Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 29 die Junii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Recovery of Tythes.
AN ingrossed Bill, for more easy Recovery of small Tythes, was read the Third time.
An Amendment proposed to be made in the Bill, by leaving out "said," in Press 1, L. 29; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Rider was offered to be added to the Bill; and twice read: That in case any Person, after Judgment removed into another County; the Judgment should be certified to the Justices of that County; and that those Justices should cause the Money to be levied; and that no Suit shall be elsewhere, but before the Justices.
Resolved, That the Clause be read a Third time.
The Clause was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Clause do pass, and be made Part of the Bill.
Another Amendment was proposed to be made in the Bill, Press 3, L. 26, by leaving out "One Year," and inserting, instead thereof, "Two Years;" and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the Bill, so amended, do pass: And that the Title thereof be, An Act for the more speedy and easy Recovery of small Tythes.
Ordered, That Mr. Christy do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Sir John Guise presented to the House a Bill for the regulating the Abuses in the Aulnagers.
Ordered, That the Bill do lie upon the Table.
The House then took into Consideration a Way for Relief of the Irish Protestants.
Attainting several Persons.
Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the Committee to whom the Bill for attainting certain Persons, is referred, that they prepare and bring in a Clause, that the Estates of the Persons who are now in Rebellion in Ireland, be applied to the Relief of the Irish Protestants fled into this Realm; and also to declare all the Proceedings of the pretended Parliament, and Courts of Justice, now held in Ireland, to be null and void: And that Sir John Doyley, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Lawton, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Parker, Col. Tipping, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Smith, Mr. Ettrick, Mr. Conisby, Mr. Edw. Montague, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Ellwell, be added to the Committee: And that the Committee be revived; and do sit this Afternoon, and de die in diem, till the Bill be finished.
Fall of Rents.
Ordered, That Mr. Christy, Mr. Carter, be added to the Committee appointed to inquire into the Reasons of the Fall of Rents.
Marches Court in Wales.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Meredith:
Mr. Speaker, the Lords have agreed to the Bill for taking away the Court holden before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales; with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
The Amendments being read, are as followeth;
Press. 1, L. 32, for "Majesty" read "Majesties."
At the End of the Bill, insert Proviso (A); viz.
"Provided always, That no Judgment nor Decrees passed in the said Court before the First Day of June, 1689, shall be by this Act repealed or annulled; but all and every of them shall remain in the same Force, and all Executions upon them in the same State, in which they were before the Making of this Act; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding."
The First Amendment, being read a Second and Third time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
The Second Amendment, being read a Second and Third time, was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Gwyn do carry up the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendments.
Supply Bill; Coffee, Tea, &c.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying an additional Custom upon Coffee, Tea and Chocolate.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Colonel Birch took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Colonel Birch reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; 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.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, and was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; for the Bill to continue for Three Years, and to the End of the First Session of the next Parliament.
Ordered, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Higham Ferrers Writ.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to issue out a new Writ for the Electing a Burgess for the Borough of Higham Ferrers in the County of Northampton, in the room of Lewis Watson, Esquire, now Lord Rockingham, and called to the House of Lords.
Orphans of London.
Resolved, That the House do, on Wednesday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London, and nothing to intervene.
Wye, &c. Navigation.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for making navigable the Rivers of Wye and Lugg, in the County of Hereford, be made upon Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.