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, 17 die Novembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A COMPLAINT being made to the House, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, That one Thom. Greenvile, a Bailiff, had arrested Arthur Nicolson, a Messenger daily attending this House; and had caused him to be put into the Dungeon of the Gatehouse Prison, Westminster; in Breach of the Privileges of the House;
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Christopher Musgrave, Colonel Granvile, Mr. Christie, Mr. Foley, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. Brewer, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Price, Mr. England, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Jennings, Mr. Fenwick, Mr. Tayler, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Foley, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Mr. Russell, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Hutchinson, Sir John Key, Colonel Sackvile, Sir James Long, Sir Matth. Andrews, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Bockenham, Sir John Guise, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Bedding feild, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Waller, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Lord Cornbury, Mr. Gray, Sir Tho. Haslerig, Mr. Henley, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Neale, Colonel Birch, Mr. Clerke, Sir Wm. Ellis, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Burdet, Sir Sam. Bernadiston, Mr. Perry: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers and Records: And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, That they do provide by the said Bill, that all clandestine Marriages shall be void.
An Amendment being proposed to be made therein, in Press *, Line *, by leaving out the Words "Four;" and, instead thereof, inserting "Five;" the same was, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House; and the Bill was amended at the Table accordingly.
Chambre's &c. Nat.
Commissioners of Admiralty, &c.
Also the Lords have agreed to all the Amendments sent up from this House to the Bill, intituled, An Act concerning the Commissioners of the Admiralty; and also to the Bills concerning David Bigg, Esquire, and George Vilet, Esquire, without any Amendments.
Earl Torrington's Relation of Sea Engagement.
Mr. Henry Herbert acquainted the House, That he had a Paper, signed by the Earl of Torrington, to present to the House from the said Earl, being his Lordship's Relation of the Engagement at Sea against the French: Which he delivered in at the Table: Where the same was read.
Ordered, That the Books of the Overseers of the Poor for the Town of Cirencester in the County of Gloucester be forthwith left with the Clerk of this House by John How, Esquire, or such other Person as hath the same; that the same may be inspected, by the Parties concerned, in the Hearing, which is to be at the Bar of this House, touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Cirencester aforesaid.
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 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 Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed in the further Consideration of the Bill for doubling the Excise; 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 Wednesday Morning next at Ten a Clock; and nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Matter touching the Election of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Preston in Lancashire, which was ordered to be upon Wednesday Morning next, be put off, and heard on Thursday Morning next, at the Bar of this House.
Great Marlow Election.
Ordered, That all Committees, except the Committee for preparing the Bill for regulating and making the Militia of this Kingdom more useful, and the Committee to whom the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, Navy and Treasury are referred, be adjourned.