Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 16 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Katherine Hamilton, Wife of the Honourable Charles Hamilton, Esquire was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner having a considerable Fortune, was prevailed on by the Right honourable the Earl of Abercorne, in 1688, to marry with the said Charles Hamilton his only Brother, upon Assurance that the Manor of Strabane, and other the Earl's Lands in Ireland, were so settled, that they, with the Honour, would come to your Petitioner's Husband; his Lordship declaring, He would never marry: That the Earl, not long before the Marriage, and after the Agreement, prevailed with his said Brother to join with him to cut off the Intail, and to mortgage the said Lands for Three thousand Pounds; and to join with him in Bonds and Securities for that and other Debts; That the Earl being a Papist, and in Arms in Ireland, the Creditors prosecute the Petitioner's Husband upon the said Bonds; whereby he is forced to abscond: and praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and to grant, That there may be a Clause inserted in the Bill before this House, for attainting all Persons that are in Arms against their Majesties, to vest the said Manor and Lands, with the Honour, in your Petitioner's said Husband, he being a Protestant, and faithful to the Government.
Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table, till the said Bill be read a Second time.
Protestant Foreign Weavers.
A Petition of Peter Snee, and others, on the behalf of themselves, and other Protestant Strangers, being Weavers, and admitted of that Company, was read; setting forth, That they are sued upon the Statute of 5° Eliz. for using their Trades contrary to By Laws made by the Company of Weavers, pursuant to some Rules given and approved of in the Year 1670, upon a Hearing before King Charles the Second in Council, upon some differences then between the Company of Weavers, and some Protestant Strangers, although the Petitioners have been approved and admitted of the said Company, and bear and pay, in common with the other Members, all Duties and Charges of the same: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to impower and Qualify the Petitioners, and such others as are or shall be admitted Members of the Company, approved for their Skill and Conformity to such the Bye Laws, to use and exercise their said Trade of Weaving.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill upon the said Petition accordingly.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Report upon the Bill for appointing and enabling Commissioners to take the Accompts of all public Monies since 5 November, 1688, be further proceeded upon, Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock; and nothing to intervene.
A Bill for Regulating and Licensing of Hackney Coaches, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
A Petition of several Persons on behalf of themselves, and of the rest of the Four hundred Hackney Coachmen, was read; setting forth, That by Act of Parliament in 13° et 14° Car. II. a limited Number of Coaches were to be licensed to drive; whereby the Petitioners were admitted and licensed: That such Act being some time since expired, the Number of Hackney Coaches are much augmented, to the great Annoyance of the Inhabitants, and in Prejudice to the Petitioners; who are informed That there is a Bill brought into this House by some others, for the reviving and altering the said Act, with Intentions to exclude the Petitioners thereout, who were heretofore licensed, and paid great Sums for the same: And pray ing to be heard, by their Counsel, against the said Bill, before the Committee to whom the Bill is referred.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the said Committee.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Persons to be discharged from Custody.
Ordered, That Wm. Purcell and Wm. Comyns, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, be brought to the Bar of this House To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock, in order to their being discharged.
Hudson's Bay Company.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir James Astry;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for confirming to the Governor and Company, trading to Hudson's Bay, their Privileges and Trade; with an Amendment: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Then the said Amendment was twice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth;
Press 5, Line 2, instead of "Fourteen," read "Seven."
Ordered, That Sir Robert Napier do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them That this House hath agreed to the said Amendment.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Clerke and Badon.
Commissioners of Accounts.
Ordered, That the Bill for the appointing and enabling Commissioners to take the Accompts of the Publick Monies, be further considered upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock; and nothing to intervene.
Supply Bill; Hereditary Revenue.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for declaring the Hereditary Revenue of the Crown to be vested in their Majesties.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had agreed to the Bill, with several Amendments: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards, several of them were read a second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
An Amendment, Folio 3, to leave out to "and whereas," in Line 18.
And the Question being put, That the House do agree with the Committee in the said Amendment;
The House divided.
The Noes go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Bickerstaffe,||100.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Colonel Birch,||27.|
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Resolved, That the Petition and Case of Wm. Dockwra, Merchant, in relation to the Peny Post Office, be humbly represented and recommended to his Majesty from this House to relieve him therein, as to his great Wisdom and Justice shall seem meet: and that it be so represented and recommended to his Majesty by Mr. Vice Chamberlain and Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
The House being informed, That one Henry Carington, an Attorney, hath caused a Writ of Possession to be executed upon one James Barnaby, and others, the Tenants of Sir Christopher Wren, a Member of this House; which the said Sir Christopher, in his Place, did affirm; in Breach of the Privileges of this House;
Ordered, That the said Henry Carington be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the said Breach of Privilege.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for collecting the Duty of Aulnage at the Custom-house.
Dr. Sharp to preach on 21 May.
Ordered, That Dr. Sharp, Dean of Canterbury, be desired to preach before this House upon Wednesday next, at St. Margaret's, Westminster: And that Sir Jos. Williamson do acquaint him therewith.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight of the Clock.