House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 3 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: 3 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803), pp. 115-116. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp115-116 [accessed 25 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 3 March 1694", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803) 115-116. British History Online, accessed June 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp115-116.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 3 March 1694", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803). 115-116. British History Online. Web. 25 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp115-116.

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Sabbati, 3 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege—Persons in custody petition for Discharge.

A PETITION of Richard Armstrong; Edward Butland, William Sanderson, Edward Devon, and Richard Shelito, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege committed against Paul Foley Esquire, in impressing James Nurbury his Servant, was presented to the House, and read; whereby they acknowleged their Offence, and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Richard Armstrong, Edward Butland, William Saunderson, Edward Devon, and Richard Shelito, be brought to the Bar of this House on Monday Morning next, in order to their Discharge.

Earl of Thannet's Estate.

Mr. Christy reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Earl of Thannet, and the Honourable Sackvile Tuston his Brother, to make a Lease for Sixty Years of Thannet-house, in the Parish of St. Botolph's, Aldersgate, to commence from the Remainder of a Term of Oneand-thirty Years, now in being, was committed, That they had examined and considered the said Bill; and had directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendments: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.

Cavendish's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, 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; was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

London Orphans Fund.

A Petition of Samuel Hutchinson Gentleman, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there being a Bill now before the House for the Satisfaction of the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London; among other Things, a Lease to be granted by the said City, to several Persons in the Bill named, of the Convex-Lights, is intended as Part of a Fund for their Relief; which, if it should be enacted, will be to the utter Ruin of the Petitioner, who is the only Inventor of the said Lights; and who hath Letters Patents for the sole Benefit thereof for a Term of Fourteen Years, not yet near expired: And praying, That his Name may be inserted in the said Bill, to have such Lease under such Rent as is therein mentioned.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the House shall resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

G. Turner's Estate.

Mr. Brockman reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of George Turner Esquire, deceased, was committed, That they had examined and considered the same; and had made an Amendment; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; with the Coherence; and asterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Press 6. L. 4. after "Estate", to leave out "off:"

And the same, being read a Second time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, Beer, &c.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Duties upon Salt, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompences and Advantages, in the said Bill mentioned, to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against France, is committed, That they do prepare, and bring in, a Clause to the said Bill, That no Member of the House of Commons shall be concerned, directly or indirectly, in the farming, collecting, or managing, the Duties to be collected by the said Bill, or any other Aid to be granted to their Majesties, other than the present Commissioners of the Treasury, and the Officers and Commissioners for managing the Customs and Excise.

Ditto.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Sir Thomas Littleton 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, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

Preventing Stockjobbing.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill against Stockjobbing.

Ways and Means.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, be made upon Monday Morning next.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir John Franklyn and Mr. Pitt:

Mr. Speaker,

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill for continuing the Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; and for punishing false Musters; and for the Payment of Quarters; for One Year longer; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House. Also,

Lord Stawell's Estate.

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for Payment of the Debts of John Lord Stawell, lately deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

London Orphans Fund.

Ordered, That the List of the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London, and to the Creditors, by Bond, of the said City, be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London is committed.

Ditto.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Hungerford took the Chair of the Committee.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Hungerford reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill; and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House would please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the said Report be made upon Thursday Morning next.

Holt's Estate.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for divesting several Securities out of Andrew Fountein Esquire, and others; and vesting the same in Trustees, for raising and paying the Money upon the said Securities; and assigning the Residue of the Estate, incumbered therewith, to Sir Charles Holt, Baronet; was committed; be made upon Wednesday Morning next.

Execution of Justice in Wales.

Ordered, That Sir Sam. Dashwood, Sir William Forester, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Biddulph, Sir Rowl. Gwynn, Mr. Dyot, and all the Members that serve for the Principalities of Wales, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the better Execution of Justice within the Principalities of Wales is committed.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Nine a Clock.