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, 10 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Christie reported from the Committee to whom the Bill for the Registering of Servants that shall go to the Plantations, pursuant to Letters Patents granted for that Purpose, 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 in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and then a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Mr. Travers, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Regulation and Encouragement of the Company of Fishermen of the River of Thames, and providing Seamen for their Majesties Fleet, and preventing Frauds in stealing Customs. And the same was received.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Chetwin, Sir Gilbert Clerke, Colonel Sackvile, Mr. Slater, Mr. Dyott, Mr. Bull, Mr. Mountague, Major Vincent, Mr. Gilbert, Sir Richard Clerke, Mr. Hart, Sir Robert Hart, Mr. Price, Sir Hen. Ashurst, Mr. Carter, Sir Thomas Darcy, Sir Rob. Cotton, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Christie, Sir Math. Andrewes, Sir John Bolles, Mr. Willmott, Sir Rog. Puleston, Mr. Onslow, Mr. Freeman, Mr. Serjeant Blincowe, Mr. Thornhaugh, Mr. Blowfeild, Mr. Brewer, Sir Fra. Vincent, Sir John Moreton, Sir Walter Young, Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. England, Mr. Waller, Sir Cha. Wyndham, Sir John Key, Mr. Palmes, Sir Sam. Bernardiston, Mr. Burdet, Sir Tho. Bernardiston, Mr. Faux, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir Robert Edon, Sir Wilf. Lawson, Mr. Fenwick: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Settlement. of the Poor.
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
Sir Thomas Clarges reported from the Conference, That the Persons appointed had attended the Conference; and delivered to the Lords the Amendments made by this House to the Amendments made by the Lords, to the Bill for abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths; and given the Lords Reasons for the same.
Albury, &c. Lands enfranchisement.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for Enfranchising of several Copyhold Lands and Tenements holden of the Manor of Albury and North Mims in the County of Hertford: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Oath of Supremacy in Ireland.
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to acquaint this House, that the Lords have agreed to the Amendments made by this House to the Amendments made by their Lordships, to the Bill, intituled, An Act for abrogating the Oath of Supremacy in Ireland, and appointing other Oaths.
East India Company.
A Petition of Eliz. Lucas, Widow, and Eliz. her Daughter, was read; setting forth, That the Petitioner's Husband, in 1671, lett to Freight to the East India Company the Zant Frigate; in which Voyage the Captain, and above half the Men, died by Poison, and the Unhealthfulness of the Climate: After which, the Company's Agent made away with the said Ship, and sold the same to the King of Bantham: Whereby the Petitioner's Husband lost the same, with her Freight and Demurrage, amounting to Eleven thousand Pounds, but could obtain no more than One thousand One hundred Pounds of the Company for his Satisfaction; to the Ruin of himself and Family: He afterwards going to the East Indias in the Company's Service, ended his Life there by Poison: And praying the Consideration of the House in the Premises.