House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 15 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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Mercurii, 15 die Decembris;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.


Transport Debt.

MR. Norris, according to Order, presented to the House a State of the Transport-Debt for the reducing of Ireland, in Three Accounts: Which were read; and are as follow; viz.

Account of Freight due to Transport Ships that were employed in the Reduction of Ireland; viz.

To Ships whose Accounts are settled, and 618 Debentures made for them £. s. d.
278,361 18
There are 94 Ships whose Debentures are not yet made, for want of Vouchers to balance their Accounts; their Freight, when adjusted, as near as it can be computed, may amount to about 25,088 14 11
303,450 13
Besides the above Account, there is Freight due to 54 Ships that were hired in Holland, by his Majesty's Order, by Mr. D'Wildt, and employed in the Reduction of Ireland; whose Accounts have been adjusted and transmitted to us; and amount to 21,855
                                                                                                                                                                     £. 325,305 13

Transport-Office, December 15th, 1697.

Samuel Atkinson, John Henley,
Tho. Hopkins, Anth. Duncombe.

English Plantation-Account of Transport-Duties from May 1695, to the 11th of December 1697.

£. s. d.
Received from May 95, to Michaelmas 96, 281 6 6
From Michaelmas 96, to Michaelmas 97, 652 9 6
From Michaelmas 97, to 11 December 97, 49 6 0
Hen. Wolstenholme.                                                                                                                                         £. 983 2 0

An Account of what Money hath been received and paid in the grant Receipt inwards, upon Coffee, Tea, Chocolate, and Spices, for Transport-Service, from the 1st of May 1695, to the 11th of December 1697.

£. s. d.
From 1st May 1695, to Michaelmas following, received and paid 1,901 9
From Michaelmas 1695, to Michaelmas 96, received and paid, 3,413 5 11
From Michaelmas 1696, to Michaelmas 97, received and paid, 14,909 5 6
From Michaelmas 97, to 11th December inclusive, received and paid, 1,756 14
                                                                                                                                                                £. 21,980 14 11½

Err. ex' per Chr. Tower.

£. s. d.
The grand Receipt, 21,980 14 11½
The Plantation Receipt, 983 2
In the Port of London the Total is 22,963 16 11½

The Act for licensing Hawkers and Pedlars.

Debtor. £. s. d. Creditor. £. s. d.
To an Allowance from prompt Payment, Loss in Reckoning, old Money, Salaries, and other contingent Charges 1,127 11 4 By Money received for Licences 10,221 2
To Balance, 10,425 10 8 By Bonds not paid 1,332
                                                                                               £. 11,553 2                                                        £. 11,553 2
£. s. d.
Of the above Balance there is paid into the Exchequer 7,983 3 1
Will be paid into the Exchequer this Week 1,110 7 7
Out in Bonds, which will be paid in as received 1,332
Balance                                                                                                                                                      £. 10,425 10 8

Mem. Besides the above Account, there are Licences in several Persons Hands in the Country, to be disposed of as there is Occasion, and will be then brought to Account; but cannot amount to much, the Year being half expired.

Transport Office, 15 December 1697.

Samuel Atkinson,
Tho. Hopkins,
John Henley,
Anth. Duncombe.

Ordered, That the said Accounts be referred to the Committee appointed Yesterday to consider of several States, Estimates, and Accounts, presented to the House: And that they do examine the same, and report the Matter of Fact relating thereunto to the House.

Ordered, That the said Committee do sit de die in diem: And have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Ships for Summer and Winter Guard.

Resolved, That this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider what number of Ships are necessary for a Summer and Winter Guard, for the Year 1698.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, resolve itself into the said Committee of the whole House.

Preventing Correspondence with late King James.

A Bill against corresponding with the late King James was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.

Trade with Ireland.

Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Trade of England and Ireland, and how to make the Trade of England more beneficial, have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And that they do report their Opinion therein to the House.

Regulating Prisons.

A Petition of Thomas Seviar Gentleman, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That William Lentall Esquire, being seised in Fee of the King's-Bench Office, on the 25th of November 1684, by Articles, agreed to grant the said Office and Perquisites to the Petitioner for his Life; but Lentall refusing to perform the same, the Petitioner, in 1684, exhibited a Bill in Chancery to compel a Performance: During which Suit, an Act lately passed, without sufficient Notice to the Petitioner, for the more effectual Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes; wherein there is a Clause to make void all Deputations and Grants before made by Mr. Lentall; so that the Petitioner cannot be relieved in Equity, by reason of the said Act, though he hath advanced great Sums of Money in Consideration of the said Articles, and been at great Expence in prosecuting the same: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for explaining the said Act, so that he may sue to have the said Agreement performed, or that he may be reimbursed what Money he has paid and expended in relation thereunto.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the further regulating Abuses of Prisons: And that Sir William Williams and Mr. Harcourt do prepare, and bring in the Bill.

Relief of Creditors.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to explain and rectify the Act passed the last Session for Relief of Creditors, by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case Two-thirds in Number and Value do agree: And that Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Farrer, Mr. Montague, and Mr. Price, and Mr. Hoblyn, do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

Preventing throwing Squibs, &c.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to prevent Mischiefs by Squibs, and other Fireworks: And that Sir Henry Colt do prepare, and bring in, the Bill.

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