Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 12, 1697-1699. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.
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Veneris, 25 die Martii;
10° Gulielmi Tertii.
Fauquier's &c. Nat.
A BILL for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquier, Joseph Ducasse, and others, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the Naturalization of John Francis Fauquier, Joseph Ducasse, and others.
Ordered, That Sir John Elwill do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Servants of Charles II.
Ordered, That Sir John Woolstenholme, Sir John Bucknall, Mr. York, Mr. Harrison, Mr. Lambton, Mr. Staynes, Mr. Sandford, Sir John Fagg, Mr. Osborne, Sir Fran. Masham, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the late King Charles the Second's Servants is referred.
Escapes of Debtors.
Ordered, That Mr. Taylor, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Fuller, Sir Elia Harvey, Mr. Jenkins, Sir Wm. Hustler, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for the further Relief of Creditors, in Cases of Escapes, is committed.
Ordered, That Sir William Cooper, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Sturt, Mr. Hore, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Grocers, Mealmen, Bakers, and Retailers in general, of the Borough of Southwark, is referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Hoare, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Taylor, Sir Edward Ayscough, Mr. How, be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for settling the Estate of John Hall, a Lunatick, subject to a Debt charged thereon, is committed.
Mr. Morgan reported from the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting of Hospitals and Work-houses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, was committed, That they had made several 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, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Importing Goods in Elizabeth Flyboat.
A Bill for the importing several Goods and Merchandizes, laden, at Jamaica, on board the Ship called the Elizabeth Flyboat, paying such Customs as shall be due and payable for the same, was according to Order, read a Second time:
And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the Bill be committed;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.
Bishop of Chichester's Estate.
Sir Thomas Roberts reported from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable John Lord Bishop of Chichester to make Leases of certain Houses and Grounds, belonging to the Bishoprick of Chichester, situate in Chancery-lane, for a competent Number of Years, was committed, That they had made an Amendment 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 was twice read; and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth; viz.
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The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the Amendments, do pass.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Roberts do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Bill, with the said Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir William Coriton have Leave to go into the Country for a Month, upon extraordinary Occasions.
A Petition of Sir John Franklyn was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in this House for supplying a Defect in a Conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turner, and Charles Turner Esquire, his Son, for the more effectual securing the Sum of 12,000 l. and Interest, upon their Estate; the passing of which Bill may be of great Prejudice to the Petitioner: And praying, That he may be heard by Counsel against the same.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill is committed.
Bridgewater Bridge and Quay.
An ingrossed Bill for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Quay of the Borough of Bridgwater, in the County of Somerset, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the enlarging, repairing, and preserving, the Bridge and Quay of the Borough of Bridgwater, in the County of Somersett.
Ordered, That Mr. Hoar do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Stonehouse have Leave to go into the Country for a Fortnight, upon extraordinary Occasions.
An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act for vesting in Trustees, to be sold, certain Lands of George Hewett Esquire, lying in the County of Middlesex, settled upon his Marriage; and, with the Money arising thereby, for purchasing other Lands in Leicestershire, where his Estate and Seat lies, to be settled to the same Uses; was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Thursday Morning next.
A Person to attend.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend this House, in his Place, To-morrow Morning.
Papers seized delivered.
The House being acquainted, That Mr. Hen. Baker and Mr. Carter attended, at the Door, with the Books and Papers which they had seized at * Toryn's House at Wandsworth;
Ordered, That they do deliver the said Books and Papers 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.
Mr. Norris, according to Order, reported, from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, the Matter, as it appeared to the Committee, upon the Petition of Wm. Wharton Esquire, and Eunice his Wife; and the Resolution of the Committee thereupon; which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Ordered, That the said Report be taken into Consideration upon Monday Morning next.
Supply Bill; Land-Tax.
The House, according to Order, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill for granting to his Majesty an Aid, by a Land-Tax, for One Year, to raise Money for disbanding Forces, paying Seamen, and other Uses therein mentioned.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.
Ordered, That the Report be made upon Tuesday Morning next.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill to regulate and settle the Militia.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.