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, 5 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Brick making, &c.
ORDERED, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better Preparing and making of Brick, Tile, and Plaster.
Lord Hatton's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled An Act for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One hundred Pounds per Annum upon the Bishop of Ely, and his Successors, to be issuing out of Hatton Garden in the County of Middlesex, and the Messages thereupon erected, and for settling and assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Christopher Lord Viscount Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns for ever, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for preventing malicious Informations in the Court of King's Bench, and for the more easy Reversal of Outlawries in the same Court.
Mr. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act for settling a Jointure upon Jane the Wife of Colonel Edward Mathewes, Daughter of Sir Thomas Armstrong, deceased, was committed, That they had agreed to the Bill, without any Amendments.
The Bill was read the Third time.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.
Ordered, That Mr. Christie do carry the Bill to the Lords; and acquaint them, That this House hath agreed to the same, without any Amendments.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
The House being informed, That the Marshal of the King's Bench had, according to their Order, brought Wm. Fuller, a Prisoner there, to attend the House.
Ordered, That the said Wm. Fuller be, by the Marshal, brought to attend this House again upon Wednesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.
A Bill for the better Improvement of the Woolen Manufacture, was read the First time.
And the Question being put, That the Bill be read a Second time;
It passed in the Negative.
Tythe of Hemp and Flax.
Sir John Dorrell reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for encouraging the Sowing of Hemp and Flax, was committed, That they had made several Amendments; which they had directed him to report to the House: The 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 afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.
French Bay Salt.
An ingrossed Bill for preserving Two Ships Lading of Bay-salt, taken as Prize, for the Benefit of their Majesties Navy, to be accounted for by the Victuallers to their Majesties, was read the Third time.
An Amendment was proposed to be made in the last Proviso;
Before "shall forfeit," to insert "such Person and Persons."
And the same was, upon the Question put thereupon, agreed unto by the House: And the Bill amended at the Table accordingly.
Resolved, That the Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act for preserving Two Ships Lading of Bay-salt, taken as Prize, for the Benefit of their Majesties Navy, was read the Third time.
Ordered, That Mr. Papillion do carry the Bill to the Lords; and desire the Concurrence thereunto.
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Managers that managed the former Conference do manage the Conference now to be had with the Lords.
And the Managers went to the Conference accordingly: And being returned;
Sir Thomas Clarges reported from the Conference, That the Managers had attended the same: And that the Earl of Rochester opened and managed the same on the Behalf of the Lords; and said, That they had desired the Conference for Preservation of the good Correspondence which was necessary between the Two Houses: And that the Lords do agree to all the Amendments made by this House to the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths; and do wave their own Amendments as to the last Clause, for making void Dispensations of the Act: But that the Lords do disagree in the leaving out the Provisoes, beginning "Provided," in Sk. 3, L. 3, of the Clauses marked A; and ending "Profession or Calling," in Sk. 4, L. 7; and insist on the said Clause,
Because they find, by an Article of the Treaty made for the Surrender of Lymrick, which was brought to the Lords by the Earl of Nottingham, and which, as was said, was by their Lordships Order delivered, the Subject Matter of those Provisoes was therein agreed to: And their Lordships considering of what Advantage and Importance the Reducing of Ireland hath been to the publick Peace and Security of all their Majesties Dominions, they conceive that it will not be of so ill Consequence to allow the Liberty proposed in the Provisoes, as it might be, not to support the Publick Faith given upon so great an Occasion as the final Conclusion of the War in Ireland, by which that Kingdom hath quietly and entirely submitted to their Majesties Government.
And the said Provisoes and Articles being read;
And a Debate arising upon the said Report;
Resolved, That the Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.
Tryals for Treason.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Nevill and Mr. Justice Gregory;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have considered of the Bill sent from this House, for Regulating of Tryals, in Cases of Treason; and have agreed to the same, with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Resolved, That this House do now resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for granting to their Majesties certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for One Year.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the said Bill.
Ordered, That Richard Strode, Esquire, have Leave to withdraw his Petition touching the Election for the Borough of Plympton in the County of Devon.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Sherrard, Sir Cha. Gerrard, be added to the Committee to whom it is referred to consider, What the Charge of the Army in Ireland, and other the Forces for the Year 1692, will amount unto.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Ordered, That Mr. Palmer, Mr. White, Sir Edward Philipps, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Sandford, be added to Committee to whom the Bill for the Suppressing of Hawkers and Pedlars, is referred.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr. Hayne, Mr. Travers, be added to the Committee to whom the Bill for making Salt-petre here in England, is committed.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.