House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 6 February 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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Martis, 6 die Februarii;

5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Privilege—Persons petition for discharge.

A PETITION of Charles Goupye, John Appleby, and Richard Wootton, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms for a Breach of Privilege, committed against the Lord Cornbury, a Member of this House, was presented to the House, and read; acknowleging their Offence, and begging Pardon for the same: And praying to be discharged out of Custody.

Ordered, That the said Charles Goupye, John Appleby, and Richard Wootton, be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning, in order to their Discharge.

Merchants Insurers Creditors.

Mr. Waller reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill to enable divers Merchants Insurers, that have sustained many Losses by the present War with France, the better to satisfy their several Creditors, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House.

And the House being informed, That several of the Creditors had not been heard;

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be re-committed to the same Committee, to the end that the several Creditors may be heard before the said Committee.

Whitehall's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable John Whitehall to charge certain Lands with the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds, towards Portions for his younger Children, was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

St. John of Wapping Parish.

A Petition of William Nicholas Gentleman was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is intituled to the next Presentation of the Parsonage of Whitechapel: And that a Bill is brought into this House, for the Endowment of a Chapel at Wapping; and making it distinct from the Parish of Whitechapel: And praying, That the Petitioner's Right to the said Presentation may be preserved.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table till the said Bill be read a Second time.

Right of Elections, &c.

Mr. Godolphin, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for settling the Right in Elections; and for preventing undue Returns of Members to serve in Parliament: And the same was received; and read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time, after Twelve a Clock.

Preserving Wrecks.

A Bill to prevent Spoils and Abuses, committed upon Wrecks, was read the Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Boscawen, Sir Thom. Dyke, Mr. Lutterell, Colonel Beaumont, Mr. Gott, Mr. Henly, Mr. Travers, Mr. Trelawny, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Chadwick, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Arnold, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Waller, Mr. Cook, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Blofield, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Ryder, Colonel Perry, Sir Fra. Guibon, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Mansell, Sir Geo. Willoughby; and all the Members that serve for the Sea-Ports, and Cinque-Ports; and for the Principality of Wales, and Counties of Decon and Cornwall; and all the Members that are Merchants: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Woollen Manufactures.

A Petition of divers Merchants, Clothiers, and others, in the Town of Leeds in the County of Yorke, and Places adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Company of Merchant-Adventurers of England having published in the Gazette, That, for Three Years, from the Fifth of March next, any of their Majesties Subjects, except Handicrafts-men, may be admitted into the Freedom of the said Company for Forty Shillings, to trade within all their Limits, except the Rivers of Elbe, Weser, and Eyder; That, unless the said Company be supported in their Privileges to the said Rivers, the Trade of the Woollen Manufacture to those Parts will devolve into the Hands of Foreigners; who will limit the Prices, and cause our Commodities to be debased at their Pleasure; which will be to the Advancing and Consumption of their own: And praying, That the said Company may be supported in their Trade to the Rivers of Elbe, Weser, and Eyder.

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

Woollen Manufactures.

A Petition of divers Gentlemen, Clothiers, and others, of the County of Wilts, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the supporting the Company of Merchant-Adventurers of England in their Trade of the Woollen Manufactures to the Rivers of Elbe, Wezer, and Eyder, will be of great Advantage to this Nation in general, and will encrease the Exportation of our Woollen Manufactures, and preserve the Privileges enjoyed by the said Company at Hamburgh; whereas, otherwise, the sole Trade will fall into the Hands of Foreigners, who will exclude the English Merchants, and govern our Markets at their own Pleasure, to the utter Loss of our Trade to those Parts: And praying the Support and Protection of the said Company in their Trade to the Rivers of Elb, Wezer, and Eyder, as the House shall think fit.

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

Preventing export of Wool, &c.

Sir John Guise, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, Fulling and Scouring Earth, by altering the Penalty; and for the better regulating the Factors in Blackwell-hall: And the same was received; and read.

But the Bill being brought in with Penalties; the same was, by Leave of the House, withdrawn.

Ordered, That another Bill be presented to the House, with Blanks for the Penalties.

Ways and Means.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported, 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 LandForces, for the Service of the Year 1694, the Resolutions of the said Committee; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and Land-Forces, for the Service of the Year 1694, a Fund of One hundred and Forty thousand Pounds per Ann. be raised, and vested in their Majesties for the Term of Sixteen Years, for recompensing such Persons as shall advance the Sum of Ten hundred thousand Pounds.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Impositions, lately resolved by the House to be laid upon Salt be Part of the said Fund of One hundred and Forty thousand Pounds per Annum.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, for the further answering and securing the said Fund of One hundred and Forty thousand Pounds per Ann. One Moiety of the Duties of Excise, granted to their Majesties by an Act made in the Second Year of their Majesties Reign, intituled, An Act for granting to their Majesties several additional Duties upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for Four Years from the time that an Act for doubling the Duty of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, during the Space of One Year, doth expire, be granted and continued to their Majesties, after the Monies charged upon the said Duties shall be satisfied.

The said Resolutions, being severally read a Second time, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That a Bill be brought in upon the said Resolutions: And that Mr. Solicitor-General do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.

The Lord Colchester, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the continuing the Act for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service; for punishing false Musters; and for the Payment of Quarters for one Year longer: And the same was received.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Stawell have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Ordered, That Mr. William Trenchard have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Sir Bryan Stapleton have Leave to go into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Sir Francis Warr have Leave to go into the Country, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Tryals for Treason,

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for regulating of Tryals in Cases of High Treason, and Misprison of Treason.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Boyle took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

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

Ordered, That the Report be made upon Friday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.

London Orphans Fund.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, 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.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and LandForces, for the Service of the Year 1694.

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