House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 11 December 1697

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Sabbati, 11 die Decembris;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.


Weights and Measures.

ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better preventing Abuses in Weights and Measures: And that Sir John Kay, Sir Wm. Lowther, and Mr. Whitaker, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Members summoned.

Ordered, That the Serjeant do go, with the Mace, into Westminster Hall, and Court of Requests, and summon the Members there to attend the Service of the House.

And he went accordingly.

And, being returned;

Disbanding the Forces.

Mr. Conyers, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, 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; viz.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That all the Land-Forces of this Kingdom, that have been raised since the Nine-and-twentieth of September One thousand Six hundred and Eighty, shall be paid and disbanded.

The said Resolution being read a Second time;

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the said Report be re-committed;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Henry Colt,
Mr. Sloane:
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Gwynn,
Mr. Norris:

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That all the Land-Forces of this Kingdom, that have been raised since the 29th of September 1680, shall be paid and disbanded.

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