Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 23 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Privilege- Petition from a person in custody.
A Petition of Wm. Briggs, Marshal of the King's Bench, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, was read; whereby he made an humble Acknowledgement of his Offence against this House; and represented, That his continuing in Custody would be prejudicial to him, and to the Persons at whose Suit the Prisoners were in Prison; and prayed to be discharged out of Custody.
Act of Navigation respecting English Seamen.
An ingrossed Bill for suspending, during the War with France, that Part of the Act of Navigation, and also that Part of the Act for the Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to sail with English Seamen, was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for suspending, during the War with France, that Part of the Act of Navigation, and also that Part of the Act for the Exportation of Corn, which obliges English Ships to said with English Seamen.
Devizes Return amended.
The Clerk of the Crown attended, and amended the Return of Burgesses to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of the Devizes, by rasing out the Name of Sir Thomas Fowles, Knight, and instead thereof inserting the Name of John Methwen, Esquire.
Attainting Persons in Rebellion.
And several Amendments being proposed to be made in Press 3, Line 1, by inserting, after "shall" these Words, "extend, or be construed to convict, or;" and Line 3, by leaving out "attaint," and, instead thereof, inserting "to forfeit to," the same were, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Bill amended accordingly.
Then an ingrossed Clause was offered, as a Rider; That the said Act should not prejudice any Pardon that should be granted to Wm. and Charles Cecill, Sons of James late Earl of Salisbury, being privately conveyed beyond the Seas, if they shall, before they attain Eighteen Years of Age, receive the Sacrament in any Parish Church within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, and take the Oaths, and subscribe the Declaration enjoined by an Act made in the First Year of their Majesties.
Earl of Ailesbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act to enable Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, and Eliz. Countess of Ailesbury, his Wife, to make Provision for Payment of Debts, and to make Leases of their Estates: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also the Lords have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for vesting certain Lands, the Estate of Thom. Manwareing, Gentleman, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts, without any Amendments.
Supply Bill; Low Wines.
Then the House resolved itself into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill for laying several
Duties upon Low Wines, or Spirits of the first Extraction.
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 Bill; and agreed upon several Amendments thereunto: Which they had directed him to report to the House.