House of Commons Journal Volume 11
12 March 1697

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 12 March 1697', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 736-737. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39420 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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Veneris, 12 die Martii;

9° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Lustring Manufacture.

A BILL for the further Encouragement of the Lustring Manufacture in England was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time, To-morrow Morning.

Warner's Estate.

The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Report 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:

And the Amendments, made by the Committee, to the said Bill, were read a Second time, one by one: and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

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 Woollwich, in the Counties of Kent and Essex, in Trustees, to be sold; and to settle other other Lands, in lieu thereof; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Bertie do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment: To which Amendment they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Leave of Absence.

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

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

Importing Goods from Turkey.

An ingrossed Bill for the importing several Goods and Merchandize, laden, in Turkey, on board the Ships called the Success and Dragon Prizes, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, That the Success and Dragon Gally shall not incur any Forfeiture; for lading any Goods, in Turky, on board them:

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

And an Amendment being proposed to be made in the Bill, Pr. 1, L. 7, to leave out "built," and insert "Ships;"

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 the importing several Goods and Merchandize, laden, in Turkey, on board the Ships called the Success and Dragon Gally, paying Customs as if imported by English Ships.

Ordered, That Mr. Molyneux do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

St. Paul's Cathedral.

An ingrossed Bill for the completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul's, London, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the completing the building and adorning the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London; and for repairing the Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster.

Ordered, That Mr. Dolben do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

Colonel Wharton, according to Order, reported, 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; 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 Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and all of them, except Clause A, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Clause A; That, if any Gaoler shall refuse to take the Oaths required by an Act, made the last Session of Parliament, for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt, or Damages, upon the Oath of the Clerk of the Papers, made to the Entry of the Action, it shall be as effectual as the Oath of the Gaoler would have been, to discharge any Person, under 50 Years old, who will serve himself, or find an able Person to serve for him, in his Majesty's Service; being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

A Clause was offered, to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, That Innkeepers may furnish the Soldiers Money instead of Provisions, if they please:

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

Another Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, for Justices of Peace to regulate the Quartering of Soldiers:

And the same was twice read; and the Blanks filled up; 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.

Preventing the Purchase and Sale of Offices.

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent the buying and selling Offices and Places of Trust, with some Amendments: To which Amendments they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Amendments be taken into Consideration upon Tuesday Morning next.

Preventing Exportation of Wool.

Ordered, That the adjourned Debate, touching the ingrossing the Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool, be further adjourned until Wednesday Morning next.

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 Thursday Morning next; and nothing to intervene.

Supply Bill; Duty on Leather.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill 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.

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 considered the Matter of the Petition to them also referred; and had directed him to report the same specially to the House, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning.

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

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