Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Martis, 2 die Julii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Sir Walter Moyle reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Trustees to grant Leases of the Estate of Richard Hele, Esquire, was referred, That the Committee had thought fit to make several Amendments 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.
Resolved, That the said Report do lie upon the Table.
A Petition of the Mercers of Exeter was presented to the House.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to lay a Duty at the Custom-house upon Cloaths, instead of . . . Duty of Aulnage.
That the Counsel for and against the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for the better Regulating the Salt-works in Droytwich, were called in; and heard at the Bar of the House:
And afterwards, being withdrawn;
The Bill was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Sir John Doyley, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Dunc. Colchester, Mr. Smith, Sir Phil. Gell, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Rich. Newdigate, Lord Digbye, Mr. Wroth, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Anth. Newport, Mr. Holbey, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Done, Mr. Pitts, Mr. Kendall, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir John Mathews, Mr. Moore, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Mr. Phil. Foley, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Palmes, Sir John Wynne, Mr. Fox, Sir Geo. Willoughby, Mr. Stockdale, Mr. Buckley, Mr. Buckland, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Harley, Mr. Coningsby, Sir Jonath. Jenings, Mr. Freke, Mr. Cooke: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Duchy Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Anchitell Grey have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Mr. Herle have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Ordered, That Mr. Mansell have Leave to go into the Country, for a Month.
Newcastle Court of Conscience.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Lacon William Child;
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience in Newcastle, without any Alteration.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to examine into the Miscarriages relating to Londonderry and Ireland be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Reversing Judgments against Oates.
A Bill to reverse the Judgments in the King's Bench against Mr. Oates, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time Tomorrow Morning.
Answer to Addresses.
Mr. Hamden acquaints the House, That he, with others of his Majesty's Privy Council, had, according to the Order of this House, attended his Majesty with their Address, That he would be pleased to acquaint this House, what Number of Ships, and what Number of Men and Guns to each Ship, the States of the United Provinces have set forth, and are obliged to set forth, for this Summer's Expedition, in Conjunction with his Majesty's Fleet: And that his Majesty said, All were come in but Two; and ordered the Earl of Nottingham to give an Extract out of the Treaty with the States: Which was done: And he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read, and is as followeth; viz.
Extract out of the Treaty between their Majesties and the States General, signed April the 29th, 1689.
THE States General shall put to Sea Thirty Ships of War; to wit, Eight which shall carry from Seventy to Eighty Guns; Seven, which shall carry from Sixty to Seventy; and Fifteen, from Fifty to Sixty Guns; besides which, the said States General shall likewise furnish Nine Frigates, and Four Fire-ships: Which Ships, Frigates, and Fire-ships, shall, together, have on board Ten thousand Five hundred Seventy-two Men effectively.
Sir Henry Capell acquaints the House, That he, with others of his Majesty's Privy Council, had, according to the Order of this House, attended his Majesty with their Address, That, in his Treaty with his Allies, there be an Article inserted to prohibit all Trade with France: And that his Majesty was pleased to answer presently, That he had taken Care, in the Treaty with the Dutch, That such an Article should be; and also that, in all his Treaties with his Allies, that Article should be put in.
Rights of the Subject, and settling the Crown.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Clause, sent down from the Lords, as an Amendment to the Bill for the Declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown, was referred, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Resolved, That the House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the additional Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Attorney General reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some Progress in the Bill: And that they had directed him to move the House, That they may sit again To-morrow Morning, to proceed further therein.
Resolved, That this House do, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.