Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 6 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
AN ingrossed Bill to enable Sir Edwyn Sadleir to sell Lands, to pay Debts, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title thereof be, An Act to enable Sir Edwin Sadleir to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.
Ordered, That Mr. Harcourt do carry the Bill up to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Distress under Land Tax Act.
Michael Finch and Nich. Clapson, in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, being this Day brought to the Bar, according to the Order of Yesterday, to answer the Complaint made against them the Thirtieth of April last; it appeared, as well upon the Confession of the said Persons, as upon the Examination of George Ditch the Collector, That the Distress of the Horse, mentioned in the said Complaint, was made the Twenty-fifth Day of November last, for Two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Six-pence, charged upon Broadstreet (the Owner of the said Horse); and that the said Horse was, according to the Act of Parliament, sold for Six Pounds Ten Shillings; and the Residue of the Money above the Tax tendered; and that the Horse had been enjoyed by the Person that bought him, till very lately, that he was taken away by the Order of the said Clapson, by the Advice of the said Finch.
And the said Finch now promising, that the said Tax should be allowed, and Satisfaction made to the Person that bought the said Horse; thereupon, and upon the said Clapson and Finch making their humble Submission to the House;
Ordered, That the said Michael Finch and Nicholas Clapson be discharged, paying their Fees.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Davers have Leave to go into the Country for Six Days.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Adam Ottley;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the granting unto Eliz. Hobby, Widow, one Annuity or yearly Rent Charge of Four hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum for her Life, in Satisfaction of Five hundred Pounds a Year in Lands, which she was to have for her Jointure: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Ordered, That the Bill for the better securing the Trade to the Royal African Company be committed to a select Committee: And that the Consideration of the several Petitions, which have been presented to the House, and were referred to the Committee of the whole House to whom that Bill was committed, be referred to the said select Committee:
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Godolphin, Sir John Cotton, Sir John Raymond, Sir Rob. Davers, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Morland, Mr. Morgan, Sir Cha. Keymis, Mr. Cary, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Fuller, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. England, Mr. Christy, Sir Fra. Blake, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Waller, Mr. Brewer, Sir Car. Price, Sir Robert Edon, Sir John Knight, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Peter Coryton, Sir John Bancks, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Jennings, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Orl. Gee, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Done, Colonel Birch, Mr. Preston, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir Tho. Hussey, Mr. Palmes, Colonel Austin, Sir Jervas Elwes, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Mr. Waller, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Ryder, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Gray, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Mr. Tempest, Mr. Greenfeild, Sir Vere Fane, Mr. Lampton, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir Benj. Newland, Mr. Herne, Sir Wm. Turner, Mr. Etterick: And all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Serjeant Hutchins have Leave to attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Mun and Bickerstaffe.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Sir Wm. Whitlock reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for appointing and enabling Commissioners to take an Account of all publick Monies, since the Fifth November 1688, was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, with several Amendments, leaving Blanks for the Commissioners Names to be nominated by the House: Which Amendments 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.
Resolved, That the Bill do lie upon the Table, in order to be further considered, and the Blanks to be filled up with Commissioners Names upon Saturday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Hyde have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called over upon Monday Morning next.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch and Serjeant Hutchins have Leave to attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Forster and Bernard.
A Member to make his Election.
Ordered, That Wm. Harbord, Esquire, being returned one of the Burgesses to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Lanceston in the County of Cornwall, and also one of the Burgesses for the Borough of Thetford in the Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke, do, To-morrow Morning, make his Election for which of those Places he will serve.
Ordered, That no ingrossed Bill be brought to the Table to be read the Third time, but by the Chairman of the Committee to whom that Bill was committed, after he hath examined the same.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill to transport Prize Goods;
It passed in the Negative.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the Exercise of the Government by her Majesty, during his Majesty's Absence.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Gray took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed to the Bill, with some Amendments; which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where they 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.
L. 32, after the Word "England," and before the Word "the," insert these Words, "it shall and may be lawful for the Queen's Majesty to exercise and administer."
-36, 37, 38, leave out these Words, "be administered and executed by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty."
-39 and 40, leave out these Words, "during only such his said Majesty's Absence out of this Realm of England;" and, instead thereof, insert these Words, "for such Time only, during their joint Lives, as his said Majesty shall be absent, or continue out of this Realm of England; any Thing in the said Act to the contrary notwithstanding."
And add the Clause A:
"Provided always, That nothing in this Act shall be taken or construed to exclude or debar his Majesty, during such his Absence out of this Realm, from the Exercise or Administration of any Act or Acts of Regal Power or Government, within this Realm, the Kingdom of Ireland, or any other their Majesties Dominions whatsoever: And that neither the passing of this Act, nor his Majesty's Royal Voyage or Absence out of this Realm, shall be any way taken or construed to dissolve this present Parliament, or avoid or determine any Commission or Commissions which have been, or shall be, granted by his or their Majesties; nor to avoid any other Act or Acts of Government executed, or to be executed, by his Majesty."
Ordered, That the Proviso be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Bill be read the Third time Tomorrow Morning at Eleven a Clock.
Westminster, &c. Streets.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Littleton and Sir Thomas Travell be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for Paving of the Streets, is committed.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.