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, 17 die Maii ; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Privilege-Petition from a Person in Custody.
Astley's, &c. Nat.
Witnesses to be summoned.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant, for the Summoning of Witnesses to attend at the Bar of this House, on Monday Morning, to give their Testimony touching the Matter upon the Petition of Martha Bolton, Widow, against the East India Company.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant, for the Summoning of Witnesses to attend at the Bar of this House, on Monday Morning, to give their Testimony touching the Matter upon the Petition of Dorothy Bowyer, Widow, against the East India Company.
Orphans of London.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for Relief of the City Orphans is referred, to consider of the said Accompts, when they shall proceed in the Consideration of the Bill.
Measures of Corn, &c.
Resolved, That it be committed to Mr. Boscowen, Sir Matth. Andrewes, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Parker, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Carter, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Carew, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Stockdale, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Mr. Kendall, Mr. Ash, Mr. Babington, Mr. Pelham, Colonel Birch, Sir Rob. Nappier, Mr. Carew, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Norreis, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Christy, Mr. Fawkes, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Foley, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Blake; and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Devon, Cornewall, Southampton, Wilts, and Northumberland: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee, That a Clause be brought in for the Exportation of Corn from Berwick, but so as to prevent the Exportation of Scotch Corn from thence; and also to consider of the Tolls and Dues upon Measures.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill; Forfeitures.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee, to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for exempting their Majesties Protestant Subjects, dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws, was referred, That they had thought fit to make several Amendments to the Bill: Which he read in his Place: and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and are as followeth;
Skin the 5th, 1. 21, after the Word "Act," and before the Word "provided," insert these Words, "Provided always, that the making and subscribing the said Declaration, and the taking the said Oaths, and making the Declaration of Approbation and Subscription to the said Articles, in manner as aforesaid, by every respective Person or Persons herein-before mentioned, at such General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace as aforesaid, shall be then and there entered of Record in the said Court; for which Six-pence shall be paid to the Clerk of the Peace, and no more."
L. 12, after the Word "Realm," and before the Word "and," insert these Words, "and shall subscribe a Profession of their Christian Belief in these Words: I profess Faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ his Eternal Son, the true God, and in the Holy Spirit, One God blessed for evermore; and do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be given by Divine Inspiration."
Skin the 8th, 1. 28, after the Words "Fifty Pounds," and before the Word "for," insert these Words, "to be levied of his Goods and Chattels, Lands and Tenements, to the Use of the King and Queen's Majesties, their Heirs and Successors."
L. 29, after the Word "held," and before the Words, "and registered," insert these Words, "or to the Justices of the Peace, at the General or Quarter Sessions of the Peace, for the County, City, or Place."
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it is referred to prepare the Address concerning the Irish Protestants, do meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Queen's Court: And that Sir Walter Young, Colonel Tipping, Mr. Eldred, Sir John Guise, be added to the said Committee.