House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 1 March 1694

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 1 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803), pp. 112-113. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp112-113 [accessed 25 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 1 March 1694", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803) 112-113. British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp112-113.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 1 March 1694", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803). 112-113. British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp112-113.

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Jovis, 1 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Axe Bridge.

MR. Harcourt reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for building a Bridge over the River Axe in the County of Somerset, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; 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.

5th Eliz. respecting Cloth Weavers.

An ingrossed Bill for Repeal of the Two-and-thirtieth Article in the Statute of the 5th Year of Queen Eliz. containing divers Orders for Artificers and others, which relates to the Weavers of Cloth, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Repeal of the 32th Article in the Statute of the 5th Year of Queen Elizabeth containing divers Orders for Artificers and others, which relates to the Weavers of Cloth.

Ordered, That Sir John Guise do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

A. Turner's Estate.

A Petition of James Hassell was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is Tenant, by Lease, to a Tenement now vested in Trustees of Alice Turner Widow, and her Children, who are endeavouring to procure an Act for Sale of the same Estate, during the Minority of the younger Children: That the Petitioner understands the said Alice Turner designs to wrong the Petitioner's Right in the Premises; as she hath declared: And praying, That he may be heard touching his Right in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable the Trustees of Alice Turner Widow, and her Children, to make Sale of certain Houses and Ground in and near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, in the County of Middlesex, during the Minority of the younger Children, is committed.

Bankrupts Estates.

An ingrossed Bill for the better Recovery of Bankrupts Estates, and for the more equal Distribution thereof, was read the Third time.

An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to the Bill, That the Act shall not extend to weaken any Securities by Mortgage, Extent, or otherwise, where the same hath been extended; or any Dividend made of any Part of such Bankrupt's Estate:

And the same was twice read;

And the Question being put, That the same be read the Third time;

It passed in the Negative.

Another ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider to the Bill, That the Bankrupt, before any Composition be agreed to, shall lay before his Creditors his Books of Accounts, and a true Inventory of his whole Estate, upon Oath: And that, if it shall appear the Bankrupt has concealed any Part of his Estate, such Composition to be void:

And the same was twice read; and amended by the House:

And then the same was read the Third time; and agreed by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better Recovery of Bankrupts Estates, and for the more equal Distribution thereof.

Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Libellous Publication to be burnt by Hangman.

A Complaint being made to the House of a printed Libel, that hath been dispersed as a Speech spoke in this House; whereof one was produced, and delivered in at the Table, and read; intituled, "The following Speech being spoke off-hand, upon the Debates in the House of Commons, &c.;"

Resolved, That the said printed Libel, intituled, "The following Speech being spoke off-hand, upon the Debates in the House of Commons, &c." pretended to be spoken in this House, containing many false, scandalous, and seditious, Expressions and Reflections, be burnt by the Hand of the common Hangman upon Saturday Morning next, in the Palace-Yard, Westminster: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do see the same performed.

Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do assist the Serjeant at Arms attending this House to see the said printed Libel burnt.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inquire into the Author, Printer, and Publisher, of the said Libel; and to make their Report thereof to the House.

And it is referred to Mr. Clark, Sir Charles Bloys, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Arnold, Sir Sa. Barnardiston, Sir John Guise, Lord Cutts, Mr. Wharton, Sir John Barker, Lord Falkland, Mr. Foley, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Boyle, Sir Wm. Strickland: And they are to have Power to send for Persons and Papers: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Cavendish's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Sir John Hoskins:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for increasing the present Maintenance of the Honourable Henry Cavendish; and for providing a Jointure for such Woman as he shall marry during the Life of his Father, the Earl of Devonshire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Woollen Manufactures.

Mr. Travers reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for reviving the Act, made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, to prevent the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom, was committed, That they had examined several Witnesses, and considered the several Petitions referred to the said Committee; and had made some Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout:

And, the First Amendment being read a Second time;

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Report be adjourned till Tuesday Morning next, Eleven a Clock.

Protestants Nat.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Naturalization of such Protestants as shall take the Oaths to their Majesties, and the Test against Popery.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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