House of Commons Journal Volume 12
26 January 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 26 January 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 63-68. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39539 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Mercurii, 26 die Januarii ;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Duties on Leather.

A PETITION of the Company of Tanners of the ancient Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That it is too tedious to relate the many Calamities their distressed Families are groaning under, occasioned by the late Duty upon Leather; which has so reduced their Trades, that the Petitioners cannot live thereby: And praying Relief therein.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Tanners and Cordwainers in the City of Chester, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they are very sensible of a great Decay of their Trade, by reason of the heavy Duty upon Leather; insomuch that One Third of the Tawhouses in . . . about the said City are neglected, and the Petitioners reduced to great Streights for Subsistence: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Crediton Workhouses.

A Petition of the Gentlemen, Tradesmen, and others, Inhabitants within and near the Town and Parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Poor within the said Parish, who are Thousands, do daily multiply, and Idleness and Debauchery increase, for want of a Workhouse to set such Poor at Work, and a sufficient Authority to compel them thereto: And praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for erecting Hospitals, or Workhouses, or Houses of Correction, in the said Parish; and for the better Governing thereof, and Relief of the Poor there.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Mr. Hooper do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Trade with Ireland.

A Petition of the Merchants, Clothiers, Fullers, and divers other Trades, within the Town and Parish of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, and Parts adjacent in the said County, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, during the late Rebellion in Ireland, many of the Poor of that Kingdom fled into the West of England, where they were put to work in the Woollen Manufactures, and learnt that Trade; and since the Reduction of Ireland, Endeavours are used to set up those Manufactures there; which, if suffered, will not only endanger the Loss of that Trade to England, but will also lower the Price of Land and Wool here: And praying, That Care may be taken to preserve the Trade of the Woollen Manufactures entire to this Kingdom.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider the Trade of England and Ireland; and how to make the Trade of this Kingdom more beneficial.

Woollen Manufacture.

A Petition of the Weavers, and others concerned in, and depending upon, the Manufacturing of Serges, within the Town of Ashburton, in the County of Devon, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the making of Serges is the main Support of many People in those Parts, which lies under great Discouragements, by reason that Trade is set up in Ireland; and also by the shutting up of the Port of Exon, from whence they had their Wool; by means whereof, Ireland can considerably under-sell the Petitioners, who must consequently be ruined, if some speedy Remedy be not provided: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Bill to encourage the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into foreign Parts; and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland; shall be read a Second time.

Exporting Wool to Scotland.

A Petition of the Mayor, Recorder, and CommonCouncil, and other the Inhabitants, of the antient Town and Borough of Ripon, in the West-Riding of the County of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That formerly there used to be a constant Market twice a Week at Ripon, for buying and selling Wool, for the Conveniency of the Northern Clothiers; but of late the said Market is extremely lessened, and is in Danger to be lost, for that many People presume to carry their Wool into Scotland, to the Prejudice of the Northern Woollen Manufactory: And praying, That some Course may be taken to prevent the like Inconveniences for the future.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the more effectual preventing the Exportation of Wool: And that Sir John Kay, Mr. Aislaby, Mr. Thomson, and Mr. Brewer, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Dun Navigation.

A Petition of the several Inhabitants of Hatfeild, Woodhouse, Stamford, Thorne, Fish-Lake, and Syke-House, all within the Manor of Hatfeild aforesaid, and County of York, was presented to the House, and read, setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, there is a Bill brought into this House for making the River Dun, in the County of York, navigable, at the Charge of such as shall undertake the same; by placing several Locks and Sluices in the same: And the Petitioners foreseeing the Damages that will befall them, they pray to be heard against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the said Bill shall be read a Second time.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Citizens, of the City of Lincolne, with other Inhabitants therein, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the River Dun, in Yorkshire, is, in a great measure, navigable from Sheffield to Doncaster, and is capable of being made navigable to Rotherham; which, if effected, will be a publick Good and Advantage to all the adjacent Country: And praying, That a Bill, now before the House, for making the River Dun, in the County of York, navigable, at the Charge of such as shall undertake the same, may pass into an Act.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the said Bill shall be read a Second time.

Escapes of Debtors.

