Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Mercurii, 7 die Martii;
6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill for the making a Bridge over the River Axe, in the County of Somerset, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, an Act for the making a Bridge over the River Axe, in the County of Somerset.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Windham do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Duty on Salt.
A Petition of the Owners and Adventurers in the Herring Island, North Sea, and other Fishery of the Town of Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is now a Bill depending in this House for laying a Duty upon Salt, without exempting such Salt as shall be used in the Curing of Fish: That the Fishery is of great Advantage to the Kingdom; and the best Nursery for breeding able Seamen; and always had the Favour of Parliament; and, particularly, as often as any Imposition hath been laid upon Salt, and Salt used in the Curing of Fish hath been excepted: That unless the like Encouragement be given, the Number of Seamen will fail, and the Fishery totally be lost to this Nation: And praying, That all Salt used in the Saving and Curing of any Fish may be free from any Imposition.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred, upon the Debate of the House, to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and 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 . . . . . .
5th Eliz. respecting Cloth Weavers.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Holford:
The Lords have agreed to the 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 Weavers of Cloth, with an Amendment: To which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
The said Amendment, being twice read, was agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
In the Title, instead of "the Two-and-thirtieth Article," read "a Clause."
Ordered, That Sir John Guise do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the said Amendment.
Tower Hamlets Militia.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better settling and regulating the Militia within the Tower-Hamlets: And the same was received.
Registry of Deeds.
Ordered, That Sir John Key, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Robert Eden, Mr. Taylor, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for Registring of Deeds, Feoffments, Conveyances, and Wills, is committed.
Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, Beer, &c.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Rates and 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.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Bill to them committed; and had directed him to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, after the Report of the Bill for the Relief of the Orphans of the City of London is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||
Sir Tho. Littleton,
|Tellers for the Noes,||
Sir Ralph Car,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for divesting several Securities out of Andrew Founteine 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 Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.