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, 1 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffryes.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for charging the Estate of the late Lord Jeffryes, in Leicestershire, with Fourteen thousand Seven hundred Sixty Pounds, with Interest, to Edmund Prideaux, Esquire, was committed, be made upon Wednesday Morning next: And that Counsel be afterwards heard at the Bar, touching the said Bill, upon the Petition of the Lord Chief Justice Pollexfen, and others, Trustees for the Children and Creditors of the said Lord Jeffryes.
A Bill for the settling a Charity given by Robert Aske, Esquire, to the Company of Haberdashers of London, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Kenyon, Sir Fra. Guybon, Mr. Carew, Mr. Carye, Sir Wm. Drake, Sir Wm. Turner, Sir Math. Andrews, Lord Sherrard, Sir Tho. Darcy, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Christie, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Chetwynd, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Major Vincent, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Rob. Nappier: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the better enabling of Jane Bray, Relict and sole Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Reignald Bray, Esquire, deceased, and others, to the speedier Raising of Portions already appointed for her Daughters by the said Reignald Bray, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Bill for preventing clandestine Marriages, is committed, be made To-morrow Morning.
A Petition of Frances Duchess Dowager of Richmond and Lenox, and others, Farmers of the Duty of Aulnage, relating to the Bill for transferring the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, was presented to the House.
And the Question being put, That the Petition be read;
It passed in the Negative.
French Bay Salt.
Mr. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for Preserving of French Bay Salt, taken as Prize, from being destroyed, was committed, That 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.
A Clause was offered, according to the Order of the House, to be added to the Bill, For the more effectual putting in Execution the Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, with Blanks therein, to be filled up by the House. And the said Clause was twice read; and the Blanks filled up: And then the same, with some other Amendments made by the House, was, upon the Question thereupon put, agreed by the House to be made Part of the Bill.
And then the Question being put, That the Bill, with the Amendments and Clause, be ingrossed;
It passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That the Bill be rejected.
Trade with France.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for the more effectual putting in Execution the Act for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, upon the Debate of the House: And it is recommended to Mr. Boscawen, Sir John Guise, Sir Cha. Sidley, Colonel Birch, Colonel Austin, and Mr. Onslow; or any Three of them.
Reversing Judgment against Arnold.
A Bill for reversing a Judgment given against John Arnold, Esquire, in the King's Bench, was read the Second time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be ingrossed;
The House divided.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Walter Young,||167.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Roberts,||117.|
So it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Westminster &c. Paving.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Keck;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for paving and cleansing the Streets in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs and Liberties thereof, and Out Parishes in the County of Middlesex, and in the Borough of Southwarke, and other Places within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, in the County of Surry, and for regulating the Markets therein mentioned; with several Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Then the said Amendments were all read once throughout; and are as followeth: viz.
12 Skin, Line 23, leave out "or otherwise in some Part;" and read "on the Outside."
27 Line, for "Ten," read "Twelve; and, for "Evening," read "Night."
29 Line, after "Default," add "excepting such Person, or Persons, as shall agree to make use of Lamps of any sort, to be placed at such Distances in the Street, as shall be approved of by Two or more Justices of the Peace."
At the End of the Bill, add Clause marked A.
"And it is hereby Enacted and Declared, for avoiding any Doubt touching the Highway leading from the East Side of Clerkenwell Green to St. John's Street, That the said Way shall be paved according to the Directions of this Act."
And the said Amendments being read a Second time, one by one; the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Poultney do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Amendments made by their Lordships thereunto.
Address for Embargo.
Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to the King, That his Majesty will be pleased to give effectual Order for an immediate Embargo to be laid on all Ships, (except such Ships as shall carry Ammunition and Provisions only to the Plantations, the Complement of Men in such Ships not to exceed Five hundred Men); that there may not be wanting a sufficient Number of able Seamen for the next Year's Fleet.
Ordered, That the said Address be immediately presented to his Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
Ordered, That the Bill for attainting the Persons that are, or have been, in Rebellion in England and Ireland, and for confiscating their Estates, and applying the same to bear the Charge of the War, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Supply Bill; East India Goods.
Ordered, That the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain new Impositions, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Tryals for Treason
Resolved, That the House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Regulating of Tryals in Cases of Treason.
Commissioners of Accompts.
Ordered, That the Bill for appointing and enabling Commissioners to take the publick Accompts, be read To-morrow Morning.
Making Militia useful.
Ordered, That the Bill for the regulating and making the Militia of this Kingdom more useful, be read on Thursday Morning next, at Nine a Clock.
Navy and Army Estimates, &c.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Estimates and Accompts relating to the Army, Navy, and Treasury, was referred, be made To-morrow Morning.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill for punishing Officers and Soldiers, who shall mutiny, or desert their Majesties Service, and for punishing false Musters, be read the Third time To-morrow Morning at Ten a Clock.
Ordered, That the Bill for transferring the Duty and Subsidy of Aulnage to the Custom-house, be read the Second time upon Thursday Morning next.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General Sir Cha. Porter, and Mr. Finch, have Leave to attend the Lords, as Counsel, in a Cause between Shirly and Ferrers.
Raising Revenue by Fines, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hunt, Sir John Barker, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Hopkins, Sir John Guise, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of Percivall Brunskill, Gentleman, is referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Parkhurst, Mr. Dowdeswell, Mr. Brockman, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Blincoe, Mr. Hopkins, be added to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better Encouragement of the Woolen Manufacture.
Ordered, That all Committees be revived.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.