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.
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;
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:
Supply Bill; Dutch Expedition.
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.
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.
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.
Attainting several Persons.
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;