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, 18 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
ORDERED, That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ for electing a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, in the Room of Sir John Maynard, deceased.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the Surgeons to administer inward Medicines, in Cases of Surgery.
A Petition of Sir John Morden, Baronet, and John Wildman, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were, the Sixth March last, duly elected for the Borough of St. Edmundsbury: But the Mayor refusing to return the Petitioners, he, with some few Burgesses, under the Name of Capital Burgesses and Common Council, withdrew themselves from the Assembly of Burgesses and Freemen, and rased the Precept; and then made a Pretended Return of the Election of Sir Robert Davers, and Henry Goldwell, Esquire, to the Prejudice of the Petitioners: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And they are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.
Westminster, &c. Paving.
A Bill for the Paving and Cleansing of the Streets within the City and Liberty of Westminster, and the Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and Borough of Southwarke, within the Weekly Bills of Mortality; and for regulating the Hay Market at Charing Cross, in the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields; was presented to the House; and received.
Ordered, That the said Bill be read on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Enlarging and repairing of Highways; and for Reviving a former Act for that Purpose: And it is recommended to Mr. Serjeant Wogan, and Sir Edmund Jennings, to prepare and bring in the same.
A Petition of the King's Bench, Fleet, and Ludgate, in Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Prisons in the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners beg Leave, That a Bill may be brought in to this honourable House, for discharge of poor Prisoners for Debt, Damage, Non-payment of Monies, and Costs of Suit; in Testimony whereof, the Seals of the said Three Prisons were fixed to the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Relief of Poor Prisoners.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in to regulate the great Abuses in Matters of Escapes; and particularly relating to the Prisons of the King's Bench and Fleet.
And it is referred to Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Price, Mr. Beddingfeild, Mr. Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Serjeant Blincoe, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Arnold, Sir Orl. Gee, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Christy, Mr. Foley, Mr. Dyott, Sir Robert Nappier, Mr. Brewer, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Major Perry, or any Five of them: And they are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Ways and Means.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties.
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 several Resolutions; which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.
1. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, towards the raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, an additional Duty of Twenty Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in the Book of Rates, be laid upon all Wrought Silks, Calico, Indian Linen, and other Manufactures of India, imported after Christmas next.
2. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an additional Duty of Ten Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in the Book of Rates, be laid upon all Wrought Silks imported from any other Place, after Christmas next.
3. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an additional Duty of Five Pounds for every Hundred Pounds Value, above what is charged in the Book of Rates, be laid upon all Raw Silks imported after Christmas next, from China or India.
4. Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That an additional Duty of One Moiety, over-and-above what is charged in the Book of Rates, be laid upon all Foreign Linen imported after Christmas next.
The which said several Resolutions being severally read a Second time; the same were severally agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for the raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.