Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 3 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Beckman's, &c. Nat.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Sir Steph. Evans, Mr. Bedding feild, Sir Rich Reynell, Mr. Glemham, Mr. Leving, Mr. Gray, Mr. Willmot, Mr. Brereton, Sir Rob. Cotton, Sir John Barker, Sir John Carew, Mr. Freke, Mr. England, Sir Edw. Hussey, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Hedger, Sir John Dorrell, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Cary, Mr. Dalben, Sir Jonath. Jennings, Mr. Henley, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Watler, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir John Wynne, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Jos. Herne, Sir Christopher Musgrave: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Earl of Ailsbury's Estate.
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for the making a Twelve Years Lease made by the Earl and Countess of Ailsbury, for Payment of Debts, which was determinable on their Deaths, to have Continuance absolutely for those Twelve Years, was committed, That they had made several Amendments to the Bill; which they had directed him to report to the House: And which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards, delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and are as followeth; viz.
Ordered, That Mr. Christie do carry up the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House has agreed to the Bill, with the said Amendments; and desire their Lordships Concurrence to the said Amendments.
Defaulter at Call of the House.
The House being informed that Henry Hening, Esquire, a Member of this House, who was ordered to be committed to the Serjeant at Arms for not attending the Service of the House, hath paid his Fees to the Serjeant;
Then the Order of the Day for taking into Consideration the State of the Accompts and Observations delivered in to the House, from the Commissioners appointed for taking the publick Accompts, was read.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed for taking the publick Accompts do lay before this House a List of all such Persons who have Salaries, and have made the King pay the Charge of passing their Patents, and passing their Accompts, as also the Taxes upon their Offices.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners do lay before this House a List of those that have great Salaries, and have, upon slight Pretences, got them increased; and who have had extraordinary Bills of incident Charges easily allowed.
Ordered, That the said Commissioners do lay before this House a List of the excessive Fees that are exacted and taken by the Officers that have great Salaries allowed them for execution of their Places, and for which no legal Precedent appears to justify the same.