Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 10 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christy acquaints the House, That he was directed by the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for explaining Part of an Act made in the First Year of King James the First, concerning tanned Leather, was referred, to move the House, That it may be an Instruction to the said Committee, to bring in a Clause, to repeal a Clause in a Statute of 4° Jac. Ind.
Ordered, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, to bring in a Clause accordingly; if they see Occasion so to do.
Privilege-a person petitions for discharge.
A Petition of Christopher Smelt, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was read; setting forth, That, on the Twenty-ninth Day of July last, he was committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, by Order of this House, for a Breach of Privilege, by uttering scandalous Words against Sir Peter Rich, a Member of the same; to the great Detriment of the Petitioner, a Tradesman, and forced to shut up his Shop, having none to look after his Business but himself: And being sorry for the Offence; and praying the House to remit the same, and that he may be set at Liberty;
And Mr. Speaker acquainting the House, That he had received a Letter from Sir Peter Rich; That the said Smelt had made his Submission to him; and was willing he should be discharged;
Ordered, That the said Christopher Smelt be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
And he was called in to the Bar; and had the Reprimand of the House from Mr. Speaker.
The House was informed, That one John * Jasper Herring, Tho. Rootes, Richard *, and John Smith, had entered upon the Estate of Mr. Serjeant Wogan, a Member of this House at the Isle of Thornes in the County of *, in Breach of the Privileges of this House:
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Supply Bill; Dutch Expedition.
A Bill for appropriating Monies, for paying to the States General of the United Provinces their Charges for his Majesty's Expedition into this Kingdom, and for other Uses, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time presently.
The Bill was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House do presently resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had thought fit to make some Amendments to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were once read throughout; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Address respecting Irish Sufterers.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, to remind his Majesty of the Address of this House for the Bestowing of Fifteen thousand Pounds for the Relief of the Irish Nobility and Gentry.
Land Tax Commissioners.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed the Bill for appointing Commissioners for executing the Act for a Grant of an Aid to their Majesties, of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for the necessary Defence of their Realms; without any Alteration.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Attainting several Persons.
Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Bill for attainting certain Persons in Rebellion against their Majesties; and to desire them to dispatch it.
Ordered, That Mr. Roberts do carry that Message.
Answer to Address.
Sir Henry Capell acquaints the House, That he, with others of his Majesty's Privy Council, had, according to their Order, attended his Majesty with the Address, That his Majesty would be pleased to make no new Grant of the Light Houses, till the next Meeting of the Parliament: And that his Majesty was pleased to say, He thought it a very reasonable Thing; and would take care in it accordingly.
Privilege.-a person petitions for discharge.
A Petition of Thomas Bond, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, was read; setting forth, That he was by Warrant of the Seventh of August Instant, taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms, for his detaining a Servant of John Burrard, Esquire, a Member of this House; to the Petitioner's great Prejudice, having a great Charge: And being heartily sorry for the Offence; and praying the House to remit the Offence, that he may be set at Liberty;
Ordered, That the said Thomas Bond be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
Papers to be returned.
Ordered, That the Books of the Custom House, which were formerly delivered into this House by Mr. Sansome, be delivered back to him.
Securing Government against Papists.
A Bill for securing the Government against Papists and other disaffected Persons, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon Wm. Child;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords do put you in mind of the Bill for regulating the Tryal of Peers.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to examine into the Miscarriages relating to Ireland and Londonderry, be made upon Monday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.