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House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 29 March 1698

Pages 181-182

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

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Martis, 29 die Martii;

10° Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Turner's Estate.

A PETITION of Charity Lee, Widow, Executrix of Thomas Lee Esquire, deceased, one of the Creditors of Sir Edward Turner Knight, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is a Bill depending in the House, for supplying a Defect in a conveyance lately made by Sir Edward Turner, and Charles Turner his Son, for the more effectual securing the Sum of 12,000l. and Interest, upon their Estate; which Bill may be of great Prejudice to the Petitioner: And praying, That she may be heard by her Counsel against the said Bill.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the said Bill is committed.

Hereford Workhouses.

An ingrossed Bill for erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for erecting of Hospitals and Work-houses within the City of Hereford, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there.

Ordered, That Mr. Morgan do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Answer to Address.

Mr. Boscawen acquainted the House; That their Address having been presented to his Majesty, That he would please to cause to be printed a List of the Persons Names to whom Licences have been granted, pursuant to the Act lately passed, intituled, An Act against corresponding with the late King James, and his Adherents, his Majesty was pleased to say, That he would cause a List to be made, and to be sent to this House.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Fellmongers, Glovers, and Leatherdressers, of New-Windsor, in the County of Berks, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That their Trade is great . . decayed; and many of them must give over, if the Duty upon Oiled and Alum Leather be continued; their Customers refusing to advance One Peny in the Pound, notwithstanding the said Duty; so that the same is wholly paid by the Petitioners: And praying, That the said Duty may be taken off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, . . . . . in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duty on Tobacco-pipes.

A Petition of several poor Tobacco-pipe-makers, residing in and about the City of London, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are very poor, and cannot pay, or give Security for, the Duty laid upon Tobacco-pipes, as the Act requires, before they sell their Pipes; and, besides, if any Pipes are made imperfect and useless, yet they must pay the Duty for them, or suffer them to be broke; whereby they lose their Clay, Workmanship, and other Charges: And praying, That a Proposal made to the House, for transferring the said Duty to publick Houses, which will better answer the publick Service, and be an Ease to the Subject, may be received; or that the Petitioners may, by some other Ways, be relieved, as the House shall think fit.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Glass-makers of the Town of Stourbridge is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion, to the House.

Colchester Workhouses.

A Bill for erecting Hospitals and Work-houses within the Town of Colchester, in the County of Essex, for the better employing and maintaining the Poor there, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill he committed to Sir Francis Masham, Sir John Bucknall, Sir Isaac Rebow, Mr. Ettrick, Mr. Dolben, Sir John Fagg, Sir William Lowther, Sir John Kay, Mr. Ogle, Lord Spencer, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. England, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Mawdit, Mr. Foley, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Freeman, Sir Gervas Elwes, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Watlington, Mr. Colt, Mr. Molyneux, Sir Tho. Davall, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Bertie, Sir Edward Seaward, Sir Geo. Hungerford, Sir John Phillipps, Sir Wm. St. Quintin, Sir Robert Burdet, Sir John Robinson, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Morgan, Sir John Woolstenholme, Mr. Morris, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Bohun, Mr. How; and all that serve for the Counties of Essex and Suffolk: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Whitaker have Leave to stay in the Country for Three Weeks, upon extraordinary Occasions.

Jenkin's Estate.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to enable John Jenkin Merchant, to sell Part of his Estate . . . the Payment of his Debts: And that Mr. Brewer do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Improving Woollen Manufacture.

A Bill for the better improving of the Woollen Manufacture was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Geo. Hungerford, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Bohun, Sir Jacob Ashley, Mr. Blofeild, Mr. Harley, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Mawdit, Sir Fran. Masham, Mr. England, Sir Gero. Elwes, Sir Jos. Herne, Lord Digby, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Cornwallis, Sir Isaac Rebow, Mr. Ogle, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Morris, Mr. Fuller, Sir Edward Ayscough, Mr. Pagitt, Mr. Osborne; and all that serve for the Counties of Somersett, Wilts, Gloucester, and York: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, . . the Speaker's Chamber.

Supply Bill; Land Tax.

Sir Thomas Littleton, according to the Order of the Day, reported, from the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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, was committed, the Amendments made by the Committee to the said 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, some of them disagreed, and others of them agreed, unto by the House, with some Amendments.

Clause F being read a Second time, That the First General Meeting of the Commissioners for the WestRiding of the County of York shall be held at the Town of Leeds;

An Amendment was proposed to be made, by leaving out "Leeds," and inserting "Pontefract:"

And the Question being put, That Leeds stand Part of the Clause;

The House divided.

The Noes go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir John Kay,
Mr. Palmes:
76.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Wm. Lowther,
Mr. Perry:
80.

So it passed in the Negative.

The Lists of the Commissioners Names being read, they were all agreed unto by the House, to the City of Coventry.

The Lists for the City of Coventry being read;

A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Edward Owen be a Commissioner for the said City;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Francis Masham,
Mr. Arnold:
88.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Tho. Davall,
Mr. Perry:
55.

So it was resolved in the Affirmative.

The rest of the Commissioners Names, and Residue of the Amendments, being severally read, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.

A Clause of Appropriation and Loan being offered, with Blanks;

The same was once read.

And a Motion being made, and the Question being put, That the further Consideration of the said Clause be adjourned till To-morrow Morning;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Tho. Dyke,
Mr. Gwyn:
37.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Fran. Masham,
Mr. Colt:
122.

So it passed in the Negative.

The Clause was read a Second time; and the Blanks were filled up, and the Clause amended; and then, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House to be made Part of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

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