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House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 30 April 1689

Pages 112-113

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, 30 ie Aprilis; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.

Prayers.

Coventrye's Estate.

A BILL for the Sale, or Leasing a House in Piccadilly, late Mr. Secretary Coventrye s, was read the Third time.

Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for Sale, or Leasing a Capital Messuage, late Henry Coventrye's, Esquire, in Piccadilly.

Ordered, That Mr. Newport do carry the Bill up to the Lords, for their Concurrence.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.

Hackney Coaches.

Ordered, That the Committee, to whom the Bill for the Reviving the Statute for Licensing Hackney Coaches is referred, do consider of the several Petitions of Thomas Johnson, John Paine, Edward Bales, Nich. Marsh, and William Atkins, on the Behalf of themselves and others, in all, One hundred Coachmen; and of Henry Hutchins, Richard Browne, Wm. Browne, Wm. Keepe, Sam. Wallford, on Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Four hundred Coachmen; and of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Southwarke, being Scavengers of the respective Parishes belonging; and a Petition of the Inhabitants of Fleetstreet and the Strand, near and about Temple Barr; and the Inhabitants of King-street, Westminster; and examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions, to the House.

Restoring Corporations.

A Bill for restoring Corporations was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time upon Thursday next.

Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Confirmation of the Charters and Privileges of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and the several Colleges there.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Paten have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.

Supply Bill; collecting Revenue.

The House then took into Consideration the Amendments of the Lords, to the Bill for collecting the publick Revenue: And the same being read, are as follow:

Press 3, 1. 1, instead of "last past," read "One thousand Six hundred Eighty-nine."

The same were read the Second and Third time; and agreed unto by the House.

Ordered, That Mr. Sommers do go to the Lords, and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendments.

Privilege-Libellous Words.

Sir Ralph Dutton, a Member of this House, informing the House, That one William Flathers had spoke dangerous and treasonable Words against their present Majesties and the Government; and that the said Wm. Flathers was at the Door in the Custody of an Officer.

And being called in; and examined touching the same;

And after he was withdrawn;

Ordered, That the said Wm. Flathers be committed Prisoner to the Gate-house, at Westminster: And that Sir Ralph Dutton acquaint the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench with the Informations made against the said William Flathers; that he may be proceeded against according to Law.

Ordered, That Sir Ralph Dutton have the Thanks of the House, for causing the said Flathers to be taken into Custody.

Privilege-Publication of Proceedings.

The House being acquainted, that Mr. Frazier, according to the Order of Yesterday, attended at the Door; he was called in; and owned the Licensing of the Paper, intituled, The Address agreed upon at a Committee of the House: But declared he did it out of his Zeal against France, and Ignorance of the Privileges of this House: And begged the Pardon of the House for the same.

And being withdrawn;

Ordered, That the said Mr. Frazier, upon such his Submission, be discharged.

Address for equipping the Militia.

Resolved, That his Majesty be humbly addressed unto, That his Majesty will be pleased to give directions to the Lords Lieutenants, to put the Militia of the several Counties of this Kingdom into Order; and especially, those of London and Middlesex, and the Counties that lie upon the Sea Coasts: And that his Majesty will please to appoint some small Vessels to lie upon the Sea Coasts, to guard the Coasts of this Kingdom, and the Coal Trade.

Ordered, That the Members of this House, who are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, wait upon his Majesty with the Desires of this House.

Militia.

Ordered, That Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Garway, and Mr. Sommers, be joined with Mr. Sacheverell, in taking care of the Bill for rendering the Militia more effectual.

Privilege.-Quartering Soldiers.

A Complaint being made to the House, That Sir Robert Holmes had quartered Soldiers upon Sir Robert Dillington, a Member of the House, in Breach of the Privileges of the House;

And the House being informed, that Sir Robert Holmes was out of Town, but would be in Town in a few Days; the Matter was respited.

Wye, &c. Navigation.

Ordered, That all Members that come to the Committee, to whom the Bill for making the Rivers of Wye and Lugg in the Counties of Gloucester, navigable, is referred, have Voices.

Corresponding with late King James.

