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DIE Jovis, 1o Martii.
Joris, 1° Martii.
The Duke of Bolton reported, from the Committee Report of the appointed by the House, to consider of the State of the in relation's
Nation in relation to Naval Affairs, üs follows; (via Naval Affisiese Domini tam Spiritualcs quam Temporales præsentes delicet,) fuerunt:
“ By Reason of the great Number of Papers brought Arch. Cantuar. Ds. Custos Magni
" before them, and the Variery of Matters which have Arch. Ebor.
Ds. Bergevenny. “ fallen under their Confideration, are not, at present,
“ ready to make a general Report to the House, which Crew.
they hope to do in a very short Time : But the House
“having particularly referred to the Committee an InPræses.
Ds. Mchun, Epus. Rotfen.
“ formation, sworn at the Bar of the House, by CapEpus. Sarum, Dux Buckingham, Ds. Vaughan.
“ cain Benjamin Edwards, relating to an unlawful Trade C. P. S. Epus. Petriburg:
“ carried on with France, as well from Scotland and IreEpus. Ciceftr. Dux Somerset.
“ land, as from England; they think it their Duty, at pre-
sent, to report to the House, what they find upon
“their Inquiry relating to that Head.
“ Having caused the Memorial, sworn by the said
“Captain Edwards, to be read over in his Presence;
“ and examined him, “How far he could be particular as
“ to the Names of the Ships, or of the Masters, he
“ saw at Bordeaux, or in other Parts of France; or as
“ to the Names of other Persons, Her Majesty's Sub-
jects, concerned in Trading there ?"
“ He named, “ One Campbell, Master of the Ship
Mary, Burchen about 100 lons, which came with
“ Provisions in January 1703.
“ One Gordon, who came with a Dogger of about
100 Tons, with Provisions.
“ Also one Carter, or Maccarty, in The Lamb, Bur-
“ then 70 Tons, laden with Provisions.
“These Three came from Ireland.
“ He saw Two small Vessels, which came from Lime
he was told); but could not learn their Names.
“ He saw great Quantities of Lead on the Shore;
“ but could not tell out of whac Ship it came. Comes jersey
“ He saw Five or Six English and Irish Ships at Rockel,
“ and Four at St. Martin's, and another Ship of so
“the Ships or Masters; nor the Names of the Masters
" who gave the French Privateers Norice of the Strength
“ bis Memorial."
ral in Parliament afiembled, That the Bill, intituled, “ He brought several Persons before the Committee,
“ to inform them of this unlawful Trade ; particularly,
and upon Mullins; and for granting new Duties upon “ Privatcer, and sent for Bordeaux; but the Ships being
“ licoes, China Ware, and Drugs ;” and also the Bill, John White, of Ross in Ireland, who told him, “ He Subsidy Bill. intituled, “ An Act for granting to Her Majesty a belonged to a Ship which then lay Scern of thein.”
“ further Subsidy upon Wines and Merchandizes im. Captain Francis knew the Ship to be The Angel Ga
ported,” shall be read the Second Time on Saturday “briel, of Ross, Nicholas Rock Master, whom Francis next, ac Twelve a Clock.
“ law several Times af:er in Rochel. The Ship be
longed to Maurice Neale and one Brown, of Roje."
Hodie 2a vice lefta eft Billa, intituled, “ An Act for
" the Marines, for the Year One Thousand Seven
“ He saw, ae Rochel, James * Mac Creagh, of Dublini, “ Commander of a Galley, belonging (as he was in“ formed) 10 Alderman Bell, of Dublin, which then
lay out at Pollise Rood, with feveral other Ships, 6 Homeward-bound. * Mac Creagh's Ship had made “ Three or Four Voyages to France since the War, as
Captain Francis was informed.
ORDERED, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, Tomorrow, at Twelve a Clock,
* Origin. Mr. Cs.agh.
