Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 17 Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christie, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enable William Davile to sell some Lands, for Payment of Debts. And the same was received.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Bill to prevent false and double Returns of Members to serve in Parliament, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Wilmot, Mr. Christie, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Davers, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Palmes, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Walter Young, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Pigot, Mr. Wyndham, Mr. Levinus Bennet, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. How, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Bull, Mr. Glemham, Colonel Greenville, Major Vincent, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Sir John Wynne, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Biddulph, Mr. Buckley, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Greenfeild, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Machell, Sir John Key, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Clerke, Sir Sam. Grimston, Mr. Pendarves, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Beke, Mr. Gwyn: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Serjeant unable to serve an Order.
The Serjeant at Arms attending this House acquainted the House, That he had inquired after Sir Ralph Delavall, to serve him with their Order; but that he was not yet come to Town.
Conference on intercepted Papers.
The Lord Colchester reported, That he having been at the Lords to desire a Conference, according to the Order of Yesterday, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference in the painted Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Sir Edward Seymor, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Mountague, Sir John Guise, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Cooper, Mr. Clerke, Colonel Granville, Lord Colchester, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Hen. Capell, do manage the said Conference.
And the Managers went to the Conference: And being returned;
Mr. Mountague reported, That the Managers had attended the Conference; and that they had desired this Conference to maintain a good Correspondence with their Lordships; and also, out of Respect to the Peerage: That the Commons had received Information, That a Member of the Lords House had seen some Papers on board the French Prize that was taken by Sir Ralph Delavall, of the utmost consequence to the King and Kingdom, importing no less than the betraying his Majesty's most secret Counsels and Orders: And, in regard this Information related to a Peer of this Realm, the Commons thought it most proper to acquaint their Lordships with it; and to lay the Matter before them.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Hoskyns;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for settling a Jointure on Jane the Wife of Colonel Edward Mathews, Daughter of Sir Tho: Armstrong, deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
East India Company.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
take into Consideration the Complaints against the East
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reports from the said Committee, That they had examined the Matter of the Complaints against the East India Company, according to the several Heads given in by the Petitioners to the Governor of the Company; and had gone through the same: And that the Committee had directed him to move the House, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.
Ordered, That the East India Company do, on Friday next, make their Defence to the Complaints made against them.
Ordered, That the Petitioners have a Copy of the Answer delivered in by the East India Company.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.