Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 28 die Novembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Defaulter at Call of the House.
ORDERED, That Henry Mannaton, Esquire, a Member of this House, in Custody of the Serjeant at Arms for not attending the Service of the House, be admitted into the House, having paid his Fees to the Serjeant.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Christie, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Cooke, Sir Robert Davers, Major Vincent, Sir Rob. Edon, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Biddolph, Mr. Bromley, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Goldwell, Mr. England, Sir Wm. Cook, Sir Cha. Wyndham, Mr. Slater, Mr. Dyot, Mr. Lampton, Mr. Henley, Mr. Parker, Mr. Baddingfeild, Mr. Leving, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. May, Sir John Fagg: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
A Petition of Anth. Eyre, Esquire, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner settled divers Lands in Cheshire on Trustees to himself for Life; then for a Term of Ninetynine Years; and afterwards to his First and other Sons by Ann his Wife; Remainder to his right Heirs: That the said Term, by Decree 34 Car. IIdi, was assigned to the Petitioner, to enable him to pay Debts: That the Petitioner is seised of an Estate, in Fee, in Lincolnshire, equivalent in Value to That in Cheshire: And that it will be of great Advantage to the Petitioner's Children to have the Lincolnshire Estate settled, that it may come to them immediately after his Death, in lieu of the Cheshire Estate; which cannot come to them till after the said Term of Ninety-nine Years: And praying Leave to bring in a Bill to enable the Petitioner to sell the Estate in Cheshire to pay Debts, and to settle the Estate in Lincolnshire to the same Uses.
And it is referred to Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir Rich. Hart, Sir Rob. Henley, Mr. Arnold, Mr. Leving, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Chetwyn, Mr. Bygot, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. England, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Greenfeild, Mr. Henley, Major Vincent, Sir Wm. Langham, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Mannaton, Mr. Clerke, Mr. Biddolph: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for the vesting and settling divers Lands in Gloucestershire in Trustees, to be sold for the paying the remaining Portions to the Children of Geo. Mountague, Esquire, deceased: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Butter and Cheese Trade.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Rob. Henley, Mr. Glemham, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Goldwell, Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Carter, Sir Jervas Elwes, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. England, Mr. Jervois, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Henley, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Christie, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Sir Tho. Darcy, Mr. Shackerly, Mr. Bromley, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Norreys, and all the Members that serve for the City of London, and Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, and Chester: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Recovery of Tythes.
A Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and Freemen of the Town and Port of Dover, and of several of the Gentry inhabiting in the County of Kent, was read; setting forth, That the said Port is so advantageous to the Kingdom, that ever since King Hen. the Eighth's Reign, it has been the Care of the Publick to make Provision for maintaining thereof, particularly 14 Car. II. An Act was made for raising a Duty for Seven Years for that Purpose: But, by the Neglect of the Trustees, the Act proved ineffectual: That the said Harbour may prove very serviceable to the Kingdom in Time of War, and prove a great Shelter for Ships in Storms: But that, for want of Maintenance, the Harbour is now almost choaked up, and the Timber Work much damnified; and, without some speedy Relief, will be inevitably lost, to the Ruin of the Town, and great Detriment of the Kingdom: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.
Ordered, That Mr. Bickerstaffe, Sir Tho. Travell, Mr. Price, Mr. Paul Foley, Colonel Courtny, Sir Wm. Basset, Mr. Speccot, Mr. Onslow, Sir Peter Colliton, be added to the Committee appointed to prepare and bring in a Bill for the Making of Saltpetre here in England.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties, for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Sir Thomas Littleton, according to Order, presented to the House an Estimate of the Charge of the War in the Office of Ordnance for Land Service, for the Year 1692; And the same was read; and is as followeth; viz.
Memorandum: There is no Regard had in this Calculation to the Charge of transporting any of the Stores above mentioned; That being in the Care of another Office, particularly appointed for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Consideration thereof be referred to the Committee of the whole House, who are to consider of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for carrying on a vigorous War against France.
The Lord Ranelagh, according to Order, presented to the House a List of the General Officers, and their Pay; and also an Abstract of the Establishment of their Majesties Garisons: And the same were read; and are as followeth; viz.
Ordered, That the Consideration thereof be referred to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Consideration of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, is referred.
A Motion being made, and the Question being put, That it be an Instruction to the Committee of the whole House, to whom the Consideration of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, is referred, That the Number of the Land Forces which his Majesty has been pleased to signify he thinks necessary to be continued in England, Scotland, and the West Indies, and to be transported beyond the Seas for the Service of the Year 1692, do consist of private Soldiers, not including Officers, making up that Number;
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Amendments made by the Lords to the ingrossed Bill, intituled, An Act for the abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Then the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France, was read.
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 further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
A person in custody to be discharged.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Samuell, Colonel Perry, Sir Wm. Pritchard, Sir Cha. Bloys, Sir Jam. Rushout, Mr. Rudge, Mr. Sandford, Mr. Lutterell, Sir Edw. Philipps, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for Suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars, is committed.