Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 9 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of the Governor, Assistants, and Fellowship of Merchants of Eastland was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners understanding that there is a Clause added to the Wool Bill, giving Liberty to all Persons whatever to export all Sorts of English Woolen Manufactures to any Parts beyond the Seas, paying the usual Customs for the same: That, forasmuch as the said Clause doth very much affect the Trade of this Kingdom in general, and the Trade of the Petitioners in particular; and praying, that this House will condescend to hear them to the Matters thereof, in such Manner as to them should seem meet.
And the Question being put, That a Day be appointed, to hear the Petitioners at the Bar of the House thereupon;
It passed in the Negative.
Land Tax Commissioners.
An ingrossed Bill for appointing Commissioners for executing the Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for the necessary Defence of their Realms, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, an additional Act for appointing Commissioners for the executing an Act of this present Parliament, intituled, An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Twelvepence in the Pound, for the necessary Defence of their Realms.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Leave of Absence.
A Motion being made, That Mr. * have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks:
And the Question being put, That he have Leave accordingly;
It passed in the Negative.
Lords reminded of Bills.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do go up to the Lords, and put them in mind of the Bill for attainting several Persons in Rebellion against their Majesties; and also of the Bill for ordering the Forces in the several Counties of this Kingdom; and desire them to give them a Dispatch.
Preventing Export of Wool.
Resolved, That the adjourned Debate, upon the Clause in the Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool, be now resumed.
Then the Clause was read:
And the Question being put, That the said Clause do stand Part of the Bill;
It was resolved in the Affirmative.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to be made Part of the Bill; That all Persons paying a certain Duty, may be let into Companies to trade in Woolen Manufactures: . . . . was read the First time:
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time:
It passed in the Negative.
Another ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, to be made Part of the Bill; That nothing contained in this Act should be construed to avoid the Charters and Grants made to the Levant Company, nor the Privileges thereof: Which Proviso was twice read.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be read the Third time.
The Proviso was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the said Proviso be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool, and encouraging the Woolen Manufactures of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Goodrick do carry up the Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed the Bill for Relief of the Irish Clergy; without any Alteration.
House reminded of Bill.
Also, they put you in mind of the Bill for Regulation of Tryal of Peers; and desire it may be dispatched.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; settling the Revenue.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the Revenue.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hamden reports from the said Committee of the whole House, to whom the Consideration of the Order of the House, of the Twenty-sixth Day of March last, for considering of settling a Revenue for the Princess Anne of Denmark, was, by an Order of the Seventeenth Day of July last, referred; That the Committee had come to a Resolution thereupon: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That there be an additional Provision for a Revenue for the Princess Anne of Denmarke for her Life only, of Forty thousand Pounds per Annum.
And the Question being proposed, That the House do agree with the Committee;
A Debate arose thereupon.
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned, until the Settling of the Revenue comes under the further Consideration of the House.
Mr. Hamden also acquaints the House, That he was directed, by the said Committee of the whole House, to move, That a Bill may be brought in, for settling a particular Fund, for Satisfaction of the Six hundred thousand Pounds to the Dutch, for defraying the Charges of the Expedition for England; and also of the Sum of Sixty thousand Pounds for the Servants of King Charles the Second, according to a Clause agreed upon by the said Committee, to be Part of the Bill for settling the Revenue.
Resolved, That a Bill be brought in, for settling a particular Fund for Satisfaction of the Six hundred thousand Pounds to the Dutch for defraying the Charges of the Expedition for England; and also of the Sum of Sixty thousand Pounds for Servants of King Charles the Second.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, and Sir John Trevor, to prepare the said Bill.
Supply Bill Plantation Duties.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Kendall, Sir Peter Corriton, Sir Rich. Temple, to prepare a Bill, or Bills, for Ease of the Plantations, and enlarging the Time for the Duties imposed by the Act of the First Year of King James the Second, according to the Resolution of the House, the Fifth Instant.
Resolved, That the House do now adjourn till Tomorrow Morning, Nine a Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.