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, 7° die Novembris ; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Greenwich. &c. Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to inspect the Expences of the War the last Year, be revived; and do sit this Afternoon: And that Sir John Mathews, Mr. Harly, Sir Peter Coryton, Mr. Christy, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Fra. Guibon, Lord Sherrard, Mr. Newton, Sir Fran. Russell, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bockland, Sir Phil. Gell, Mr. Arnold, Mr. England, be added to the said Committee.
Privileges-persons petition for Discharge.
A Petition of Dutton Seaman, William Allen, and James Witham, was read; setting forth, That the said Petitioners have been committed upon the Complaint of Wm. Montague, Esquire, a Member of the House, for arresting his Servant: That they have made their Submission to the said Mr. Montague, and begged his Pardon for the said Arrest: And praying to be discharged of their Confinement.
Bill of Indemnity.
Bill of Pains and Penalties.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Solicitor General do prepare and bring in the Bill for inflicting Pains and Penalties upon such Persons as have been the Occasion of the violating the Laws and Liberties in the Two late Reigns, on Monday Morning next.
Miscarriages of the War.
Mr. Foley moved from the Committee, appointed to examine, By what means the Intelligence came to be given to their Majesties Enemies, concerning the several Stations of the Winter Guard of their Majesties Navy; and likewise into the Miscarriages in the Victualing the Navy; and the Transportation of the Army; and all other things relating to the War, both by Sea and Land, the last Year; That some Persons may be appointed to examine one * Burton, the Lord Griffin's Cook, who is a Prisoner in the Gatehouse.
Ways an Means.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed upon Three several Resolves; which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That towards the raising the Supply to be given to their Majesties, for reducing of Ireland, and Prosecution of the War against France, there be a Review of the Poll Bill: And that the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, in the same Bill, there be a Tax of Twenty Shillings laid upon every Shop-keeper, Tradesman and Artificer, worth Three hundred Pounds clear Personal Estate.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply, there by a Tax of One hundred Thousand Pounds laid upon the Jews: And that the House be moved, That a Bill be brought in for that Purpose.
Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee, That, towards the raising the Supply to be given to their Majesties, for reducing of Ireland, and Prosecution of the War against France, there be a Review of the Poll Bill.
Resolved, That the House do agree with the Committee, That, in the same Bill, there be a Tax of Twenty Shillings laid upon every Shop-keeper, Tradesman, and Artificer, worth Three hundred Pounds clear Personal Estate.
Mr. Hamden also acquaints the House, That he had Directions from the Committee of the whole House to move, That the said Committee may sit de die in diem, until they have gone through in the Consideration of the Ways of raising the said Supply.
Resolved, That the House do de die in diem resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, until they have gone through the Consideration of the Ways of raising the Supply to be given to his Majesty.
Expences at Elections.
Ordered, That Mr. Sacheverell and Mr. Garway be added to the Committee, to whom the Bill to prevent Abuses, occasioned by excessive Expences at Elections of Members to serve in Parliament, was referred.