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, 20 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
French Bay Salt.
ORDERED, That a Bill be brought in for Preservation of French Bay Salt, taken as Prize, from being destroyed: And it is recommended to Mr. Papillion to prepare and bring in the same.
Surgeons to administer Medieines.
A Bill to enable Surgeons to administer inward Medicines, in Cases of Surgery, was presented to the House; and received.
A Complaint being made to the House, That Mr. Francis Brace, an Attorney at Law, and Henry Whitebread, had caused a Crop of Grain of Mr. Christy's, a Member of this House, to be taken in Execution, upon a Judgment, against one John Wells, and to be detained, notwithstanding the same was in Mr. Christie's own Barn; and that they knew the same belonged to him; in Breach of the Privilege of this House;
Ordered, That the said Mr. Francis Brace, and Henry Whitebread, be taken into Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, to answer the said Breach of Privilege.
A Bill to enable Dacres Barrett, alias Leonard, Esquire, to charge One thousand Five hundred Pounds upon the Reversion of his Estate in England, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed.
And it is referred unto Sir Thomas Littleton, Sir William Langham, Mr. Campion, Lord Ranelagh, Mr. Beddingfeild, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Pitts, Serjeant Wogan, Mr. England, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Burdet, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Mr. Waller, Mr. Christie, Mr. Cooke, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Ch. Windham, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Sir Wm. Cooke; and all the Members that serve for the County of Essex and Norfolke: And they are to meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Dr. Hickman thanked.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Doctor Hickman, for his Sermon preached before this House Yesterday: And that he be desired to print the same: And that Mr. Gray, and Sir Jonathan Jennings, acquaint him therewith.
A Petition of Frances Vilet, Widow, and Ann Vilet her Daughter, was read; setting forth, That George Vilet the Petitioner Frances late Husband, being seised in Fee of several Manors, Lands and Tenements, in the County of Norfolke, settled Part thereof, in Jointure, on the Petitioner Frances; and died about Eight Years since, leaveing Four Daughters; viz. Ann, Frances, Diana, and Cecilia; the Petitioner Ann being of full Age, and cannot receive her Share of her Father's Estate, till the youngest of her Sisters should attain One-and-twenty, to consent to the Sale for the raising the several Portions; and the Petitioner Frances, being desirous to see her Daughters settled in Marriage, is willing to consent to a Sale; which cannot be done without an Act of Parliament: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the impowering Trustees to make Sale of the Estate, the Petitioner Frances being willing to accept * * * Part of the Purchase Money, in lieu and full Satisfaction for her Jointure; and that One Fourth Part of the Residue be paid to the Petitioner Anne; and the other remaining Three Parts be secured, by Mortgage from the Purchaser, until the said Frances, Diana, and Cecilia, shall attain their several ages of Oneand-twenty, or be married.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill accordingly.
A Bill to vest some Lands of John Wentworth, Esquire, in Trustees, to be sold, and for laying out the Money in a Purchase more convenient for him, was presented to the House; and read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Dr. Freeman to preach on 5th Nov.
Ordered, That Doctor Freeman be desired to preach before this House at St. Margaret's, Westminster, upon the Fifth of November next: And that Sir William Leveson Gowre, and Sir Jonathan Jennings, do acquaint him therewith.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten of the 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.
Ordered, That Mr. Brewer, Mr. Bockenham, Sir Thomas Clarges, Colonel Sackvile, and all the Members that serve for the County of Surrey be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Persons who keep the Markets in the City of London, is referred: And that the said Committee be revived.
Persons in Rebellion in Ireland.
Resolved, That an humble Address be made to his Majesty, That he will please to command the Commissioners in Ireland to make a Return to his Majesty of the Names of the Persons in Rebellion in Ireland; and of their Estates, and the Yearly Values thereof: And that his Majesty will graciously please to order the same to be transmitted to this House.
And it is referred to Sir Tho. Clarges, Colonel Austen, Colonel Birch, Sir Jos. Williamson, Mr. Foley, Mr. Robinson, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Sir Cha. Porter, Lord Falkland, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Boyer, Mr. Christy, Sir Tho. Littleton, or any Three of them, to prepare the said Address: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers.
Mr. Gray reports from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to whom was referred the Matter touching the Election of Citizens to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Winton, the State of the Case, as it appeared to the said Committee: The which he delivered in at the Clerk's Table, in Writing: Where the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Upon the Petition of Cha. Morley, Esquire, complaining of an undue Election for the City of Winchester, the Committee proceeded to examine the Merits of the said Election:
That the Right of Election appeared to be in the Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, Bailiffs, and Corporation, of Winchester; whereof, upon casting up the Poll, there was
59 For Mr. Tilney.
39 For the Lord Wm. Pawlett.
35 For Mr. Morley:
That, as to Mr. Tilney's Election, it was not questioned by the Petitioner:
But, as to the Lord Pawlet, it appeared to the Committee, That, of the Thirty-nine which were for him Two were Peers of the Realm: But they were waved by the Lord Pawlett's Counsel; there being a Majority for the Lord Pawlett's without them: And, as to the Ten others that voted for the Lord Pawlet, the Counsel for the Petitioner insisted, That they were not resident in Winchester, and so not qualified to vote.
But it was affirmed, as well by their own Witnesses, as several others, on the Behalf of the Lord Pawlet, That they constantly voted in Elections for Parliament Men, and they were never objected against:
And that, upon the whole Matter, the Committee came to this Resolution: Which the said Mr. Gray 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 the Lord William Pawlet is duly elected a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Winchester.
The said Resolution being read a Second time;
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution, That the Lord Wm. Pawlett is duly elected a Citizen to serve in this present Parliament for the City of Winchester.
Tryals for Treasons.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treasons: And nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That all the Members that serve for the County of Yorke, be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to examine the Abuses in collecting the Duty of Aulnage, and of a better Way of collecting the same; and to consider of a Compensation to the Crown; and to report their Opinions therein to the House.
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 a Resolution: Which they had directed him to report to the House: The which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered it at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is as followeth;
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That a Duty of Six-pence per Gallon be laid upon all Low Wines of the First Extraction.
The said Resolution being read a Second time;
An Amendment was proposed to be made, by adding these Words, "from the Twenty-fifth Day of December next."
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the said Committee in the said Resolution, so amended, That a Duty of Sixpence per Gallon be laid upon all Low Wines of the First Extraction, from the Twenty-fifth of December next.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the said Committee to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again Tomorrow 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 Ways and Means for the raising the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties.
Ordered, That Mr. Stockdale, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Wm. Thomson, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Lascells, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Ryder, be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better preventing the great Abuses in Matters of Escapes; and particularly relating to the Prisons of the King's Bench, and Fleet.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Cha. Porter, and Mr. Finch, have Leave to attend the House of Lords, in a Cause between Spiller and Herbert.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.