Lunæ, 15 die Martii;
9° Gulielmi Tertii.
Letters of Marque.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee,
to whom the Petition of several Merchants, relating
to Letters of Marque, was referred, be made upon Wednesday Morning next.
Lord Fairfax's Estate.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax and Mr. Peshall be
heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar, this Day, for the
Bill for enabling the said Lord Fairfax to raise Monies,
charged by the late Lord Culpeper, on his Estate.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
A Petition of Eliz. Lilburne Widow, and Eleanor Lilburn Spinster, eldest Daughter of the said Eliz. was presented to the House:
And the same relating to Mr. Carr, a Member of this
House; who not being in the House;
Ordered, That Mr. Car do attend, in his Place, upon
Thursday Morning next; and that the said Petition be
A Petition of John Doubleday Merchant, and Anne his
Wife, formerly the Wife of George Ellison, was presented
to the House:
And the same relating to the said Mr. Car;
Ordered, That the said Petition be read upon Thursday
Ease of Sheriffs.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put
them in mind of the Bill for the Ease of Sheriffs in Execution of their Offices, and passing their Accounts.
Ordered, That Sir Sannuel Barnardiston do carry the
Lord Fairfax's Estate.
Sir John Philipps, according to Order, reported from
the Committee, to whom the Bill for enabling the Right
Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax to raise Monies, charged
by the late Lord Culpeper, on his Estate, was committed,
That they had examined and considered the same, and
made several 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 read the First time.
Then the Counsel for the Lord Culpeper, Lord Fairfax,
and Mr. Peshall, were called in; and heard, at the Bar,
against and for the Bill.
And then they withdrew.
Then 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.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the
Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the
Town of Funt, in the County of Flint, in the room of
Sir Roger Puleston Knight, deceased.
Duty on Woollen Manufactures.
A Petition of the Clothiers and Stuff-makers of the
Borough of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester, was
presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the
said Borough hath been a very ancient Cloathing-Town;
but, for want of Employment therein, the Inhabitants
have made a Sort of Stuff, mixed with Woollen and
Linen, called Kidderminster Stuff; which employs many
Thousands of poor People: That, in case a Duty of 10l.
per Cent. should be laid upon those Manufactures, as, the
Petitioners understand, the House intends, it will ruin the
Petitioners, and starve the Poor: And praying the House
to find out some other Way to raise the said Duty.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.
Duty on Leather.
A Petition of the Tanners using Leaden-hall Market,
on behalf of themselves, and several other Tanners, was
presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That
there is a Bill depending in 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; by which Bill there is no Provision made
for allowing the Merchant to draw back the said Duty,
upon the Exportation of the said Commodity; which will
greatly hinder the Exportation thereof, and occasion the
Duty to fall upon the raw Hide; and consequently, discourage the Breeding of Cattle, and lower the Value of
Land and Bark: And praying, That a Clause may be
received, by the Committee of the whole House, to whom
the said Bill is committeed, for allowing the Merchant a
Drawback upon the Duty of Exportation.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the said Committee of the whole House.
Supply Bill; Malt Duties.
Mr. Lowndes, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for granting to his Majesty certain Duties
upon Malt, Mum, Sweets, Cyder, and Perry, as well
towards carrying on the War against France, as for the
necessary Expence of his Majesty's Houshold, and other
Occasions: And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put,
That the Bill be read a Second time;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Henry Hobart,
Sir Wm. Lowther:
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Bill be read a Second time upon
Wednesday Morning next.
Supply Bill; Deficiencies, Bank Stock, &c.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported,
from 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;
was committed; the Matter, upon the Petition of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, specially to
That they had heard the Governor and Company of the
Bank, upon their said Petition; and had directed him to
make a summary Report of what they insisted on; and
to stay further Proceedings upon the Bill in the mean
That they did very much doubt, upon the Computations they had made of the Funds, granted by the said
Bill, the same would not be sufficient to pay Principal
and Interest, at 8l. per Cent. of the Tallies that were intended to be provided for; viz.
That the Deficiencies amounted to 2,287,997l.; the
Interest whereof, at 8l. per Cent. came to 183,039l. 15s.:
And that they estimated the House-Money at but 60,000l.
per Ann. and the additional Impositions but at 38,000l.
per Ann; so there remained 85,039l. 15s. per Ann.;
and that it might be feared the Total would be above
120,000l. more; besides a great Arrear of Interest, due
and growing due, above the Deficient Funds: And that
there was 7,382l. 11s. 4d. already charged upon the
House-Money, and the 6d. per Ounce for wrought Plate,
brought into the Mints: And that there would remain
charged on the Hereditary Salt, Glass, &c. 1,711,500l.
principal Money; which, at 8l. per Cent. Interest, amounted to 136,920l. per Ann: And that they estimated the
Salt but at 60,000l. per Annum; and the Glass, &c. but
at 20,300l.; so there remained, to complete that annual
Interest, 56,920l. per Annum: And that they estimated
the Duties upon Marriages, &c. at 30,000l.; which being already charged with 648,000l. Principal, at 8l. per
Cent. amounted to 51,840l. per Ann.; so there would
then be an annual Deficiency of 21,840l. And that they
estimated the Tonage and Poundage but at 350,000l. per
Ann. and the continued Impositions on Wines, &c. at
350,000l. By which it appeared, That there would be a
Deficiency in the Provision for a present annual Interest
of the Funds, mentioned in the Bill, of 163,799l. 15s.
besides the Overplus of the 1,200,000l. Principal,
and the Arrears of Interest; and that, at the End of the
Term, there would remain a Deficiency of above
1,400,000l. (fn. (a)) [Principal Money]:
And that they further said, That they were directed,
by the General Court, to say, That though they had submitted to be grasted upon, yet it was upon this Supposition, That such Funds should be settled as should answer
the Principal and Interest, at 8l. per Centum, of such
Tallies as might possibly be subscribed in to them: And
that they said, if they hoped this House would make them
sufficient; and, if they were not, they were not willing to
be grafted upon.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Report be
referred to a Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee formerly
appointed to consider of, and state to the House, the Nature of the Deficiencies of Parliamentary Funds, and of
the several Duties voted by the House; and how the said
Deficiencies might be best provided for by those Duties:
And that Sir William Williams, Sir Step. Evans, Mr.
Lowther, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Arnold, Doctor Oxenden, Mr.
Travers, Mr. Henley, Sir John Elwill, Mr. Onslow, Mr.
Colt, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Herbert Crofts, Mr. Godolphin,
Mr. Jeffryes, Lord Powlett, Mr. Cooper, be added to the
said Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider further of the Bill to regulate and settle the Trade
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Norris took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Norris 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.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.