A Petition of Francis Lasco Merchant, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, in Trin' Term last, Sir John James, a Prisoner in the Fleet, was charged in Execution for 1,400 l. at the Petitioner's Suit, yet hath he escaped; and the Petitioner hath sued the Warden, and obtained Judgment against him; and moved for a Sequestration of the Profits of the Fleet; but is still remediless in the Recovery of his said Debt, by reason of some Defects in the Act for Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes: And praying Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of John Woodward is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Grants from the Crown.

The House being informed, That Mr. Bennet, the Auditor of the Duchy of Lancaster, attended;

He was called in; and presented to the House an Account of the Grants in that Duchy, since the 13th Day of February 1688.

And then withdrew.

Then the said Account was read; and is as followeth; viz.

An ACCOUNT of the Grants made of Estates Real and Personal, since the 13th Day of February 1688, in his Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster, as well in the North as South Parts of the said Duchy.

Lancaster.
18 January 1689. There was granted to Tho. Preston, of Helker, in the County of Lancaster, Esquire, to hold from Lady-day then last past for 21 Years, the Site of the late dissolved Monastery in Furnies, and all Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments thereunto belonging; and the Sheep-pasture called Rickby-Moor, and Mean-Moor; and the Rectories of Dalton, and Colt-Park, and Mills, and Hart-Park; and Lands called Harehill, Warehill, Greenhill, Worthwick, Mere-Meadow, and Hare-Park; and Park called Sheep-Park; and the Farms called Wheat-Farms; and Dry Moulter-Rents, and the Iron Mills, and the Fishery called Oyster-Fishery, and Oswick Tarn; and the Mayre in Aldringham; and the standing Tarn; and Courts, and Profits of Courts, in Furnies, in the County of Lancaster Rents reserved.
£. s. d.
200
Monmouth.
11 September 1689. To William Powell, of Poolhall, in the County of Monmouth, Gentleman, from Lady-day then last past for 31 Years, several Escheat Lands, in the County of Monmouth, within the Manors of White-Castle, Grosmont, and Skenfrith; and the Tolls of Fairs and Markets in Grosmont 2 5
Middlesex.
31 July 1689. To the Earl of Portland, his Heirs and Assigns, several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, Premises, heretofore Parcel of Enfeild Chace, within the Manor of Endfeild, in the County of Middlesex 6 8
Southampton.
26 November 1689. To Thomas Neal Esquire, from Lady-day then last past for 30 Years, all those Rents of Assize of the Manor and Borough of Stockbridge, amounting per Annum to 5 l. 10s. 11d. 1
26 March 1601. To John Williamson Gentleman, from the 7th of December then next ensuing, for 36 Years and one Quarter, Fine paid 16 l. a Messuage in Newcastle under Line, and a Meadow called Holtfield 2
Leicester.
11 March 169½. To Oliver Wallis. Gentleman, from Michaelmas then last past, for 31 Years, Fine paid 20 l. a common Oven, without the East-Gate of the Town of Leicester, and a Garden and Pigeon-house 2 1
Lancaster.
14 March 169½. To Edward Brereton Esquire, from Christmas then last past, for 31 Years, Fine paid 82 l. 19 s. 2 d. all those Parcels of Land, Cottages, Encroachments, Turbury-Marsh, and Waste-Lands in Penhulton. 5 4 2
And all other Waste Lands and Encroachment, between Gidney-Brook and White-Crosse Bank, and in Brundlath 6 3 6
Stafford and Derby.
2d February 1692. To John Smithson Gentlemen, from Michaelmas then next, for 31 Years, Lands called the Olletts, alias the Cletts, near Okholme; and the great Fishing of the Water of Dove, and of the Water called the Old Dove, as well in the County of Derby as Stafford; and the Fishing of the Water of Scropton, in the County of Stafford and Derby, and in Bently-Brook 2 2
Lancashire.
29 April 1693. To Guiccardine Wentworth Esquire, a Discharge of an Arrcar of 36 l.
13 s. 4 d. for about 7 Years, ending at Michaelmas 1691.
Monmouth.
24 June 1693. To Charles Marquis of Worcester, from Michaelmas then last past, for 30 Years and Three Quarters, Fine paid 6 l. 13 s. 4 d. divers Lands and Rents, Parcel of the Manor of Skenfrith and Grosmont, and the Manor of Hadnock, and Fee-farm Rent of Hadnock Woods, and of Deepholme 37 15 —½
Cumberland.
1 August 1693. To Tho. Raylton, of Westminster, Esquire, from Midsummer then last past, for 31 Years, the Rectory of Millom, in the County of Cumberland, Parcel of the Monastery of Furneis 25
Chester and Lancaster.
19 January 169¾. To Richard Crosse Gentleman, from thenceforth, for 31 Years, all the Fines, Issues, Amerciaments, and other casual Profits, annually arising within the Town or Borough of Congleton, in the County of Chester; and all the Perquisites and Profits of Courts within the Bailiwick of Blackborn-Shire, and the Wapentake of Loynsdale, within the Bailiwick of Amoundernesse, and within the Wapentake of Salford and West-Derby, and within the Forest of Queen-More and Mierscough, and of Slyne and Cartmell, in the County of Lancaster 6 8
Northampton.
23 February 1693. To Mathew Johnson Esquire, from Lady-day then next ensuing, for 30 Years, several Fishings in Stanwick-Moor, called the Over-Water, and the Inn-Mead, and the Nether-Water of the River Neeve; and 3 Roods of Land, and Farms of Conies, within the Manor of Rands and Irchester 1
Stafford.
(fn. *) [22 March 169¾. To John Hayne Gentleman, from Lady-day then next ensuing, for 31 Years, Fine 2 l. 10 s.; The Tolls of all Fairs and Markets within the Town and Manor of Tutbury, in the County of Stafford 5
Stafford.
22 March 169¾. To Laurence Carter Esquire, from Michaelmas 1692, for 31 Years, all and singular the Perquisites and Profits of Courts, Goods and Chattels of Felons, Deodands, &c. within the Manor of Newcastle, in the County of Stafford, and the Site of the old Castle thereof 5 1
Middlesex.
