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, 10 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL to vest the Estate late of Thomas Powell, Esquire, in the County of Chester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of his Debts, was presented to the House.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches: And it is recommended to Mr. Christy, to take care therein.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the granting unto Eliz. Hoby, Widow, One Annuity or yearly Rent-charge of Four hundred and Fifty Pounds for her Life, in Satisfaction of Five hundred a Year in Lands, which she was to have, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass.
An Amendment was offered to be made to the Title of the Bill, by leaving out "Hobby, Widow;" and, instead thereof, inserting "Relict of John Hobby, Esquire; and now the Wife of the Lord Henry Alexander, Son and Heir Apparent of Henry Earl of Sterling, in the Kingdom of Scotland."
And the same was agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wogan do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, that this House hath agreed thereunto, with the said Amendments; and desire their Lordships Concurrence to the same.
Westminster, &c. Streets.
Ordered, That Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Freke, Sir William Cooke, Mr. Christy, Sir Jacob Ashley, Colonel Birch, Mr. Hamer, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Dorrell, Sir John Carey, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Orlan. Gee, Mr. Arnold, Captain Pitts, Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Price, Sir John Barker, Sir Rob. Napier, Sir Wm. Wogan, Mr. Philipps, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Dyke, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Cary, Mr. Polmes, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for paving and cleansing the Streets is referred.
Hudson's Bay Company.
Sir Robert Napier reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for confirming to the Governor and Company trading to Hudson's Bay, their Privileges and Trade, was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, with several Amendments: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And he read the same, with the Coherence, in his Place; 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.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Preventing Fire at Marlbrough.
A Petition of the Magistrates, and other Inhabitants of Marlbrough in the County of Wilts, was read; setting forth, That the said Town being very populous, and wherein are many great Buildings, Shops, Inns, and other publick Houses; most Part whereof were utterly consumed by a sudden Fire in April 1653, to the Damage of Eighty thousand Pounds; and, in 1679, by another Fire was lost and burnt to the Value of Six hundred Pounds; and also in April last past by a Third Fire to the Value of Two thousand Pounds, and upwards: Which Fires were occasioned, increased, and carried on, by the Erecting of several Mat-houses, Out-houses, and small Cottages there; and covering the same with Thatch: And therefore praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, that all the Owners of Lands, whereon the Houses, which were consumed by the late Fires. . . ., may be compelled, at the Rebuilding thereof, to cover the same with Slate or Tile, or allow their Tenants for so doing: And that all other the Inhabitants, that are able, whose Buildings are now covered with Thatch, may, when they repair the same, cover them with Slate or Tile also.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the said Petition.
Importing Thrown Silk.
Mr. Bickerstaffe reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for discouraging the Importation of Thrown Silk was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, with several 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 a Motion being made for Re-commitment of the Bill;
Resolved, That the Bill be re-committed to the same Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That Sir Matth. Andrewes, Colonel Birch, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Sir Cha. Bloys, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Lewes, Mr. Norreis, Sir Tho. Darcy, be added to the said Committee.
Securing publick Peace, &c.
A Bill for the better securing the publick Peace, and preventing the Designs of Papists, and other disaffected Persons to their Majesties Government, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Resolved, That the said Committee have Power to turn the said Bill into Two Bills, if they think fit.
Resolved, That the House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee, of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Supply Bill; Forfeitures.
Then the Question being put, That the House do now receive the Report from the Committee, to whom the Bill for vesting in their Majesties certain Forfeitures of Five hundred Pounds, and for the speedy Levying of the same, was committed, according to the Order of Yesterday;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Cognisby,||176.|
|Sir Jos. Tredenham,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Cha. Windham,||93.|
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the said Bill was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, with several 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 read once throughout; and afterwards, a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put, thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
A Proviso was offered to be made Part of the Bill, to excuse such as endeavoured legally to qualify themselves, but were hindered therein; and was once read; but afterwards withdrawn.
A Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, for the Money to be paid into the Exchequer, and a distinct Account to be kept thereof: And was twice read; and after some Amendments agreed upon and made therein, the said Clause was agreed to by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause was offered to be made Part of the Bill, for all Papists that acted as Deputy Lieutenants and Justices of the Peace, in any County, or as Mayor, Bailiff, or Common-councilmen, shall be liable, according to the said Act, for the Forfeiture of Five hundred Pounds; and once read.
And the Question being put, That the Clause be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Then the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir John Knight,||152.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Rob. Rich,||106.|
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Convictions of 500£. Forfeitures.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to explain the Statute of 25 Car. II. for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants; so as that a Conviction, in any Action to be brought for the Five hundred Pounds Forfeiture, shall be a sufficient Conviction within that Law: And it is recommended to Mr. Finch to take care of the Bill.
Ordered, That the Counsel, which should have been this Day heard at the Bar of this House, touching the Bill for collecting the Duty of Aulnage at the Custom-house, be heard upon Monday next, at Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Report made upon the Petition of Wm. Montague, Esquire, be proceeded on upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Bill for appointing and enabling Commissioners to take an Accompt of all publick Monies, since the Fifth of November 1688, be further considered of upon Wednesday Morning next, next after the Report touching Mr. Montague.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
Yorke, &c. Election.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Double Returns and Elections for the City of Yorke, and for the Boroughs of Albrough and Knaresbrough in the County of Yorke, be made upon Thursday Morning next.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.