Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Veneris, 14 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A BILL to enable Hen. Mildmay, Esquire, to sell some Copyhold Lands for Payment of Debts, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Price reports from the Committee to whom the Bill to enable Mrs. Eliz. Mountague, Widow, to make Leases, for Years, of Houses and Grounds in Stepney, was committed, 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.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
Wye and Lugg Navigation.
A Bill for the more effectual making the Rivers of Wye and Lugg navigable, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Colonel Birch, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Serjeant Wogan, Mr. Christie, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Swynfin, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Harcourt, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Biddolph, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir Cha. Keymis, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Tho. Haslerigg, Mr. Price, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Mansell, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Ralph Carre, Mr. Freke, Mr. England, Mr. Clerke, Sir Wm. Lemman, Mr. Pelham, Major Vincent, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Hedger, Mr. Slater, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Tho. Foley, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Francklyn, Mr. John Chetwyn, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Burdet, Mr. Kenyon, and all that serve for the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, and Worcester: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five of the Clock in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, Common Council, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of the Town of Monmouth in the County of Monmouth, was read; setting forth, That * * * *
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for the more effectual making the Rivers Wye and Lugg navigable, is committed.
A Petition of the Freeholders and other Inhabitants of the Hundred of Wormlow in the County of Hereford, and Parts adjacent, was read; setting forth, That * * * *.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Bill for the more effectual making the Rivers of Wye and Lugg navigable, is committed.
Tryals for Treason.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treasons.
Act of Navigation respecting English Seamen.
A Bill to suspend, during the War with France, that Part of the Act of Navigation which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Then the House resolved into a Committee of the
whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of
the Bill for doubling the Excise.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the said Committee, That they had made a further Progress in the said Bill: And that they had directed him to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the said Bill; and nothing to intervene.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters, is committed, be made upon Monday Morning next.
Mr. Fox presented to the House, an Accompt relating to the Army: The Title whereof was read; and is as followeth; viz.
"An Accompt or Abstract of Monies received and paid from the Fifth of June to the First Oct. 1690, for the Use of the Army in Ireland."
Also, the Lord Ranelagh presented to the House, another Accompt relating to the Army: The Title whereof was read; and is as followeth; viz.
"An Accompt of the Pay of his Majesty's Dutch Forces computed for a Month; and also, of what is due to clear them, according to the said Computations, to the First of Oct. 1690."
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Accompts be referred to the Committee to whom the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, and Navy, and Treasury, are referred: And that Mr. Slater and Mr. Hutchinson be added to the said Committee.
A Bill for the better preventing the Importation of Bone Lace and Point Lace, was, according to Order, presented to the House; and received.
Commissary Shales' Petition.
A Petition of John Shales, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, officiating as Commissary General for the Provisions for the Army in Ireland, was, Third December 1689, seized and confined at Lisburne, his Papers seized, his Office put into other Hands, and himself and Family totally disgraced and ruined, in consequence of some Votes and Addresses of the Parliament then in being to his Majesty: That he sent a Letter to the then Speaker, Mr. Powle, desiring the same might be read to the House: Which was granted; as also Leave on his Petition to come to Westminster to pursue his Vindication; and hopes the House will be of Opinion, That the Petitioner ought to be publickly heard to so publick an Accusation, being ready to submit to the Censure of this House, if any Crime can be made out against him: Or, if he shall appear to have suffered upon malicious and false Suggestions, the Petitioner hopes he shall be publickly acquitted by the House, and in some measure, repaired: And praying to be heard before the House, in such Time and Manner as they shall think fit, touching the said Accusation against him.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, Navy, and Treasury, are referred.
French Bay Salt.
Ordered, That Mr. Slater, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Chaffin, Sir Fra. Drake, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for the preserving French Bay Salt, taken as Prize, for the Use of the Navy, is referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Gray, Sir Tho. Littleton, be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better encouraging the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.