19 April 1694. To Matthew Johnson Esquire, and Edward Allen, in Trust, for Sir Bazill Firebrace Knight, for the Remainder of the Term of 50 Years, in Letters-Patents to Lord Lisburne, all the Estate and Interest in Letters-Patents of all the Offices, and Lodges in Endfield-Chace, in the County of Middlesex, to Adam late Lord Lisborne granted, are confirmed, and a Pardon of all Penalties and Forfeitures thentofore committed concerning the said Offices 19 14
Middlesex.
20th April 1694. To Sir Robert Howard, in Reversion, for 56 Years, from the Determination of Lord Lisburn's Lease for 50 Years, all the Offices, Lodges, and Premises, in Enfield-Chace in the County of Middlesex 19 14
Cumberland.
20 June 1694. To Gilbert Marshall, of Westminster, Esquire, from Midsummer then next ensuing, for 31 Years, the former Lease to Raylton thereof being surrendered, the Rectory of Millon, with all the Tithes, &c. thereto belonging in the County of Cumberland 25
Lincolne.
13 December 1694. To the Honourable Peregrine Bertie Esquire, and others, in Trust, for the County of Lincolne, from the 2d August 1698, for 27 Years, the Keeper of the Castle of Lincolne, and of the Gaol there, and Houses thereat, or near the Castle, called the Shire-House; and all the Lands within the Precincts of the Bulwark or Wall of the Castle, or without, with all Fees, Profits, &c. belonging Nil.
Leicester.
1 July 1695. To Henry Dyson, of Leicester, Gentleman, from Midsummer then last past, for 31 Years, the sole and several Right and Liberty of Fishing in the several Waters and Rivers within the Liberties of Croft, Belgrave, Blaby, and Guntesthorp, Parcel of the Honour of Leicester, within the County of Leicester; and all Deodands belonging to the said Honour, in the said County and Town of Leicester 2 6
Lancaster.
14 October 1695. To the Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses, of the Town of Liverpoole, for ever, a Charter of the Town of Liverpoole in the County of Lancaster Nil.
Lincolne.
17 February 169 5/6;. To Gamaliel Lloyd Gentleman, from Christmas before, the Date for 31 Years, Fine 10 l. a Messuage, and 115 Acres, in several Parcels of Land in Sutton St. James, in the County of Lincoln 6
for 44 Acres; and 3s. per Acre for the rest, when in Possession.
Sussex.
21 May 1696. To the Right Honourable William Earl of Portland, and his Heirs for ever, in Reversion, after the Queen Dowager's Decease, and Concurment with such Terms as shall be in being at the Time of her Decease, the Manor of Pevensey (inter alia not Duchy), with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances thereof, in the County of Sussex Lincoln, Ebor', Leicester, Chester, Lancaster, Durham, Monmouth, Wilts, Devon, Carmarthen, Essex, Hertford, and Northampton. 13 4
18 September 1696. To the said Earl of Portland, in Reversion, after the Queen Dowager's Decease, to him, and his Heirs for ever, several Fee-farm Rents, within the Duchy of Lancaster (inter alia not Duchy), amounting per Annum to about 979 l. whereof are defective Rents about 700 l. per Annum Nil.
Stafford and Derby.
20th September 1696. To Mich. Cope, Gentleman, from Midsummer then last past, for 31 Years, a Parcel of Land called the Olletts, and the Cletts, and the Fishing of the Water Dove, and of the Old Dove, and of Scropton in the County of Stafford and Derby, and of Bently-Brook, and Ashborn-Brook, in Derbyshire 2 3
Essex.
22 October 1696. To Wm. Thompson Gentleman, for 31 Years and Half, to make a Term in being up 31 Years, Fine 10 l. the Manor of Dedham, in the County of Essex, with its Rights, Members, and Appurtenances 29 18
Middlesex.
22 October 1696. To the said Gilbert Marshall, of Westminster Esquire, for 4 Years and Half, to make up a Term in being 31 Years, the Bailiwick of the Liberty of the Savoy, with its Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, in the Strand, in the County of Middlesex; and all Goods and Chattels of Felons, &c. there 6
Memorandum. These Grants following are since the 3d of December 1696.; viz.
Lancaster.
29 January 169 / 67. To Sir John Elwes Knight, for 22 Years, to make up his Term in being 31 Years, the Post-Fines of the said Duchy in the County of Lancaster 10
Lincolne.
10 April 1697. To the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Raby, from Lady-day last past, for 99 Years, the Fishery of Wainfleet, and the Profits of Courts, and Fairs, and Markets, there; and the Fishery of the Waters of and within the Port of Wainfleet aforesaid; and several Houses, Shops, and Stalls there, which, by the former Lease, were under the yearly Rent of 10 l. 10
Leicester.
14 April 1697. To Henry Dyson Gentleman, from Lady-Day 1717, for 11 Years, to make up his Term 31 Years, the South Gate of the Castle of Leicester, and the House adjoining, and Garden Plot, and all Buildings within the Walls of the Castle; and the Office of Constable, and Keeper, and Porter, of the said Castle, with the Fees thereto belonging 6
Norfolk, Stafford, Derby, Wilts.
17 April 1697. To Paul Jodrell Esquire, in Reversion, after Queen Dowager's . . . . (concurring with such Leases as she shall make), for 99 Years, the Site of the Manor of Methwold, and the Demesne-Lands thereto belonging; and the Warren of Conies called Methwold-Warren, in the County of Norfolk; and also Parcel of the Demesne-Lands of the Manor of Tutbury, and several Burgages in the Town of Tutbury, in the County of Stafford; and the Herbage and Panage of Hilings-Park, in the County of Stafford; and the Manor and Wapentake of Wirksworth, in the County of Derby; and the Herbage of Lands called Caldelow near Castleton, Parcel of the Lordship of High-Peake, in the County of Derby; and the Lodge called Hatton's Lodge; with several Parcels of
Land in the Forest of Braden in the County of Wilts
13 6 8
Ebor', Lancaster, Derby.
19 April 1697. To Sir Robert Howard, in Reversion, after the now Queen Dowager's Decease (concurring with her Leases,) for 99 Years, the Castle and Manor of Knaresborough; and the Rents and Farms charged in the Account of the Collector there, per Annum £. s. d.




