House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 18 November 1692

Pages 706-707

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Veneris, 18 die Novembris ; 4° Willielmi et Mariæ.


Selling live Cattle.

A BILL to prevent Butchers selling live Cattle was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Christy, Sir Richard Hart, Mr. Wilmott, Sir Wm. Cook, Mr. White, Mr. England, Mr. Greenfeild, Mr. Hambden, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Archer, Mr. Burdett, Mr. Maine, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Hawtrey, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Blowfeild, Major Beake, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Hedger, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Waller, Mr. Palmes, Sir Tho. Barnardiston, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Robert Henley, Lord Marquis Winton, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Pigott, Mr. Godolphin, Sir Tho. Darcey, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Chaplyn, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Fran. Guibon: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Convex Lights.

A Petition of Thomas Hobbs, and others, on behalf of themselves and Partners, was read; settingforth, That, by a Patent to them granted for the sole Use of Convex Lights, they have, at their great Charge and Trouble, brought the same to Perfection, at their Cost of many Thousand Pounds more than they have received, or can possibly receive, before the Time of the said Patent will be expired: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the granting to them the sole Use of such Lights, for such longer Term as the House should think fit.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill, according to the said Petition.

And it is referred unto Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Rider, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir William Cook, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Beddingfeild, Sir Fr. Massam, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Colt, Mr. Waller, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Mr. Burdett, Major Vincent, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Scobell, Sir John Knight, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Hen. Vincent, Sir Cha. Keymish, Sir Gilb. Clarke, Sir Walter Clarges, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Clark, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Wheat, Mr. Wilmott; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Aulnage Duty.

A Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and for giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Robert Davers, Sir Francis Guibon, Mr. Carter, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Sir John Barker, Mr. Shackerley, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. How, Sir Jacob Ashley, Mr. Beddingfeild, Sir John Guise, Mr. Pelham, Sir John Knight, Sir Cha. Bloys, Major Vincent, Mr. Dowdswell, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Ralph Carr, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir John Turner, Mr. Bayle, Mr. Bockenham, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Travers, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Math. Andrewes, Lord Pawlet, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Waller, Mr. Dyot, Mr. England, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Speak, Mr. Beak, Sir Edw. Chisnall, Mr. Fuller, Sir John Key, Colonel Granvill, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Rebow, Mr. Clark, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hopkins, Sir Walter Young: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ordered, That the said Committee have Power to bring in a Clause for the Security of an Annuity to Richard Seys, Esquire, out of the said Duty of Aulnage.

Importing Silk.

Mr. Papillion according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Importation of fine Italian, Sicilian, and Naples Thrown Silk over Land. And the same was received.

Election Returns.

A Bill to prevent false and Double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Clarke, Mr. Biddulph, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Etterick, Mr. Sandford, Sir Robert Henley, Mr. Harley, Sir Fr. Guibon, Sir Edward Abney, Lord Marquis Winton, Sir John Guise, Mr. Colt, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Randall, Mr. Burrard, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Waller, Mr. Lloyd, Colonel Titus, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Travers, Mr. How, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Chaplyn, Sir William Cook, Sir Ro. Cotton, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Speak, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Christy, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Wilmott, Sir Tho. Barnardiston, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Burdett, Mr. England, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Fuller, Sir William York, Mr. Beake, Mr. Morgan: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock; in the Speaker's Chamber.

Book of Rates, &c.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect and consider the Book of Rates, and the Balance of Trade, for the Advantage of this Kingdom; and to report their Opinions therein to the House.

And it is referred to Sir John Guise, Sir Cha. Musgrave, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Papillion, Sir Thom. Clarges, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Walter Clarges, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Morris, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Ben. Newland, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Travers, Mr. Dowdswell, Sir Peter Colleton, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Scobell, Mr. England; Mr. Slater, Mr. Foley, Sir John Dorrell, Sir John Knight, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Rebow, Sir Math. Andrewes, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Waller, Major Vincent, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Harley, Mr. Jervas, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Champnyes, Mr. Pelham, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Speke, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Foley, Sir Fr. Massam, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Neale: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to sit de die in diem: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Tryals for Treason.

Then the Order of the Day for reading the Bill for Regulating of Tryals, in Cases of High Treason, was read.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do go, with the Mace, into Westminster Hall, and to the several Courts, and into the Court of Requests; and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.

And he went accordingly.

And being returned;

The said Bill was read the Second time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Bickerstaffe, 170.
Sir Gilbert Clarke,
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Mountague, 152.
Sir Tho. Littleton,

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 Thursday Morning next at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Privilege- Persons discharged from Custody.

Ordered, That John Dent, William Loder, and John Smith, ordered to be taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege, be discharged out of Custody, without paying any Fees.

Treaties and Alliances.

Sir Joseph Williamson reported from the Committee appointed to translate the Treaties and Alliances laid before the House, That they had translated the said Treaties; and prepared Abstracts: Which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table.

Transport Service.

Ordered, That the Lord Marquis of Winchester, Sir William Strickland, and Mr. Sherrard, be added to the Committee to whom the Examination of the Papers presented to the House, by the Commissioners for Transportation, was referred.

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