Petition: officers' arrears of pay, read and continued

Petition for the officers of the army in relation to the payment of their arrears, read, and it was agreed that the same shall be taken to consideration when the parliament comes to consider the public debts.

Procedure: report read on African Company and further remit to committee

Report of the committee anent the accounts of the African and Indian Company, again read, as also the overture anent the accounts of the said company, and after reasoning thereon, it was agreed that those of the African Company who paid the first moiety of the seven and a half per cent and therein got allowance of the interest of twenty-five per cent formerly paid from 1 June 1696 to 1 August 1698, shall not now have allowance of the interest of the said twenty-five per cent preceding the said 1 August 1698, and remitted to the committee to rectify the account accordingly.

Procedure: adjournment

The committee appointed to meet tomorrow at 9 o'clock.

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

  1. NAS. PA6/36, f.80/256 (note parallel folio system).