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, 31die Octobris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Greenwich Court of Conscience.
Contributions of Members.
Ordered, That every Knight of a Shire do pay Ten Shillings, and every other Member of the House do pay Five Shillings; and that all Defaulters, upon Calling-over the House, do pay double; to be distributed among the Officers of the House, by Mr. Speaker.
Graham and Burton.
Call of the House.
Rights of the Subject.
And it being proposed, that the Blank, which is in the Bill, Folio 17, Line 7, be filled up with these Words, "Three-and-twentieth Day of October, in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred and Eighty-nine;"
The House being informed, that one Wm. Allen, and Dutton Seyman his Attorney, had caused the Servant of Edw. Montague, Esquire, a Member of this House, and one whom the said Mr. Montague affirmed to be his Bailiff, and to whom he paid yearly Wages, to be arrested by James Witham, a Bailiff, notwithstanding the said Mr. Montague had given Notice, that such Person was his Servant; in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
A Petition of Sir John Stonehouse, Baronet, was read; setting forth, That, One-and-twentieth Day of May last, the Petitioner was duly elected Burgess for the Borough of Abingdon, by the Majority of Votes, and ought to have been returned; but that, nevertheless, the Mayor of the said Borough, in Breach of his Trust, refused to return him; but hath returned John Southby, Esquire: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises: and that a short Day may be appointed for the hearing and determining the Merits of the said Election.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges; to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.