“ An Irish Sloop, of which one ohn Roberts was “ him, “There were then in the Roa', The Arge! “ Master, came in, and discharged her Lading ct Pro Gabriel, of Roh, one Rock Matter, and a Sloop be“visions at the Key of Rochel, while Captain Francis longing to Corke."
was there ; which, he was inforined, belonged to cha “ Luras and Thomas Crocker, Merchants, in Yougball
. 66 He saw about Two Hundred Barrels of Beef, and
“ fome Butter, lying on the Key, by a Pink's Side, “ He saw Wm. Williamson taking an Account of belonging to Dublin, and one William Williams “Provisions then landing out of a Pink ; which, Wil “ watching it; who he knew had been Two Years “ liamson told him, belonged to Alderman Bell, of “ since Cocktwain of Her Majetty's Skip The Arundell. “ Dublin. He also said, There were then Fifteen “Williams told Captain Francis, " That their Ship
English and Iris Ships in the Port, who waited to go belonged to Alderinan Bell, of Dublin; and that
out with several Ships of War that lay in the Road, " there was then at Rochell Thirteen or Fourteen more “ and were reported to be victualed, and some of them Ships, belonging to Ireland.” “ loaden with Provisions out of those Ships.
“ He says, “ He saw several Irish Ships in the River “ Rock and * Mac Creagh caused Francis to be close " of Nunts; and met with Two Irish Masters, James “ confined, that he might not observe their Trade ; “ Hoar Master of The Bridget!, of Ross; and Thomas " and they endeavoured to perswade himn, and other “ Day, Master of a small Bark belonging to Y cughall, “ Prisoners, to take Service with them, or with the " by whom Captain Francis fent a Letter to his Father; “ French.
" which his Father received.
“ There was also a Ship of 100 Tons, belonging to “ Glasgow, which went with Swedes Colours, and was “ laden with Wines. This Ship he met afterwards “ coming from Scotland.
“ Captain William Fowles, who was also sent a Pri“ foner from Martenico to France, informed the Com“ mittee, “ That, in April lait, going bet veen Olerone " and St. Martin, they mec Six Sail of English ond Irish “ Vefleis, coming out among many French Ships; and " One Ketch coming near the Ship in which Captain « Fowle was, he asked, " Whither they were bound?” “ And they answering, “ For Ireland ;” he delied
Passage with them ; which they refused. He was “ inforined, by One that saw her, “That the fame " Ketch went then to Bordeaux, and there loaded for 6 Ireland.”
“ In Rochel Road, he saw Three English or Irish “ Ships ; which (as he was informed) had discharged " their Provisions on Board fome French Men of War “ lying at the Mouth of the River of Rochford, being “ bound to Brest, to join the Count de Tholouse.
" He saw several Ships in the Pier, which, he was “ told, were Irish Ships that brought Provisions; and “ One, he was told, belonged to London.
“ He heard of several Ships with Provisions come to Rochel, which were expected at Bourdeaux.
“ The Master of the Ship he was put aboard desi- red them to take an Oach, not to discover their coming “ from France (the Ca k being all made Portugal Fashion, “ and having a false Pass and Clearing from Viana ; but - it was refused.” He says, “ When they came to Glaf
gow, they found no Opposition.”
“ He was put in the Common Gaol, with about “Twenty English Prisoners; where Michael Brown, “ Master of a Ship belonging to Gallory, and one
Ulridge, an Irish Merchant, coming io see him, told
" There was an Affidavit of one Daniel Collet, taken “ before a Justice of Peace at Bridgewater, laid before " the Committee; wherein Collet wears, " That, while " he was Prisoner at Bordeaux, he saw several Irish and “ Scotch Ships come in, to trade there; particularly, The “ Mary and Anne, of Dul!lin, with Provisions; and the " was laden back with Wines.
* Origin. Mr. Creagh.
" That lince that, he saw the famie Ship at Water. “ further examined into; and that there was no Occa* ford; having discharged her Cargo of Wine, and " son to !iave complained of the Sentence of the Court ready to take on Buard another Cargo of Provi
“ of Admiralty. " Gons."
