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, 11° die Martii, 1688.
Members take Oaths.
SOME of the Members of this House, who had not before taken the Oaths, and repeated and subscribed the Declaration, according to the several Acts for that Purpose, did take, repeat, and subscribe the same.
The King's Speech considered.
A Motion was made, that the Petition of the Planters and others, concerned in their Majesties Sugar Plantations in America, presented to this House the Twenty-eighth of February last, and then ordered to lie upon the Table, be now read; that the same might be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House; who are to take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech, and particularly the Revenue;
Reversing Lord Russell's Attainder.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have sent you down a Bill; the Title of it is, An Act for annulling and making void the Attainder of William Russell, Esquire, commonly called Lord Russell: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Sacheverell, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Rob. Howard, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir Rowl. Gwyn, Major Wildman, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Guise, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Newport, Sir Rich. Temple, Sir Edward Russell, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Francis Russell, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Col. Sidney, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Gwyne, Sir John Holt, Sir Wm. Gregory, Mr. Howe, Mr. Somers, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Mr. Done, Mr. Leveson Gowre, Lord Colchester, Lord Wiltshire, Mr. Finch, Sir Wm. Herbert, Sir Edw. Harley, Mr. Colt: And they are to meet at Five of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
King's Speech considered.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee had taken into Consideration his Majesty's Speech; and particularly some Consideration of that Part thereof which related to the Revenue; and that they thought fit to come to a Resolution: Which he read in his Place; and delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, is as followeth;
Revenue of the Crown.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved for Leave to bring in a Bill, That all those Branches of the Revenue, which were due and payable, by Law, in the Reigns of King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, be collected to the Use and Service of the Crown, until the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1689, as by Law they might have been during either of those Reigns; with a Clause to indemnify all such as have collected any Part of the aforesaid Branches, since the Fifth Day of November 1688, and before the Thirteenth Day of February then next ensuing.
Resolved, That this House doth agree with the Committee; and accordingly doth order, that Leave be given to bring in a Bill, That all those Branches of the Revenue which were due and payable, by Law, in the Reigns of King Charles the Second, and King James the Second, be collected, to the Use and Service of the Crown, until the Twenty-fourth Day of June 1689, as by Law they might have been during either of those Reigns; with a Clause, to indemnify all such as have collected any Part of the aforesaid Branches, since the Fifth Day of November 1688, and before the Thirteenth Day of February then next ensuing.
Mr. Hamden also acquainted the House, That the Committee of the whole House had directed him to move the House, That the House would, on Wednesday Morning next, again resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into further Consideration his Majesty's Speech.