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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 9 March 1698

Pages 150-151

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

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Mercurii, 9 die Martii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Wool-broggers, &c

A PETITION of the Clothiers within the Borough of Kidderminster, in the County of Worcester, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Staple-Trade of Cloathing, in their Parts, is very much decayed, occasioned by the Exportation of our Wool, and by a general Liberty now taken by many Persons, called Wool-broggers, who wind and mix Wool of divers Countries together; which occasions faulty Cloth to be made, and is a general Mischief to the whole Kingdom: And praying, That a Law may be made to prevent the like Mischiefs for the future.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade of England and Ireland; and how to make the Trade of this Kingdom more beneficial.

Privilege of a Member in a Suit.

A Petition of the Honourable Eliz. Harvey, Widow and Relict of John Harvey Esquire, deceased, was presented to the House:

And the same relating to John Harvey Esquire, a Member of this House; who not being in the House:

Ordered, That the said Mr. Harvey do attend in his Place, upon Friday Morning next: And that the Petition be then read.

Irish Arrears.

A Petition of George Lee, Alexander Wood, Roger Hudson Corporal, William Cox private Centinel, and others, belonging to the Regiment of Foot, raised first by the Earl of Kingston, after commanded by Lieutenant Dowglas, since by Colonel Row, and now by Colonel Brudenall, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners have considerable Sums of Money due to them for their Subsistence in Ireland, and elsewhere; but are now disbanded, far from their native Countries, friendless, and moneyless: That they have besought Colonel Brudnall to have their Accounts stated; but he refuses to do it; tho' he is going into Ireland very speedily: And praying the Relief of this House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House:

And it is referred to Mr. Arnold, Sir Sam. Barnardiston, Mr. Colt, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Whitaker, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Bolls, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. How, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Gardner, Mr. Henly, Mr. Stevens, Colonel Trelawny, Sir Scroop How, Mr. Kirkby, Mr. Gery, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Blake, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Marm. Wivell, Sir Henry Colt, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Moor, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Clark, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Monson: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.

Burlip Roads.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for repairing the Highways between Burlip and the City of Gloucester: And that Mr. Try and Mr. How do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Petition from French Soldiers.

A Petition of several Soldiers of the Three French Regiments of Foot, who have served in the last War of Ireland, was offered to the House:

And the Question being put, That the Petition be received:

It passed in the Negative.

Weights and Measures.

A Bill to prevent Abuses in Weights and Measures, was read the Second time.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Henry Colt,
Mr. Whitaker:
78.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Eliab Harcey,
Sir John Elwill:
98.

So it passed in the Negative.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Charles Raleigh have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Ordered, That Mr. Holt have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Salmon Preservation.

Sir William Bowes, according to Order, reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Increase and Preservation of Salmon, and the Fry of Salmon, in the Rivers of this Kingdom, was committed, That they had considered the same, and the Petitions to them referred; and had made some Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, except Clause B, agreed unto by the House.

Clause B being read a Second time, That the Bill shall not extend to any Weir or Dam upon the Rivers of Levin, Steerspoole, Loine, Wyre, or Ribble, in the County of Lancaster, nor any Water running into any of the said Rivers;

And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;

It passed in the Negative.

A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, That the Bill shall not extend to any Mill-dams or Weirs on any of the Rivers within the Counties of Cornwall, Decon, and Southampton:

And the Clause was twice read.

And the Question being put, That the Clause be made Part of the Bill;

It passed in the Negative.

Then the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Mr. Heveningham,
Mr. Brotherton:
106.
Tellers for the Noes, Mr. Shackerly,
Mr. Yates:
143.

So it passed in the Negative.

Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.

Conference—Punishing Duncomb.

The House, according to the Order of the Day proceeded to take into Consideration the Report of the Conference with the Lords, upon Monday last, upon the Subject-matter of the Bill, intituled, An Act for the punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills, made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer-Bills.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed, upon the Debate of the House, to state the Matters of Fact, on which the Bill to punish Mr. Duncomb was grounded, in order to be delivered to the Lords at a Conference on the Subject-matter of the last Conference:

And it is referred to Mr. Mountague, Lord Cavendish, Lord Marquis Hartington, Mr. Manly, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Colt, Mr. SolicitorGeneral, Sir Kich. Onslow, Mr. Mountstevens, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Clark, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Molesworth, Sir Robert Rich, Mr. Sloan, Mr. Norris, Sir Herbert Crofts, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Moor, Mr. Henly, Lord Coningsby, Mr. Bertie, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Poultny, Lord Spencer, Sir Robert Clayton, Mr. Smith, Mr. Conyers, Sir Henry Colt, Mr. Bromley, Sir John Elwill, Mr. Pelham, Sir Wm. Lowther, Mr. Henley, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Morgan, Sir John Manwaring, Mr. Cox, Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Palmes, Sir Godfry Copley, Mr. Booth, Mr. Hamond: And they are to meet To-morrow Morning at Eight a Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And have Leave to sit during the Sitting of the House.

Suppressing Profaneness, &c.

Ordered, That the Bill for the more effectual suppressing Blasphemy and Profaneness be read a Second time upon Friday Morning next.

Army Arrears.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petitions of the Soldiers of Colonel Rosse's Regiment was referred, be made To-morrow Morning.

Supply.

Ordered, That the Report from the Committee, to whom it was referred to consider of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty, be made To-morrow Morning.

Punishing Burton, &c.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bills for punishing Bartholomew Burton Gentleman, and John Knight Esquire.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees appointed to sit this Afternoon be adjourned.

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