Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 9 die Januarii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christy reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Thomas Edon, Esquire, to sell Lands to pay Debts, and make Provision for his Wife, in lieu of her Jointure, was referred, That they had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read once throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question, agreed unto by the House.
Leave of Absence.
A Member declining to take Oaths, committed.
He was called in, and came up to the Table: And Mr. Speaker, by the Direction of the House, acquainted him to this Effect, viz. That the House had taken Notice of his being absent from their Service a considerable Time; and that now he was come, he was to tender him, and accordingly did tender him, the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy appointed to be taken by the Members of the House, according to an Act of this present Parliament.
To which Mr. Cholmly replied, That as to his Absence, both when he was in the Country and since he came to Town, he had been infirm and lame, and had been under the Doctor's Hands, and could not as yet recover himself; And that he had endeavoured to qualify himself to be a sitting Member of the House, by taking the Oaths, as the House expects; but that he could not as yet do it: And therefore humbly submitted himself to the House; and that he did it not out of any wilful Humour.
Oath of Allegiance.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to injoin the Taking of the Oaths of Allegiance by all Persons above the Age of Sixteen Years; and to require the Justices of the Peace to tender the same; and to commit such Persons to Prison, without Bail or Mainprise, as shall refuse to take the same.
Duke of Norfolk's Payment to Lady Russell.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to discharge the Duke of Norfolke, and the Trustees of Henry late Duke of Norfolke, upon Payment of certain Sums of Money to the Lady Teresa Russell, Wife of Bartholomew Russell, Esquire: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Reversing Armstrong's Attainder.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London; and nothing to intervene.
Westminster, &c. Courts of Conscience.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the County of Surrey be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill for erecting Courts of Conscience in the Borough of Southwarke, City of Westminster, Tower Hamlets, and Out Parishes within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, is referred.