Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 15 die Januarii; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Duke of Norfolke's Payment to Lady Russell.
AN ingrossed Bill, come down from the Lords, 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 Elizabeth Teresa Russell, Wife of Bartholomew Russell, Esquire, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read the Second time.
Indemnifying Persons acting for their Majesties.
An ingrossed Bill to prevent vexatious Suits against such as had acted in order to the Bringing in of their present Majesties, or for their Service, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made, Press *, Line *, by inserting "general Issue:" To which the House, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed: And the Bill was amended at the Table accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir John Guise do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Privilege of a Member in a Suit.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Barnadiston have Leave to wave his Privilege, in a Cause in Chancery, between him and Mr. Tho. Bull.
A Bill to enable * Pritchard, Esquire, to settle a Jointure upon his Second Wife, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Privilege- counterfeiting Protection.
The House being informed, that one Captain Taylor and Mr. Gibson had counterfeited a Protection, under the Hand and Seal of Thomas Coningsby, Esquire, a Member of the House; in Breach of the Privileges of the House;
Ordered, That the said Captain Taylor and * Gibson be forthwith sent for, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
Ordered, That the Under Sheriff of Middlesex and Secondaries of the Compters of the City of London, do, upon Saturday Morning next, attend this House with an Account of what Protections are entered in their respective Offices.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debt due to the Orphans of the City of London.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Gray took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Matter to them referred: And moved from the Committee, That they may have Leave to proceed further upon the Consideration thereof on Saturday Morning next.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in Consideration of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
Pains and Penalties.
A Bill for inflicting Pains and Penalties upon such as shall be excepted out of the Bill of Indemnity, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Wortley's Children's Maintenance.
Ordered, That Sir John Key, and Mr. Edward Montague, have Leave to attend the House of Lords, as Witnesses, upon the Bill for settling a Maintenance on the Children of Sidney Wortley, alias Montague, Esquire, in case his Wife survive him.
A Petition of Sir Edwin Sadleir, Baronet, and Dame Mary his Wife, and the Lady Elizabeth Sadleir, Widow, and Mother of the said Sir Edwin, was read; setting forth, That Sir Edwin, by and with his Mother, having contracted several Debts to Two thousand Pounds Value, and having but a small personal Estate, and the real Estate being settled on the Petitioners for Life only, the Remainder to Sir Edwin and his Lady's Issue (if any), they cannot raise Money thereout to pay the same, without an Act of Parliament: And for that the Petitioners have no Issue (though married Three Years); and, if the Debts be not paid, will be prejudiced both in their Persons and Estates; and praying, That they may have Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Sale of Lands of about One hundred Pounds per Annum, for the Satisfaction of their said Debts.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to sell certain Lands, for Payment of their Debts, accordingly.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Williams, and Sir William Whitlock, have Leave to attend the House of Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Preston and Jervois.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Jo. Trevor, Sir John Manwaring, Sir Scr. How, Sir Ralph Dutton, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Christy, Mr. Harly, be added to the Committee appointed to examine into the last Year's Expences of the Army and Navy: And that the said Committee do dispatch their Report with all convenient Speed.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.