- The Committee thoughe it was proper, without “Mr. John Waller also gave in an Information of “ Loss of Time, to transmit Colleti's Atidavit to the
“ Secretary of State, to the Intent that some Course “the Account he had, from one Michael, of Corke, of
“ migh: be taken for flopping the Ship Mary Ann, “a great Trade carried on with France, from Dublin,
“ which was therein said to be then fitting out at WaterWaterford, Ross, Cork, and Lymrick; and "chat, by
ford. “ Michael's 'Means, he leized a Dogger in Oster Bay, “ laden with Wines from France, the Mister's Name
“ The Committee also caused the Names of the “ Robert Flavy, which he brought into Kinsale
, and put “ Persons and Ships in Ireland, which were sworn to « into the Hands of the Prize Officers there; with the
“ have traded with France, to be delivered to Cap“ feveral Particulars of that Attack; and of the Info“ lence of Hamilton and Colwell, who pretended to own
“ tain Thomas K:10%, who is employed, by the Order of “ the Wines; and the Endeavours used to corrupt
“ the Lord Treasurer, to prevent a pernicious Trade
“ carried on in Ireland, of transoorting Wool to France; Waller, to hold his Tongue.”
“ for which Puspose, Knox was just then going to that
Kingdom. “Mr. Richard Burrough also gave Information, "" That The Saint Catherine, of London, a Letter of " K122x delivered to the Committee, an Account of " Mart Ship, Charles Daven 1h Master, which was laden “his former Proceedings, in relation to his hindering “ in The Thames, by Cross, Elliot, Nichols, and Tetiplace, “the exporting of Wool; which is humbly laid before “ Merchants, in 1702, failed to Teneriff, and there put “the House, together with the several Informations
up a Szedes Flag, and unladed her Cargo there and “beforementioned; to which, for greater Certainty in at Oratavo, and was re-laden with Canary Wines, and “che Particulars, the Committee desire your Lordships
caine back to England, and was seized at St. Ives for “ will please to be referred, “ trading to Spain; but was afterwards cleared at “ Doctors Commons.” The Informer says, “ He was so “ The Committee are humbly of Opinion, That there “ill- used by the several Officers, only because he de
" is sufficient Proof of an unlawful Trade carried on “ clared the Truth, that it had been better for bim to " wich France, from England, Scotland, and Ireland; o have been carried Prisoner to France with his “ which they submit to the Houte.” “Goods; and mentions the Particulars,"
To which Report the House agreed. “ He says, “ While this Ship was at Te ieriff, the " Queen's Ship The Hampshire came, with a Flag of " Truce, to demand the Merchants, which was re"fuled by the General: And the Master of The St. Gilbert Heathcott and others :
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Meffage from “ Catherine then declared, “ He was more afraid of “ The Hampisire than of any French or Spanists Ships
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for " of War.”
« the better Reliet of the Creditors of Thomas Pit.
“kin, a Binkrupt; and for the Discovery of the frau“In Captain Benjamin Edwards's Information to
"culent Practices of him and his Accomplices ;” to “the Huule, he gave a particular Relation of his pro- which they desire the Concurrence of this House. “curing the Ship Friendship to be seized, upon the ac“ count of trading to France; and complained of the Proceedings before the Judges of the Admiralty. Hodie ja viie letza ejt Billa, intituled, “ An Act Pitkin's Creo
“ for the better Relief of the Creditors of Thomas ditors Bill. " And Mr. Robert Masters and Captain John Edwards
“ Pitkin, a Bankrupt; and for the Discovery of the 6 were examined by the Committee, in relation to that " fraudulcot Practices of him and his Accomplices.” 6 Macter,
H. C. with a
H. C. to return Wicks's Bill.
“ The Committee dit also send for all the Proceedings
A Meffige was brought from the House of Commons, Message from “in the Court of Admiralty, and perused the same, by the Lord William Pawlet : (6 and considered the fame.
To return the Bill, intituled, “ An At
“ An Aēt to empower “ But the Register of the Admiralty informing the
“the Lord High Treasurer, or Commissioners of the « Committee, " That there was an Appeal depending “ Trealury, to compound with Michael Wicks Esquire, “ before the Lords of the Council, against the Sentence « late Receiver General of the Plantation Duties in “ given in the Court of Admiralty in that Cause, which 6 che Port of London ;' and to acquaint this House, " was to be loon heard :"
that they have agreed to their Lordships Amendment
made to che said Bill. “ The Committee ordered the Papers to be re-delive“red to the Register, in order that the same might be “ uled at the hearing the Appeal.
