House of Commons Journal Volume 12
26 January 1699

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 26 January 1699', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 450-451. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39711 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Jovis, 26 die Januarii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Darwent Navigation.

THE Lord Henry Cavendish, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for making the River Darwent, in the County of Derby, navigable: And the same was received.

Ordered, That the Bill be read the First time, Tomorrow Morning.

Duty on Leather.

A Petition of the Company of Tanners and Leathersellers of the ancient City of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have but very small Stocks to carry on their Trades; and, by reason they are forced to pay the Duty on Leather in ready Money, they cannot carry on their Trades, nor give Credit to poor Dealers in Leather, as they used to do; whereby they are very much impoverished; and, besides, the Severities of the Act for laying the said Duty, and the Vexatiousness of the Officers for collecting it, are so intolerable, that many are ready to leave off their Trades therefore, and get their Living some other ways: And praying Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table.

Ledgingham's new invented Fire-engine.

A Petition of Robert Ledgingham was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That * * * *

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

And it is referred to Lord Cornbury, Sir James Houblon, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Lowther, Sir Henry Parker, Mr. Bertie, Sir Rich. Farrington, Mr. Jervoise, Sir Wm. Cowper, Mr. Harly, Sir Jacob Ashley, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Campion, Sir Rich. Cox, Mr. Worsley, Mr. Thornhagh, Lord Cavendish, Mr. Vernon, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Admiral Hobson, Mr. Yates, Mr. York, Sir Robert Cotton, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Carter, Dr. Davenant, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Phippard: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Chenevire's &c. Nat.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to naturalize Philip Chenevire, and others: And that the Lord Hartington and Mr. Morgan do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Ayre and Calder Navigation.

A Petition of the Bailiffs, Burgesses, and Inhabitants, of the Borough of Retford, in the County of Nottingham, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That divers Persons have undertaken to make the Rivers Ayre and Calder navigable, from Leeds to Wakefeild; which will be a great Encouragement to the Woollen Manufactures, and the Petitioners: And, the House having given Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpose, the Petitioners pray, That all sitting Encouragement may be given for making the said Rivers navigable, it being for the publick Good.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Bill for making the Rivers Ayre and Calder navigable be read a Second time.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and CommonCouncil, and Inhabitants, of the Borough of King's-Lynn, in the County of Norfolk, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That this House having given Leave to bring in a Bill for making the Rivers Ayre and Calder navigable; and several Persons having proposed to do it . . . their own Charge; which will be a great Benefit to all the Northern Clothing Towns, by rendering the Carriage of Goods by Water cheap; they therefore pray. That the House will give all due Encouragement to the Undertakers of so good a Work.

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

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Sir Richard Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

Preventing Export of Corn, &c.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prohibit the Exportation of any Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscake, or Starch, for One Year, from the 20th Day of January 1698, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,

Button-making.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prevent the making or selling Buttons made of Cloth, Serge, Drugget, or other Stuffs, without any Amendment.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Preventing Export of Corn, &c.

The House proceeded to take into Consideration the Amendments, made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to prohibit the Exportation of any Corn, Malt, Meal, Flour, Bread, Biscake, or Starch, for One Year, from the 20th Day of January 1698:

And the same, being read, are as follow; viz.

In the Title, 3d Line, for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

4th and 5th L. instead of "20th Day of January," read "Tenth Day of February."

1st Skin, 24 L. instead of "20th Day of January," read "10th Day of February."

26 and 27 Line, instead of "Twentieth Day of January," read "Tenth Day of February,"

2 Skin, 6 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

10 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

17 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

21 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

3 Sk. 13 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

31 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

4 Skin, 2 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

4 L. for "and," read "to the."

5 L. leave out from "Africa" to "for," in the 9th Line.

10 L. leave out "Islands or Colonies."

11 L. leave out "or for the Benefit of the English Fishery."

12 L. leave out "only."

14 L. instead of "Island or Colony, Islands "or Colonies," read "Fort, Castle, or Factory."

16 L. instead of "give," read "become bound with others."

23 L. instead of "Islands or Colonies," read "Forts, Castles, or Factories."

5 Skin, 6 L. instead of "20th Day of February," read "10th Day of February."

7 and 8 L. instead of "20th Day of February," read "10th Day of February."

11 L. instead of "Five hundred," read "Four thousand."

17 L. for "Biscake," read "Biscuit."

30 L. leave out from, "notwithstanding" to "and," in the 12 Line of the 6th Skin; and read the Clause marked X; That, for the Supply of the Markets of this Kingdom, it shall be lawful to load, transport, and convey, any Sort of Corn or Grain, or the Meal and Flour thereof, in the common Boats and Vessels usually employed in the Market-Trade, under such Caution and Security to the Custom-house Officers, as hath been heretofore used.

6 Skin, 5 L. after "Southampton," read "or Town of Southampton, and County of the same, or of the County of Sussex."

L. 19, leave out from "given" to "provided," in the 29 Line.

L. 31, instead of "20th Day of January," read "10th Day of February."

7 Skin, 2 and 3d Line, instead of "20th Day of January," read "Tenth Day of February."

At the End of the Bill, add the Clause marked A: That the Commissioners of the Customs shall give a true Account, in Writing, to both Houses of Parliament, at the Beginning of the next Session, of all Corn and Grain, that shall, before that time, be exported by virtue of any Power given by the Act.

The first Twelve of the said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Amendments, Skin 4. L. 5, to leave out from "Africa" to "for," in the 9th Line:

L. 10. leave out "Islands of Colonies:"

L. 11. leave out "or for the Benefit of the English Fishery:"

L. 12. leave out "only:"

L. 14. instead of "Island or Colony, Islands or Colonies," read "Fort, Castle, or Factory:"

Being severally read a Second time, were, upon, the Question severally put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Amendment, 16 L. being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Amendment, L. 23, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

Amendments, L. the 26th, and Skin the 5. Line the 6th, and L. 7 and 8th, L. 11 and L. 17, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Amendment, 5 Skin, 30 L. being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, disagreed unto by the House.

The Residue of the said Amendments, being severally read a Second time, were upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Subject-matter of the said Amendments, disagreed unto by this House.

Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to draw up Reasons, to be offered to the Lords at the said Conference:

And it is referred to Sir Chr. Musgrove, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Yates, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Walter Young, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Verney, Mr. Brotherton, Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Culliford, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Gwynn, Dr. Davenant, Sir Henry Pickering, Mr. Clayton; or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Russian Trade.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill to enlarge the Trade to Russia was committed, be made To-morrow Morning.

Woollen Manufacture.

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 encourage the Woollen Manufacture in England; and to restrain the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into any foreign Parts; and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and Ireland.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Joseph Tredenham took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Joseph Tredenham 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 Tuesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House to consider further of the said Bill; and nothing to intervene.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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