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, 3 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
And it is referred unto Mr. Arnold, Sir John Brownlow, Captain Bickerstaffe, Mr. Brownlow, Sir Tho. Darcye, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Christie, Lord Castleton, Sir Tho. Bernadiston, Mr. Foley, Mr. Greenfeild, Major Vincent, Sir Tho. Hussey, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Vincent, Mr. Browne, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. England, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Waller, Mr. Blowfeild, and all the Members that serve for the City of London, the Counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, and Surry, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe: And they to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of John Hutchinson, and his Wife, was read; setting forth, That John Norbury, the Petitioner's Wife's late Husband, in Consideration that the Petitioner consented to the Sale of a considerable Jointure, did convey the appropriated Lease to the Prebend of Brampton, in Com' Huntington, to certain Trustees, to secure the Petitioner One thousand Six hundred Pounds in lieu of the Jointure, in case she survived him the said John Norbury: Since whose Death, the Petitioner finds the Lease charged with a prior Mortgage of One thousand Two hundred Pounds; but that the Mortgagee hath an additional Security of a Copyhold Estate to the value of Forty Pounds per Annum, in the same Parish: And that the Petitioner is like to be deprived of the Benefit of the said Security, unless both the Copy and Leasehold Estate could be sold, whereby the Mortgagee may be paid his full Money; and the Remainder applied, as far as it will go, towards Payment of the Petitioner: And that, by the Rules of Chancery the said Estates cannot be sold, without being liable to an Equity of Redemption; and that the Heir at Law, being an Infant, cannot be foreclosed: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to vest a Leasehold and Copyhold Estate, in Trustees, to be sold.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
An ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider, to be added to the Bill; That, for the better Managery and distribution of the several Sums of Money granted to their Majesties by this Act, and all others the Revenues, it Enacts, That the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and other the Commissioners of the Treasury shall, and are required, at or before the Day of next, to take the like Oath, as by the Laws is taken by every Lord Treasurer of England, is hereafter described and directed: The Chancellor of the Exchequer to take the same, before the Lord Chancellor, Keeper, or Commissioners of the Great Seal of England: And the Commissioners of the Treasury to take the said Oath before the said Chancellor of the Exchequer; the Tenor whereof being as followeth; viz.
I A. B. do truly and sincerely swear in the Presence of God, that I will well and truly serve the King and Queen, and their People, in the Office of Commissioner of the Treasury; That I will do Right to all Manner of People, poor and rich, of such Things as concern my Office; and truly keep and dispend their Majesties Treasure: That I will truly counsel the King and Queen, and conceal all their Counsel: That I will neither know nor suffer the King and Queen's Hurt: nor their Disinheriting; nor that the Right of the Crown be decreased by any means, as far forth as I may lett it; and, if I may not lett it, I shall make Knowledge thereof clearly and expresly to the King and Queen, with my true Device and Counsel: And I shall do and purchase the King and Queen's Profit, in all that I may reasonably do.
"That nothing in the Act, or the aforesaid Oath, contained, shall be construed to extend to the enabling or obliging any Person or Persons whatsoever, to the Payment of any Pension, or Debts charged upon the Revenues of King Charles the Second, or the late King James, by them, or either of them, which remained and had Continuance on the Fifth Day of November 1688."
And an Amendment being proposed to be made to the said Proviso, of these Words, "nor to the Payment of any Pension, granted by their Majesties, to any Person or Persons, since the said Fifth Day of November, aforesaid;"
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for granting an Aid to their Majesties of the Sum of One Million Six hundred Fifty-one thousand Seven hundred Two Pounds Eighteen Shillings.
Oath of Commissioners of Treasury.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in, to oblige the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to take the like Oath as the Lord Treasurer of England used to take: And it is recommended to Sir Tho. Clarges and Sir Wm. Leveson Gower, to prepare the same.
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 discouraging the Exportation of Bullion, and encouraging the Importation thereof; and converting thereof into the Coin of this Realm.