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49 14 11¼
All the Rents and Farms charged in the Account of al. Collector 32 6 23/8
The Rents and Farms in the Account of the Prepositor of the Forest 4 11 8
All those Rents in the Borough of Knaresboro', per Annum 7 4
Lands in Wharfdale, Swinden, Okeden, Harlow, and Fulwith 1 6 9
Lands and Rents charged in the Account of the Bailiff of the Liberty 1 17 97/8
The Bailiwick of the Borough of Borowbridge, with the Tolls and Perequisites of Court there, per Annum 5
The Wapentake of Stancliffe, per Annum 13 10
The Goods and Chattels of Felons, &c. and all Casualties within the said Honour, per Annum 5 13 4
All within the County of York.
The Herbage and Panage of Mierscough-Park, with the Lodge, &c. in the County of Lancaster, under the yearly Rent of 25
All those Rents of Assize within the Manor of High-Peak, in the County of Derby, amounting unto, per Annum 135 10 9
The Profits of Courts within the said Manor of High-Peak, and Goods and Chattels of Felons, &c. there, per Annum 8
The Perquisites and Profits of all Courts within the said Manor of High-Peake, at per Annum 10
Stafford.
27 July 1697. To Edward Vernon, of London, Merchant, from Midsummer last past, for 31 Years, all Cottages and Encroachments therein-mentioned, within the several Wards of Marchington-Ward, Tutbury-Ward, Barton-Ward, and Yoxal-Ward, within the Forest and Chace of Needwood, Parcel of the Honour of Tutbury, in the County of Stafford; and all the Fines, Amerciaments, and Penalties, within the said Forest, by reason of any Offences concerning the Woods, Vert, and Venison, or any his Majesty's Game there, or for keeping of Guns, &c. 16 10
Monmouth.
29 July 1697. To James Godsman Gentleman, from Midsummer last past, for 31 Years, all those Cottages and Encroachments therein-mentioned, within the Manors of Grosmont, White-Castle, and Skenfrith, in the County of Monmouth, returned by Commission
Memorandum. These that follow are Grants not inrolled; and therefore I cannot be so particular, nor can I be positive there are no more Grants which are not yet inrolled; viz.
6 8
Northampton.
18th March 1694. To the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Rivers, in Reversion, after the Decease of the now Queen Dowager, for 99 Years, the Honour of Higham-Ferrers, in the County of Northampton, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances 2
Middlesex.
1st September 1696. To the said Gilbert Marshal Esquire, for 31 Years, several Cottages, and Encroachments, within the Manor and Chase of Endfield, in the County of Middlesex 1 14 3
Stafford.
3d April 1697. To the said Richard Grosse Gentleman, for 31 Years, the King's Parts in Uttoxater-Ward in the County of Stafford, containing 67 Acres; and also 129 Acres of Land there 3 4
per Acre, when in Possession.
Derby.
26 April 1697. To Paul Jodrell Esquire, for 30 Years, the Fishing of [the Rivers Darwent and Eccleston, in the County of Derby 10 10
Southampton.
29 April 1697. To the said Gamaliel Lloyd, for so many Years as will make Mary Blagg's the present Lessee's, Term up 31 Years, Somborne-Park, alias How-Park, &c. in the County of Southampton 30 10
Eborum.
18 May 1697. To Abel Tassin D'Allonne Esquire, for 99 Years, after the Decease of the Queen Dowager, (and concurrent with her Leases) the Castle and Manor of Pickering, &c. in the County of York 10

