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.
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.
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.
Fuller's pretended Discoveries.
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.
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.
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
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.
Tryals for Treason.
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.
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.
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.