Mercurii, 17 die Martii;
9° Gulielmi Tertii.
Lord Fairfax's Estate.
AN ingrossed Bill for enabling the Right Honourable
Thomas Lord Fairfax to raise Monies, charged by
the late Lord Culpeper, on his Estate, was read the Third
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be,
An Act to enable Thomas Lord Fairfax, of the Kingdom
of Scotland, to raise Monies, charged by Thomas Lord
Culpeper, deceased, upon his Estate.
Ordered, That Sir John Phillips do carry the Bill to the
Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Duty on Woollen Manufactures.
A Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, Assistants, and other
Inhabitants, of the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the
County of Devon, was presented to the House, and read;
setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, the House
intends to lay a Duty upon all Woollen Cloths; to be paid
by the first Buyer: That, if the said Duty should be laid,
the Petitioners apprehend it will greatly prejudice the
Trade of our Woollen Manufacture here; because many
Artificers have already gone from hence into Holland and
Ireland; where they can under-work us, and have greater
Encouragement than they have here: And praying, That
a Duty may not be laid upon the Woollen Manufactures;
but that the House would find some other Way to supply
his Majesty's Occasions.
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table
until the Bill for the said Duties be brought in.
Duty on Leather.
A Petition of the Shoemakers, Wool-Card-makers,
and Sadlers, of the Borough of Colchester, in the County of
Essex, on behalf of themselves, and others, in the adjacent
Parishes, was presented to the House, and read; setting
forth, That the Petitioners understand a Duty of 15l. per
Cent. is intended to be laid upon all Leather; and that
the Merchants labour to draw back the said Duty, upon
the Exportation thereof; which will not only lessen the
Amount of the said Duty more than a Third Part, but it
will make Leather so dear and scarce here, that the Petitioners will not be able to get enough to carry on their
Trades; and what they do get will probably cost them
30l. per Cent.: And praying, That the House will take
the Premises into Consideration, and that a Drawback of
the said Duty upon Leather may not be allowed upon
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom
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, is committed.
Sir William Strickland reported from the Committee, to
whom the Bill for the Repair of the Piers of Bridlington,
alias Burlington Bay, in the East Riding of the County
of York, was committed, That they had made several
Amendments to the Bill; which they 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, with
some other Amendments.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That a Clause be brought in, upon the Third
Reading of the Bill, to call the Proprietors of the Estate
liable to repair the said Piers to an Account, for the Profits thereof; and to apply the same towards the Repair of
the said Piers: And that Colonel Byerly, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, and Mr. Moncton, do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Increase of Seamen.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to
enforce the Act, passed the last Session, for the Increase
and Encouragement of Seamen: And that Mr. Russell and
Sir Richard Onslow do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Deficiencie of Funds.
Sir Herbert Crofts reported from the Committee, to
whom the Consideration of the special Report from the
Committee of the whole House, of Monday last, was referred, That they had considered the same accordingly;
and had heard the Governor and Company of the Bank;
and had come to a Resolution; 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:
Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That the Funds granted may be sufficient to answer the
Principal and Interest, within the Term of Ten Years;
but that there will at present be wanting about the Sum of
50,000l.per Annum, to make good an Interest of Eight
Pounds per Centum for all Tallies which have at present
no Funds, if they be all subscribed into the Bank.
The said Resolution, being read a Second time, was
upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the
Resolved, That the Committee of the whole House,
to whom 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; is committed; be impowered to consider
of Ways and Means to make good the Interest of Eight
Pounds per Cent. for all Tallies which have at present
no Fund, if they shall be subscribed into the Bank.
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 Saturday Morning
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Richard Holford
and Mr. Pitt:
St. Paul's Cathedral.
The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act
for the completing the building and adorning the Cathe
dral Church of St. Paul's, London; and for repairing the
Collegiate Church of St. Peter, Westminster; with One
Amendment: To which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,
The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to
enable Trustees to sell the Estate of Richard Warburton
Clerk, for Payment of his Debts, and raising Portions for
his Children: To which they desire the Concurrence of
And then the Messengers withdrew.
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 Monday
And that Mr. Blofeild, Sir Joseph Tily, Mr. Chadwick,
Mr. Pelham, Mr. Colt, Mr. Morris, Mr. Norris, Sir Fra.
Drake, Mr. Evelyn, Sir Wm. Ashurst, be added to the
Committee, to whom it is referred to prepare a Clause for
the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool,
to be added to the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Report from the Commissioners for
taking and stating the publick Accounts, upon the Petition
concerning Colonel Windham's and Colonel Byerlye's
Regiments, be made To-morrow Morning.
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 considered of Ways and Means to make
good the Interest of 8l. per Cent. for all Tallies which
have at present no Funds, if they shall be subscribed into
the Bank; and had come to several Resolutions; which
they had directed him to report, when the House will
please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow
Sir Thomas Littleton also reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Bill;
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 of the said Bill.
Supply Bill; Malt Duties.
Ordered, That the 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, be read a Second time To-morrow
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.