House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 16 January 1694

Pages 60-61

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

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Martis, 16 die Januarii;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Mr. White, of Horsham, have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Boats carrying Coals.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the measuring the Keels and Boats within the River of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Ports adjacent, which carry Coals by a dead Weight: And that Sir Ralph Carr do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Holt's Estate.

Mr. Hungerford reported from the Committee, to whom the Examination and Consideration of the Petition of Sir Charles Holt was referred, That they had examined and considered the same; and had come to a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House; and which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for divesting several Securities out of Andrew Fountaine Esquire, and others, and vesting the same in Trustees, for raising and paying the Money remaining due upon the said Securities, and assigning the Residue of the Estate, incumbered therewith, to Sir Charles Holt: And that Mr. Hungerford do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Lords desire a Conference.

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

Mr. Speaker,

The Lords do desire a Conference with this House, this Morning at Eleven a Clock, in the Painted Chamber, to communicate to this House Matters of Importance, relating to the last Summer's Expedition at Sea.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Resolved, That this House doth agree to a Conference with the Lords, as their Lordships do desire.

And the Messengers were called in again.

And Mr. Speaker acquainted them therewith.

Resolved, That Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Bowyer, Colonel Granville, Sir Fran. Winington, Mr. Hutchinson, Lord Digby, Mr. Palmes, Lord Elan, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Bromley, Lord Cutts, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Smith, Mr. Cha. Porter, Sir Wm. Wogan, do manage the said Conference.

And the Managers went to the Conference.

And, being returned;

Colonel Granvill reported, That the Managers had been at the Conference: And that the Duke of Bolton managed the same for the Lords; and acquainted them, That the Lords having had laid before them, by the Earl of Nottingham, an Extract of a Letter, dated from Paris, June the 1st, N. S. received May the 30th, O. S. 1693. as follows.

"There are Sixty-eight Ships, in which there are 30,118 Men, and 4,876 Guns.

"We have News since, that this Fleet is sailed, and out of sight."

And whereas, upon an Address to the King, such Lords as are of the Privy-Council had Permission from his Majesty to acquaint this House, when the Intelligence of the French Fleet's sailing from Brest was communicated to the Admirals of the Fleet; whereupon several of those Lords informed the House, That the Letter mentioned by the Earl of Nottingham was laid before the Committee of Council; and took it for granted, that the Intelligence therein contained was sent to the Admirals of the Fleet: But it not appearing clearly, whether it was so communicated or not, their Lordships do desire of this House, That they will enquire, by the most proper Methods, of the Members of this House that are of the PrivyCouncil, Whether this Intelligence of the French Fleet's being sailed out of Brest was communicated to the Admirals of the Fleet; and when it was so communicated.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, take the said Report into Consideration.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said Bill: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout, with the Coherence; and some of them were read a Second time, and agreed unto by the House.

And a Motion being made, That the Oath to the Assessors be left out of Clause B;

And the Question being put, That the said Words do stand Part of the Clause;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Clark,
Mr. Lloyd:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Harcourt,
Mr. Hungerford:

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

And an Amendment being proposed to be made in the Clause touching the assessing Masters of Colleges, &c. by adding "not exceeding the yearly Sum of Thirty Pounds;"

The Question was put, That those Words be added to the Clause:

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Arnold,
Mr. Onslow:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Dyot,
Colonel Goldwell:

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the further Consideration of the said Report be adjourned until To-morrow Morning, Eleven a Clock.

London Orphans Fund.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, after the Call of the House is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London, relating to the Orphans of the said City.


Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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