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, 13 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Thomas Jervoise, and Oliver Cromwell, Esquires, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were duly elected to serve as Members in this present Parliament for the Borough of Limington in the County of Southampton; notwithstanding which, the Mayor of the said Town hath returned for Members to serve in Parliament, Thomas Dore and Richard Burrood, Esquires, against the Right of the said Petitioners: And praying the Consideration of the House, and Relief in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
A Bill to prevent the Exportation of Bullion, and to encourage the Importation thereof, and converting the same into the Coin of this Realm, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
A Petition of Dacres Barrett, alias Lennard, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That, upon the Petitioner's Marriage with the Daughter of the Earl of Donnegall, the Petitioner's Father, with the Petitioner, settled divers Manors and Lands in the Counties of Monaghan and Fermanagh in Ireland, and several other Manors and Lordships in Essex and Norfolke, to divers Uses and Trusts; whereby the Petitioner is intitled, in Possession, for the Maintenance of himself and Five Children, only to the Premises in Ireland, his Father having an Estate for Life, in Possession, in the Premises, in England; with Remainder to the Petitioner and his Tail Male: And for that the Petitioner, by reason of the Troubles in Ireland, has been debarred from the Receipt of any the Profits of his Estate for near Four Years past; for want whereof he hath been forced to contract Debts to the Amount of One thousand Pounds; and the Petitioner's said Father, Mother, and Wife, being willing the Petitioner should take up, upon Security of some Part of the Premises in England, that are in Reversion, so much as will pay off the said Debts, and give the Petitioner some small Assistance for a time; and praying that Leave may be given to bring in a Bill, to enable him to borrow One thousand Five hundred Pounds upon the Reversion of Part of his Estate in England.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
A Bill for the Reducing of the Interest of Money, from Six Pounds to Four Pounds per Cent. per Annum, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Call of the House.
Then the House, according to the Order of Monday last, was called over: And the Names of such as made Default were noted down: Which were again called over a Second time; and the Absence of several of them excused.
Ordered, That the Defaulters be called over upon This-day-fortnight: And that such of them as do not then appear be taken into the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.
A Complaint being made to the House, That one Ferdinando Meighin and John Wright, employed by one Thomas Perry, had assaulted the House of Richard Howe, Esquire, a Member of this House, and distrained upon Pretence of a Warrant counterfeited from the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Gloucester, for not sending out a Horse and Man to the Militia; and extorting Twenty Pounds by virtue thereof; notwithstanding that a Horse and Man was really sent forth; in Breach of the Privileges of this House.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Complaint be referred to the Committee of Privileges: Who are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinion therein, to the House.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the Consideration of the Supply to their Majesties, for the Army.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had agreed upon a Resolution: Which they had directed him to report: and which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That their Majesties be assisted in Maintaining of an Army of Sixty-nine thousand Six hundred and Thirty-six Men, being the Number of the Land Forces which his Majesty has been pleased to signify to this House, that He thinks necessary for the next Year's Service, in order to the intire Reducing of Ireland, and the vigorous carrying on the War against France.
The said Resolution being read a Second time, several Amendments were proposed to be made therein, viz. to insert, after "That," these Words, "a Supply be granted to;" and to leave out "be assisted;" and to leave out "in;" and, instead thereof, to insert "for:" Which were agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution so amended, That a Supply be granted to their Majesties for Maintaining of an Army of Sixty-nine thousand Six hundred and Thirty-six Men, being the Number of the Land Forces which his Majesty has been pleased to signify to this House that he thinks necessary for the next Year's Service, in order to the intire Reducing of Ireland, and the vigorous carrying on the War against France.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, that the Committee might have Leave to sit again To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supply to their Majesties, for the Army.
Ordered, That all Persons who have, from the Fifth of November 1688, to the Thirtieth of June 1690, received any publick Money for the Use of the Army, Navy, or Ordinance, do bring in to this House a particular Accompt of their Receipts and Disbursements by this day-sevennight.
Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock.