Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 22 die Maii; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Dr. Sharpe thanked.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be given, by Sir Jos. Williamson and Mr. Shadrach Vincent, to Doctor Sharpe the Dean of Canterbury, for his Sermon preached Yesterday before this House at St. Margaret's Westminster: And that he be desired to print the same.
Protestant foreign Weavers.
Commissioners of Accompts.
Then the Blanks in the Bill were filled up with the Commissioners Names agreed upon by the House; for them, or any Five of them, to execute the Powers in the Bill; and also the Blanks for the Sums to be paid to the Clerks, and other Officers: And several other Amendments were proposed and agreed upon; and the Bill amended accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Foley, Sir Wm. Whitlock, Sir Mat. Andrews, Colonel Birch, do withdraw; and prepare and bring in a Clause for a Salary or Allowance to be given to the Commissioners executing the Powers in the said Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Fran. Guybon, Sir Math. Andrews, Mr. Bockenham, Mr. Cary, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Whitehead, Sir Ralph Dutton, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. England, Sir John Cutler, be added to the Committee, to whom the Petition of several Persons of divers Callings, who keep the Markets in the City of London, * * * * .
Act of Grace.
Mr. Speaker, His Majesty has been pleased to send this Bill, intituled, An Act for the King and Queen's Majesties most gracious, general, and free Pardon: Which the Lords have accepted; and passed, Nemine contradicente, and now send it down to this House.
Precedents of Messages with Acts of Grace.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to search Precedents, and to prepare Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the Lords, upon the Message from the Lords to this House, with the Bill for the King and Queen's Majesties most gracious, general, and free Pardon.
And it is referred unto Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Master of the Rolls, Lord Falkland, Sir Edw. Seymour, Colonel Granvile, Mr. Paul Foley, Lord Wm. Pawlet, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Finch, Sir Rob. Howard, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel Birch, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Dalben, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir Tho. Clarges, Colonel Austen, Sir John Guise, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Montague; or any Three of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber; and to make their Report to the House To-morrow Morning.
Securing Government against Rebellion.
Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for securing the publick Peace, and preventing the Designs of Papists, and other disaffected Persons to their Majesties Government.