Jovis, 5 die Januarii;
10° Gulielmi Tertii.
Mr. Clark, according to Order, presented to the
House a Bill for making the River Tone navigable
from Bridgwater to Taunton, in the County of Somerset:
And the same was received; and read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Importing Wool from Ireland.
A Petition of the principal Traders and Dealers in the
Woollen Manufactures, residing within the Town of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, in the behalf of themselves, and the poor Inhabitants employed therein, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by
reason of the great Quantities of Wool combed into Worsted, Woollen Yarn, and other wrought Woollen Goods,
imported from Ireland to Bristol, and other Ports in England, the poor People of this Nation are ready to perish
for want of Employment; they sustaining the Loss of
Eight Pounds for every Pack of Worsted Yarn, 4 l. for
every Pack of Woollen Yarn, 40s. or 3 l. for every Pack
of combed Wool; and so proportionably for all other
wrought Woollen Goods brought from Ireland into England; for want of our Poors Working of it here: And
praying, That the House will take the Premises into their
Consideration, so as the like Mischiess may be prevented
for the future, by prohibiting the Importation of all such
Wool combed into Worsted, Worsted Yarn, Woollen
Yarn, and other wrought Woollen Goods, from Ireland; whereby our own Poor may be the better employed
in the Woollen Manufactures of England, and the Consumption thereof encouraged.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be
referred to the Committee appointed to consider which
way to prevent the Exportation of Wool from England
and Ireland to foreign Parts; and to consider the most
proper Ways to encourage the Woollen Manufactures of
this Kingdom: And that the said Committee do sit de die
And that the Lord Fairfax, Sir Edward Blackett, Mr.
Carteret, Mr. Hayes, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Harvey,
and Mr. Mountague, be added to the said Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That no Member of this House do depart the
Service of the House, without Leave given for the same:
And that Leave for Members to go into the Country be
asked for, only, between the Hours of Twelve and One a
Writs of Error.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for limiting a certain Time for bringing Writs of Error to reverse Fines and Recoveries, and ancient Judgments; and
also for Redeeming of Mortgages: And that Sir Bartholomew Shower, Mr. Thirsby, and Mr. Foley, do prepare,
and bring in, the Bill.
Distillation from Corn.
Ordered, That the Bill to prohibit the Distilling of Spirits, and low Wines, from Corn; and to prevent Frauds
in Distillers; be read a Second time upon Tuesday next,
in a full House, after Twelve a Clock.
Suppressing Vice and Immorality.
A Bill for the more effectual Suppressing of Vice and
Immorality was read a Second time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Thomas Davall,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
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.
State of the Navy.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning
next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House,
to consider, of the State of the Navy.
Accounts respecting the Navy.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account when the East
and West-India, and Straits, Squadrons were ordered to
be sitted out.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account of what superior Orders have been given for the Passing of any
Accounts for the Navy, or Victualling; and to whom;
and for what Sum and Sums; and for what Services.
Ordered, That the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House an Account of what PrivySeals have passed relating to the Navy, or Victualling; and
to whom; and for what Sum and Sums; and for what
Ordered, That the Earl of Ranelagh, in the Account
ordered to be by him laid before this House of the Debt
due to the Army, do distinguish what is due to every
Disbanding the Army.
The House; according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the Bill for the speedy and effectual disbanding
the Forces in England and Ireland.
Mr. Speaker lest the Chair.
Mr. Conyers took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Conyers reported from the said Committee, That
they had made some 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, To-morrow Morning,
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, Eight a Clock.