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, 15 die Martii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
And it is referred to Sir John Guise, Sir Ralph Dutton, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Sandford, Mr. England, Mr. Wogan, Sir John Barker, Sir Rob. Davers, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Love, Mr. Trafford, Mr. Ash, Col. Blowfield, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Tho. Folay, Mr. Patten, Mr. Boscowen, Mr. Hill, Col. Birch, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Eyres, Mr. Pelham, Sir John Holt, Sir Cha. Ranelagh, Mr. Lewis, Mr. Etrick, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Hales, Sir Rob. Nappier, Sir H. Hobart, Mr. Liddell, Mr. Fuller, Sir H. Goodrick, Sir John Key, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Brewer, Alderman Pilkington, Sir Wm. Honeywood, Sir James Oxenden, Mr. John Knatchbull, Sir John Thompson, Mr. Thomson, and all the Members of this House, that serve for the Counties of Gloucester, Sommerset, York, Norfolk, Wilts, and the City of Norwich; and all that come are to have Voices: And they are to meet in the Exchequer Chamber To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Four a Clock: And to have Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records. And it is to be an Instruction to the Committee, that they take into their Examination and Consideration the Abuses relating to the Aulnage in general.
Leave of Absence.
Reviving Proceedings at Law.
Sir John Holt reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Re-continuing and Reviving of Actions and Process lately depending in the Courts at Westminster, and curing other Defects, was referred, that they, having taken the same into their Consideration, had thought fit to make several Amendments to the same; and to add several Clauses: The which Amendments he read in his Place with the Coherence; and also, in his Place, read the said Clauses; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were read throughout; and afterwards, again one by one; and, upon the Question, severally put therein, was agreed unto by the House.
A Clause was offered, to make good all Bail Bonds, taken by Persons acting as Sheriffs, although not legally qualified, since the First of November, 1687; and all Recognizances, taken since the 11th Day of December last, by any of the Justices of the Courts at Westminster; and for the inrolling them in next Easter Term; and to make good all Commitments by any the said Judges, since the Eleventh Day of December; and to make the same as available, as if the same had been done by lawful Sheriffs, as Judges:
Mutiny of Soldiers at Ipswich.
Mr. Herbord, One of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, acquainted the House, That his Majesty having commanded several Regiments of Foot to repair to the Sea-side, under the Command of the Lord Churchill, amongst the rest, was pleased to command the Regiment now under the Command of Monsieur Schombergh, formerly under the Command of the Lord Dunbarton, that they should do so; which were a great Body, about 1,300 or 1,400 Men: And that, at the Market-place of Ipswich, Two Captains with Grenadiers fell a-disarming of the Officers, seizing upon the Ammunition and the Money that was sent down to pay them off; and, when they had done, fell a-firing of Musquets, to shew the Disorder they would be in: That 800 of them marched away with Four Pieces of Cannon; and, when they came Half a Mile out of Ipswich, they declared James their King; and that they would march to the North, and live and die by him: There is an Account, that divers Fusileers that are to join with them; and that there are great Endeavours from the Northern Parts of England to prepare the Papists to receive them. That he having been at a Committee of the Council, he was desired to acquaint the House with it; and that, in Probability, there is 1,500 Men in Arms, and Money for them to subsist withal.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an Address be presented to his Majesty, to desire him to take effectual Care to suppress the Soldiers that are now in Rebellion; and to issue his Proclamation to declare them, and all that adhere to them, to be Rebels and Traitors.
And it is referred to Mr. Hamden, Sir Rob. Howard, Major Wildman, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Foley, Mr. Finch, Sir H. Capell, Colonel Birch, Sir H. Goodrick, Sir Tho. Lee, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir John Lowther, And they are to withdraw immediately into the Speaker's Chamber; and prepare the said Address, upon the Debate of the House; and present the same to the House with all convenient Speed.
Leave of Absence.
Message to Lords to continue sitting.
Call of the House.
Leave of Absence.
Wye, &c. Navigation.
Address respecting the Mutiny.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee appointed to withdraw, to prepare an Address to be presented to his Majesty, that they had prepared an Address accordingly: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and agreed unto by the House; and is as followeth:
WE your Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, having received Information, that divers Officers and Soldiers are in actual Rebellion, and levying War within this Kingdom, against Your Majesty; and that divers other Soldiers, and traiterouslyaffected Persons, both within this Kingdom, and elsewhere, are corresponding with, and adhering to, those Rebels and Traitors; do therefore most humbly beseech your Majesty, to take such effectual Course, as to your Majesty's Wisdom shall seem meet, for the speedy Suppression and bringing to Justice the Persons guilty thereof, with their Adherents. And that, in mean time, Your Majesty will be pleased to issue forth Your Royal Proclamation, declaring those Persons, and their Adherents, to be Rebels and Traitors; and requiring all your good Subjects to apprehend and prosecute them as such; that none may pretend Ignorance of their Duty by Law in this Case. The Effect of such Warning, we doubt not, will be a just Terror to Your Enemies, and an Encouragement to Your Majesty's loyal and faithful Subjects.
And we do humbly assure Your Majesty, that, in further Prosecution of that End, we shall be, at all times, ready to give Your Majesty our humble Advice and Assistance, when Your Majesty shall be pleased to require it.
Leave of Absence.
The House then, according to the Order of Yesterday, upon the Question put, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take into Consideration a Motion then made, for a Supply to be given, to enable his Majesty to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England.
Mr. Hamden reports from the Committee of the whole House, that, they having taken into Consideration the Motion made Yesterday, for a Supply to be given, to enable his Majesty to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England, they had come to a Resolution concerning the same: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being read, is as followeth:
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, that a Supply be given to his Majesty, not exceeding the Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds, to enable his Majesty to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee, that a Supply be given to his Majesty, not exceeding the Sum of Six hundred thousand Pounds, to enable his Majesty to defray the Charges laid out by the Dutch, in the Expedition for England.
Mr. Hamden also acquainted the House, That he was directed, by the Committee, to move the House; and moved, accordingly; That the House would, Tomorrow Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to take further Consideration of his Majesty's Speech.
Message from Lords, concurring in Address.
Mr. Speaker, We are sent by the Lords to acquaint this House, that the Lords have concurred in the Address sent from this House; and that they have appointed Two Lords to go presently to Hampton Court, to wait upon his Majesty with it: and that their Lordships do desire, that this House will appoint a proportionable Number of their Members to go with them;