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;
A BILL to enable Trustees to grant Leases of the Estate of Rich. Hele, Esquire, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Bristoll, &c. Courts of Conscience.
A Bill for erecting Courts of Conscience in Bristoll and Gloucester, and for building a Gaol at Bristoll, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
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;
Ordered, That the said Edw. Barradell, Archibald Sparke, and Robert Lambert, be taken into Custody by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for such their Breach of Privilege.
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.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to examine the Matter of Fact of the said Petition, and to state and report the same to the House.
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.
Ordered, That Sir George Fletcher have Leave to go into the Country, for Six Weeks, to settle the Militia.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Nevill have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Davers have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Newport have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Annulling Sidney's Attainder.
An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for annulling, and making void, the Attainder of Algernoon Sidney, Esquire, was read a Second time.
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.
A Bill for Relief of the Orphans of London was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the House do, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House upon the said Bill.
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.
Resolved, That the said Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for Relief of Orphans of London, is referred.
Supply Bill; Poll Tax.
A Bill for an additional Poll, was read the Third time.
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.
Which Clause was Twice read.
The Question being put, That the first Blank of the Clause be filled up with Five thousand Pounds;
It passed in the Negative.
The Question being put, That the Blank be filled up with Four thousand Pounds;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth,
So it passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the First Blank be filled up with "Three thousand Pounds."
Resolved, That the Second Blank be filled up with "Twelve hundred Pounds."
Resolved, That the Third Blank be filled up with "Six hundred Pounds."
Resolved, That the Fourth Blank be filled up with "Twelve hundred Pounds."
Resolved, That the Fifth Blank be filled up with "Three thousand Pounds."
The Clause, with the Blanks so filled up, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That it be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for raising Money by a Poll, and otherwise, towards the Reducing of Ireland.
Resolved, That Mr. Hamden do carry the Bill up to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
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.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Bill of Indemnity.
Resolved, That this House will take into Consideration the Heads for a Bill of Indemnity, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Eleven of the Clock.
Bail on Prosecution ordered.
A Certificate, that Sir James Smith hath given Bail before the Lord Chief Justice Holt, to appear to an Indictment, according to the Order of this House, was read.
Ordered, That Sir James Smith be discharged out of Custody, paying his Fees.
Privilege-Petition from a Person in custody.
A Petition of Richard Janeway, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, acknowledging his Offence, and begging the Pardon of the House, was read.
And a Debate arising thereupon;
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Ten of the Clock.