The House, pursuant to Order, proceeded to take Pechels & a!.
into Confideration the Amendments made by the Nat. Bill. “ Upon that Hearing, the former Sentence was con
House of Commons, to the Bill, intituled, “An Act « firmed; and some of the Lords of the Committee
“ for naturalizing Jacob Pechels, Elias Landes, Francis as being p:elent when the Appeal was heard, and giving « Lacroix, and others." "an riccount to the Committee of what had palled at " the land itearing, the Committee, as well upon that Which Amendments were read Twice, " Acount, as upon Conteration of the Papers, were coi Opinio.!, That the said Matter ought not to be
Arch. Cantuar. Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. Ferrersi Ds. Godolphin, The Ds. Wharton. Epus. Durejme, &
Ds. Howard Eff Crew.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Grey W. Epus. Wigorn.
C. P. S.
Ds. Vaughan. Epus. Petrib.
Dux Devonshire, Ds. Colepeper. Epus. Cicestr.
Senescallus. Ds. Rocking ham. Epus. Carliol.
Ds. Berkeley. Epus. Bath & Well. Dux Somerset.
Ds. Guilford. Comes Lindsey, Mag-Ds. Clolmondeley. nus Camerarius. Ds. Herbert.
to attend Com
ORDERED, That Two of the Judges do stay in Town, Eleventh and Twelfth Years of King William the Third, 0 Itay in
intituled, * An Act for the further preventing the Town. in order to attend the Service of this House.
“ Growth of Popery;" and also a Clause in the Bill
to prevent the Alienation of Advowsons in Papilts Pinfurd et al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo- Hands. mittee Pitkin's ral in Parliament assembled, That John Pinfold, William
Luce, and Charles Buckingham, do attend the Lords
mas Pirkin a Bankrupt; and for the Discovery of the Staves do attend Her Majesty, humbly to defire, froin may be put in
" to take an exact Account of the Numbers of the Pa-
pists and reputed Papists in their respective Counties,
" and also of their Qualities and Estates, and Places of Attorney General to give
“their Abode; and that they do transmit the same to Her It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal an Account of in Parliament assembled, That Iler Majesty's Attorney Majesty in Council, signed by the said Justices; and ordered by
General do give this House an Account of the Prosecu " that Her Majesty will be pleased to order the fame to be this House. tions, ordered by this House, To-morrow, at Twelve
“ laid before this House at the First Meeting of the next
" Parliament; and that Her Majeity will be also plealed
against all Popila Priests."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, “ An Act for “ the better recruiting Her Majesty's Land Forces, and It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tem-Bishops to
the Marines, for the Year One Thousand Seven Hun- poral in Parliament assembled, That the Lords the Arch-token of the a dred and Five."
bishops and Bishops do cause the several Ministers, within Numbers of
pists in their respective Parishes, and also of their Qua
lities and Estates, and Places of their Abode; and that
Account of all the Presentations of Livings in their
Adjourn. “ dred and Five."
Jiamenrum continuandum efle usque ad et in diem Sab
bati, tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima AuThe Question was put,
" Whether this Bill fall roræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
&c. Bill :
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against a Clause in it.
DIE Sabbati, 3o Martii.
“ Because there is in the Bill this following Clause; Doinini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Ds. Bergevenny. of the Peace of every County and Riding Arch. Ebor.
Ds. Godolphin, The- Ds. Wharterr.
Ds. Grey W. " as have not any lawful Calling or Employment,
Ds. Pouleit. " or visible Means for their Maintenance and Epus. Wigorn. Comes Pembroke.
D. Al bun.
Ds: Cole peper.
Ds. Chelmondeler. Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amend
Comes lient, Came- Ds. Herbert. ment.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Gernsey. parc a Bull, taking into Consideration the most efectual Ways to
Ds. Ilervez. Dotects in the prevent the Growth of Popery:
Collies c2cbe2tr. Luns relating
Comes Thanet. medying the Defects and enforcing the Act made in the