House of Commons Journal Volume 12
17 May 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 17 May 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 273-274. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39630 Date accessed: 21 September 2014.


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Martis, 17 die Maii;

Decimo Gulielmi.

Prayers.

Foreign Lustrings.

A BILL for the Encouragement of the Lustring Company; and the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Lustrings and Alamodes; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next.

Garon's, &c. Nat.

Mr. Yates reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for Naturalizing of Peter Garon, and others, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; 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 ingrossed.

Embezzlement of Naval Stores.

Ordered, That Leave be given, upon the Report of the Bill for the preventing the Embezzling of his Majesty's Stores, to offer a Clause, That the Widows and Children of deceased Seamen may, with less Charge, take out Letters of Administration.

Debtors Relief.

A Bill for the better Discovery of Solvent Prisoners Estates, and for the Relief of the Insolvent, was read a Second time.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Henry Colt,
Mr. Colt:
53.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Arnold,
Mr. Sloane:
63.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.

Wine-drawers Trade.

Ordered, That Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Gauntlett, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the settling and adjusting the Proportions of fine Silver and Silk, for the better making of Silver and Gold Thread; and to prevent the Abuses of Wire-drawers; was committed.

Prevention of Gaming.

Ordered, That Mr. Sloan, Sir Edward Hungerford, Colonel Granville, Mr. Weld, Mr. Hammond, Sir John Conway, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Brereton, Mr. Bertie, Sir Wm. Blackett, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill against Gaming was committed.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Colonel Dore have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Restraining Expence of Law Suits.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to restrain the great Expence and Length of Suits in Courts of Law and Equity, be read a Second time upon Saturday Morning next; and nothing to intervene.

Leave of Absence.

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

Shafton Work-house.

A Petition of the Gentlemen, and others of the principal Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint James, near Shafton, in the County of Dorset, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by a Bill now depending, for the erecting a Work-house within the said Borough of Shafton, for the maintaining and employing the Poor there, the Petitioners are likely to be joined with the said Corporation, in the said Work-house, against their Consent: And praying, That a Stop may be put to the further Prosecution of this Act, as to the Inhabitants of Saint James.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Army Clothing Debt.

A Petition of the Clothiers and Traders in the Woollen Manufactures in Leeds, Halifax, and Parts adjacent, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth: That the Petitioners have great Sums of Money due to them from the Undertakers, who cloathed the Army: That the said Undertakers have upwards of 240,000 l. due to them, for the said Cloathing; which renders them incapable of paying the Petitioners: And praying a Fund may be ordered, for the Satisfying of the said Debts.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty.

Impeachment of Goudet, &c.

The ingrossed Articles of Impeachment against John Goudet, and others, were read.

Ordered, That Sir Rowland Gwyn do carry the said Articles of Impeachment up to the Lords.

African Trade.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to settle the Trade to Africa be read the Third time upon Monday Morning next.

Reneu's &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill for naturalizing Hillary Reneu, and others, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for naturalizing Hillary Reneu, and others.

Ordered, That Sir Rowland Gwyn do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Estates given to superstitious Uses.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for the better Discovery of Estates given to superstitious Uses be read the Third time upon Thursday Morning next.

Quartering Soldiers on Victuallers.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Tower Hamlets was referred, have Leave to sit upon Thursday Morning next; but not beyond Ten a Clock.

Building Ships.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole Honse, to consider of the Motion Yesterday, That the Overplus of the Money, and Sea Stores, for Building and Furnishing of Sevenand-twenty Ships of War, by virtue of a late Act of Parliament, be applied to the Use of the Navy, and Ordnance for Sea Service.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Tho. Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had 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.

Sir Thomas Littleton also reported from the said Committee, That they had directed him to move, That an Account may be laid before the House of the said Overplus Money and Stores, and what the Values thereof are.

Ordered, That the Officers of the Navy and Ordnance do lay before this House, an Account of what the Surplus of the Money and Stores, and the Value thereof, are, which were provided for the building and furnishing the Seven-and-twenty Ships of War, by virtue of a late Act of Parliament.

Ways and Means.

The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supply granted to his Majesty.

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