Lunæ, 1 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffryes.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee
to whom the Bill for charging the Estate of the late
Lord Jeffryes, in Leicestershire, with Fourteen thousand
Seven hundred Sixty Pounds, with Interest, to Edmund
Prideaux, Esquire, was committed, be made upon Wednesday Morning next: And that Counsel be afterwards
heard at the Bar, touching the said Bill, upon the Petition
of the Lord Chief Justice Pollexfen, and others, Trustees
for the Children and Creditors of the said Lord Jeffryes.
A Bill for the settling a Charity given by Robert Aske,
Esquire, to the Company of Haberdashers of London, was
read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Fra. Guybon, Mr.
Carew, Mr. Carye, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Wm. Turner, Sir
Math. Andrews, Lord Sherrard, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Robert
Cotton, Mr. Christie, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr.
Cooke, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Biddolph, Mr.
Hawtry, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Major Vincent, Mr. Sandford,
Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Nappier: And they are to meet
this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's
Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act
for the better enabling of Jane Bray, Relict and sole
Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Reignald
Bray, Esquire, deceased, and others, to the speedier
Raising of Portions already appointed for her Daughters
by the said Reignald Bray, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom
the Bill for preventing clandestine Marriages, is committed, be made To-morrow Morning.
A Petition of Frances Duchess Dowager of Richmond
and Lenox, and others, Farmers of the Duty of Aulnage,
relating to the Bill for transferring the Duty of Aulnage
to the Custom-house, was presented to the House.
And the Question being put, That the Petition be read;
It passed in the Negative.
French Bay Salt.
Mr. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill for Preserving of French Bay Salt, taken as Prize,
from being destroyed, was committed, That they had
agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill:
Which they had directed him to report to the House:
And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence;
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.
A Clause was offered, according to the Order of the
House, to be added to the Bill, For the more effectual
putting in Execution the Act for prohibiting all Trade
and Commerce with France, with Blanks therein, to be
filled up by the House. And the said Clause was twice
read; and the Blanks filled up: And then the same, with
some other Amendments made by the House, was, upon
the Question thereupon put, agreed by the House to be
made Part of the Bill.
And then the Question being put, That the Bill, with
the Amendments and Clause, be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.
Trade with France.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for the more
effectual putting in Execution the Act for prohibiting all
Trade and Commerce with France, upon the Debate of
the House: And it is recommended to Mr. Boscawen,
Sir John Guise, Sir Cha. Sidley, Colonel Birch, Colonel
Austin, and Mr. Onslow; or any Three of them.
Reversing Judgment against Arnold.
A Bill for reversing a Judgment given against John
Arnold, Esquire, in the King's Bench, was read the Second
And the Question being put, That the Bill be ingrossed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,
||Sir Walter Young,
|Tellers for the Noes,
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Westminster &c. Paving.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, sent
up from this House, intituled, An Act for paving and
cleansing the Streets in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and Out Parishes
in the County of Middlesex, and in the Borough of Southwarke, and other Places within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, in the County of Surry, and for regulating the
Markets therein mentioned; with several Amendments:
To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Then the said Amendments were all read once throughout; and are as followeth: viz.
12 Skin, Line 23, leave out "or otherwise in some
Part;" and read "on the Outside."
27 Line, for "Ten," read "Twelve; and, for
"Evening," read "Night."
29 Line, after "Default," add "excepting such Person,
or Persons, as shall agree to make use of Lamps of any
sort, to be placed at such Distances in the Street, as shall
be approved of by Two or more Justices of the Peace."
At the End of the Bill, add Clause marked A.
"And it is hereby Enacted and Declared, for avoiding
any Doubt touching the Highway leading from the East
Side of Clerkenwell Green to St. John's Street, That the
said Way shall be paved according to the Directions of
And the said Amendments being read a Second time,
one by one; the same were, upon the Question severally
put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Poultney do carry the Bill to the
Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed
to the Amendments made by their Lordships thereunto.
Address for Embargo.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to the
King, That his Majesty will be pleased to give effectual
Order for an immediate Embargo to be laid on all Ships,
(except such Ships as shall carry Ammunition and Provisions only to the Plantations, the Complement of Men
in such Ships not to exceed Five hundred Men); that
there may not be wanting a sufficient Number of able
Seamen for the next Year's Fleet.
Ordered, That the said Address be immediately presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as
are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
Ordered, That the Bill for attainting the Persons that
are, or have been, in Rebellion in England and Ireland,
and for confiscating their Estates, and applying the same
to bear the Charge of the War, be brought in To-morrow
Supply Bill; East India Goods.
Ordered, That the Bill for granting to their Majesties
certain new Impositions, be brought in To-morrow
Tryals for Treason
Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning
at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill for Regulating of
Tryals in Cases of Treason.
Commissioners of Accompts.
Ordered, That the Bill for appointing and enabling
Commissioners to take the publick Accompts, be read
Making Militia useful.
Ordered, That the Bill for the regulating and making
the Militia of this Kingdom more useful, be read on
Thursday Morning next, at Nine a Clock.
Navy and Army Estimates, &c.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to
whom the Consideration of the Estimates and Accompts
relating to the Army, Navy, and Treasury, was referred,
be made To-morrow Morning.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for punishing Officers
and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties
Service, and for punishing false Musters, be read the
Third time To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Bill for transferring the Duty and
Subsidy of Aulnage to the Custom-house, be read the
Second time upon Thursday Morning next.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General Sir Cha. Porter,
and Mr. Finch, have Leave to attend the Lords, as
Counsel, in a Cause between Shirly and Ferrers.
Raising Revenue by Fines, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hunt, Sir John Barker, Sir Rob.
Rich, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Guise, be added to the
Committee to whom the Petition of Percivall Brunskill,
Gentleman, is referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Parkhurst, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr.
Brockman, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Blincoe, Mr. Hopkins, be added
to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill
for the better Encouragement of the Woolen Manufacture.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.