This, pursuant to an Order of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated the 20th January instant, is humbly presented by Jo. Bennett, Auditor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Ordered, That the said Account do lie upon the Table, to be perused by the Members of the House.

Woollen Manufactures.

A Bill to encourage the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into foreign Parts; and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland; was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, upon this Day Sevennight, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Ordered, That the several Petitions, which lay upon the Table until the said Bill was read a Second time, be referred to the Consideration of the said Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they may receive a Clause, That all Magistrates, Judges, Students of the Universities, and all Professors of the Common and Civil Law, do wear Gowns made of the Woollen Manufacture.

Exporting Watches.

Sir Thomas Mompesson, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to explain the Act in the 7th and 8th Years of his Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act to encourage the bringing Plate into the Mints to be coined, and for the further remedying the ill State of the Coin of the Kingdom; so as to give Leave for the exporting Watches, Sword-Hilts, and other Manufactures of Silver: And the same was received.

Malt Duty.

Ordered, That an Account be laid before this House of the Malt taxed, by virtue of the late Act for laying a Duty upon Malt; and what the Duties thereof do amount unto.

Acts relating to Exchequer Bills, &c.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the several Acts relating to the ExchequerBills, and the Malt-Tickets.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir John Bolles took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir John Bolles reported from the said Committee, That they had considered the Matters to them referred; and come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

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

Supply.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty; and of Ways and Means for providing for the Deficiencies, and for disbanding the Army.

Timber in New Forest.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for Increase and Preservation of Timber in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton.

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

Footnotes

* This Grant is omitted in the Journal; and is supplied from the Account which was presented to the House.