Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 14 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Lord Hereford's Jointure.
AN ingrossed Bill, come down from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the enabling Edward Viscount Hereford to settle a Jointure on his Marriage with Eliz. Norborne, notwithstanding his Minority, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Ettericke, Mr. Christy, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir John Barker, Mr. Phil. Skippon, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Fenwick, Sir John Rouse, Mr. Baldwyn, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Glemham, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Wm. Cooke, Lord Falkland, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Thom. Bernadiston, Mr. Christy, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Carter, Sir Rob Rich, Mr. Gray, Sir John Doyley, Sir John Knight, Mr. Pitts, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. England, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Brodrep, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Suffolke and Worcester: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffereys.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard presented a Bill for the charging the Manors of Dalby and Broughton, the Estate of the late Lord Jeffereys, with the Sum of Fourteen thousand Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds, and Interest, to Mr. Prideaux.
Resolved, That the Bill do lie upon the Table.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Poole have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Morgan have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks, upon urgent Occasions.
Ordered, That Sir Justinian Isham have Leave to go into the Country, for Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Stockbridge in the County of Southampton, in the Room of Wm. Montague, Esquire, whose Election hath been by this House declared to be void.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Baron Nevile, and Mr. Justice Gregory;
Mr. Speaker, the Lords have considered the Bill for granting to their Majesties an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound, for one Year; and have made some small Amendments thereunto: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
The Amendments were once read throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: and are as followeth; viz.
12 Press, Line 15, after "of," leave out to "Hugh," in the 17th Line; and read "Cornwall."
28 Press, Line 10, instead of Sir Robert Atkyns senior," read "the Right honourable Sir Robert Atkins, Lord Chief Baron of their Majesties Court of Exchequer, and Speaker of the House of Peers."
129 Press, Line 7, instead of "instituted," read "intituled."
Ordered, That Mr. Hamden, do go to the Lords; and acquaint them with the Concurrence of this House to the said Amendments.
State of the Nation.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further. Consideration of the State of the Nation.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Grey took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Grey reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed upon several Resolves: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his place; and, afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where they were read; and are as follow; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to examine and state the Condition of the Publick Revenue, when his Majesty, when Prince of Orange, took upon him the Administration of the Government; and also to and at Michaelmas last; and also what Loans have been thereupon; and how the same hath been employed.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, that an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to lay before him the ill Conduct and Success of our Affairs in reference to Ireland, the Armies and Fleet; and humbly to desire his Majesty, That he will please to take . . into his Consideration; and in his Wisdom to find out the Authors of Miscarriages; and appoint Affairs to be managed by Persons unsuspected, and more to the Satisfaction of his Subjects.
The first of the said Resolves being read a Second time;
An Amendment was proposed to be made, by inserting before "Majesty" "present;" and by leaving out "when Prince of Orange, took upon him"; and, instead thereof, inserting "accepted." Which were, upon the Questions severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolve so amended, That a Committee be appointed to examine and state the Condition of the Publick Revenue, when his present Majesty accepted the Administration of the Government; and also to and at Michaelmas last; and also what Loans have been thereupon, and how the same hath been employed.
And it is referred unto Mr. Grey, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Guise, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, Sir John Trenchard, Mr. Garway, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Ellwell, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Sir Walter Young, Mr. How, Mr. Boyle, Sir Edw. Seymour, Lord Brandon, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Montague, Sir Rob. Rich, Lord Wm. Pawlett, Mr. Smith, Mr. John Hampden, Sir Fra. Russell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Sir John Lowther, Colonel Tipping, Mr. Hampden, Lord Marquis Winton, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Key, Mr. Edw. Montague, Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Dun. Colchester, Sir John Doyley, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Jepson, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir John Barker, Sir Rob. Howard, Mr. Anth. Grey, Mr. Hawles, Mr. Gwyn, Major Wildman, Sir Roger Cave, Sir Philip Skippon, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. England: And they are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records: And they are to make their Report to the House with all convenient Speed.
The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;
An Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding, before "Satisfaction," these Words, "Safety of his Majesty and:" Which, upon the Question put thereupon, were agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, in the said Resolve so amended, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to lay before him the ill Conduct and Success of our Affairs, in reference to Ireland, the Armies and Fleet; and humbly to desire his Majesty, That he will please to take it into his Consideration; and in his Wisdom to find out the Authors of Miscarriages; and to appoint Affairs to be managed by Persons unsuspected, and more to the Safety of his Majesty, and Satisfaction of his Subjects.