Mr. Bertie reported from the Committee, to whom the
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 committed,
That they had examined and considered the same, and
made an Amendment thereunto; 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 was twice read;
and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the
House; and is as followeth; viz.
Press 5. L. 10. leave out the Second Word "from."
Mr. Blake, according to Order, presented to the House
a Bill for Supplying of some Defects in the Laws now in
force for the Relief of the Poor of this Kingdom: And
the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time, upon
Saturday Morning next.
Lord Fairfax's Estate.
A Petition of John Lord Culpeper, Baron of Thoresway,
was presented to the House, and read; setting forth,
That there being a Bill depending in the House, for enabling Thomas Lord Fairfax to raise Monies, charged by
the late Lord Culpeper, the Petitioner's Brother, deceased,
on his Estate, the Petitioner petitioned the House, to be
heard against the said Bill; which was committed, and the
Petition referred to that Committee: That the Committee, on hearing the Petitioner's Counsel, did order the
Lord Fairfax to produce a Deed of Settlement of the said
Estate, made in 1669: But, instead thereof, he produced only a pretended Copy thereof: And, though the
Petitioner's Counsel again insisted to have the said Deed
produced, and also the Settlement on the Marriage of
Alexander Culpeper Esquire, eldest Son of the Petitioner's
Father, and the Settlement of the Petitioner's Father,
before 1640, on the Heir Male of the Family; yet the
Committee have proceeded upon the said Bill, and ordered
it to be reported to the House: That, if the Lord Fairfax would waive his Privilege, the Petitioner doubts not to
prove a Suppression, or Concealment, of those Deeds and
Settlements in the said Tho. Lord Culpeper; who died
indebted to the Petitioner above 6,000l. and has made
no Provision in his Will for Payment of it: But the Petitioner is advised, the said Estate is chargeable therewith in
Equity, before any Person can take any thing by Settlement; which were voluntary, and with Intent to defraud:
And praying, That he may be heard, by his Counsel, at
the Bar of the House, against the said Bill, before the Report thereof be made from the Committee, to whom the
same was committed.
Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Monday
Morning next: And that the Lord Culpeper be then heard,
by his Counsel, at the Bar, against the said Bill.
Party Guiles in brewing.
Ordered, That Colonel Perry, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr.
Palmes, Sir Edward Abney, Mr. Fleming, Sir Row. Gwyn,
Mr. Freke, Mr. Duke, Mr. Yates, Mr. Speke, Mr. Sherrard, Mr. Harley, Mr. Foot Onslow, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to repeal a Clause, in a former
Act, relating to party Guiles, is committed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Phillip Butler have Leave to go
in the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Napper have Leave to go into the
Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Sir Rowland Gwyn, according to Order, presented to
the House a Bill for the further Encouragement of the
Lustring Manufacture in England: And the same was
Duties on Glass, &c.
A Petition of several Persons who advanced Monies
upon the Act for laying several Duties upon Stone, Glass,
and Earthen Wares, Coal, and Culm, was presented to
the House, and read; setting forth, That, upon the
Credit of a borrowing Clause in the said Act, the Peti
tioners did advance, for his Majesty's Use, 564,700l.;
and that afterwards, by another Act for continuing to his
Majesty certain Duties upon Salt; and for establishing a
National Land-Bank; the said Duties on Coal and Culm
were taken off; and what remained due of the 564,700l.
was to be paid out of 2,564,000l. intended to be raised
upon Salt, and the Land-Bank; but, the same failing to
take Effect, the Petitioners are deprived of their Security,
to their utter Ruin, unless Provision be made by the
House for their Satisfaction; and the publick Credit will
be otherwise much obstructed: That the Petitioners are
informed there is a Bill now passing the House, for laying
a Duty upon Leather, for the Term of Three Years
for answering the Deficiencies as well of the late Duties
upon Coals and Culm, as for paying the Annuities on the
Lotteries and for Lives, charged on the Tonage of Ships
and the Duties upon Salt: That, upon the strictest Inquiry they can make, the said Duty upon Leather will
but little more than pay the Interest of the Principal, intended to be paid, being 840,000l.: And praying, That
the House will make sufficient Provision for Payment of
their Principal and Interest, by the time limited by the
first-mentioned Act; or that they may have their former
Security (taken away without their Consent) restored to
them; or else that they may be heard at the Bar of the
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom
the said Bill is committed.
Importing Goods from Turkey.
Mr. Molyneux reported from the Committee, to whom
the 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 committed, That they examined
and considered the same, and made some Amendments;
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
Mr. Heveningham reported from the Committee, to
whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An
Act explaining a former Act of Parliament, intituled, An
Act for enabling Trustees to sell Part of the Estate of
Edmund Warner, deceased, for Payment of his Debts; and
for preserving the rest, for the Benefit of his Heir; was
committed; That they had examined and considered the
same, and the Petitions to them referred; and had made
several Amendments; which they had directed him to
report to the House; and which he read in his Place;
and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
A Petition of the Royal African Company of England
was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That
the Condition of the said Company is such, and their
Charge and Losses so insupportably great, that they
amount to, since the War, near 400,000l.; and that the
State of Affairs are such, that they are rendered uncapable
any longer to continue the Trade to Africa, and maintain
the Forts and Factories there upon that Foundation: And
praying, That their Forts and Factories may be maintained by such who trade to Africa: or that the Petitioners may have Leave to dispose of the same, to their
most Advantage, to such Persons who are in Amity with
this Crown; so that thereby they may be enabled to pay
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to
the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill to
regulate and settle the Trade to Africa is committed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
|Tellers for the Noes,
||Sir Walt. Young,
Sir Rowland Gwyn:
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the said Petition be rejected.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider of the Bill.
Preservation of Fish.
A Petition of several Gentlemen and Freeholders of the
County of Monmouth was presented to the House, and
read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed,
there is a Bill depending in the House, for the better Relief of the Subject against Weirs and Dams, which take
and destroy Fish, and the Fry of Fish, within the Rivers
of this Kingdom: That there are several Rivers in the said
County, whereon are several Forges and Iron-works
erected; which without the Continuance of Weirs and
Dams, thereto belonging, cannot be of Use; and more
particularly, the Forge lately erected on the River Uske,
by John Taylor Ironmonger, to which their is a Weir belonging; the Iron-work whereof employs great Numbers
of poor People: That if the said Bill should pass into a
Law, the said Iron-works, and Dams and Weirs, will be
destroyed; which will be of great Detriment to the Proprietors thereof in particular, and the said County in
general: And praying, That either the said Bill may not
pass, or that Provision may be made therein for the Preservation of all Iron-works, and the Weirs and Dams
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is
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, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole
House, to consider further of the said Bill.
Punishing Mutiny and Defertion.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the
whole House, to whom 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; was committed; be made To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.