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, 16 die Decembris; 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
Colchester Court of Conscience.
Leave of Absence.
A Complaint being made of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir John Wynne, a Member of this House, by one George Twistleton, Esquire, his assaulting and beating the Servant of the said Sir John Wynne, in the County of Carnarvon, and disturbing his Possession;
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament, for the Borough of Abbington in the County of Berks, be received upon Wednesday Morning next.
Cane Chairs, &c.
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That he had received a Pacquet from Commissary Shales on Saturday last; wherein was inclosed a Letter from him, giving an Account of his Proceedings, since he came into that Employment; together with a Petition to this House; praying, That he may be released from his Confinement, and permitted to come over into England, to clear himself from those Matters which he is charged with.
Address respecting him.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, That Commissary Shales may be sent for over in Custody, with all convenient Speed; and that all Papers may be brought over with him: And that his Majesty be acquainted with the said Letter and Petition.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to bring in the Names of such of the Irish Nobility and Gentry that were fled hither out of that Kingdom, as were fit to receive his Majesty's Bounty, be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Colonel Tipping reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for punishing such Officers and Soldiers as should mutiny, and desert their Majesties Service, and preventing false Musters, 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 read a Second time, one by one; and, after some Amendments made thereunto at the Table, were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Royal Assent to Bills.
Mr. Speaker reports, That he had presented the Bill for a Grant to their Majesties of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for One Year: And that his Majesty had given the Royal Assent thereto; and also to the Bills for declareing the Rights of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown: For Naturalizing of Wm. Watts, an Infant: For declaring and enacting John Rogerson to be a natural-born Subject of this Realm.
Supply Bill; collecting Revenue.
Mr. Speaker to print his Speech on presenting Land Tax Bill.
Provision for Prince and Princess of Denmarke.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Leveson Gower, and Mr. Ellwell, be added to the Committee, to whom it was referred to prepare an humble Address to his Majesty to make a Provision for the Prince and Princess Ann of Denmarke.