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, 26 die Aprilis; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Excise on Beer.
A PETITION from several of the common Brewers within the Cities, Towns, and Cinque Ports of the County of Kent; complaining of the Gaugers returning of their Ale instead of Beer, to their great Damage; and praying to be relieved therein; was read.
Duty on Tobacco.
A Petition of Merchants and Traders to Virginia from the Port of Bristoll; complaining of the Burden and Hardship they lie under, by the Impost of Three-pence per Pound, in the Year 1685, laid on Tobacco imported; and praying to be eased from the same; was read.
Leave of Absence.
Orphans of London.
Wye, &c. Navigation.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Hamden, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Smith, Mr. Coningsby, Mr. Ettricke, Mr. Phil. Foley, Sir RobertSawyer, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Edw. Crisnall, Lord Falkland, Sir Tho. Dyke, Mr. Colt, Sir John Guise, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir John Knight, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Bromley, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Somers, Mr. Christy, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir Wm. Poultney, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Glocester, Hereford, and Monmouth: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Answer to Address.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That the House attended his Majesty Yesterday with their Address: And that his Majesty was pleased to declare to this Effect: That he took the same very kindly; and that he would send an Answer in Writing this Morning: Which Mr. Speaker having received accordingly, he read the same; and is as followeth:
I shall only tell you, that, as I have ventured My Life, and all that is dear to Me, to rescue This Nation from what it suffered, I am ready still to do the same, in order to the preserving it from all its Enemies. And, as I do not doubt of such an Assistance from you, as shall be suitable to your Advice to Me, to declare War against a powerful Enemy; so you may rely upon Me, that no Part of That which you shall give for the carrying it on with Success, shall be diverted by Me to any other Use.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill, which came down from the Lords, intituled, An Act * * * * ; and the Bill for the Ease and Indulgence of Protestant Dissenters; be read the Second time on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock; and nothing to intervene.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
An Amendment being proposed to be made, between the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Lines, after the Word "Shillings," by inserting these Words, viz. "to be paid by the Lender, notwithstanding any Agreement to the contrary;"
Annulling Sidney's Attainder.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have commanded us to acquaint this House, that they have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for annulling and making void, the Attainder of Algernoon Sidney, Esquire; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue out a Writ, for the electing a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of London, in the room of * Love, Esquire, deceased.
Supply Bill; collecting Revenue.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to be added to the Bill for the enabling Informations in the Exchequer touching Goods seized: Which was Thrice read; and agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
An Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, in the Two-and-twentieth Line, of these Words, "other than such as are or shall be incurred, at or before the Twenty-fifth Day of March 1689:" Which was Thrice read; and agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That this House do, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take further Consideration of the Supply for the Navy: And that the Committee do, the first Business, consider how much of the Publick Revenue shall be applied towards the Supply of the Navy.