House of Commons Journal Volume 12
24 January 1698

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 12: 24 January 1698', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 12: 1697-1699 (1803), pp. 59-60. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=39537 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Lunæ, 24 die Januarii ;

Nono Gulielmi Tertii.

Prayers.

A Member discharged from custody.

ORDERED, That Sir Ralph Ashton, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for absenting himself from his Service in Parliament, be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Stewards and Brethern of the Company or Fellowship of Tawers, of Alumed-Leather, and Glovers, within the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, on the behalf of themselves, and others, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That, by reason of the Duty laid upon Tawed Leather, the Petitioners Trades are much lessened; and they cannot now carry on the same, to get a living Profit; whereby they are impoverished, and forced to receive Alms of their Parishes: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Duties on Leather.

A Petition of the Tanners, within the Town of Beverly in the County of York, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they are not able to subsist themselves and Families, by reason of the great Burden of a Duty laid upon Leather; which will endanger their utter Ruin: And praying the same may be taken off.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Ditto.

A Petition of the Tanners, Curriers, Shoemakers, and others trading in Leather, Inhabitants of the Towns of Hallifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, and other Places adjacent, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That they deal considerably in the Leather-Trade; but through the Greatness of the Duty, and the many Abuses of the Collectors thereof, it hath so discouraged the said Trade, that it is in a manner become useless: And praying, That they may be heard, to make out their Grievances.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Aldermen, Stewards, and Company of Fellmongers, Leather-dressers, and Glovers, in the City of Chester, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Army Arrears.

A Petition of the disbanded Men out of the Right Honourable the Lord Stambuck's Regiment of Dutch Horse was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That there is much Money due to the Petitioners, for Cloathing; which they cannot get a State of from their Officers, nor Agent: And that they paid for their Fire-Arms, now taken from them without any Satisfaction: That as soon as their Officers receive the said Money, they will be gone to their several Posts in Holland; and the Petitioners will then never have One Peny thereof: And praying, That the Agent may account with, and pay, them for their Cloathing; with an Allowance for their Fire-Arms.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of Tho. Oldershaw, and John Williams, on behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Troopers who served in Colonel Langston's Regiment, during the Wars of Ireland, and since incorporated into several Regiments in Flanders, is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Dr. Langford to preach on 31st Jan.

Ordered, That Dr. Langford be desired to preach before this House, upon this Day Sevennight, the 31st of January instant, at St. Margaret's Westminster: And that Sir Robert Davers, and Mr. Bromley, do acquaint him therewith.

Spencer's Estate.

Sir John Manwaring, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for Sale of Part of the Estate of Edward and John Spencer, of Saughton in the County of Chester, Esquires, for Payment of Debts charged thereupon: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon To-morrow Sevennight.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cook and Dr. Edisbury:

Mr. Speaker,

Bishop of Ely's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Amendment made by this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling Simon Lord Bishop of Ely, and his Successors, to lease the Manor-house and Demesne-lands of Downham, in the Isle of Ely; and for confirming a Lease lately thereof made by the said Bishop; and for the clearing the said Bishop, and others, from Dilapidations there. Also,

Guibon's Estate.

The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Sir Francis Guibon, and Dame Isabella his Wife, and their Trustees, to sell the Manor of Avenalls, and other Lands, in or near Gunthorp, in the County of Norfolk; and for settling other Lands, in lieu thereof; without any Amendments.

And then the Messengers withdrew.

Salmon Preservation.

Sir William Bowes, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the Increase and Preservation of Salmon, and the Fry of Salmon, in the Rivers of this Kingdom: And the same was received.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a . . . . . . time, in a full House, upon this Day Sevennight.

Army Arrears.

A Petition of several Troopers of Major De la Fond's Troop, of Colonel Windsor's Regiment of Horse, now disbanded, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the said Major hath retained near 800 l. out of his Troop's Subsistence; and denies to make the Petitioners Satisfaction: He hath also retained several of their Horses, contrary to his Majesty's Special Orders: And praying the Justice of this House, for Relief in the Premises.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee, to whom the Petition of the Subaltern Officers of his Grace the Duke of Schonberg and Leinster's Regiment of Horse is referred: And that they do examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.

Wearing Silks and printed Callicoes.

A Bill to restrain the Wearing of all Wrought Silks, Bengals, Herba, and Stuffs mixed with Silk or Herba, of the Manufacture of Persia, China, or East India; and all Callicoes printed or stained out of this Kingdom; was, according to Order, read the First time.

And the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;

The House divided.

The Yeas go forth.

Tellers for the Yeas, Sir Walter Young,
Sir John Elwell:
131.
Tellers for the Noes, Sir Henry Colt,
Mr. Moor:
205.

So it passed in the Negative.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over upon Tomorrow Sevennight: And that such Members as shall not then attend be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.

False indorsing Exchequer Bills.

Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, proceed in the further Examination of the Matter touching the false Indorsement of Exchequer-Bills.

Ordered, That all such Persons as attended this House upon Saturday last, touching the Matter of the false Indorsement of Exchequer-Bills, do attend this House again To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Stent do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Presgrove do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Edward Pauncefort do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. John Powell, Merchant, do attend this House To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That Mr. Alvarez de Costa do attend this House To-morrow Morning; and bring with him an Account of Exchequer-Bills sold by him.

Supply.

The House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty.

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 several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report, when the House will please to receive the same.

Ordered, That the Report be made To-morrow Morning.

Sir Thomas Littleton also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That they may have Leave to sit again.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to his Majesty; and of Ways and Means for providing for the Deficiencies, and for disbanding the Army.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived.

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