Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 6 die Maii;
Bristoll, &c. Courts of Conscience.
This House being informed, that Mr. Michael East, Secretary to the Right honourable the Marquis of Winchester, a Member of this House, hath been arrested by Archibald Sparke and Robert Lambert, at the Suit of one Edw. Barradell, in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
A Petition of the Officers, Inn-keepers, and Clothiers, &c. that served in, quartered, and cloathed the Army raised by an Act of Parliament in 1677, and disbanded by another Act in 1679; setting forth, That the said Forces being raised to enter into an actual War against the French King, several of the Petitioners, upon the Credit of the said Acts, quartered, maintained, and cloathed the Army; but, in regard, it was not disbanded within the Time limited, and by other Accidents, the Money given fell short, to pay the Petitioners, about Seventy thousand Pounds, besides Interest; and, forasmuch as the Discharge of that Debt, contracted upon the Credit of Two Acts of Parliament, would greatly encourage them, and others, to give a further Credit upon the like Occasion; they prayed that their Condition might be considered, and speedy Course taken for Satisfaction of their Debts, with reasonable Allowance for their Forbearance; was read.
And it is referred unto Sir John Barker, Lord Falkland, Mr. Auditor Done, Sir John Matthews, Colonel Birch, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Parker, Sir H. Goodrick, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Blake, Mr. Babington, Mr. Norreis, Mr. Arnold, Mr. P. Foley, Sir Nevill Catlyn, Mr. Montague, Mr. Christy, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Fenwicke, Sir H. Johnson, Mr. T. Foley, Sir Fra Russel, Lord Coote, Colonel Whitley, * Ed. Vaughan, Captain Hunt, Sir Trevor Williams, Mr. John Williams, Mr. Hen. Vincent, Sir John Cordell, Mr. Howard: And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Duchy Chamber; and to make their Report, with all convenient Speed.
Leave of Absence.
Annulling Sidney's Attainder.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Guise, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Arnold, Lord Brandon, Mr. Christy, Sir * Cary, Mr. Grey, Mr. Niccolas, Sir Robert Clayton, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Parker, Mr. Coningsby, Lord Falkland, Mr. P. Foley, Lord Norreis, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Pelham, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Colonel Birch, Major Manley, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Hamden, Mr. H. Herbert, Mr. Tho. Foley, Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Gray: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Orphans of London.
Duty on Coals.
A Petition of the Owners of Ships, and Traders in Coals, to and from Newcastle, Sunderland, &c. setting forth, That the laying a further Imposition on Coals will very much lessen the Coal Trade, and will be great Damage, as well to the Poor of the City of London, as to Mariners and others; and, consequently, to Navigation itself; and therefore, praying to be heard at the Bar of the House: And that Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Encouragement of English Navigation, both as to building of Ships, and preventing Seamen from Serving Foreign Nations.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
An Amendment was proposed to be made to the Bill, by inserting these Words, "We the Commons, assembled in Parliament, do pray your Majesties, that it may be Enacted:" Which were Twice read; and agreed to by the House.
A Clause was offered to be added to the Bill, with Blanks, for Sums of Money to be allowed among the Auditors of the Receipt, the Clerk of the Pells, and the Four Tellers, for their Pains and Charges, relating to the Bill for the Aid, and Poll Bills; and for the Thirteen Shillings and Four-Pence to the Tellers, to be for the Navy only; and, that the Fee of Two Shillings for every Tally in the Tally Office be not taken away.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Colt,||120.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Christy,||130.|
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of Privileges do make his Report of the Matter of Breach of Privilege between Sir Rich. Temple and Mr. Palmes, on Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Rights of the Subject, and succession to the Crown.
Ordered, That the Bill for establishing the Articles presented by the Lords and Commons to their Majesties, and for settling the Crown, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning at Eleven of the Clock.