Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris 6 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Walpergen's, &c. Nat.
A Petition of the Company of Weavers at London and Canterbury was read; setting forth, That such a Law as the Bill for enjoining the Wear of Woollen for certain Months, will, as the Petitioners conceive, tend to their utter Ruin: And praying to be heard at the Bar of the House, by their Counsel, before the said Bill doth pass.
Resolved, That the Petition do lie upon the Table, to be taken into Consideration, when the Bill for enjoining the wearing the Woollen Manufactures certain Months in the Year, shall be read the Second time.
Cane Chairs, &c.
A Petition of the ancient Town of Thetford was read; setting forth, That in 1681, John Mendham, being Mayor of the said Town, combining with others to surrender their Charter, procured a Hall to be assembled in a clandestine Manner, and without due Notice to the rest of the Burgesses: And the said Mayor finding the Majority of the Burgesses and Commoners, who had Right to vote, would not consent to the Surrender of their Charter, he caused some of them to be turned out, without Conviction of any Misdemeanor; and put others in their Places, that were not duly qualified; by means whereof, he procured the old Charter to be surrendered, and obtained a new one, whereby the Petitioners were excluded: That, by Colour of an Enrollment of the said Surrender, the Petitioners cannot obtain a Restitution of their former Charters and Liberties; and praying the Consideration and Relief of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for One Year, was referred, That they had thought fit to make several Amendments in the Bill, and to add several Clauses to the same: 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.