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, 1 die Januarii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ
A PETITION of Narcissus Lutterell, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner was duly elected by the Majority of the Electors of the Borough of Newport in the County of Cornwall; and an Indenture sealed by Mr. Mannaton, a Member of this House, and one of the Vianders of the said Borough, and the Majority of the Burgesses: But that, by an Indenture under the Seal of Mr. Horwell, the other Viander, and some others, John Morrice, Esquire, is returned, in Prejudice of the Petitioner: and praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Merits of the Election and Return for the said Borough of Newport be heard at the Bar of this House this Day Six Weeks.
A Petition of the Royal Affrican Company of England was read; setting forth, That by a Bill brought in to this House, the Trade to Affrica, which, for Eighteen Years last hath been carried on in a joint Stock, settled by the Invitation and Encouragement of the King and Council, is endeavoured to be put into another Way of managing; and the Petitioners, who have so long hazarded their own Stocks to small Advantage to themselves, in settling and improving that Trade to the Benefit of the Nation, are like to be divested of their Property, and undergo great Losses: And praying to be heard by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, against the said Bill.
Ordered, That the said Petition be considered, when the said Bill shall be read a Second time.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Meredeth and Dr. Edisbury;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for the raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1691, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not repaid, without any Amendments:
York Buildings Water Company.
And also to the Bill, intituled, An Act for the incorporating the Proprietors of the Waterworks in York Buildings, and for the encouraging, carrying on, and settling the said Waterworks, without any Amendments.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill for the doubling the additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, to begin from the Time that the Act for doubling the Duty of Excise doth expire, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third time upon Saturday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock.
Vexatious Suits for acting in defence of the Kingdom.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from
the Lords, intituled, An Act for the preventing vexatious
Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Edw. Seymor took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Edw. Seymor reports from the said Committee, That they had gone through the Bill, and agreed upon several Amendments to be made thereunto: Which they had directed him to report to the House.
Ordered, That the said Report be made To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.