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, 4 die Januarii; 4° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable Sir John Wentworth, Baronet, an Infant under the Age of One-and-twenty Years, to make a Jointure out and Settlement of his Manors and Lands in the Counties of York and Westmoreland, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for the more speedy and effectual Execution of the Trust created by the Will of Sir Anthony Browne, deceased, and of a Decree in Chancery thereupon.
Making Sea Water fresh.
Mr. Etterick, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill to enlarge the Term in the Patent granted to William Walcot, Esquire, for making Sea Water fresh, clear, and wholesome. And the same was received.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General, who is to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Reviving and Continuing of several Acts, which are expired and expiring, do prepare and bring in a Clause for the explaining the Clause in an Act of the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act to take away Clergy from some Offenders, and to bring others to Punishment; whereby Women were to have the Benefit of that Act, as to such Offences where Men have the Benefit of Clergy: And that Mr. Attorney General do prepare and bring in a Clause for reviving the Act made in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Years of King Charles the Second, for returning able and sufficient Jurors; and to provide, that Jurors of Twenty Pounds per Ann. may be returned in all Criminal Cases; and that Copyholders of Twenty Pounds per Ann. may be Jurors.
Leave of Absence.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Colonel Perry,||97.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Walt. Young,||76.|
|Sir Hen. Herbert:|
And it is referred to Colonel Perry, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir William York, Sir Hen. Goff, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Dyot, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Fuller, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. Christy, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Stokes, Mr. Hobby, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Cook, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Freeman, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Willmott, Mr. Waller, Sir Roger Puleston, Mr. Colt, Mr. Done, Mr. Beddingfeild, Lord Brandon, Sir John Brownlow, Colonel Lee, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Balch: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Conference with Lords.
Colonel Granvill reported from the said free Conference, That the Managers had met the Lords in the Painted Chamber, at the free Conference; and that it was opened by the Earl of Rochester: Who said, That the free Conference was desired by the Lords, for the Maintaining of a fair and good Correspondence between both Houses: And that Conferences and free Conferences had always been the usual Method of Proceeding in Parliament, when the one House had a mind to inquire into any thing they would be informed of by the other House: That, when the Lords sent down to the Commons the Papers relating to the last Summer's Expedition at Sea, it was with an Expectation to have some Light in that Matter, from the Information the Commons might receive from some of their own Members; which Expectation of the Lords has not been answered by the Vote of the Commons delivered to the Lords at the last Conference: That it was a very unusual Proceeding, because it was concerning a Matter of Fact only, without having given any Reasons to the Lords, which moved the Commons to make that Vote; and because many other Things were contained in the said Papers, which might concern several others, besides the Person named in the Vote.
That the Managers for this House only returned Answer, That they had agreed to the free Conference, that nothing might be wanting in them that might contribute towards a fair and good Correspondence with their Lordships: And that they had not a Power to proceed to debate the Matter, till they had acquainted this House with what their Lordships had said.
Leave of Absence.
Members not to accept any Entertainment.
Resolved, That no Member of this House do presume to accept of any Entertainment at any Publick-house, for the carrying on any Matter under the Consideration of the House; upon pain of incurring the Censure of this House.
East India Trade.
Then the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider farther of the Bill for preserving, regulating, and establishing the East India Trade, was read.