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, 1 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Thomas Sheafe, and others, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner being seised, in Fee, of divers Lands in Com. Essex, and upon his Marriage with Jane his Wife, conveyed the same to Trustees, in Trust for the Petitioner and his said Wife, and their Sons in Tail Male; but that they have had no Issue between . . . ., they living separate, and being content so to do: And the Petitioner having contracted great Debts by way of Mortgage, and otherwise, which will tend much to the Prejudice of the said Estate, unless some Part thereof may be sold, to enable the Petitioner to pay such his said Debts, and praying for Leave to bring in a Bill for that Purpose; and for making Provision for his said Wife.
St. Martin's in the Fields new Parish.
A Motion being made for Leave to bring in a Bill for making a new Parish in the Out Parts of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Fields; and settling of several Schools and Charities in the said Parish, and other Places, within the Liberties of Westminster;
Ordered, That the said Bill, and also another Bill for regulating and licensing Hackney Coaches, and for the Enlarging of several straight and inconvenient Passages, formerly presented to the House by Mr. Serjeant Wogan; be read together.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society of the Art and Mystery of Apothecaries of the City of London, was read; thereby setting forth, That, by the Bill lying before the House, to enable Surgeons to administer any internal Medicines to any Patient, in any Case of Surgery, which, should it pass without further Explanation, will leave it doubtful, Whether they may not exercise the Art of an Apothecary, contrary to the ancient Charters and Powers granted to the Petitioners, and will be very prejudicial to them: And praying the Relief of the House in the Premises.
Commissioners of Admiralty.
Preventing Fires at Marlbrough.
Mr. Windham reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the better Preventing of Fires in the Town of Marlbrough in the County of Wilts, was committed, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
York Buildings Water Company.
A Petition of Sir John Bucknall, and others, Proprietors of the Waterworks in York Buildings, was read; thereby setting forth, That his late Majesty King Charles the Second, by Letters Patents, granted to the Petitioners Liberty to erect Waterworks in York Buildings, for Supplying of Thames Water; and the same were erected accordingly: Which being burnt down, were rebuilt at your Petitioners great Charges: But that, notwithstanding the Conveniency of the said Works to the Inhabitants, the Petitioners find they cannot govern the same, lett Leases, nor do any other things necessary for the said Undertaking, without an Act of Parliament to enable them so to do: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the better Encouragement, Carrying-on, and Settling the said Water Works.
Surgeons to administer Medicines.
Mr. Serjeant Trenchard reports from the Committee, to whom the Bill for enabling Surgeons to administer inward Medicines, in Cases of Surgery, was committed, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered in at the Clerk's Table.
Whereupon the Petition of the President, College, and Commonalty of the Faculty of Physick, formerly presented to the House, was again read: And also the said Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Society of the Art and Mystery of the Apothecaries of the City of London, was again read.
Tryals for Treason.
Then the Order of Yesterday, for the Hearing of the Matter touching the Complaint of the Breach of Privilege committed by Francis Brace and Henry Whitebread, against Tho. Christie, Esquire, a Member of this House, was read.
And the said Francis Brace and Henry Whitebread, being brought to the Bar; and their Petition, formerly presented to this House, read, which they owned; and they desiring to be heard by their Counsel;
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Jervas Elwes,||128.|
|Sir Tho. Bernadiston,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Bickerstaffe,||79.|
|Sir Gilbert Clarke,|
Ordered, That Francis Brace and Henry Whitebread, Gentlemen, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, upon a Complaint of a Breach of Privilege by them committed against Tho. Christie. Esq. a Member of this House, be discharged out of Custody, without paying Fees.
Ordered, That Mr. Price, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, upon a Complaint of a Breach of Privilege committed against Edw. Vaughan, Esquire, a Member of this House, be brought up, by the Serjeant to attend this House, upon Monday Morning next; and be then heard, upon his Petition, presented to this House.
A Petition of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshier, in the County of Yorke, on Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Corporation there, was read; setting forth, That, since the Trade to Affrica hath been ingrossed into the Hands of one Company, the Petitioners cannot be furnished with Ivory Teeth but from them; for which they pay double the Rates they were used to do when the Trade was open and free; and the Dutch, who formerly bought great Quantities of Knives hafted in Ivory have of late, by reason of the Cheapness of Ivory among themselves, gotten the Trade from the Petitioners, to that degree, that the Petitioners are not capable of subsisting without some Relief afforded them, in respect of their Trade and Premises: And praying the Consideration of the House therein; and that a free Trade may be granted to all Merchants in general into Affrica, that so the Stuff the Petitioners work, may be freely imported at moderate Rates.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom it is referred to consider of the Affrican Trade; and how the same may be best settled for the Benefit of the Nation: And they are to report their Opinions therein to the House.
Making Militia useful.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better regulating and making the Militia of this Kingdom more useful, do sit de die in diem, till they have finished the same: And that Mr. Clarke, Sir Tho. Tayler, Mr. Brewer, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. Burrard, Mr. Perry, Colonel Kirby, Mr. Arnold, be added to the said Committee.