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, 6 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Defaulters discharged from Custody.
ORDERED, That Sir Thomas Miller, in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for absenting himself from his Service in this House, be discharged, paying his Fees.
Sale of Lands in Lincolne, &c.
Mr. Clark reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the clearing and removing some Doubts which may arise in an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the vesting several Manors, Lands, and Rents, in the Counties of Lincolne, Berks, and Devon, in Trustees, to be sold for the buying other Manors and Lands, to be settled for the same or the like Uses as those to be sold are now settled, was committed, That they had considered the same; and had directed him to report the same, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Table.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir John Wentworth, Baronet, an Infant under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to make a Jointure out and Settlement of his Manors and Lands in the Counties of York and Westmoreland, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Jonath. Jennings, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Clark, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Waller, Mr. Piggott, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hill, Sir Wm. Lemon, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Colonel Godfrey, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Cooke, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Dyot, Sir Tho. Miller, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Shackerly, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Gee, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Slater, Sir Edward Chisnall, Mr. England, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Stokes, Sir Richard How, Mr. Harley, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Westmorland and York: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of the Dyers, Setters, Kalenders, Tillot Painters, Pressers, and Packers, in and about the City of London, was read; setting forth, That formerly Perpetuanas and Serges of all Sorts received their full Manufacture by being dyed, &c. before they were exported the Kingdom; whereby their Majesties Customs for Indico, and all other Materials used in the Dyeing Trade, were duly paid, and many Thousand Persons fully employed; but, of late Years, Foreigners and others, for their private Gain, and to transfer the Benefit of the Dyeing Trade into Foreign Parts, export the said Manufactures white and complete, and finish them for Use beyond the Seas, to the Ruin of Thousands of Families, and the Loss of the said Trade: And praying, That the Exportation of the said Goods white, and not fully manufactured, may be prohibited, or such a Mulct laid thereupon, as may prevent the growing Mischiefs occasioned thereby to the Kingdom in general.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Grand Committee for Trade: And that the said Committee do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Bill for removing of Doubts, and preventing Controversies, concerning Royal Mines, and that the King may have the Pre-emption, be read the Second time upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Winchcomb, Baronet, have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
Ordered, That Mr. Clark have Leave to go into the Country, for Four Days, upon extraordinary Occasions.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Ralph Macclesfeild to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, and making Provision for his Wife and Children, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Wilmot, Sir John Manwaring, Mr. Dyot, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Leveson, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Christy, Mr. Bathurst, Mr. Clark, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Wm. York, Mr. Brewer, Mr. England, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Pollen, Colonel Perry, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. How, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Cooke, Mr. England, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Burdet, Sir Wm. Lemon, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Waller, Mr. Balch, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Stafford and Warwick: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Sir William Cooper, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for reviving Two former Acts of Parliament for Repairing of the Highways in the County of Hertford. And the same was received.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the encouraging the Building of good and defensible ThreeDeck Ships: And that Mr. Boscowen do prepare and bring in the same.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
A Petition of several Masters and Owners of Ships, Vessels, and Hoys, trading in the Importing and Exporting of Butter and Cheese, was read, setting forth, That for many Years past, the Petitioners have been employed by divers Merchants and Traders of this Kingdom, to import and export Butter and Cheese; and, according to ancient Custom, have entered into Charter Parties for Performance of their Contracts and Voyages: And that a Bill being now depending in this House, intituled, A Bill for preventing the Abuses in the Packing and Weighing of Butter and Cheese; which, as the Petitioners conceive, will highly invade their now Rights and Properties, and tend to the certain Ruin of all Merchants, and Trade in general; for that the said Bill does enjoin all Masters of Ships and Vessels, when they come to any Port (notwithstanding their Charter Parties with the Merchants, to take their Goods on board), to take on board any other Mens Butter and Cheese that shall be tendered to be shipped by any Warehouse-keeper, or Shipper of Butter and Cheese, before the said Merchants Goods; and praying to be heard against the said Bill.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for preventing the Abuses in Weighing and Packing of Butter and Cheese, is committed.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Four Shillings in the Pound for One Year.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and made several Amendments thereunto; and that the Committee had directed him to report the Bill, with the Amendments, to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Mr. Attorney General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters. Which was received.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.