Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Jovis, 9 die Decembris;
Nono Gulielmi Tertii.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Appleby in the County of Westmorland, the room of Sir Wm. Twisden Baronet, deceased.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of North-Allerton in the County of York, in the room of Thomas Lascells Esquire, deceased.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, reported from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Motion for a Supply to be granted to his Majesty; and also to whom the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech was referred; the Resolution of the said Committee; 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;
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Supply be granted to his Majesty.
The said Resolution being read a Second time;
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, that a Supply be granted to his Majesty.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty.
Deficiencies of Aids.
Ordered, That an Account of the Deficiencies of the last Year's Aids, and of the Arrears to the Army and Navy, be laid before this House.
Resolution for transferring Loans.
Resolved, That whatsoever Loans, not exceeding the Sum of 600,000 l. which have or shall be made, upon the Credit of the Exchequer in general, for the Use of the Fleet, and other Exigencies, and necessary Services, of the Government, shall be transferred to such Aids as shall be granted this Session of Parliament.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over upon this Day Sevennight; and that such Members of this House as shall not then attend, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
The King's Speech to be considered.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of his Majesty's Speech.
Back doors of Speaker's Chambers to be locked.
Ordered, That the back Doors of the Speaker's Chambers be locked up every Day, at the Sitting of the House; and the Keys brought by the Serjeant, and laid upon the Table.
Timber in New-Forest.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better preserving the Timber in New-Forest: And that Mr. Smith do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Preservation and Increase of Timber in all other Forests: And that Sir Wm. Williams, and Sir Godfry Copley do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.
And then the House adjourned till half an Hour after Two a Clock in the Afternoon.
The House meets and adjourns.
THE House met, in order to attend his Majesty with their Address.
And the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.