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, 25 die Octobris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
An ingrossed Bill to enable Dacres Barret, alias Lennard, Esquire, to charge the Reversion of his Estate in England with One thousand Five hundred Pounds, was read the Third time.
And an Amendment being proposed to be made in Press 2, Line last, to leave out the Words "Ut supra;" and, instead thereof, to insert "as aforesaid;" the same was, upon the Questions severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable Dacres Barret, alias Lennard, Esquire, to charge the Reversion of his Estate in England, with the Sum of One thousand Five hundred Pounds.
Ordered, That Sir Jonath. Jennings do carry the Bill to the Lords, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Preventing of clandestine Marriages: And it is recommended to Mr. John Grey and Mr. Christy to prepare and bring in the same.
A Petition of Thomas Manwairing, Gentleman, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, by his Marriage Settlement, became Tenant for Life of several Lands in the County of Chester, the Inheritance being limited to his Sons in Tail Male, and there being Debts charged on the Petitioner's Estate to the Amount of One thousand Pounds; and, having Six Children, he has no other Means to raise Money to pay his said Debts, and maintain his Children, but by wilful Waste and Destruction, to the manifest Detriment of his Estate: And that, in the Judgment of the Trustees of his Estate, that the greatest Advantage to the said Estate will be in selling Part thereof to pay the said Debts: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for Sale of Part of his Estate for Payment of his Debts.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, according as is desired.
Passages to be kept clear.
Ordered, That the Constables, and other Officers of Middlesex and Westminster, and of the Ward of Farrington Without, that are concerned to take care, that from Eight of the Clock in the Morning till Two in the Afternoon, being the usual Time of Meeting and Rising of this House, the Passage through the Streets in the said Ward, an between Temple Bar and Westminster Hall, be kept fre and open: And that no obstruction be made by Cars, Drays, Carts, or otherwise, to hinder the Passage of the Members to and from this House: And the Serjeant at Arms attending this House is to give Notice of this Order to the Officers aforesaid: And it is recommended to Sir William Poultney, Mr. Cary High Bailiff of Westminster, Mr. Done and Mr. Bridgman Justices of the Peace, and to the Members of the City of London, and Aldermen of the said Ward, to see this Order put in Execution forthwith.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of Privileges and Elections, touching the Election for the Port of Sandwich, be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Westminster, &c. Paving.
A Bill for paving and cleansing the Streets in the City and Liberty of Westminster, and 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 read the Second time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be committed, upon the Debate of the House: And is referred to Sir Wm. Poultney, Mr. Christy, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Price, Major Perry, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Tho. Lee, Colonel Austin, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Glemham, Lord Pawlet, Sir Jon. Jennings, Sir Ralph Carre, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Cha. Gerrard, Sir Wm. Vincent, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Slater, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Gray, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir Tho. Heslerigg, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Edw. Abney, Sir James Long, Lord Norreis, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Sir Wm. Turner, Sir Thom. Darcy, and all the Members that serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Counties of Middlesex and Surrey: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they make the Bill to extend to the City of London.
Ordered, That Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Phil. Foley, Mr. Brockman, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of divers Persons keeping the Markets in the City of London, is referred.
Ordered, That the Bill for reducing of Interest Money from Six Pounds to Four Pounds per Cent. be read a Second Time on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, That the House will, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee, of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for discouraging the Exportation of Bullion, and the encouraging the Importation thereof, and converting the same into the Coin of this Realm.
Navy Estimates, &c.
Then the Titles of the Accompt of the Navy, and Estimate of the Shipping Yesterday presented to the House, were read; and are as followeth; viz.
A List of all the Ships in their Majesties Transport Service; at what Places taken up; when they entered into their Majesties' Pay; when they that are discharged were discharged; and which of them are continued in the Service: With an Estimate of all that is due to them that are discharged; and what is due to those that are not discharged to the Nineteenth of September 1690.
A State, by Way of Debtor and Creditor, of the Accompts of the Navy with the Exchequer, between the Twelfth Oct. 1688, the Time of the Alteration of that Commission, and the Thirtieth of September, 1690, wherein the Exchequer is made Debtor for the Debts remaining in Arrear at the Time of the said Alteration, and for the several Estimates that have been since prepared by the Officers, and confirmed by the Right honourable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England, &c. of the Charge of the Navy for the Year 1689 and 1690; and per contra Creditor, by the Monies received from time to time for the Service thereof.
And Sir Richard Onslow presented to the House the Estimates or Accompts of the Marine Regiments.
The Titles whereof were read; and are as followeth; viz.
An Estimate of the Pay of the Officers of the Two Marine Regiments for one whole Year, and of the private Soldiers for Six Months.
An Estimate of what Pay is due to the First Marine Regiment commanded by the Right honourable Arthur Earl of Torrington, from the First of February, inclusive, to the First Day of October 1690.
Resolved, That the Estimates and Accompts brought in to this House, relating to the Navy, Transport Ships, Marine Regiments, Treasury, Ordnance, and Army, be referred to a Committee; to examine and consider thereof; and report their Opinions therein to the House.
And it is referred unto Mr. Foley, Mr. Fox, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Cary, Colonel Austen, Mr. Pitts, Sir Matth. Andrews, Sir John Bancks, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Rowl. Gwyn, Mr. Ash, Sir John Guise, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir Tho. Lee, Mr. Papillion, Colonel Birch, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Mr. Done, Mr. Blowfeild, Major Beke, Sir Tho. Vernon, Sir Rob. Howard, Mr. Perry, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Christie, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Stanley, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Harbord, Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Benj. Newland, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Puleston, Colonel Birch, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Hen. Herbert, Mr. Holt, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Tho. Dyke, Lord Falkland, Sir Wm. Leveson Gowre, Mr. Jeffryes, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Biddolph, Lord Wm. Pawlett, and all the Members of the House who are Merchants: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Accompts for the sick and wounded Men in the Navy be brought in to the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Prizes do bring into this House an Accompt of all the Prize Goods and Ships.
Commissioners of Accompts.
Ordered, That the Bill for taking the Public Accompts be brought in on Monday next.
Ways and Means.
Then the House resolved 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 reported from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the Matter to them referred; and had come to several Resolutions: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, upon every Ton of Foreign Iron imported after the Tenth of November 1690, there be laid an additional Duty of Thirty-three Shillings per Ton, more than what is now charged thereupon in the Book of Rates.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, upon all Hemp-seed, Cole-seed, and Rape-seed, imported after the Tenth of November 1690, there be laid an additional Duty of Four Pounds per Last, more than what is now charged thereupon in the Book of Rates.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, upon all Yarn of Hemp or Flax, imported after the Tenth of November 1690, there be laid an additional Duty of as much as what is now charged thereupon in the Book of Rates.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That, upon all Drinking Glasses, and other Glass, and all Manufactures of Glass, imported after the Tenth of November 1690, there be laid an additional Duty of Three Shillings upon every Twenty Shillings Value, above what is now charged thereupon in the Book of Rates.
And the said Resolutions being severally read a Second time, one by one; the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Mr. Solicitor General also acquainted the House, That he was directed by the Committee to move the House, That they may have Leave to sit again on Tuesday Morning next.
Resolved, That the House will, on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of Ways and Means for raising of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
Ordered, That Mr. Ash, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Trenchard, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Tanner, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Chadwick, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Vincent, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Pendarvis, Sir Tho. Dyke, and the Members that serve for both the Universities, be added to the Committee to whom is referred the Bill to enable Surgeons to administer inward Medicines, in Cases of Surgery: And all that come are to have Voices.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Nine a Clock.