House of Commons Journal Volume 11
30 March 1695

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 30 March 1695', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 11: 1693-1697 (1803), pp. 287-288. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39141 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Sabbati, 30 die Martii;

Septimo Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

Pierce's Estate.

AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the vesting certain Lands and Tenements, the Estate of George Gilbert Pierce, of the Middle Temple, London, Esquire, in Trustees, for raising Monies, for the Payment of Debts, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Mr. Waller do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, with an Amendment: To which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Irish Arrears.

A Petition of Nathanael Hill, and others, who served in the War in Ireland, in the late Brigadier Villers's Regiment of Horse, was presented to the House, and read: And also,

Ditto.

A Petition of divers non-commissioned Officers, and private Horsemen, of Colonel Theodore Russel's late Regiment of Horse, in behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read.

Ordered, That the said several Petitions be delivered to one of the Commissioners for taking and stating the publick Accounts, who is a Member of this House.

African Company.

A Petition of divers Clothiers, Serge-makers, Dyers, and others, of the County of Somerset, on behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Royal African Company, only, import Red-wood into England; without which, the Petitioners cannot dye their Goods: And by the Company's Charter, they are enjoined to sell that Commodity by Inch of Candle: That, notwithstanding their Charter, the Company have sold their Red-wood for several Years past, by private Contract, to Three or Four Persons, who have ingrossed the said Commodity, and now sell it Three times dearer than formerly, to the great Grievance of the Petitioners, and the Woollen Manufactures in general: And praying Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the said Company was referred, be taken into Consideration.

Ditto.

Also, The like Petition of divers Clothiers, Sergemakers, Dyers, and others, of the County of Gloucester, on behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read.

Ordered, That the said Petition do lie upon the Table until the Report from the Committee, to whom the Petition of the said Company was referred, be taken into Consideration.

African Company's Charter.

Ordered, That the Deputy-Governor of the Royal African Company do attend this House upon Tuesday Morning next, with their Charter.

Howland's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Elizabeth Howland, the Widow of John Howland Esquire, deceased, to settle Lands upon the Marriage of his sole Daughter and Heir; and for settling Lands upon the said Widow Howland, for her Life, in lieu of Dower; and for indemnifying Sir Josias Child, and the said Widow Howland, Grandfather, and Mother, of the said Heir, in disposing of the personal Estate belonging to her, upon her Preferment in Marriage; she being under the Age of One-and-Twenty Years; was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Littleton do carry the Bill to the Lords, and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.

Regulating Printing and Printing-Presses.

A Bill for the better Regulating of Printing, and Printing-Presses, was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Clark, Sir Fran. Massam, Mr. Waller, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Stonehouse, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Harley, Mr. Thornhagh, Mr. Foley, Mr. Blofeild, Sir Edw. Phelips, Mr. Christy, Mr. Cooke, Sir Ra. Carr, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Freke, Mr. Colt, Mr. Travers, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Boyle, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Shakerley, Sir Ra. Dutton, Mr. Gwyn, Colonel Perry, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Pit, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Lowther, Mr. Done, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Hen. Hobart, Mr. Burrard, Sir Robert Eden, Lord Coningsby, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Boscawen, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Carr, Colonel Granvill, Mr. Tredenham, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Wm. Cooper, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Bedingfeild: And they are to meet at Five a Clock in the Afternoon, on Monday next, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Regulating Printing and Printing-Presses.

A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Commonalty of the Art or Mystery of Stationers, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioners are informed, a Bill is now depending in this House, for the better Regulating of Printing, and Printing-Presses; and that, if their Property should not be provided for by the said Bill, not only the Petitioners, but many Widows, and others, whose whole Livelihood depends upon the Petitioners Property, will be utterly ruined: And praying to be heard by their Counsel, touching the said Bill.

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

Fees on Proceedings of the House.

Ordered, That the Table of Fees relating to the Proceedings of this House, be referred to the Consideration of a Committee: And that they do report their Opinion, what Fees ought to be allowed to the several Officers and Servants of the House:

And it is referred to Sir Edward Seymour, Mr. Smith, Sir Chr. Musgrave, Sir Tho. Clarges, Colonel Titus, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Palmes, Lord Coningsby, Mr. Christy, Mr. Bockland, Sir John Thompson, Sir Henry Hobart, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Bromley, Sir Fra. Massam, Lord Russell, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Papillion, Sir Richard Onslow, Sir Wm. Cooper, Lord Ranelagh, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Stonehouse, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Waller, Mr. Gray, Mr. Lowther, Mr. England, Mr. Bale: And they are to meet at Five a Clock on Monday next, in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

Mr. Speaker,

Chaiter's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to vest certain Lands of Sir William Chaiter Baronet, in Yorkshire and Durham, to be sold, for Payment of Debts charged thereon, and to secure Portions for younger Children: And also,

Whitchcote's Estate.

Have agreed to the Amendments, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling Sir Paul Whitchcote Knight and Baronet, and Dame Jane his Wife, to make Leases, for Ninety-nine Years, of the Manor of Tooting-Graveney, and any of their Messages, Lands, and Hereditaments, in Tooting-Graveney, Tooting-Beak, and Stretham, in the County of Surrey, for the better Improvement thereof: And also,

Wanley's Estate.

Have agreed to the Amendment, made by this House, to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable William Wanley, an Infant, under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to new-build several Messuages or Tenements in Ax-Yard, King's-street, Westminster; and to enable his Guardian to make one or more Lease or Leases for effecting the same.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Corrupt Application of Money by E. I. Company.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, proceeded in the further Consideration of the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company:

And Mr. Tyson, attending according to Order, was called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Also, Sir Thomas Rawlinson, Sir Rowland Ainsworth, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Isaac Houblon, attending according to Order;

They were severally called in; and examined.

And then withdrew.

Sir Bazil Firebrace, attending according to Order, was called in; and examined; and delivered in an Account of Monies by him paid upon Account of the East-India Company.

And then withdrew.

The said Account was read.

Compelling Sir T. Cooke to account.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill to oblige Sir Thomas Cooke to give an Account to whom he paid and distributed Eighty-seven thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three-pence, and other Sums of Money, mentioned, in the Report from the Committee appointed to inspect the Books of the East-India Company, to be received and distributed by him.

Ditto.

A Petition of Sir Thomas Cooke was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner is informed, a Bill is brought into the House, for imposing certain Penalties upon the Petitioner, in case he shall not, by a certain Day, make a full Discovery, upon Oath, to the Commissioners for taking the publick Accounts, how, and in what Manner, to whom, and for what particular Purposes, the several Sums, therein mentioned, have been paid and distributed: That the Petitioner hath divers Reasons to offer against the said Bill: And praying, That he may be heard, before the said Bill do pass, by his Counsel, at the Bar of the House; or otherwise, as . . . the House shall seem meet.

Resolved, That Sir Thomas Cook be heard by his Counsel, upon his said Petition.

Tonage Duties.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, take into Consideration the Motion from the Committee of the whole House, to whom it was referred to consider of the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Act, passed the last Session, for laying several Duties upon the Tonage of Ships, as it relates to the Isle of Wight, and Town and County of Southampton, and the Town of Portsmouth, and to all the CoastingTrade; and of the Doubts and Complaints relating thereunto: And that afterwards this House will resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the said Report.

Encouraging Seamen.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Encouragement and Increase of Seamen.

Ways and Means.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways and Means for raising the Supply, to be granted for the Payment of those Persons, whose Ships were employed in the Reducing of Ireland.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.