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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Sir Walter Young,||167.|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Mr. Roberts,||117.|
Westminster &c. Paving.
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.
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."
"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."
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.
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.
Tryals for Treason
Commissioners of Accompts.
Making Militia useful.
Navy and Army Estimates, &c.
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.
Leave for Members to attend Lords.
Raising Revenue by Fines, &c.
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.