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, 23 die Februarii;1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
Burton and Graham's Accounts.
Sir Rob. Howard acquaints the House, that he had, according to their Order of Yesterday, been with Mr. Burton in the Tower; and that he found Mr. Burton and Mr. Graham were willing to discover something necessary for the Service of the House; and therefore he conceived it necessary to have some others joined with him to go to them: And that, if the House pleased, he would name Two such Persons, who, he conceived, would be acceptable to them in that Matter: And thereupon named Sir Robert Clayton, and Sir John Holt.
Resolved, That Sir Robert Clayton and Sir John Holt be added to Sir Robert Howard to go to the Tower, to speak with Mr. Burton and Mr. Graham; and that they do go to them accordingly upon Tuesday Morning next.
Colonel Birch reports from the Committee of Elections and Privileges, to whom the Matter of the Double Return and Election for the Borough of Petersfeild in the County of Southampton, was referred, that, the Committee having taken the same into their Consideration, the State of the Case appeared to be,
|Thomas Bilson, Esquire, and||in one Certificate.|
|Thomas Bilson, Esquire, and||in the other Certificate.|
That Colonel Norton, being returned likewise for Portsmouth, and being detained by Indisposition, sent his Excuse by a Member; who acquainted the Committee, that he had nothing to object, touching the Double Return.
And that thereupon the Committee came to a Resolve: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the said State of the Case and Resolve, were read; the Resolve being as followeth:
Preventing Disputes concerning this Parliament.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to all the Amendments of this House, to the Bill, sent from their Lordships to this House, intituled, An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes about the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.
Introducing new Members.
The House being informed, that it was an ancient Order and Custom of the House, that, upon new Members coming into the House, they be introduced to the Table between Two Members, making their Obeisances as they go up, that they may be the better known to the House;
Reviving Proceedings at Law.
Resolved, That the same be committed unto Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Wm. Williams, Major Wildman, Mr. Patten, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Hen. Pollexfen, Sir John Holt, Mr. Buscowen, Mr. Sumers, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Palmes, Sir Hen. Capell, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Reginolds, Mr. More, Sir Fran. Russel, Sir Jo. Cope, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Windham, Mr. Stockdale, Colonel Birch, Sir Christoph. Musgrave, Lord Downe, Mr. Howe, Sir H. Goodricke, and all the Members that are of the Long Robe: And they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, on Monday next at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Royal Assent to a Bill.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That his Majesty had given the Royal Assent to the Bill for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes, concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament.