Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 7 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Claimson the Revenue.
A PETITION of the Mayor and Commonalty, and Citizens of London, Governors of the Hospitals of St. Bartholomew, Christ, Bridwell, and St. Thomas, was read; setting forth, That his late Majesty King Charles the Second, by his Letters Patents, dated the Eight of August, in the Thirtieth Year of his Reign did grant to Sir Edmund Turner, his Heirs and Assigns, an Annuity of Two hundred Seventy-five Pounds Eleven Shillings; to be received out of the Revenue of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors therein mentioned: And that the said Sir Edmund Turner, of his religious and charitable Disposition, did assign Fifty Pounds per Annum to every of the said Hospitals, Part of the said Annuity of Two hundred Seventy-five Pounds Eleven Shillings: And that Sir Peter Vandeput, and some other worthy Benefactors, have assigned other Debts, charged by his said late Majesty upon the same Revenue, to the President and Governors of Christ's Hospital, for the Benefit of almost One thousand poor Orphans harboured and bred there, to the Value of Two thousand Six hundred Six Pounds Five Shillings: Which in the whole, with the growing Interest, due at Lady-day last to the said Christ Hospital only, will amount to Three thousand Five hundred Forty-four Pounds Ten Shillings: and praying, that there may be such Provision made for the Payment of the said Fifty Pounds per Annum, to each of the said Hospitals, and of the Sums and Arrears due to Christ Hospital in particular, as shall be thought fit.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling the Revenue, is referred.
A Petition of the Assignees of Sir Robert Vyner, and other Goldsmiths, upon the hereditary Part of the Revenue of Excise was read; setting forth, That the late King Charles the Second, by several Letters Patents, for valuable Considerations, did grant unto Sir Robert Vyner, Sir Jeremiah Snowe, Edward Backwell, Esquire, Gilbert Whitehall, and several other Goldsmiths, several yearly Sums therein mentioned, in Trust for such of the Petitioners their Creditors, as should deliver up their Securities, and accept Assignments of proportionable Parts of the respective yearly Sums, so granted, in Satisfaction of their respective Debts: And that the Petitioners, soon after the Making of the said Letters Patents, did accordingly accept of Assignments of Parts of the said yearly Sums so granted, in Satisfaction of their respective Debts; and delivered up their Securities, to and discharged the said Goldsmiths of, the said Debts; relying upon the said Assignments, as good and valid for their Satisfaction: That the said yearly Sums and Interest have been, for divers Years, paid: And, forasmuch as the said yearly Sums is the only Subsistence of divers Families; and being informed, the House have taken into Consideration the settling the Revenue of the Kingdom; and praying it may be without Prejudice to the Properties of the Petitioners, granted to them upon so valuable Consideration; which they, by their Counsel, can fully make appear to be legal, if admitted so to do.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for settling the Revenue is committed.
Prohibiting Trade with France.
An ingrossed Bill for prohibiting the Importation of French Goods, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Clayton do carry up the Bill to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
A Complaint being made to the House, That one Wm. Presgrave, a Servant of the Lord Sherrard, a Member of this House, had been arrested by one Thomas Bush, and others, in Breach of the Privileges of this House;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Mr. Burrard, a Member of this House, informed the House, That one Thomas Bond had arrested a Servant of his, and detained him in Custody, after he had been demanded, by the said Mr. Burrard, in Breach of the Privileges of this House.
Ordered, That the said Thomas Bond be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for such his Breach of Privilege.
Supply Bill; settling the Revenue.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the Revenue.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Bill; and had directed him to move the House, That they may sit again To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That the House do, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for settling the Revenue.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.