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, 24 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklin;
Earl of Ailsbury's Estate.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for a Twelve Years Lease, made by the Earl and Countess of Ailsbury, for Payment of Debts, which was determined on their Deaths, to have Continuance absolutely for those Twelve Years: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And the Messengers withdrew.
The Bill was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Mr. Bowyer reported from the Committee to whom it was referred to consider of the former Laws for Enlarging and Amending of the Highways, and of their Defects; and to prepare and bring in a Bill for the better Enlarging which they had directed him to present to the House: And which he did do. And the same was received.
Settlement of the Poor.
Mr. Hutchinson reports from the Committee to whom it was referred to inspect the Laws relating to the Provision, Settlement, and Employment of the Poor for the Time to come, That they had prepared a Bill for the better Explanation of Two former Acts for the Settlement of the Poor, accordingly; which they had directed him to present to the House: And which he did do. And the same was received.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for Sale of the Manor of, and Lands in Wittering in the County of Northampton, and the Advowson of the Church of Wittering aforesaid, late the Inheritance of Wm. Stydolph, Esquire, deceased, late Father of Sigismond Stydolph, Esquire, was read the Second time.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir John Cary, Mr. Densell Onslow, Mr. Buscawen, Mr. Onslow, Mr. St. Johns, Mr. Howard, Sir John Cutler, Sir Cha. Windham, Sir Hen. Winchcomb, Sir Bourch. Wray, Colonel Granvill, Sir Rob. Henley, Mr. Trelawny, Colonel Roll, Major Vincent, Mr. Bull, Sir Tho. Travell, Sir Tho. Darcye, Mr. Christie, Mr. England, Mr. Vincent, Sir Tho. Pope Blunt, Mr. How, Mr. Kendall, Sir John Parsons, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Foley, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Longton, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Palmes, Sir Jos. Herne, Mr. Hedger, Sir Fra. Vincent, Mr. Ryder, Sir Tho. Mompesson, Mr. Fuller, Sir Fra. Drake, Mr. Cooke, Sir John Key, Mr. Arnold, Sir Wm. Rich, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Ryder, Sir Tho. Middleton: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Bill for transferring the Collection of the Duty of Aulnage to the Custom-house, and giving a Recompence to the Crown for the same, be read the Second time upon Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Regulating of Hackney Coaches in the Cities of London and Westminster.
Ordered, That no private Business be proceeded upon after Ten a Clock.
Then Colonel Granville reported from the Committee to whom was referred the Perusal, Translation, and Examination of the Papers lately taken in a French Prize, That they had made some Progress in the said Matter; and had used and translated the said Papers; and had directed him to return the original Papers to the House: The which he brought to the Table.
Ordered, That the said original Papers be returned to the Lords, according as their Lordships desired by their Message Yesterday to this House.
Colonel Granville also moved, That the Committee may have Leave to sit again.
Ordered, That the said Committee do sit again on Friday next, at Four a Clock in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That Colonel Granville do carry the said Papers to the Lords.
East India Company.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day,
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider further of the Petitions touching the East India
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir John Guise took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir John Guise reports from the said Committee, That the East India Company had made a further Progress in their Defence to the Heads of Complaints against them: And that the Committee had directed him to move the House, That they might have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Friday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Petitions touching the East India Trade.
Then Sir Jos. Herne, the Governor of the East India Company, according to the Order of the House, delivered in several Accompts, as a State of their Stock and Debts at Home and Abroad: Which were read; and the Titles Totals, and Balances, are as followeth; viz.
Factories at Fort St. George, and in the Bay of Bengale.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Accompts be referred to the said Committee of the whole House.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine of the Clock.