House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 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: 10 March 1694', Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803), pp. 123-124. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp123-124 [accessed 19 June 2024].

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 March 1694", in Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803) 123-124. British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp123-124.

. "House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 10 March 1694", Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697, (London, 1803). 123-124. British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/commons-jrnl/vol11/pp123-124.

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Sabbati, 10 die Martii;

6° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege—a person petitions for discharge.

A PETITION of Charles Stutevile Esquire, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for a Breach of Privilege committed against Gilbert Dolben Esquire, a Member of this House, was presented to the House, and read: Whereby he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Stuteville be brought to the Bar of this House, upon Tuesday Morning next, in order to his Discharge.

Clithero Election.

A Petition of Christopher Lyster was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is duly returned a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Clithero, in the room of Anth. Parker Esquire, deceased, in such manner as hath always been the constant Usage of returning Members to serve in Parliament; and yet the Sheriff, by Consederacy, and in Breach of Trust, hath received another Indenture, which is signed by Persons who have no Right to make any Return, whereby Fitton Gerrard Esquire is returned a Member; and hath annexed the same, together with the Petitioner's Indenture, to the Precept, and returned the same into the Crown-Office; by reason of which double Return the Petitioner is hindered to sit in this House: And praying, That a short Day may be appointed for hearing the Merits of the said Return.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And that they do report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Maynard's Estate.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of Sir John Maynard Knight, deceased, late One of the Lords Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of England: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Preventing Stock-jobbing.

Mr. Smith, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Preventing of Frauds and Abuses in Buying and Selling of Parts and Shares in joint Stocks: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Encouraging Privateers.

A Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House, to Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Beddingfeild, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Cha. Sidley, Mr. Har ley, Mr. Smith, Mr. Nicholas, Sir R. Onslow, Sir Joseph Herne, Sir Jon. Jennings, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Culliford, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Slater, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Burrington, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Robert Davers, Colonel Churchill, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Math. Andrewes, Colonel Perry, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Neale, Mr. R. How, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. How, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Travers, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Parkhurst, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Ash, Lord Digby, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Jeffryes, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Brewer, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Colt; and all the Members that serve for the Sea-Ports: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Privilege— a person petitions for discharge.

A Petition of William Soader, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for affirming and reporting a false and scandalous Reflection on this House, and on Sir Francis Massam, a Member thereof; was presented to the House, and read: Whereby he acknowledged his Offence, and begged Pardon for the same; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Mr. Soader be brought to the Bar of this House, and be discharged.

And being accordingly brought to the Bar, upon his Knees, he received a Reprimand from Mr. Speaker; and was discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Clitheroe Election.

A Petition of Fitton Gerrard Esquire, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is duly elected a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Clitheroe; and was returned by Indenture to the Sheriff of the County; who also received another Indenture of Return, whereby Christopher Lister is pretended to be elected; and hath returned both the said Indentures into the Crown-Office, to the great Prejudice of the Petitioner: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And that they do report the Matter, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duty on Soap.

A Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and CommonCouncil, of the City of Exon; and also of the Merchants, Sergemakers, Clothiers, and Fullers of the said City and Parts adjacent; in the County of Devon; was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, notwithstanding the Petitioners utmost Endeavours, they can hardly support the Staple-Trade of the Woollen Manufactures, which is their Livelihood: That the Petitioners understand, a Duty is intended to be laid upon Soap which is made of Tallow, and Salt: both which Commodities already pay an advanced Duty: The Soap must necessarily be used in manufacturing the Woollen Manufactury for Exportation: And praying, That a Duty upon Soap may be excused.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Bill for the said Duty upon Soap shall be brought in.

Capiatur Fine.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Legard and Mr. Holford:

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to take away the Process for the Capiatur Fine in the several Courts at Westminster, with an Amendment: To which Amendment they desire the Concurrence of this House.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Duchy of Cornwall Leasing.

Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill to enable their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of their Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same; and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made; be read the Third time upon Tuesday Morning next.

Preventing Export of Wool, &c.

A Petition of several Merchants, for themselves and others, trading to Bilboa and other Parts in Spaine, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill now depending in this House, intituled, An Act for preventing the Exportation of Wool, by altering the Penalty; and for regulating the Factors in Blackwell-hall; in which Bill there are some Clauses which relate to the Petitioners Trade with Spaine, as they are informed: And praying, That they may be heard to such Part of the Bill as concerns them.

Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred . . . . . . to whom the said Bill is committed.

African Company.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Royal African Company of England, was referred, be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next.

Woollen Manufactures.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill to revive the Act, made in the First Year of their Majesties Reign, to prevent the Exportation of Wool; and for encouraging the Woollen Manufactures of this Kingdom; was committed; be adjourned until Wednesday Morning next.

Irish Forfeitures.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for vesting the forfeited Estates in Ireland in their Majesties, to be applied to the Use of the War.

Supply Bill; Duties on Salt, &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 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 Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Bill.

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