Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Mercurii, 16 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Mr. Newport, Sir Math. Andrewes, Mr. Christie, Mr. Bowyer, Serjeant Trenchard, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Blowfeild, Sir Wm. Cooke, Sir John Dorrell, Mr. Brewer, Mr. Palmes, Mr. Freeman, Sir Rob. Henly, Sir Rob. Edon, Sir Robert Cotton, Mr. Thornhaugh, Sir Robert Davers, Sir Tho. Darcy, Major Vincent, Mr. Cary, Mr. Waller, Mr. Neale, Mr. Lutterell, Mr. Thomson, Sir Wilfred Lawson, Sir Ralph Dutton, Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. Slater, Mr. Henley, Sir Jonath. Jennings: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Albury, &c. Lands Enfranchisement.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, 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, was read the First time.
|Tellers for the Yeas,||Mr. Colt,||29.|
|Sir Tho. Bernadiston,|
|Tellers for the Noes,||Sir Edward Hussey,||90.|
|Sir Rob. Henley,|
Westminster Small Debts.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for the better recovering small Debts, and relieving poor Debtors in the City and Liberties of Westminster: And that Sir Tho. Clarges do prepare and bring in the Bill.
Ordered, That a Bill be brought in for Encouraging of Privateers against France, and for the better Security of the Trade of this Nation, upon the Debate of the House: And that Sir John Guise, Colonel Perry, Sir Thomas Clarges, Sir John Dorrell, Sir Samuell Bernardiston, Sir Rob. Davers, Mr. Papillion, Sir Ben. Newland, Mr. Gwyn, or any Three of them, do prepare and bring in the Bill.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
A Bill for granting to their Majesties the Sum of Sixteen hundred fifty-one thousand Seven hundred and Two Pounds, upon Land, towards the carrying on a vigorous War against France, was read a Second time.
A Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of the Town and County of Southampton, was read; setting forth, That the Town, having been decaying for many Years past, are not able to bear that Share of Taxes as formerly; and being joined with Hampshire, and so receiving their Quota from the Commissioners of the County at large; and the Commissioners of the said Town not admitted to vote at the General Meeting of the Commissioners of the County; cannot hitherto obtain Redress: And praying the House would please to set their Quota of what Taxes shall be thought fit to be laid upon us, proportionable to other Places in their Condition.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do, upon Saturday Morning next, present to the House the Names of Commissioners for the several Counties, Cities, and Places, as is usual, to be inserted into the said Bill.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Then the House, according to the Order of the Day, resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for paying the Army according to the Musters of effective Men, and for better Paying of Quarters, and likewise for Preventing of false Musters, and for punishing Mutineers and Deserters.
Resolved, That the House will, upon This day-sevennight, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for the Repair of Dover Harbour.
Punishment of Offenders.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Rich, Mr. Pitts, Sir Hen. Johnson, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Wharton, Sir John Guise, Mr. Burridge, be added to the Committee to whom the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Inhabitants of the City of Exeter, is referred.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, and Tenements, in Thorpe, Langton, and elsewhere, in the County of Leicester, in Trustees, to be sold for Payment of Debts of Richard Roberts, Esquire, and for raising Portions for his Daughters, was committed, be revived.