Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ 25 die Novembris 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Wm. Morgan, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms * * * *.
Greenwich Court of Conscience
Sir John Knatchbull reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience at Greenwich, and other Places in the Hundred of Blackheath, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made 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, all of them (except the last) a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, were agreed unto by the House.
The last Amendment, Folio 16, Line 15, after the Word "after," fill up the Blank with these Words, "First Day of January, which shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred and Eighty-nine," was read a Second time:
And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;
It passed in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Bill be re-committed to the same Committee: And that they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That Sir John Doyley and Mr. Cooke be added to the said Committee.
Rights of the Subject, and Succession of the Crown.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
The Amendments were read the First time throughout; and are as followeth; viz.
8 Skin, 31 Line, after "Prince," add "or by any King or Queen marrying a Papist."
37 Line, after "Religion," add "or shall marry a Papist."
9 Skin, 5 Line, after "same," insert "and in all and every such Case or Cases, the People of these Realms shall be, and are hereby absolved of their Allegiance."
7 Line, after "Persons," add "being Protestants."
10 Line, after "professing," add "or marrying;" and after "dead," add "and that every King and Queen of this Realm, who, at any time hereafter, shall come to, and succeed in the Imperial Crown of this Kingdom, shall, on the First Day of the Meeting of the First Parliament, next after his or her . . . Throne, in the House of Peers, in the Presence of the Lords and Commons therein assembled, or at his or her Coronation, before such Person or Persons who shall administer the Coronation Oath to him or her, at the Time of his or her taking the said Oath, which shall first happen, make, subscribe, and audibly repeat the Declaration mentioned in the Statute, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament: But if it shall happen, that such King or Queen, upon his or her Succession to the Crown of this Realm, shall be under the Age of Twelve Years; then every such King and Queen shall make, subscribe, and audibly repeat the said Declaration at his or her Coronation, or the First Day of the Meeting of the First Parliament, as aforesaid, which shall first happen after such King or Queen shall have attained the Age of Twelve Years."
26 Line, after "Statute," insert "and except in such Cases as shall be especially provided for, by one or more Bill or Bills to be passed during this present Session of Parliament."
Ordered, That the Bill for restoring of Corporations be read a Second time on Wednesday Morning next.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House do To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration of the State of the Nation.
The House being informed, that one Mr. Waller, who came lately out of Ireland, was also to give the House some Account of the Condition of the Army, and of the State of Affairs there;
Ordered, That Mr. Waller have Notice to attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Holmes, have Leave to go to his Command in the Isle of Wight for a Month, being to be employed there in his Majesty's Service.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed upon the Bill for granting an Aid to their Majesties of Two Shillings in the Pound, for one Year.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made a further Progress in the said Bill; but had not been able to go through it.
Resolved, That the House do, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill.
Greenwich Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience for Greenwich, and the Hundred of Blackheath in the County of Kent, do meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: and that Sir John Doyley and Mr. Cooke be added to the said Committee.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend the House of Lords, in a Cause between Windham and Windham.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.