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, 9 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
Privilege- petition from a person in Custody.
A Petition of Hugh Jones in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; setting forth, That he is very sensible and sorry, that he hath incurred the Displeasure of the House, for his inadvertent Behaviour before the Committee; the which the Petitioner acknowledgeth to be justly deemed a Breach of Privilege: And begging Pardon for his Offence; and praying, That in Consideration of the great Charge he is under, by the Care of Business for several Clients, and of a great Charge of Children, the House would be graciously pleased to order his Discharge from his Imprisonment.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Darcy, Mr. Christy, Mr. Boyle, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir John Moreton, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Niccolls, Mr. England, Lord Digby, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Baldwyn, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Freake, Mr. Rebow, Sir Nevill Catelyn, Mr. Reynolds, Sir John Fowell, Sir Cha. Blois, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Sir Cha. Raleigh, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Buckland, Mr. Gough, Sir Fra. Drake, Sir Wm. Cooke, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Patience Ward, Lord Clifford, Mr. Reynell, Sir Mat. Andrews, Sir Francis Russell, Mr. Christy, Sir Fran. Guibon, Mr. Williams, Mr. Moore, Sir John Bancks, Mr. Russell, Sir Walt. Young, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Colt, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Pitts, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Eldred, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Rob. Rich, Major Manly, Sir Phil. Skippon, Sir Tho. Littleton. Colonel Mildmay, Mr. Bull, Mr. Freke, Mr. Rebow, Sir John Moreton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Lord Jeffryes Forfeiture.
A Petition of Sir Henry Pollexfen, Knight, Chief Justice of their Majesties Court of Common Pleas, Sir Rob. Clayton, Knight, Edward Jennings, Esquire, and Thomas Coulson, of London, Merchant, Trustees for the Creditors and Children of the late Lord Jeffryes, Ann Lady Jeffryes, Widow of the said Lord, Wm. Stringer Jeffry, and John Jeffryes, Esquires, Executors of the said late Lord Jeffryes, was read; setting forth, That they being informed of a Bill brought in for attainting the said Lord Jeffryes of High Treason, and forfeiting the Estate; and praying to be heard by Counsel at the Bar of this House, to offer Reasons against the said Bill.
Lord Jeffryes' Forfeiture.
A Petition of Jeffery Jeffryes, Merchant, was read; setting forth, That the late Lord Jeffryes being indebted to him One thousand Pounds; and that, for Security thereof, and also of Nine thousand Pounds more, to be paid to the Creditors of the said Lord, of which he hath really paid Eight thousand One hundred Thirty-three Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Eight-pence, a Mortgage was made of the Manor of Dolby and Broughton, his Estate, in Leicestershire: And, that being informed there is a Bill depending for attainting the said Lord, and forfeiting his Estate; and praying, that a Saving of the Petitioner's Right may be inserted in the Bill, or that he may be heard in relation thereunto;
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
And Mr. Sacheverell reports, That, according to the Order of Saturday last, Mr. Solicitor General and he had prepared a Clause for appropriating Part of the Money granted by the said Bill for the paying the Seamen, and providing Victuals and Stores for the Navy: Which he delivered in at the Table; and was twice read. And there being Blanks left for the Sum to be appropriated for those Purposes;
Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, for the Commissioners in this Bill to review the Assessments made upon the Act made the last Session of this Parliament, for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Twelve-pence in the Pound; Which is as followeth; viz.
"Provided always and be it Enacted, That the Commissioners appointed to put this Act in Execution shall, and are hereby impowered and required within their respective Counties, Divisions, Cities, and Places, to examine upon Oath, and review the several Assessments of each Parish and Place, made in pursuance of the late Act, intituled, An Act for a Grant to their Majesties of Twelve-pence in the Pound for One Year, for the necessary Defence of their Realms; and, where they shall find any Person or Place assessed at a lower Rate, or lesser Sum, than was directed by the said Act, to cause the same so omitted to be re-assessed, and paid to their Majesties, in such Manner, and by such Ways and Means, and under such Pains and Penalties, as is herein before provided and directed for the assessing and levying the Sums chargeable by this present Act.
|Tellers for the Yeas||Sir Fra. Drake,||136.|
|Sir Cha. Raleigh,|
|Tellers for the Noes||Sir Fra. Russell,||127.|
|Sir John Knight,|