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, 10 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christie reported from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Petition of Wm. Davile, and his Wife, was referred, That the Committee had examined and considered the Matter of the said Petition; and were of Opinion, That a Bill for sale of some Lands for Payment of Debts would be for the Good of the Petitioner's Family, and Preservation of the Rest of the Estate from Waste and Destruction: And that therefore the Committee had directed him to move the House for Leave, That a Bill might be brought in according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Sale of some Lands, for Payment of Debts according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Oaths of Allegiance in Ireland.
An ingrossed Bill for abrogating the Oaths formerly taken to the Crown, in Ireland, and establishing other Oaths to be taken there, was read the Third time. And
An ingrossed Proviso was offered, as a Rider, to be added to the Bill; That the same should not extend to the taking away the Place of Vice Treasurer of Ireland from Wm. Harbord, Esquire, now employed as Ambassador Extraordinary, to mediate a Peace between the Christians and Turkes; but that he shall have Liberty to take the Oaths, and subscribe the said Declaration, within Two Months after his Return into that Kingdom.
And the same was thrice read; and, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House, to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths.
Ordered, That Sir Joseph Tredenham do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
A Petition of a great Number of their Majesties Subjects, employed in their Majesties Transport Service, presented by Arthur Shallet, John Travers, and Anthony Wilks, on their Behalf, was read; setting forth, that in 1689, and since, many Ships and Vessels were hired to transport their Majesties Forces to Ireland; several of which were discharged the Service, some lost, and others continued to this Day; several of which have received none, some a Month's, others a Fortnight's Pay, by way of Imprest; and that, most upon Tallies, on a remote Fund; so that, by Computation, there is due for this Transport Service, betwixt Three and Four hundred thousand Pounds; whereby the Masters and Owners of the said Vessels are reduced to such Streights, that many of them, and their Ships, have been arrested and condemned by the Seamen, for Wages; and others, for want of their Monies, disabled in their Trades: And praying the Consideration and Relief of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do report their Opinions therein to the House.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Rich, Sir Jos. Williamson, Major Vincent, Mr. Blowfeild, Major Perry, Mr. Gwyn, Sir Tho. Clarges, Sir Tho. Haslerig, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Rich. Hart, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Granville, Mr. Hawtry, Sir Tho. Vernon, Mr. Norreys, Sir Mat. Andrews, Mr. Harley, Sir Robert Davers, Mr. Paul Foley, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Sir Henry Johnson, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Peter Colleton, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Done, Mr. Wharton, Mr. How, Mr. England, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Fuller, Lord Brandon, Sir Jerv. Elwes, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Clerke, Sir John Guise, Sir Wm. Cooke, Colonel Titus, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Buscawen, Sir Wm. Drake, Mr. Arnold, Sir Edw. Chisnall, Mr. Waller, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Stanley, And all the Members that serve for the Seaport Towns: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for taking the publick Accompts do, on Monday-sevennight next, lay before this House a State of the Incomes and Issues of the publick Revenue, from the Fifth of November 1688, to Michaelmas last, with their Observations thereupon.
Proceedings of the Fleet.
Then Admiral Russell presented to the House several Papers giving an Account of the Proceedings of their Majesties Fleet, during the last Summer's Expedition; viz.
Instructions given to him by the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England: A List of the Ships in the said Fleet: An Extract of several Letters and Orders touching the Proceedings of their Majesties Fleet: And an Account of the said Fleet's Proceeding. All which were read at the Table.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do, upon Saturday Morning next, lay before this House the several Orders that have been issued to Admiral Russell, during the last Summer's Expedition.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Admiralty do lay before this House, upon Saturday Morning next, a List of the Ships that have been lost or damaged since the Year 1688, and of the Captains Names of the same.
State of the Nation.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten a 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.