Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 14 die Martii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Preventing export of Wool.
A BILL brought in by Mr. Sandford, for the better Prevention of the Exportation of Wool, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Old Sarum Election.
The Cause touching the Election and Return of Burgesses to serve for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts, came on to be heard at the Bar.
And Counsel on both Sides were heard thereupon.
And being withdrawn;
And the Question being put, That there hath been a due Election of Members to serve for the said Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Right of electing, and returning Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts, is in the Freeholders, being Burgage-holders, of the said Borough.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do issue out his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, to make out a new Writ, for the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Old Sarum in the County of Wilts; the former Election being by this House resolved not to be duly made.
The House then, according to the Order of Yesterday, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration his Majesty's Speech.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hamden took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, That they had made some further Progress in the Consideration of his Majesty's Speech, and particularly that Part thereof, which related to Holland; and that the Committee had directed him to acquaint the House, That there had been an Accompt, delivered in to the Committee, of the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England: And he delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table.
Resolved, That the Accompt be read.
The Accompt was read; and is as followeth;
Charges of the Dutch.
A Motion being made for a Supply to be given to his Majesty, to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch in the Expedition for England.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House will, To-morrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take that Motion into Consideration, and nothing to intervene.
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
A Bill for altering the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Sacheverell, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir John Lowther, Mr. Wogan, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Tho. Foley, Mr. Sommers, Sir Wm. Gregory, Sir Rob. Clayton, Sir Tho. Lee, Major Wildman, Mr. Dalben, Sir Patience Ward, Col. Birch, Mr. Hamden, Sir H. Capell, Major Manley, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Gwyn: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they bring in a Clause for taking away the Oath in the Act touching the Militia.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for amoving of Papists, and reputed Papists, from the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten Miles Distance from the same, was read a Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Gregory, Mr. Dalben, Mr. Wogan, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Major Wildman, Mr. Done, Major Manley, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir John Holt, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Love, Sir Wm. Williams, Mr. Colt, Sir Rowland Gwyn, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Patience Ward, Mr. Finch, Mr. Philip Foley, Mr. Bockland, Mr. Gwyne, Mr. Attorney General, Sir John Knight, Mr. Eyres, Col. Birch, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Blaket, Sir Rob. Clayton, Alderman Pilkington, and all the Members of this House who serve for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwarke: And they are to meet Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Cotton and Sir John Moreton have Leave to go into the Country.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.