27 July 1705

Procedure

Prayers said. Rolls called.

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Procedure: minutes read

Minutes of the last sederunt read.

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Procedure: debate on money and coin

Proposal for supplying the nation with money by a paper credit read and, after reasoning and debate thereon, it was agreed that the forcing any paper credit by an act of parliament was unfit for this nation.

Moved that the parliament proceed to consider if it be convenient that the current species within the kingdom should be raised above what it passes for at present and, after some debate, it was put to the vote, proceed or delay and carried proceed. Thereafter it was agreed that the raising of the current species above what it passes for at present is an unfit expedient for this nation.

Moved that the parliament might appoint a day for taking to their consideration if it be fit that the value of the English milled money and ducatoons and other foreign species should be lowered, and the same delayed until the parliament returns to consider the state of the coin of this kingdom.

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Procedure: adjournment

Then the lord chancellor, by order of her majesty's high commissioner, adjourned the parliament until Tuesday next at 10 o'clock.

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