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, 18 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Mr. Solicitor General, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for One Year: And the Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning, at Ten a Clock.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Doctor Edisbury;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of Sir Tho. Putt, Baronet, deceased, to lease several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, during the Minority of Sir Tho. Putt, Baronet, Son and Heir of the said Sir Thomas Putt, towards the Payment of Five hundred Pounds a-piece, Legacies to his Three Sisters, Margaret, Ursula, and Susanna Putt; as also the Debts of the said Sir Thomas Putt: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty of the Company of Pinmakers of London, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners, and their Predecessors, are and have been incorporated by divers Charters and Letters Patents of several preceding Kings: And, into the Membership, Regulation, and Government of this Company are all the Pinmakers of England and Wales incorporated: And that almost all of the said Company are poor and indigent, and their Numbers increased by the unlimited Numbers of Apprentices of those that keep and employ them, contrary to Law: Besides which, the Petitioners Trade is exceedingly prejudiced and undersold by the clandestine Importation of Foreign Pins, which are daily exposed to Sale under the English Mark; and also by some covetous Members of the Company, who have Stocks, live boundless to their Charter, and have occasioned the Ruin of above Four hundred Families, and Decay of that Staple Commodity: And praying, That, for the several Reasons aforesaid, and Redress in the Premises, the Petitioners may have Leave to bring in a Bill for the better settling and relieving the Petitioners in their said Trade and Employments.
And the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly;
It passed in the Negative.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill for regulating of Tryals, in Cases of Treason, be now read the Third time.
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Regulating of Tryals, in Cases of Treason.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Whitlock do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their
Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against
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 agreed upon a Resolution; which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Sum not exceeding the Sum of One million Five hundred seventy-five thousand Eight hundred and Ninety Pounds, for the Charge of the Navy to be set out for the Year 1692 (including the Ordnance, and the Charge of building One dry Dock, and Two wet Docks, at Portsmouth), be granted to their Majesties, as Part of the Supply for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
The said Resolution being read a Second time;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That a Sum not exceeding One million Five hundred seventyfive thousand Eight hundred and Ninety Pounds for the Charge of the Navy, for the Year 1692 (including the Ordnance, and the Charge of building One dry Dock, and Two wet Docks, at Portsmouth), be granted to their Majesties, as Part of the Supply for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move, That the Committee might have Leave to sit again, to consider further of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Supply to be granted to their Majesties, in relation to the Land Forces.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Saturday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the State of the Nation.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.