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, 5 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Wm. Batson, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That, upon his Marriage with Carolina his now Wife, he settled a Jointure on her, of certain Lands in the County of Oxon: And the Petitioner being since settled in Suffolke, where he has a Prospect of purchasing a much better Estate, in Case the other may be sold; being with the Consent of the Trustees, and all Parties therein concerned; and praying, That this House would give him Leave to bring in a Bill for selling the said settled Estate; and that the Monies arising thereby may be applied towards the purchasing Lands in Com' Suffolke, to be settled in such Manner as the said Estate was before settled,
Leave of Absence.
Cane Chairs &c.
A Petition of several Joyners, Turners, Carvers, Sawyers, Caners of Chairs, and others about the City of London, was read; setting forth, That they understand a Bill is passing for preventing the Making of Cane Chairs; which, if it should pass, will tend to their utter Ruin; and many Thousands more deprived of a Livelihood; and praying, That before such a Bill do pass, they may be heard at the Bar, to give their Reasons against the same.
A Bill for the better securing their Majesties Protestant Subjects of Ireland, against the illegal Proceedings of the Rebels, now in actual Rebellion against their Majesties in that, Kingdom, was read the First time.
Commissioners of Victualling.
A Petition of Sir Richard Haddocke, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, the late Commissioners for victualling their Majesties Navy, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; setting forth, That they find they are fallen under the Displeasure of this House: and that they are heartily sorry for it: But that yet, they hope they shall make their Innocency appear, when they shall be admitted to answer for themselves; having behaved themselves in their Majesties Service, as became honest, loyal, and dutiful Subjects and Servants, with their utmost Care and Diligence: And praying, That they may have their Liberties, upon giving such sufficient Bail, or otherwise, as should be required for their Appearance from time to time.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Jos. Tredenham,||117.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Robert Rich,||105.|
To be liberated on Bail.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House be impowered to take Bond for the Appearance of the said Sir Richard Haddock, Sir John Parsons, Anthony Sturt, and Nicholas Fenne, from time to time, at the Bar of this House, when and as often as they shall be thereunto required by this House.
Ordered, That each of the said Persons shall be bound with Two Securities for their Appearance; the Principal to be bound in Five thousand Pounds Penalty, and the Security in Two thousand Five hundred Pounds apiece.
Miscarriages of the War.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom it was referred to examine into the Miscarriage of the War for the last Year, and the Victuals and Provisions for the Navy, do make their Report with all convenient Speed.
Settling the Forces.
Supply Bill; Collecting Revenue.
Provision for Prince and Princess of Denmarke.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That they do take care there be a Provision made in the said Bill for the Prince and Princess of Denmarke, for this Year.