Sabbati, 2 die Decembris;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ
A PETITION of the Clothiers of the West-Riding
of the County of York was presented to the House,
and read; setting forth, That, by ancient Statutes, an
Office of Aulnage was erected, That the Dealers in Cloth
might not be deceived therein; and the Duty of Aulnage
was granted to the Crown, for releasing Forfeitures that
were grievous to the Dealers in Cloth: That the said
Office is now useless, and no-ways answers the End of its
first Constitution, but is become very burdensome to the
Subject, and a great Hindrance to the Woollen Trade:
For Remedy whereof, Applications have been made to
this House in several Sessions of Parliament, and a Bill
passed this House; yet had not its desired Effects; to the
Oppression of the Petitioners, and many thousand others:
And praying the Consideration of the House in the
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition
be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of
the Clothiers, Shopkeepers, and others, Traders in the
Woollen Manufacture, residing in the Counties of
Worcester and Stafford, relating to the Aulnage, is
referred: And that they do report their Opinion therein
to the House.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Holt, Mr. Arnold,
Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Wyndham, Mr. England, Mr.Willmot,
Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawley, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Burdet, Mr.
Brewer, Sir Jon. Jennings, be added to the Committee
of Elections and Privileges.
Justices of Peace in Wales.
A Bill for repealing a Clause in the Statute of 34° and
35° Hen. VIII, by which Justices of the Peace in Wales
are limited to Eight in each County, was read the Second
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Titus,
Mr. Mansell, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Cooke, Mr. England, Mr.
Waller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Harley, Serjeant
Wogan, Mr. How, Mr. Price, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr.
Newport, Sir John Moreton Mr. Vincent, Mr. Morgan,
Mr. Mordant, Mr. Lloyd, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Blofeild,
Sir Tho. Pope Blount, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Gilbert, Sir John
Darell, Colonel Perry, Sir Cha. Keymis, Mr. Henly,
Mr.Onslow, and all that serve for the Principality of
Wales: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of
the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Bill for the Importation of Saltpetre was read the
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee
of the whole House.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
A Complaint being made to this House, That Sir
Tho. Miller, a Member of this House, named a Commissioner in the Act for granting to their Majesties an Aid
of Four Shillings in the Pound, for one Year, for the
carrying on a vigorous War against France, was, the 22d
Day of May last, for acting in Execution of the said Act,
served by one Edward Smith with a Subpæna out of the
Court of Exchequer, and an Order thereunto annexed,
to appear and answer the same in the said Court, in
Breach of the Privilege of this House.
A Copy of which Subpœna and Order was read.
Ordered, That the said Edward Smith be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
for the said Breach of Privilege.
The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider of the Motion made for a Supply to be granted
to their Majesties, for the Land-Forces.
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 come to a Resolution, which they had
directed him to report to the House; and which he read
in his place; and afterwards delivered in at the Clerk's
Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee,
That a Supply be granted to their Majesties, for the
An Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding
"for the Year 1694."
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon,
agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth
agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, so
amended, That a Supply be granted to their Majesties,
for the Land-Forces, for the Year One thousand Six
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of
this House as are of his Majesty's most Honourable
Privy Council, That his Majesty will please to command,
that a State of the War, in relation to the Land-Forces, for
the Service of the Year 1694, be laid before this House.
And then the House adjourned till Monday
Morning, Nine a Clock.