Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Sabbati, 13 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave for Member to attend Lords.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the enabling of Trustees to sell certain Lands of Richard Cooke, Esquire, deceased, to pay Debts, to raise a Portion for his Daughter, was read the Third time.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Davers do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the Bill, with the said Amendment; and desire their Lordships Concurrence to the said Amendment.
Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service in Defence of the Kingdom, be read the Second time upon Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
Earl of Salisbury's Estate.
Mr. Dalben reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to limit the Power of James, now Earl of Salisbury, to cut off the Intail of his Estate, was committed, That the Committee had considered thereof, and of the Petitions referred to them: And that they had agreed upon several Amendments, and Clauses to be added 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 the said Amendments and Clauses in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were all read throughout; and are as followeth; viz.
Press last, Line 40, before "provided," insert "and the respective Rents therein reserved shall, after the Death of the said Earl, be due and payable to such Person or Persons, who, by virtue of the said Settlement, shall be seised of the Freehold of the Premises in such Lease or Leases to be comprised."
A Proviso, That the said James, now Earl of Salisbury, to demise or grant any the Manors, Lands, and Premises, except what comprised in the common Recoveries, and demised by the Earl his Father; for the like Terms, Conditions, and Rents reserved, as formerly they have been by the said James late Earl the Father.
A Proviso to enable James, now Earl, to lease several Houses and Gardens in Heming Row, and St. Martin's Lane, for Thirty Years and a Half, to commence from Michaelmas last; reserving the Rents now paid for the same subject to the Trust, towards raising Portions.
A Clause to disable Robert, Wm., Charles, and George Cecill, Esquires, to bar or dock any the Estate Tail, or Remainders limited by the Settlement, unless he to whom the next Estate of Freehold and Inheritance in Remainder ought to descend, shall, or at any time be, or become a Papist; but may respectively be impowered, when in possession of the Premises, to demise and charge the same, towards making Provisions for Jointures and Portions, as the said James, now Earl, is impowered to do.
Southwarke Court of Conscience.
Supply Bill; Low Wines.
Offences at Sea.
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to inspect the Laws relating to the Tryal of Offences committed upon the Sea; and to consider of the Defects thereof; and to report their Opinions therein to the House; and how the same may be cured and remedied.
And it is referred unto Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Rich. Temple, Mr. Harcourt, Sir Wm. Poultney, Colonel Churchill, Colonel Granvile, Sir Rob. Holmes, Serjeant Trenchard, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Vice Chamberlain, Mr. C. Mountague, Mr. Chancellor of Exchequer, Admiral Russell, Sir Edw. Seymour, Sir Hen. Goodricke, Lord Falkland, Mr. Christie, Serjeant Wogan, Sir Rob. Rich. Mr. Kenyon, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Clerke: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Five of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chambers; and to make their Report with all convenient Speed.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill; East India Goods.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of
the whole House, to proceed further in the Consideration
of the Bill for granting certain new Impositions to their
Majesties upon all East-India Goods, and other Goods
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 gone through the said Bill; and that he was ready to make his Report thereof to the House: And that they had directed him to move the House, That a Clause might be brought in for appropriating Part of the said Duties to the Use of the Navy.
Supply Bill; Wine Duties, &c.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for continuing the Impositions upon Wines, Vinegar, and Tobacco.
Ordered, That Sir Cha. Bloys, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Clarke, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Bayle, Mr. Piggott, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for transferring the Duty and Subsidy of Aulnage to the Customhouse, is committed.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for the better preventing Escapes of Prisoners in the Prisons of the King's Bench and Fleet, is committed, be revived; and do sit, in order to adjourn till Monday Morning next.