Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 8 die Augusti; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Claims on the Revenue.
A PETITION of Sir Wm. Warren was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in the latter Part of the Year 1659, when the Parliament had voted to bring in King Charles the Second, the Navy Board had ordered to fit out Twenty-five of the best Ships of War for that Purpose: Which Ships being much out of Repair, in their Hulls, Masts, Sails, Cordage, &c. the Petitioner, amongst divers other Merchants, was invited to supply such Hemp, Masts, Pitch, Tar, Timber Plank, &c. as was wanting for that Service; and Whitehall and the Parliament House were ordered to be got ready for the King's Reception: Whereupon the Petitioner did supply near Ten thousand Pounds-worth of Masts, Timber, and other Provision, to the said Fleet and Houses, equipt and fitted to fetch over and receive his said Majesty: For which, by a Clause in the Act of Parliament for disbanding the then Army, he was to be paid; but to this Day never received any Satisfaction; but was always told, at the Treasury Office, that the Money on the Act fell short of the Parliament's Expectation, and therefore could not be paid, till the Parliament made new Provision for it: And that when the Acts of Parliament were made, in the Time of the late Dutch Wars, to encourage all Men to advance a Credit in the Exchequer, to enable his Majesty the better to carry on those Wars; the Petitioner did, with the First, actually give a Credit, out of his private Estate, to the Value of above Forty thousand Pounds; whereby, when the Exchequer was stopped, he had divers Thousands of Pounds stopped therein: And the Petitioner having been always ready to give, and actually hath given, greater Credits to the Navy in its greatest Exigencies, than any other Merchant hath done; whereby, soon after the Stop of the Exchequer, there also followed a Postponing of Debts in the Navy, and other public Offices, where many thousand Pounds of the Petitioner's Money was likewise postponed, and unpaid him to this Day, and hath never since received one Peny Interest on any the said Sums: And the House being now settling fit Methods for Relief of those that have just Debts due to them from the Crown; and imploring the House to take into Consideration his suffering Case, or to refer it to some Committee, to state it more perfectly; and therein to act, and give Relief to him and his Family, as to them should seem meet.
A Petition of Sir James Johnson was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, in 1666, did, by Order and Direction of the principal Officers and Commissioners of King Charles the Second's Navy, disburse in ready Money, for Equipping of divers of his Majesty's Frigates, the Sum of Five hundred Twenty-seven Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny; and in the same Year, and by the same Order and Direction, did buy and deliver into his Majesty's Stores at Harwich, a Parcel of Pitch and Tar, to the Value of Six hundred Seventy-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence; together, the Sum of One thousand Two hundred Three Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Five-pence; whereof the Petitioner received, in December 1670, Four hundred Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Two-pence: And, his said Majesty being pleased to order in Council, in February 1665, That they who supplied Stores for the Navy, should have Interest of Six per Cent. for so long as they should be unpaid, That there is now due to the Petitioner, for Principal and Interest, One thousand Nine hundred Eighty-five Pounds One Shilling and Three-pence: And praying that the House will appoint him such Satisfaction for the Premises, as to them should seem meet.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Birch, Mr. Samford, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Foot Onslowe, Mr. Christy, Mr. Reynell, Mr. Pampillion, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Montague, Sir Philip Gell, Sir Edw. Hussey, Sir Nevill Catlyn, Major Vincent, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Patience Ward, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Ellwell, Sir Wm. Cooper, Major Manley, Sir John Austin, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Conigsby, Colonel Sackville, Sir Wm. Ashurst, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Blake, Sir Phill. Skipon, Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Thornley, Sir John Guise, Mr. Fitton Gerrard, Mr. Norreis, Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir Tho. Dyke, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Wildman junior, Colonel Phill. Howard, Mr. Chaddock, Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Bernard, Mr. Greenvile, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Francis Gwyn, Sir Walter Moyle, Colonel Mildmay, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and for the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, and Sussex: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Christy reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the encouraging the Woolen Manufactures, was referred, That they 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; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Land Tax Commissioners.
An additional Bill for appointing Commissioners for executing the Act for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound, for the necessary Defence of their Realms, was read the First time.
And it was proposed, that the Blank in the Bill in Folio 2, Line 12, be filled up with "One thousand Pounds:" And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Blank filled up accordingly at the Table.
Settling the Revenue.
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; and nothing to intervene.