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, 19 die Decembris; 3° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
MR. Christie reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for the better enabling the Trustees and Executors of Richard Campion, deceased, to perform his Will, was committed, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made 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 afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Westminster Small Debts.
Sir Thomas Clarges, according to Order, presented to the House a Bill for the better Recovering of small Debts, and relieving poor Debtors in the City and Liberties of Westminster. And the same was received; and read the First time.
Resolved, That the humble Address of this House, the Two last Sessions of Parliament, That his Majesty would be graciously pleased to confer on Mr. Manningham, the Chaplain of this House, the next Prebend of Westminster or Windsor that should fall, be, by such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, humbly renewed to his Majesty.
An ingrossed Bill from the Lords, intituled, An Act to vest the Estate of Henry Drax, Esquire, deceased, in Thomas Shatterden, Gentleman, and to enable the said Thomas Shatterden, and others, to whom the said Estate is devised, to make a Jointure, was read the First time.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, An Act for enabling Francis Moor, Esquire, to sell the Manor of Bay-house, and Lands in West Thorock in the County of Essex, and to purchase and settle other Lands, in lieu thereof: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Supply Bill; Excise.
Lymington &c. Elections.
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of Privileges and Elections do report the Matter touching the several Elections for the Borough of Lymington in the County of Southampton, and Calne in the County of Wilts, upon Tuesday-sevennight.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Then the Order of the Day, for the House to resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the 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.
Mr. Solicitor General reported from the said Committee, That they had made a considerable Progress in the said Bill: And that they had directed him to move the House, That they may have Leave to sit again.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Monday Morning next, after the Matter touching the said Bill is over, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider further of the Supplies to be granted to their Majesties for the carrying on a vigorous War against France.
Resolved, That this House will, upon Thursday Morning next, at Ten a Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of Ways to satisfy the Debts due to the Orphans of the City of London.
State of the Nation.
Punishing Mutiny and Desertion.
Ordered, That the Chairman of the Committee of the whole House, to whom 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, . . . . . do make his Report thereof upon Tuesday Morning next, at Ten a Clock.