Mercurii, 3 die Januarii;
5° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Langton have Leave to go
into the Country for Three Weeks, for Recovery of
Encouragement of Sheriffs.
A Bill for the better Encouragement of Sheriffs in the
Execution of their Office was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Waller,
Mr. Hungerford, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Jervois, Sir John
Guise, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Pelham, Mr.
Arnold, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. How, Mr. Stokes, Mr.
Bickerstaffe, Mr. Price, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Thornhaugh,
Mr. Hawtry, Mr. England, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Freke, Mr.
Lutterell, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Slater, Mr. Pollen, Mr.
Hutchinson, Sir Edward Hussey, Mr. Blofield, Mr.
Nicholas, Mr. Christy, Colonel Perry, Mr. Dyott, Sir
John Knight, Lord Conningsby, Sir Edward Windham,
Sir Jacob Ashley, Sir Fran. Molyneux: And they are to
meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the
Registering Fishermen for the Navy.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of
the Company of Fishermen, on the River of Thames,
was presented to the House, and read; setting forth,
That the Petitioners have been incorporated by Letters
Patents ever since the Tenth Year of Car. I.: That there
are supposed to be about Ten thousand Men within the
Company's Jurisdiction; and Apprentices, yearly taken,
proportionably: So that One thousand Men may easily
be raisied in one Year, for their Majesties Service at Sea,
in case the said Company were enabled by Act of Parliament to compel their Members, in like manner, as the
Rulers of the Watermen have over their Members: And
praying Leave to bring in a Bill for laying such Punishments on Persons of the said Company, as shall refuse,
on Summons, to come into their Majesties Service, as
may compel them thereunto.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Mr.
Vice-Chamberlain do prepare, and bring in, the same.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Miller have Leave to go
into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Boscawen presented to the House a Bill for the
encouraging the building of good and defensible Ships:
And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Arabella, Lucy,
and Ann Mildmay, Daughters and Coheirs of Robert
Mildmay Esquire, deceased, was presented to the House,
and read; setting forth, That their said Father did, in
his Life-time, contract several Debts upon Mortgage, and
otherwise, whereunto his Estate is liable; which Estate
is now, by the Death of Parties, vested in the Petitioners,
who are all Infants, except Mary, who has been arrested
for her Father's said Debts since she came at Age: That,
what with Taxes, Interest, and other Incident Charges,
there is very little remaining to maintain the Petitioners,
who can never sell the Estate to any Advantage, till they
shall all come at Age, without the Aid of an Act of Parliament: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to vest
their said Estate in Trustees, to be sold for Satisfaction
of Mortgages and Debts thereupon, and preserving the
Overplus for their Benefit.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that
Mr. Harley do prepare, and bring in, the same.
London Orphans Fund.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning
next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of
whole House, to consider of the Petition of the Lord
Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the City of
London, relating to the Orphans of the said City.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday
Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a
Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for
the Importation of Saltpetre.
Conference with Lords.
Resolved, That Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Cha. Sidley,
Colonel Goldwell, Mr. Roberts, Colonel Granville, Mr.
Dolben, Mr. Foley, Mr. Solicitor-General, Sir Tho.
Clarges, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Bowyer, Mr.
Hutchinson, Mr. Palmes, Sir Eliab Harvey, Sir Edward
Hussey, Mr. Hopkins, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Hill, Sir Cha.
Porter, Mr. Smith, Colonel Titus, Mr. Harley, Sir Wm.
Whitlock, Sir Roger Puleston, Sir John Moreton, do
manage the Conference Yesterday desired by the Lords.
And they went to the Conference.
And, being returned;
Mr. Mountague reported, That the Managers had
attended the Conference: And that it was managed by the
Duke of Bolton, who acquainted them, That the Lords
having made an humble Address to his Majesty, That he
would please to order, that such Proceedings as were
lately in Council, or in the Committee of Council, relating to the Admirals, or Sir George Rooke, in the last
Summer's Expedition at Sea, might be laid before their
Lordships; and his Majesty being pleased to return
Answer, That the same were before this House; their
Lordships desire, that the said Proceedings may be
transmitted to their Lordships.
Resolved, That the Papers laid before this House, by
the Command of his Majesty, be re-delivered to Mr.
Bridgman, Clerk of the Council.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, enquire further into the
Miscarriages of the Fleet the last Summer.
Resolved, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
upon the Subject-Matter of the last Conference.
Ordered, That Mr. Mountague do go to the Lords
To-morrow Morning, and desire the said Conference.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Naturalization of all
such Protestants as shall take the Oaths to their Majesties,
and the Test against Popery, be read the Second time,
To-morrow Morning, after Eleven a Clock.
Ways and Means.
The House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means
for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties,
for the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the Land-Forces,
for the Service of the Year One thousand Six hundred
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Tho. Littleton took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Littleton reported from the said Committee, That the Committee had proceeded in the Matter
to them referred; and directed him to move, That they
may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning
at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for
raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for
the Maintenance of the Fleet, and the Land-Forces, for
the Service of the Year 1694.
Committee to prepare Reasons for Conference.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare
Reasons for a Conference with the Lords, upon the
Amendments made to the Bill touching free and impartial Proceedings in Parliament, do sit To-morrow Morning
at Nine a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That all other Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.