Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 31 die Decembris; 2° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A PETITION of Narcissus Lutterell was presented to the House, and read; complaining of an undue election of a Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Newport in the County of Cornwall:
Supply Bill; Excise.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Bill for doubling the additional Duties of Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, to begin from the Time that the Act for doubling the Duty of Excise doth expire, was committed, That they had agreed to the said Bill, and the several Clauses committed to the said Committee, with several Amendments thereunto; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place; 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.
Then a Clause was offered as a Rider; That if any Member should, after the First of February 1690, absent himself from the Service of the House Days together without Leave, or reasonable Cause, to pay Twenty Shillings for every such Day; to be distributed among the Servants of the House.
|Tellers, for the Yeas,||Sir Wm. Strickland,||119.|
|Mr. Hen. Herbert,|
|Tellers, for the Noes,||Mr. Bickerstaffe,||105.|
|Sir Edm. Jennings,|
Commissioners of Accompts.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, sent up from this House, intituled, An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state the publick Accompts of the Kingdom, without any Amendments:
Leave of Absence.
Vexatious Suits for acting in Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, That this House will, To-morrow Morning at Eleven a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the preventing vexatious Suits against such as acted for their Majesties Service, and in Defence of the Kingdom.
Lords reminded of a Bill.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to put them in mind of a Bill, some time since sent up from this House, intituled, an Act for attainting Persons in Rebellion in England and Ireland, and for applying their Estates towards the Charge of the present War.