Resolved, That the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act, declaring and making it to be Treason, to keep any intelligence, or maintain any Correspondence, with the late King James the Second, be now read.

The Bill was read the First time.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time on Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Ways and Means.

The House then, according to the Order of Saturday last, for proceeding de die in diem, for settling the Way of raising Monies for the Supply of the Navy, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, for settling the same.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That, they having taken into Consideration the Way to raise the Sum of Seven hundred thousand Pounds for the Supply of the Navy, they had agreed upon several Resolves: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as follow:

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Raising of the Seven hundred thousand Pounds for Supply of the Navy, a Tax be laid upon all Ground Rents for new Buildings, upon new Foundations, within the Bills of Mortality, since the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year 1660; except such as are within the Walls of the City of London.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That Provision be made in any Bill for that Purpose, against the Increase of new Building.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the Raising of the Seven hundred thousand Pounds for the Supply of the Navy, an additional Duty of Excise be laid upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, except Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea; and except Strong Water, or Aqua Vitæ, made and sold; and also, except Low Wines, of the first Extraction) for Three Years, to commence from the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1689, according to the Rates in the Act of 29 Car. II. intituled, An additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree, That, towards the Raising of the seven hundred thousand Pounds for Supply of the Navy, a Tax be laid upon all Ground Rents for new Buildings upon new Foundations, within the Bills of Mortality, since the Twenty-fifth Day of March in the Year 1660; except such as are within the Walls of the City of London.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That Provisions be made in any Bill for that Purpose, against the Increase of new Building.

The Third of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, That, towards the Raising of the Seven hundred thousand Pounds for the Supply of the Navy, an additional Duty of Excise be laid upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, (except Coffee, Chocolate, and Tea; and except Strong-water, or Aqua Vitæ, made and sold; and also, except Low Wines of the first Extraction) for Three Years, to commence from the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1689, according to the Rates in the Act of 29 Car. the Second, intituled, An Additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors.

Mr. Hamden also acquaints the House, That he had Direction from the Committee to move, that a Bill may be brought in, for applying to the publick Use all such pecuniary Forfeitures as have been incurred by any Person or Persons, for accepting and exercising any Offices or Employments, contrary to the Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants; and that such Persons as have so acted may not be employed for the future.

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in for applying to the publick Use all such pecuniary Forfeitures as have been incurred by any Person or Persons, for accepting and exercising any Offices or Employments, contrary to the Act of the Twenty-fifth Year of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants; and that such Persons as have so acted may not be employed for the future.

Resolved, That Mr. Attorney and Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. Brewer, do prepare and bring in a Bill accordingly: And that it be Instructions to them, That they do take Notice of all Informations now depending: And that the Estates of the Persons liable to such Forfeitures be made subject to the said Forfeitures.

Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, and Mr. Wogan do prepare and bring in a Bill for laying the Tax upon Ground Rents, as aforesaid.

Resolved, That Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Solicitor General, and Colonel Birch, do prepare and bring in a Bill for laying the additional Duty of Excise.

Mr. Hamden also acquaints the House, That he had Directions from the Committee to move, that, towards the raising the seven hundred thousand Pounds for Supply of the Navy, a Committee may be appointed to receive Proposals for raising Money upon the Security of Lands forfeitable in Ireland, for the present Rebellion.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to receive Proposals for raising Money upon the Security of Lands forfeitable in Ireland, for the present Rebellion.

And it is referred unto Mr. Conisby, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Garway, Mr. Harbort, Mr. Done, Sir John Knight, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Hamden sen. Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Philip Skippon, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Grey, Mr. Phil. Foley, Mr. Colt, Lord Fitzharding, Sir John Knatchbull, Mr. Hamden jun. Mr. Palmes, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Russell, Sir John Wyn, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Chetwyn, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Somers, Sir H. Capell, Sir H. Ashurst, Mr. Jepson, Sir Wm. Honywood, Sir Tho. Barnadiston, Sir William Williams, Sir Hen. Goffe, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Wyn, Mr. Grey, Mr. H. Herbert: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Thursday next, in the Duchy Chamber, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.