House of Commons Journal Volume 10: 30 October 1691

Pages 542-543

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Veneris, 30 die Octobris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Lymington Election.

A PETITION of Thomas Jervois and Oliver Cromwell, Esquires, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioners were duly elected Burgesses for the Borough of Limmington in the County of Southampton; yet that the Mayor, contrary to Justice, hath returned Thomas Dore and John Burrard, Esquires, though the Petitioners had the Majority of legal Voices: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises; and that they may be restored to their just Right of Sitting in the House.

Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Elections and Privileges: And they are to examine the Matter thereof; and report the same, with their Opinions therein, to the House.

Answers to Addresses.

Mr. Speaker reports to the House, That he did Yesterday present their Address to his Majesty: And that his Majesty received the same graciously; and was pleased to express himself to this Effect; viz.

Every Thing that comes from the House of Commons is very agreeable to Me, especially when attended with such Affection as this Address is; which deserves My Acknowledgement: I shall endeavour to bring France to an honourable Peace for us, and our Allies: I expect to be assisted with the Means from you; and there shall be nothing wanting on My Part, to effect it.

Mr. Speaker also reported to the House, That he also presented their Address to her Majesty: And that she was pleased to express herself to this Effect;


I am glad I have done any thing to your Satisfaction.

Dr. Jane to preach on 26th Nov.

Ordered, That Dr. Jane, Dean of Gloucester, be desired to preach before this House upon the Twenty-sixth of November next, being a Day of Thanksgiving appointed by their Majesties Proclamation: And that Mr. Travers and Major Vincent do acquaint him therewith.

Oaths of Allegiance in Ireland.

Then the House resumed the adjourned Debate touching the Committee of the Bill for abrogating the Oaths formerly taken to the Crown in Ireland, and for establishing other Oaths to be taken to their Majesties.

And the Statue 2° Eliz. made in Ireland, appointing the former Oath to be taken, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Roberts, Sir Jos. Williamson, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Slater, Mr. Bickerstaffe, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Howe, Mr. Dolben, Sir Walter Young, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Butler, Sir Orlando Gee, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Major Vincent, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Gwyn, Mr. Paul Foley, Mr. Christie, Sir Jon. Jennings, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Clerke, Sir John Thomson, Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Edw. Seymour, Mr. Norreys, Lord Ranelagh, Sir John Barker, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Boscowen, Sir Wm. Cooke, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Brownlow, Sir Walter St. John, Colonel Titus, Mr. Harley, Mr. Travers, Mr. Pelham, Sir Fra. Drake, Lord Falkland, Earl of Bellamont, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Greenfeild, Sir Peter Colleton, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Walter, Sir Walter Clarges: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Call of the House.

Ordered, That the House be called over on Wednesday next.

Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, took into Consideration his Majesty's gracious Speech to both Houses of Parliament, at the Opening of this Session of Parliament: Which was read by Mr. Speaker.


And a Motion being made, for a Supply to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Motion.

State of the Nation.

Resolved, That this House will, upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the State of the Nation.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.