Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 10 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Answer to Address.
MR. Speaker reports, That he, with the House, had attended his Majesty Yesterday with their Address: And that his Majesty was pleased to answer to this Effect; viz. "All Addresses from the House of Commons are agreeable to Me, especially such as express such a Respect and Affection to My Person as this does: I shall always pursue the Good and Interest of the Nation." And concluded graciously with his Thanks to the Gentlemen of the House of Commons.
Queen's Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker also reports, That he, with the House, had attended her Majesty Yesterday with their Address: And that she was pleased to answer.
"I thank you, Gentlemen, for your Address; and I am very glad, that I have done any thing to your Satisfaction."
Dr. Hickman to preach on Thanks-giving Day.
Ordered, That Dr. Hickman be desired to preach before this House at St. Margarett's, Westminster, upon the Day appointed for the Thanksgiving: And that Mr. John Gray and Mr. Burdet do acquaint him therewith.
Trials for Treason.
Sir Wm. Whitlock reports, That the Persons appointed to prepare a Bill for the Regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason, had prepared the same accordingly: Which he presented to the House: And the same was received.
The said Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read a Second time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to discourage the Exportation of Bullion, and encourage the Importation of it, and converting it into the Coin of this Realm.
A Petition of David Bigg, of Wallingford in the County of Bucks, Gentleman, was read; setting forth, That, upon the Petitioner's Marriage, several Houses and Lands in St. Giles's in the County of Middlesex were settled by the Petitioner to the Uses following; viz. to the Petitioner for Life; and after, to Mary his Wife for Life, for her Jointure; and after, to the Issue of such Marriage; and in Default, to the right Heirs of the Petitioner for ever: And that the Petitioner and his Family now reside, and are settled, in the County of Berks; whereby the Petitioner is at great Charge in looking after the Premises, and cannot improve the same to such Advantage, as if the same lay near the Place of his Abode; and besides, the said Premises being in Houses, are subject to Casualty, which Lands are not: And praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill for selling the Premises; and that the Money arising by the Sale may be laid out in the Purchasing of other Lands of Inheritance, in the Counties of Berks, Oxon, or Bucks, to be settled to the same Uses above-mentioned.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Westminster, &c. Paving,
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the paving and cleansing the Streets within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and Borough of Southwark, and other Places within the weekly Bills of Mortality; and for regulating the Hay Market of Charing Crosse, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to erect a Court of Conscience for the Borough of Southwarke, and other Places within the Weekly Bills of Mortality in the County of Surrey.
Tower Hamlets Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to erect a Court of Conscience for the Tower Hamlets, and Holbourn and Finsbury Divisions.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Reducing of Interest of Money from Six Pounds to Four Pounds per Cent. per Ann.: And it is recommended to Sir Edward Hussey, Sir Math. Andrewes, and Mr. Papillion, do prepare the same.
Rendering Militia useful.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better regulating and making the Militia of the Kingdom more useful.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Davers, Sir Rob. Holmes, Colonel Sackvile, Colonel Norton, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Andrew St. John, Mr. Cary, Mr. Freeman, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Price, Sir James Long, Lord Commissioner Hutchins, Lord Digby, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. Vincent, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Palmes, Sir Hen. Gough, Sir Rich. Standish, Lord Falkland, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Chetwynd, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Gray, Mr. Pitts, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Gilbert, Mr. Robinson, Lord Wm. Pawlett, Mr. Arnold, Mr. England; or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to their Majesties.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Consideration of the Matter to them referred; and had come to a Resolution: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered it in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the Estimate of the Charge of the Navy, to be set out for the Year 1691, including the Ordnance, and for the Building the new Ships therein mentioned, and a Dock at Plymouth, as the same is delivered to the House by the Commissioners of the Admiralty, is reasonable: And that a Sum not exceeding the Sum of One Million Seven hundred Ninety-one thousand Six hundred and Ninety-five Pounds be raised for that Purpose, as Part of the Supply to be given to their Majesties: And that the said Sum be appropriated to the said Uses.
The said Resolution being read a Second time;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Estimate of the Charge of the Navy to be set out for the Year 1691, including the Ordnance, and for the building the new Ships therein mentioned, and a Dock at Plymouth, as the same is delivered to the House by the Commissioners of the Admiralty, is reasonable: And that a Sum not exceeding the Sum of One Million Seven hundred Ninety-one thousand Six hundred and Ninety-five Pounds be raised for that Purpose, as Part of the Supply to be given to their Majesties; and that the said Sum be appropriated to the said Uses.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That the Committee may have Leave to sit again To-morrow Morning, to consider further of the Supply to their Majesties.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to their Majesties.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.